Bulldogs Win Sixth Straight Game With 14-1 Rout Of Loyola Marymount
March 1, 2005
Frenso, Calif. - Fresno State continued its excellent play witha a 14-1 victory over the Loyola Marymount Lions. The Bulldogs hit three home runs, including a solo shot from Christian Vitters. Sophomore Eddie Romero picked up his first win of the season for Fresno State, pitching five innings and allowing one run.
Romero started off the game with his only mistake, as Lions leadoff hitter turned on one of Romero's first offerings, hitting a home run to left field to give the Lions a 1-0 lead. Romero would battle his way out of the inning to keep it at one run.
The Bulldogs wasted no time in responding. Christian Vitters started the action by doubling, and Beau Mills walked to give the Bulldogs two runners. Vitters would score on a throwing error from catcher Sean Dovel, and a wild pitch would score Mills. Loyola Marymount starter Kyle Huddy then walked Kent Sakamoto, and Will Thomas hit the first of three Bulldog homeruns, the first of his career to give the Bulldogs a 4-1 lead.
The Bulldogs would add five more in the second, off of a two-run single from Mills followed by a three-run home run from Nick Moresi to give the Bulldogs a 9-1 lead.
From that time the Bulldogs were held to five more runs by a succesion of Loyola Marymount pitchers. The Lions eventually would send out eight pitchers in the game, compared to the Bulldogs who would follow Romero with three relievers who kept the Lions hitless for the remainder of the game.
Two more Fresno State runs were scored by Christian Vitters, who was 4-4 on the day, with a two singles, a double, and a solo home run in the third. Vitters would only fail to cross home in the seventh inning, ending a streak where he had scored on ten straight plate appearances, but he continues to reach base, with a streak that is currently 11.
The Bulldogs will look to continue their winning streak in a three game series against Cal Poly, who lost to UC Santa Barbara Tuesday evening. The Friday night game is at 6:30 p.m., and two matinees on Saturday and Sunday will begin at 1 p.m.