Bulldogs Lose to Hawai'i
Preseason All-WAC selection Dusty Robinson was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle on Saturday night.
Preseason All-WAC selection Dusty Robinson was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle on Saturday night.

April 30, 2011

Box Score

FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State baseball team lost to Hawai'i 6-2 on Saturday night. The Bulldogs are two and half games behind the Rainbows in the league standings. The Dogs are 28-9 on the season and 8-5 in Western Athletic Conference play.

Junior Dusty Robinson was 3-for-4 on the night with an RBI. He was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. In his first three at-bats he recorded a double, a single and then a home run. Last year, Danny Muno hit for the cycle against Hawai'i at the WAC Tournament.

In the top of the second inning, Hawai'i scored a run taking an early 1-0 lead. The Bulldogs cleared the bases and ended the inning with a 6-4-3 double play. The Dogs have fielded 33 double plays this year.

Junior Josh Poytress earned the starting nod from head coach Mike Batesole. The lefty sat down the first four batters he faced in order. Later on, he sat down another five Rainbow batters in order.

Hawai'i extended its lead 2-0 after Kolten Wong hit a solo home run to right field in the sixth inning.

In the sixth inning, Robinson hit a solo home run to left field as the Dogs trail 2-1.

Outfielder Andy Qualls ignited the Dogs offense in the bottom of the seventh inning with double off the wall in left center field. Third baseman Jake Alvarez singled up the middle driving in a Bulldog run and tied the game 2-2.

Poytress finished the night with four strikeouts in seven and third innings. He limited the Bows to three hits. Poytress threw four scoreless innings and gave up two runs. His has an ERA of 2.29 after a total of 51 innings pitched this season.

Hawai'i scored four unearned runs in the top of the ninth inning and earned the win, 6-2.

"We Are Your Team!" The Bulldogs continue the series against Hawai'i on Sunday, May 1 at 1:05. On Sunday, all veteran and active military get in free with their I.D. For tickets call 278-DOGS or log on to gobulldogs.com.



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