ESPN Radio to Broadcast 20 Softball Games
Feb. 4, 2013
By Theresa Kurtz
By Theresa Kurtz
FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State softball announced the lineup of games that will be broadcasted once again on 790 ESPN radio. The Bulldogs will have 20 games broadcasted in 2013 with Christian Lukens and Andrew Haynes calling all the action from Bulldog Diamond.
"Having the partnership with ESPN Radio to help market Fresno State Softball and to inform and entertain our fans has always been a key for this team and coaching staff," said Paul Ladwig, Senior Associate Athletics Director of External Relations. "We are thrilled this partnership will continue on for many years and look forward to the call of the first pitch this Friday night."
A total of 20 games will be broadcasted, which starts with the `Dogs season opener on Feb. 8 at 4:30 against UTEP. ESPN will carry four of five games opening weekend and will also cover four games of the Fresno State Classic March 7-10.
ESPN will broadcast three road games in 2013. The `Dogs game against Texas State and Sacramento State on March 16 and CSU Bakersfield on April 10 are the away lineup.
"790 ESPN is amped up to broadcast yet another great softball season at Fresno State," said Chris Pacheco, Managing Partner One Putt Broadcasting. "Christian Lukens and Andrew Haynes will call all the action as first year head coach Trisha Ford and the Bulldogs begin their quest for a Mountain West championship."
Lukens is a former Fresno State student, entering his 7th year of broadcast experience. During that span, he has provided play-by-play for Fresno State softball, women's soccer, women's basketball, volleyball, Fresno Pacific University athletics and the Fresno Falcons.
Haynes is a Fresno native and a graduate of Fresno State with a degree in broadcast journalism. He is in his second season calling Fresno State Softball and also announces for former Bulldog, Jamie Maxey's Bullard High softball teams.
First year head coach Trisha Ford and the Bulldogs start the 2013 season with the Fresno State Kickoff Tournament Feb. 8-10 at bulldog Diamond. Season tickets are now available starting at $78 for upper reserved and $139 for lower reserved. To purchase your season tickets log on to Gobulldogs.com, call 278-DOGS or visit the ticket office located at the south entrance of Bulldog Stadium.
"Discover Fresno State Athletics!" -- Bulldog softball opens the season with the Fresno State Kickoff Tournament Feb. 8-10 at Bulldog Diamond. Catch all the action on 790 ESPN, home Bulldog softball. Stay connected with the Bulldogs on Facebook (fresnostateathletics) and Twitter (@FSAthletics).