Games 1-3 UC Santa Barbara at Fresno State
Feb. 15-17, 2013 6:35 p.m. PT/6:35 p.m. PT/1:05 p.m. PT
Fresno, Calif. --- Beiden Field (3,575)
Radio: 940 AM ESPN (Paul Loeffler)
Live Video: www.gobulldogs.com/allaccess (subscription required)
This is Fresno State's first season as a member of the Mountain West after winning seven straight Western Athletic Conference titles, including the 2012 WAC Tournament crown.
Fresno State's Aaron Judge won the 2012 TD Ameritrade College Baseball Home Run Derby and enters the 2013 season with three Preseason All-American honors.
The 'Dogs feature just two seniors - Austin Wynns and Trent Garrison and 11 newcomers
#DiamondDogs Open 2013 Season with Home Series Versus UCSB
Fresno State opens the 2013 season with a weekend series against the Big West's UC Santa Barbara. The 'Dogs and Gauchos will start with 6:35 p.m. PT night games on Friday and Saturday, before closing the series on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. PT. All three games will be broadcast on the 940 AM ESPN Radio with veteran Bulldog Baseball play-by-play announcer Paul Loeffler calling all the action from Beiden Field, along with a live video feed available at www.GoBulldogs.com/AllAccess (subscription required).
Judge, Garrison Garner MW Preseason Honors, 'Dogs Picked 4th
The Mountain West's head coaches selected Fresno State's Aaron Judge and Trent Garrison as preseason All-MW honorees while projecting the 'Dogs to finish fourth in their inaugural season in the conference. Defending Mountain West champion New Mexico is predicted to win its second consecutive regular season MW baseball title in 2013, according to a vote of the six MW head coaches. The Lobos received five first-place votes and 35 points overall. San Diego State received the remaining first-place vote and 26 points to edge out MW newcomers Nevada (23 points) and Fresno State (22 points) for second place. UNLV was picked fifth (13 points), followed by Air Force in sixth (7 points).
Fresno State won the 2012 Western Athletic Conference tournament champion, and returns 2012 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby champion Aaron Judge and all-WAC honorees Trent Garrison and Jake Alvarez. Head coach Mike Batesole led the Bulldogs to their 34th NCAA Tournament appearance, sixth in the past seven seasons, in 2012.
Judge, Wynns Tabbed as Preseason All-Americans
Fresno State junior outfielder Aaron Judge earned three Preseason All-America selections and senior catcher Austin Wynns collected third-team Preseason All-American honors from Louisville Slugger. Judge, a native of Linden, Calif., enters his third season with the Bulldogs was named to Baseball America's first-team. He also was honored by the Perfect Game and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association as a second-team All-American. During his sophomore season, he hit .308 with 27 RBI and 13 stolen bases to earn first-team all-conference accolades. Wynns is one of two seniors on the Bulldogs' squad.
Two Wonderdogs Join Bulldogs' Baseball Staff
In 2008, Ryan Overland and Erik Wetzel helped lead the Fresno State baseball team on a magical run to winning the national championship and now both former Bulldogs are back at their alma mater in key assistant coaching positions.
Dugout Club Honors `Dogs of Past and Present
The Dugout Club held its 26th annual Double Play dinner Friday night at the Veterans Memorial District to honor Fresno State baseball's past and present. The evening included the introduction of the 2013 baseball team, a ring ceremony for the 2012 WAC championship team and the induction of three new Fresno State legends to the Dugout Club Wall of Fame - former Bulldog Doug Fister, local businessman Jim Pardini, and head coach Mike Batesole.
Sweet Deal for #DiamondDogs Opening Weekend
During opening weekend, fans can purchase a Nike Dri-Fit Bulldog jersey, the choice of any of our red or blue Bulldog Baseball hats, and a ticket to any of Opening Weekend game versus UCSB (Feb. 15-17) for just $70 at the Fresno State Bulldog Shop.
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