April 24, 2004
FRESNO, Calif. - Matt Garza fired a complete game four-hit shutout as Fresno State defeated Hawai'i 2-0 Saturday at Beiden Field.
The Bulldogs improved to 18-25 overall and 6-8 in the WAC while the Rainbows dropped to 24-14 on the season and 8-6 in conference play.
Garza (3-2) struck out a career high seven and retired a team season high 18 in a row at one point. The complete game effort was the first of his career and the shutout was the second of the season for the Bulldogs.
UH starter Stephen Bryant matched Garza through the first seven innings before being touched for a pair of runs in the eighth. Freshman outfielder DeAndre Miller led off the inning with a walk and scored on a triple to right center by senior infielder Ryan Haag. Senior catcher Brandon Marcelli plated Haag with the Bulldogs' second run on a one-out RBI single. Marcelli went 2-4 to notch his 11th multi-hit game of the year.
Bryant (5-3) suffered his third loss of the season, yielding two runs on five hits and four walks while striking out three over seven-plus innings of work.
Bulldog sophomore outfielder Richie Robnett extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a single to left in the sixth.
The series concludes with the rubber match Sunday at 1 p.m. UH righthander Clary Carlsen (5-2, 2.03) is scheduled to oppose Fresno State freshman southpaw Brandon Miller (3-3, 4.93).
Hawai'i 000 000 000 - 0 4 0 Fresno State 000 000 02x - 2 6 0Garza, and Marcelli; Bryant, McDowell (8), and Kahoali'i. W- Garza (3-2). L- Bryant (5-3). S- None. Hrs: FS: None; UH: None. T: 2:25. A: 2565.
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