FRESNO, Calif. --- In a midweek non-conference match-up between two familiar foes, the Fresno State baseball team suffered a 10-3 loss to San Jose State on Tuesday night at Beiden Field.
Fresno State found itself quickly behind due to some erratic pitching and costly errors in giving up five runs in the first three innings.
"We need to find a rhythm on offense and in the bullpen," head coach Mike Batesole said. "We've given guys a chance and they haven't answered the bell. Championships are won in the bullpen."
Bulldogs' freshman Brody Russell launched his first career home run - a solo shot to lead off the bottom of the third - and the 'Dogs scored twice in the fourth to cut the early deficit to 5-3 after four.
However, the Bulldogs' bullpen allowed five unanswered runs over the next four frames that helped hand the Spartans their third win of the season.
"We have some very good young players that are going to figure it out at some point," Batesole said.
Fresno State (3-8) returns to action on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. PT in Berkeley when the Bulldogs visit the California Golden Bears for a four-game series up in the Bay Area.
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