April 29, 2012
By Stephen Trembley
By Stephen Trembley
RENO, Nev. -One day after setting off some serious offensive fireworks at Peccole Park, the Fresno State baseball team suffered a 1-0 Western Athletic Conference loss to the Nevada Wolf Pack on Sunday.
Bulldog lefty Thomas Harlan and Nevada righthander Tom Jameson engaged in a classic pitcher's duel that lasted a quick two hours on a sunny Reno afternoon.
Harlan retired 17 straight batters at one point and finished after 6.2 innings on the hill with seven strikeouts and no walks despite taking the loss. He took a no-hitter into the sixth, which was broken up when Nevada's Brooks Klein ripped a single off Bulldog first baseman Trent Garrison's glove.
Jameson went the distance for the Pack (24-19, 7-5 WAC) with a complete game shutout to defeat Fresno State (18-22, 2-7 WAC), who still scattered eight hits in the game.
Sophomore third baseman Jake Alvarez led the 'Dogs by going 3-for-3 from the 9-spot in the order while Garrison and Luplow each had two hits.
Fresno State begins a four-game homestand on Wednesday at 6 p.m. when UC Davis visits Beiden Field for a non-conference contest.
Fresno State to Honor Dr. Rodney Anderson on Friday
The 'Dogs return to WAC action for the second half of conference play with a three-game home series against Sacramento State starting Friday at 6 p.m.
During Friday's game, Fresno State will honor the Dr. Rodney Anderson, who passed away on March 6 after serving a professor in the political sciences department for over 15 years.
An avid Bulldog Baseball fan, Dr. Anderson didn't miss a single Fresno State game in the famed run to the national title in 2008.
Because of his love of the institution and the game of baseball, a scholarship has been established in his honor and his family has donated his two seats from Rosenblatt Stadium, home of the NCAA Division I College World Series (1950-2010). Both seats will be displayed on the Beiden Field concourse for the remainder of the Bulldogs' home season beginning Friday.
In honor of his enduring support for the program, Fresno State baseball has named May 4, 2012 as Dr. Rodney Anderson Day.
His father and brother, Ron, will throw out the first pitch of the Bulldogs series opener against Sacramento State at 6 p.m.
Fans in attendance will have an opportunity to take pictures with the seats and the Bulldogs' National Championship trophy on the concourse.
One dollar from every ticket sold will go towards the Dr. Rodney Anderson Memorial Scholarship. All Fresno State faculty and staff (with valid school I.D.) receive free admission for themselves and one guest.
To learn more about Dr. Anderson, you can read the GoBulldogs.com Special Feature: Political Science Professor Leaves Gift
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