April 1, 2007
FRESNO, Calif. - On a sunny day at Pete Beiden Field the Fresno State (17-17, 4-2) Bulldogs took care of business as they went on to defeat the Sacramento State (9-20, 4-5) Hornets by a score of 5-2 Sunday afternoon. Tanner Scheppers earned the start on the mound for the Bulldogs throwing five innings only allowing five hits.
The Bulldogs scored their first run of the game with players on first and third when Ozzie Lewis hit a single up the middle. Sacramento State tied the game up at 1-1 in the top of the fourth inning when Jeff Hannah doubled off the left field wall scoring the base runner all the way from first.
Fresno State scored its second run of the game when Erik Wetzel hit a clutch single up the middle scoring Loren Storey from third. Before that play Storey stole two consecutive bases in a row and he still leads the ball club with 12 stolen bases on the year. The Hornets tied the game up at 2-2 when a runner scored on a Bulldog error.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth inning the Bulldogs regained the lead by one at 3-2 when starting Sacramento State pitcher Mick Joyce walked in Steve Susdorf.
In the top of the sixth inning the Bulldogs found themselves in a little bit of trouble with two runners on first and second but Brandon Burke managed the three outs by having one batter ground into a double play and striking out the last. Burke threw two innings only allowing two hits.
Loren Storey put the Bulldogs up by three at 5-2 with a deep bomb center field. Storey now leads the team with six home runs on the year. On the day Fresno State combined for six hits in 30 at bats while Sacramento State combined for seven hits in 33 at bats.
Jason Breckley also saw action throwing in two key innings for the Bulldogs not allowing any hits or runs. Breckley earned his sixth save of the season which places him tied for sixth all time for saves in a single season.
Fresno State will next travel to Northridge, Calif. to take on Cal State Northridge in a one-game contest Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. at Matador field.
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