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Fullerton's Baker Named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player of Week

Cal State Fullerton senior pitcher Candice Baker has been named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA National Player of the Week for the week ending Mar. 4, the association announced Wednesday. 

Baker helped the Titans to a 4-1 record on the week as she posted a 3-0 record that included wins over nationally ranked Stanford and Oregon State. 

A two-time NFCA All-West Region performer, Baker tossed her first collegiate no-hitter as the Titans trumped Stanford 1-0. She followed that with 5 2/3 innings of no-hit ball against the Beavers as she led the Titans to another 1-0 win. 

Baker allowed just a single run and four hits over 21 innings. She also struck out 20 batters on the weekend as she moved to 3-1 against ranked foes this season. 

The win over Oregon State gave Baker her third straight victory and fourth in her last five starts.