Written By: WAC Media Relations
DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Kelsey Dodd has been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for April 20-26. This is the first-ever honor for Dodd.
Dodd, a senior first baseman from Clovis, Calif., went 5-for-10 at the plate in a three-game sweep of Grand Canyon that clinched the WAC regular-season title for the Aggies. She finished the week with a 1.100 slugging percentage and .583 on-base percentage with two home runs, three runs scored and four RBIs. Both of Dodd’s homers came in the series opener in which New Mexico State came from behind to secure the WAC title. They were home runs No. 30 and 31 of Dodd’s career as she became only the seventh player in program history to reach the 30-home run mark. With the Aggies trailing 3-1 in the third, her first homer, a two-run shot, knotted the game at 3-3. Then, with NM State trailing 6-4 in its final at-bat, Dodd hit a solo shot that started a three-run rally which ultimately ended with a walk-off single and a WAC crown.