Dogs Fall to No. 11/12 Stanford
    Nicole Angene blasted a fifth-inning homer, but Fresno State lost 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

    Nicole Angene blasted a fifth-inning homer, but Fresno State lost 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

    May 21, 2011

    Box Score

    PALO ALTO, Calif. - The Fresno State softball team dropped a NCAA Regional showdown with No. 11/12 Stanford by the final of 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at Smith Family Stadium.

    The Cardinal scored a pair of runs in the second on back-to-back RBI singles for a 2-0 lead.

    Bulldog senior third baseman Nicole Angene cut the deficit in half with one swing of the bat as the Norco-native launched a soaring solo home run into the ivy behind the left field fence in the fifth.

    Stanford (40-15) scored an additional insurance run in the sixth and held on to advance to Sunday's regional championship finals.

    Fresno State (35-18) now must win three elimination games to win the Regional, starting at 6 p.m. tonight against the winner of the afternoon elimination contest between No. 16/20 Nebraska and Pacific.

    "We Are You Team!" - Fresno State will head to its NCAA record 30th postseason tournament May 20-22 for the Stanford Regional. You can always stay connected with Fresno State Athletics on Facebook and Twitter (@FSAthletics).

     

     

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