Behind a two-hit complete game shutout by sophomore southpaw Ricky Tyler Thomas and two home runs from junior Joe Prior, Fresno State defeated San Jose State 6-0 on Friday evening at Pete Beiden Field.
Sophomores Joe Prior and Jimmy Lambert provided huge performances to help the 'Dogs to a 3-1 win over Nevada
Jordan Luplow registered a single, two doubles and a home run while Jordan Brink pitched 7.2 scoreless innings in Saturday's win
Several Bulldog baseball players reached out to the community with their free time during the preseason
2015 (Sophomore): Appeared in 42 games for the 'Dogs making 20 starts, all at first base... hit .247 from the plate... recorded 24 hits, including three doubles and one home run... scored six runs and drove in 17 RBI... tallied three multi-hit games in contests at home against Cal Poly (Feb. 17) and San Jose State (Mar. 22) and at Nevada (Feb. 20)... hit a three-run home run on Apr. 12 to propel the 'Dogs past Nevada at home 3-1 and clinch a series win... added a .309 slugging percentage and a .288 on-base percentage... recorded a double and a pair of RBI's in the 5-4 season-opening win at home over UC Irvine... named Academic All-MW.
2014 (Freshman): Started in three games and appeared in 16 games of the 57-game season as a true freshman ... all three starts were as the designated hitter ... played the field one time as a substitute, first base on Feb. 19 vs. Sacramento State - recorded two putouts ... first career hit and RBI was on Feb. 23 vs. Nevada, connected for a pinch-hit RBI-single in the sixth inning ... first career start was on April 12 at New Mexico (0-for-3) ... in second career start on May 3 at San Jose State he connected on a 2-2 offering to right field for his first career triple and added his third career RBI to his resume, scored on ensuing wild pitch during the next at-bat ... owned a .263 season batting average and a .348 on-base percentage ... recorded five hits on 19 at-bats.
High School: Three-year letterwinner of the Servite High School baseball team and one-time football letterman ... named team MVP junior and senior year ... earned first-team All-Los Angeles Times.
Personal: Born in Newport Beach, Calif. ... son of Donald and Jill Prior ... has one sister, Kate ... chose Fresno State because it was a good fit for him ... admires his mom most because she showed him how to be strong and always put family first ... favorite athlete is Bo Jackson because he is the best pure athlete to ever play a sport ... also enjoys hanging out with family, friends and his dog ... undecided on major at Fresno State.
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