April 21, 2011
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The No. 12 Fresno State baseball earned its sixth Western Athletic Conference win of the 2011 season after right-hander Greg Gonzalez hurled his first complete game shutout of the season. The Bulldogs won 2-0 over Sacramento State in the first game of the four-game series improving to 6-2 in WAC play and 26-6 on the season.
Gonzalez threw nine scoreless innings against the Hornets. The senior dealt 12 strikeouts tying his career-high that he previously set against Nebraska earlier this season. Gonzalez is 7-0 on the mound and has 10 starts. Gonzalez had a no-hitter going through the first five innings. He limited the Sacramento State offense to four hits.
Gonzalez leads the team and league in strikeouts. He has struck out 77 batters in 2011. Gonzalez has allowed only 10 earned runs in 68.2 innings and has an ERA of 1.31.
The Dogs recorded six hits and two runs against Sacramento State's starter Karl Maas. Fresno State finished the game with a total of eight hits. Catcher Austin Wynns recorded the first base hit of the day with a single up the middle in the top of the second inning and finished the day 3-for-4 at the plate.
Senior Danny Muno recorded a pair of hits for the Bulldogs. He has 304 career hits in a Bulldog uniform and needs 37 more hits to break the Fresno State hit record.
In the sixth inning, Brennan Gowens led off with a double down the right field line. Wise blasted a two-run homer over the fence in right field giving the Dogs the lead, 2-0.
The Bulldogs earned their second shutout of the year after beating Sacramento State 2-0 Thursday afternoon.
"We Are Your Team!" The Bulldogs continue their road series against Sacramento State on Friday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m. at John Smith Field. The Dogs return home to face Hawai'i April 29- May 1. For tickets call 278-DOGS or log on to gobulldogs.com.
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