Fresno State star hurler Kamalani Dung has left the Bulldogs program and will transfer to become a Cal Golden Bear in 2018.
Dung, who completed her sophomore season in 2017, enjoyed a breakout campaign this past season, her first as the Bulldogs ace. The now-former Bulldog announced both her departure and new choice of school via social media.
It was not immediately clear if Dung would be granted a release from Fresno State to be eligible to play right away for Cal, or if she would be required to redshirt the 2018 season. Contacted by JWOS, Fresno State declined comment, citing university policy.
In 2017, Dung collected a 2.23 ERA in more than 254 innings of work and averaged 0.86 strikeouts per inning during the course of the year. Taking over in the stead of Bulldog legend Jill Compton, Dung held her opponents to just a .216 batting average during her sophomore year. Her twenty-six victories led her conference and ranked fourteenth in the nation.
The Mountain West conference Pitcher of the Year in 2017, Dung earned all-conference first-team honors and was named to the NFCA all-Pacific Region third team after the season.
Fresno State finished fourth in the Mountain West standings during the ‘17 season, with a 14-9 conference record, and finished 35-23 overall. The Cal Bears finished eighth of nine teams in the PAC-12, with a 6-17 conference mark and 32-24 overall record.