`Dogs Head to Long Beach for Weekend Tournament
Feb. 27, 2009
FRESNO, Calif. – After a 12-1 victory in the home opener on Thursday night, the No. 12/15 Bulldog softball team will hit the road once again to compete in the Mayfair Tournament hosted by Long Beach State on Saturday and Sunday in Lakewood, Calif.
The ‘Dogs are 7-3 on the season and will take on Iowa State and Wisconsin on Saturday in back-to-back games beginning at 5:45 p.m. The tournament concludes on Sunday as Fresno State will face Cal State Northridge at 1 p.m. followed by the host 49ers at 3:15 p.m.
This will be the second meeting of the year between the ‘Dogs and both Wisconsin and CSUN. Fresno State defeated both of these teams on opening weekend, a 5-0 win over the Badgers and a 3-0 eight-inning victory over the Matadors.
It will be the first meeting between Iowa State and Fresno State in four years as the ‘Dogs lead the series 3-0 with two shutouts.
Fresno State and Long Beach State have a long rivalry dating back to 1985 which the Bulldogs hold the advantage 32-12. The two met at the Judi Garman Classic last season in Fullerton, Calif., as Morgan Melloh shutout LBSU 2-0.
The tournament begins today with four games and also features BYU.
All four Bulldog games can be viewed live on gametracker and can also be heard live on www.gobulldogs.com. Audio broadcasts will begin approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
Follow all of the tournament action live on Leach Beach State’s tournament page at: http://longbeachstate.cstv.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/09-mayfair-tournament.html.
“Join the State – Fresno State!” – The ‘Dogs travel to Long Beach for the Long Beach State Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, February 28-March 1. The ‘Dogs’ host the Bayer CropScience Classic Thursday-Sunday March 5-8 at Bulldog Diamond. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the Bulldog Ticket Office, calling 278-DOGS or online at gobulldogs.com.