Feb. 2, 2007
Fresno, Calif. - The Fresno State baseball team dropped its opening game of the year losing to San Francisco by a score of 6-2 Friday, February 2, 2007. Senior pitcher Brandon Miller earned the start on the mound for the Bulldogs throwing five innings allowing eight hits on five runs. The Bulldogs could not find a rhythm as they were held to nine hits and two runs on the night.
Junior Aaron Poreda was the Friday night starter for San Francisco recording five innings pitched allowing four hits and one run.
San Francisco earned its first run in the first inning when junior Joey Railey scored from second base on a single from junior Luke Sommer. The Dons would then take a five nothing lead in the top of the fourth on a run scored by junior Brian Chavez and three run homer from junior Mitchell Bialosky.
Fresno State would score its first run in the sixth inning on a home run by freshman Tom Mendonca.
The Dons would score their final run of the night when senior Johnny Knoble would reach from third base on a Bialosky single to right field.
The Bulldogs would look to lead a late scare in the top of the ninth inning when junior Brian Lapin doubled on a shot to right field. Mendonca would walk on the next at bat placing him at first base. With the next at bat Todd Sandell would single on a line drive to center field loading the bases. The Bulldogs would place pitch hitter junior Ryan Overland at the plate to keep Fresno State alive but he would record the third out of the inning.
Fresno State will continue series action against San Francisco Saturday, February 3 at 1:05 p.m.
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