April 15, 2006
FRESNO, Calif. - The No. 24 Fresno State softball team used the long ball today with a trio of two-run home runs to power itself to a 6-2 Western Athletic Conference victory over New Mexico State.
In the third with a runner on and one out, Clark hit her first two-run shot with a line dry over the left field fence. In the fifth, Garvin led off with a single to center field before Clark would hit her second two-run long ball of the game with a shot to dead center to give Fresno State a 4-0 lead.
In the sixth with two outs and a runner on, Garvin drove the first pitch she saw to left center as the Bulldogs took a 6-0 lead into the seventh.
Freshman right hander Robin Mackin, who had a two-hitter going, had to work out of a jam in the seventh as the Aggies kept the pressure on. With one out, NMSU drew a walk before stringing together three consecutive base hits. Leadoff batter and left fielder Kristi Randall knocked in the first run with a single to right. On the same play, the Aggies picked up their second run when the throw in from the outfield was relayed back to second base but skipped into the outfield.
Mackin picked up her 21st win as she yielded two runs on five hits with three walks and eight strikeouts.
New Mexico State pitcher Sarah Seagraves took the loss and fell to 13-9 overall after allowing six runs on six hits with three walks and two strikeouts.
With the three home runs hit, Fresno State had its third multi home run game of the season. Clark's career total now stands at 59 as she is one shy of becoming the 12th player in NCAA Division I history to hit 60 or more career home runs.
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