May 7, 2004
FRESNO, Calif. - Matt Garza struck out a career high tying seven over six innings as Fresno State defeated San Jose State 10-1 in the series opener Friday at Beiden Field. Garza (4-2) limited the Spartans to three hits and three walks and fanned seven for the third straight outing to earn his fourth win of the year.
Fresno State improved to 21-27 overall and 9-10 in the WAC while San Jose State dropped to 19-27-1 on the season and 7-15 in conference play.
Bulldog sophomore Richie Robnett gave the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead with a two-run blast over the right field fence in the first inning. The home run was his team high tenth of the year and extended his hitting streak to a WAC-leading 22 games. Robnett also hit a towering home run in the sixth that hit in the middle of the strength and conditioning center beyond the right field fence. The multi-homer performance was the second of the year for Fresno State while the 11 big flies are the most for a Bulldog since Josh Labandeira hit 15 in 2001.
Senior infielder Chris Patrick extended Fresno State's lead to 3-0 with a sacrifice fly in the second. Patrick singled in the first and scored on Robnett's home run to extend his hitting streak to nine games. The Fresno native also laid down a sacrifice bunt in the fourth to plate DeAndre Miller and drove in Miller with a double in the seventh.
Freshman outfielder Nick Moresi clubbed his sixth round tripper of year with a two-run blast to left center in the fifth inning.
SJSU starter Corey Cabral (6-7) suffered the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits over four innings. Nate Corrick went 2-4 to lead the Spartans at the plate.
The series continues Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Fresno State freshman lefthander Brandon Miller (3-3, 5.49) is scheduled to oppose Spartans southpaw Brandon Dewing (1-8, 4.95).
San Jose State 000 001 000 - 1 3 0 Fresno State 210 122 11x - 10 19 1Garza, Romero (7), and Marcelli and Pierce (7); Cabral, Winck (5), Gemma (6), Waite (8), and Bautista. W- Garza (4-2). L- Cabral (6-7). S- Romero (1). Hrs: FS: Robnett 2(11), Moresi (6); SJSU: None. T: . A: 2137.
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