April 8, 2011
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Outfielder Dusty Robinson launched his seventh home run of the season as the Fresno State baseball team lost a close game to Western Athletic Conference rival San Jose State, 3-1. The Bulldogs are 0-1 in WAC play and 20-4 on the season.
The pitcher's duel lasted three innings before the Dogs struck first taking the lead, 1-0. The Spartans answered tying the game in the sixth inning and the duel started again. SJSU took the lead for good in the eighth inning earning the win.
The Dogs tallied four hits on the night. Two of the hits were a triple and home run from Robinson. He finished the game 2-for-4 with an RBI. Robinson recorded the first hit of the game for the Bulldogs. He tripled off the center field wall in the first inning.
Friday night starter Greg Gonzalez sat the Spartans down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the first and fourth innings.
In the fourth inning, Robinson hit a home run over the left field fence giving the Dogs the lead, 1-0. The junior outfielder has seven home runs on the season, which is the most on the team and in the league.
The Spartans tied the game in the bottom of the sixth inning with an RBI double by Danny Stienstra.
First baseman Jordan Ribera made a huge diving stop at first base and threw the runner out to end the inning still tied with the Spartans 1-1.
Gonzalez struck out six batters and walked three in seven innings of work. The senior leads the team with 58 strikeouts and has allowed eight earned runs in 53.1 innings. Gonzalez is 6-0 on the mound in 2011 and has an ERA of 1.35.
San Jose State scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning with a two RBI single taking the lead 3-1.
The Bulldogs fell to San Jose State 3-1 in the first game of the WAC season.
"We Are Your Team!" The Bulldogs continue the WAC series against San Jose State on Saturday, April 9 with a double header starting at 1:00 p.m. The Dogs return home to Pete Beiden Field on April 15-17 hosting Nevada.
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