April 30, 2004
RUSTON, La. - Matt Scott pitched five solid innings of relief for Fresno State as Louisiana Tech dropped game one of a Western Athletic Conference series by a 12-10 score on Friday night at J.C. Love Field.
Tech (13-31, 4-14 WAC) scored three unearned runs in the bottom of the ninth as the game ended with the tying runs on base as Kyle Spangler flied out to center field to end the game. Rudy Quinonez got the final two outs of the game for his first save of the season for Fresno State.
Tech scored seven runs in the first three innings before Scott (2-1) came into the contest and threw five shutout innings to pick up the victory.
After taking a 5-1 after two innings of play, Tech saw Fresno State (20-25, 8-8 WAC) stormed back to score nine unanswered runs in the middle innings to take a 12-7 lead over Tech
Will Wade led Tech with three hits including a home run while driving in two runs for the Bulldogs. Gil Laird also collected three hits for the Bulldogs.
Matt Lacy (1-8) had a rough outing for Tech, lasting only four innings while allowing 10 runs in the outing.
The team combined to use nine pitchers in the contest as Fresno State posted 17 hits while Tech collected 15 hits of its own.
Both team committed three errors.
The teams are scheduled to resume the series on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Fresno State's Richie Robnett extended his hitting streak to 19 games with three hits.
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