April 23, 2011
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Fresno State baseball team had the lead heading into the final inning before Sacramento State rallied for two runs. The Bulldogs were handed their third Western Athletic Conference loss after the Hornets won the first game of the doubleheader 2-1. The Dogs have an overall mark of 27-7 on the season.
Fresno State got on the board in the top of the first inning taking a 1-0 lead after senior Garrett Weber hit his fourth homer of the year to straight away center field.
Freshman Tyler Linehan got the starting nod from head coach Mike Batesole. He struck out two of the first three batters he faced. The lefty struck out five batters in five scoreless innings. Linehan has struck out a total of 24 batters in 2011.
Linehan has thrown 19.2 innings and made three starts in his first season with Fresno State. He is 2-1 and has an overall ERA of 3.20 in eight appearances on the mound.
The Bulldogs cleared the bases with a double play in the fourth inning. Fresno State has turned 35 double plays this year.
In the sixth inning, freshman Aaron Judge recorded his second single of the game bringing the Bulldogs hit count to seven against Sacramento State.
Junior Taylor Garrison took over on the mound in the bottom of the six innings allowing no runs and no hits. He retired the Hornet batters in order.
Sacramento State scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the first game of the doubleheader 2-1. The Dogs lead the series 2-1.
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