Dogs Hit Four HR's in Win over Nevada
March 29, 2008
FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State baseball team hit four homeruns in game 2 of a doubleheader to beat Nevada 11-1 in seven innings on Saturday evening at Pete Beiden Field. Alan Ahmady hit two two-run homeruns while Steve Susdorf hit a three-run shot to right field that went off the wall of the Fresno State weight room. Tommy Mendonca also hit a two-run homerun in the third inning.
Fresno State is now 14-13 overall and 4-3 in WAC play while Nevada is 13-11 and 5-2 in conference.
Justin Millerearned the win and upped his record to 4-0 as he allowed only three hits while striking out eight in a complete game.
"Miller came out and gave us exactly what we needed," Fresno State coach Mike Batesole said. "Pitching is starting to get a little bit thin three games into the weekend in 24 hours. Exactly what we needed was a complete game. He threw a really smart game.
The Bulldogs pounded out 13 hits with Susdorf leading the way with three and five RBIs. Ahmady, Mendonca and Danny Muno each had two hits while Ahmady also had four RBIs.
Susdorf's homerun moved him into a tie for sixth place on the All-Time homerun list with 30 for his career. He needs three homeruns to move into fifth place.
After a scoreless first inning, Susdorf led off the second inning with a single to centerfield and Ahmady followed with his first homerun of the game over the left-center fence.
Erik Wetzel doubled down the left field line to open the inning. A batter later with one out Ahmady hit his second homerun of the game on a shot that went over the left-center fence to up the Fresno State lead to 4-1. Later in the inning Mendonca hit a two-run shot to give the Dogs a 6-1 lead.
The lead was extended to 9-1 in the fourth. Steve Detwiler started the inning with a single to left-center and Wetzel walked to set up Susdorf's three-run bomb of the wall of the Fresno State weight room in right field.
The Bulldogs added two more runs in the fifth to extend their lead to 11-1.
The Bulldogs have now taken two of three from Nevada and will play the final game of the four-game series on Sunday. First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m.
Fresno State had six hits for the game, with Erik Wetzel coming up with two and scoring the Dogs only run. Wetzel has now hit safely in seven straight games. Clayton Allison suffered the loss as he pitched seven innings.
After five scoreless innings, the Wolf Pack scored one run in the top of the sixth to lead 1-0 and two more runs in the top of the seventh to increase the lead to 3-0.
Fresno State answered in the bottom of the seventh with a run. Wetzel started the scoring with a double to right field. Steve Susdorf then singled to right allowing Wetzel to score the Bulldogs only run of the game.
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