April 16, 2011
FRESNO, Calif. - The No. 13 Fresno State baseball team won its fourth game in a row after beating Nevada 4-2 in the second game of the doubleheader Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs are 25-5 on the year and improve to 5-2 in Western Athletic Conference play. The Dogs also boast an impressive home record of 19-2.
The bulldog pitching staff struck out a combined total of 13 batters and did not allow a walk in nine innings.
The Wolf Pack scored first taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Nevada scored one run on two hits to start the second game of the doubleheader.
With one swing of the bat, junior Brennan Gowens tied the game 1-1. He knocked his fourth home run out of the park to tie the game in the second inning.
In the third inning, Austin Wynns reached base on an error by the short stop. Sophomore Justin Charles bunted Wynns into scoring position with a sacrifice hit down the third base line. Senior Danny Muno, who leads the team in RBIs, drove in the go ahead run with a single up the middle. Shortstop Garrett Weber extended the Bulldogs lead 4-1 with a home run off the scoreboard in left field. The senior has three home runs on the season.
Freshman Tyler Linehan struck out a career-high seven batters in a career-high five and two-third innings in his second start of the year. The lefty allowed two runs and six hits. Linehan recorded the win and improves to 2-1 with an ERA of 4.30.
In the fifth inning, the Bulldog infield fielded a double play. The Dogs have successfully turned 30 double plays this season. Fresno State is third in the WAC in fielding double plays.
The Wolf Pack added a run in fifth inning and trailed the Bulldogs 4-2.
Justin Haley took over on the mound and worked two and third innings of relief. The sophomore struck out five batters and allowed no runs in his seventh appearance of the year.
Senior Jordan Ribera belted a triple off the center field in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Bulldogs hit two triples in the nightcap and four of seven Fresno State hits were for extra bases.
The Bulldogs lead the series 3-0as the Dogs won the nightcap 4-2.
"We Are Your Team!" The Bulldogs conclude the four-game WAC series against Nevada on Sunday, April 17 at 1:05 p.m. All active military and veterans with ID get into Sunday's game for free. For tickets call 278-DOGS or log on to gobulldogs.com.
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