April 9, 2011
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Fresno State baseball team came up shy of the come from behind win in the ninth inning as San Jose State held on to win 4-3 in the second game of the doubleheader. A combination of a late rally and career best night on the mound from junior Taylor Garrison kept the Bulldogs in the game. The Dogs are 1-2 in WAC play and 21-5 on the season.
Garrison fanned eight Spartan batters, the most in a single game in his career. He also worked a career-high five and third innings. A pair of walks and a double from second baseman Pat Hutcheson brought the Dogs within a run of SJSU.
Fresno State tallied eight hits in the second game and a total of 13 on the day. Danny Muno, Aaron Judge and Hutcheson all recorded two hits in the night cap. Preseason All-WAC selection Muno also recorded two RBIs.
San Jose State scored first in the second game of the day. Craig Hertler hit an RBI single up the middle that gave the Spartans the lead 1-0.
Justin Haley struck out one batter in his fourth start of the year. He hurled two and a third innings allowing one run.
Sophomore Austin Wynns led off the top of the third inning with a single to center field. Hutcheson hit a sacrifice bunt moving Wynns into scoring position. Muno brought Wynns home tying the game 1-1 with his second double of the game. He needs eight more doubles to break the Fresno State record, currently held by Steve Susdorf.
Garrison entered the game in the third inning making his ninth appearance on the mound. The junior got the Bulldogs out of a bases loaded jam without allowing a run.
The Spartans broke up the tied ball game with an RBI double to right field taking the lead 2-1.
Aaron Judge knocked his second hit of the day to shallow center field in the top of the sixth inning. The freshman stolen second base and has three stolen bases on the year.
Hutcheson made diving stop behind second base and from the ground threw the lead runner out.
San Jose State added two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning with a home run increasing their lead 4-1.
Back-to-back walks put Brennan Gowens and Wynns on base in the top of the ninth. Hutcheson delivered an RBI double to right field cutting the Spartans lead, 4-2.
Another Bulldog run crossed home plate in the ninth inning. Muno flew out to center field as Wynns scored and Fresno State trailed, 4-3.
The ninth inning rally fell short as the Dogs lost 4-3.
"We Are Your Team!" The Bulldogs conclude the four-game Western Athletic Conference series against San Jose State on April 10. Fresno State returns to Pete Beiden Field April 15-17 hosting Nevada.
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