Baseball Preview: vs. No. 15 UCSB [March 25]
March 24, 2014
By: Matt Burkholder
Game 25: No. 15 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (17-3, 0-0 Big West) at Fresno State Bulldogs (15-9, 5-4 MW)
First Pitch: Tue: 6:35pm
Radio: AM 940 ESPN
The Bulldogs most recently traveled to Omaha, Neb. for its final nonconference weekend series versus Creighton. The Bluejays defeated the 'Dogs 2-1 on Friday and 6-2 on Sunday. Saturday's game was cancelled due to bitter cold temperatures in the Great Plains.
UC Santa Barbara is ranked in all four major baseball polls as of Monday. The highest ranking was given by the Collegiate Baseball poll, the organization ranked the Gauchos No. 10, the school's highest ranking since 1986. The Gauchos are also ranked No. 15 in the Baseball America poll, No. 23 in the USA Today Coaches poll and No. 26 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll.
The top Bulldog headline on Monday was junior William Munro was named the Mountain West Baseball Pitcher of the Week, for games played March 17-23. It is his first career MW weekly award. Last Tuesday, the junior pitched a complete game shutout against the California Golden Bears. (Link to Release)
Diamond `Dog fans can catch the reigning Mountain West Pitcher of the Week as RHP Munro (2-0, 1.75 ERA) is projected to start Tuesday's game versus UC Santa Barbara. The Gauchos will throw RHP Shane Beiber (1-0, 3.52 ERA).
Tuesday's game versus Santa Barbara is Greek Night. The marketing department will be giving away Greek Tank Tops in-between innings and awarding $250 to the House with the largest attendance at the game
First pitch is slated for 6:35 p.m.
"Catch the Wave" - 2014 Fresno State baseball season tickets are now on sale and can be ordered online at gobulldogs.com or over the phone at 559-278-DOGS (3647). The official home of the Fresno State Bulldogs is 940 AM ESPN Radio.