`Dogs Host Roadrunners, Travel to Santa Clara
Feb. 19, 2013
By Theresa Kurtz
By Theresa Kurtz
FRESNO, Calif. -- Fresno State softball hosts CSU Bakersfield for a midweek game on Feb. 20, 2013 at 6 p.m. It is the first of two meetings between the Bulldogs and Roadrunners this season.
The Bulldogs hit the road again this weekend heading to the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational Feb. 22-24. The `Dogs face Santa Clara, San Jose State, Saint Mary's, CSU Northridge and Idaho State.
Scouting the Roadrunners
Scouting the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational
Santa Clara: Fresno State has faced the Broncos 47 times in program history and owns a 46-1 overall record against Santa Clara. In 2012, the Bulldogs shutout the Broncos twice 7-0 and 8-0. Santa Clara is 0-6 in 2013. Stephanie Fisher is hitting .438 with a double, a home run and two RBI. She has a slugging percentage of .688. Jessica Turner has the best ERA on staff with a 4.50. She has struck out three in 10 innings pitched making one start and five appearances.
CSU Northridge: The Bulldogs play the Matadors for the third and final time in 2013. The `Dogs beat CSUN 3-2 and 8-2 in a midweek doubleheader. Fresno State has 37-20 all-time record against CSU Northridge. Mikayla Thielges is hitting a team best .370 with four doubles, two home runs and five RBI. Shelly Tait has a 2-2 record in four starts. She has 11 strikeouts in 17 innings pitched and an ERA of 2.88.
Saint Mary's: Fresno State owns a 13-1 overall record against head coach Trisha Ford's alma mater. The Bulldogs won the last meeting 6-0 over the Gaels in 2010. SMC is off to a 1-6 start to the 2013 season. Sarah Lira is hitting .273 with a double, two home runs and four RBI. Jessica Lemmon has 11 strikeouts in 19 innings pitched and an ERA of 4.26.
Idaho State: The Bulldogs are 3-0 against Idaho State in program history. The `Dogs went 2-0 against the Bengals in 2011, which was the last time the two teams met. ISU is playing away from home for the third-straight weekend and is 4-6 on the season. Vicky Galasso is hitting .486 with three doubles, five home runs and 15 RBI in 10 starts. In the circle, Amanda Fitzsimmons is 2-5 after in six starts and nine appearances.
Home Is Where the Heart Is
On the Road Again
"Discover Fresno State Athletics!" -- Bulldog softball returns to Bulldog Diamond for a midweek match up against CSU Bakersfield on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. Catch the action on ESPN 790 The Deuce, home Bulldog softball. Stay connected with the Bulldogs on Facebook (fresnostateathletics) and Twitter (@FSAthletics).