April 16, 2005
Fresno, Calif. - Fresno State continued to struggle on the road, losing 5-2 to Louisiana Tech on Saturday. The Bulldog started off with an early lead after a two-run homer from Nick Moresi, but Louisiana Tech came back to score 5 runs off of three Fresno State pitchers. Clayton Meyer picked up the win for Louisiana Tech, pitching eight scoreless innings after giving up the Moresi home run.
DeAndre Miller started off the game for the Bulldogs in their traditional form, as he singled to reach base, and Steve Susdorf pushed Miller to second after a sacrifice, and Nick Moresi cleaned the bases with a two run home run to give the Bulldogs an early two to nothing lead. Louisiana Tech starter Clayton Meyer settled down, striking out Beau Mills before getting Kent Sakamoto to pop up to end the inning.
Louisiana Tech would end their scoring drought in the second, as Gil Laird hit a home run to bring the team within one of Fresno State, and they would tie the game in the fourth when Ryan Hamilton tripled and then scored off of a DeAndre Miller error.
The Bulldogs would then take the lead in the fifth inning. Mims Boyce doubled to start the inning, and moved to third after an error by Miller. Boyce would then score after a groundout from Travis Granverry.
Louisiana Tech would then add two more runs in the eighth to finish the 5-2 win.
Fresno State looks to salvage a series split from Louisiana Tech tomorrow morning, as the two teams will play the third game in the series at 11 a.m. Pacific time in Ruston. Doug Fister will head to the mound for the Bulldogs.
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