Russell Crushes Homer, 'Dogs Fall to Pacific 11-4
March 19, 2013
STOCKTON, Calif. --- In the first of an eight-game road stretch, the Fresno State baseball team dropped a non-conference game 11-4 at Pacific on a wet Tuesday night in Stockton.
After falling behind 3-0 by giving up two runs in the first and another in the third, Fresno State freshman rightfielder Brody Russell tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the fourth with his second home run of the season. The booming three-run homer easily rocketed high above the 15-foot high left field wall.
The Tigers quickly pounced back with eight unanswered runs - three in the fourth, two in the fifth and three in the sixth - to build an 11-3 lead after six innings. A persistent light rain drizzled across Klein Family Field starting in the bottom of the fourth and lasted for the remainder of the contest.
The Bulldogs added a run in the eighth when Louie Payetta, who pinch ran for Aaron Judge following the junior outfielder's leadoff walk, scored on Jordan Brink's RBI double into the right center field gap.
Fresno State (4-15) returns to the field on Friday for the start of a three-game Mountain West weekend series at Air Force.
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