Samuel Wasson is the Co-Founder and Editor of BleedCrimson.net and covers New Mexico State University athletics. He comes to the CBB as our expert on the WAC.
Sacramento State at Hawai’i
The Warriors took three of four from the visiting Hornets winning game one on Friday night 8-3 then splitting a pair on Saturday, 3-1 and 7-3 before rallying in the ninth for a 9-8 victory. The series victory by Hawai’i muddles the race in the middle of the league as there are four teams (San Jose State, Hawai’i, Sacramento State, New Mexico State) within two games of each other in the loss column.
The Warriors are now 16-12 in conference play and 24-25 overall while the Hornets fall to 11-12 in conference play and 20-27 overall.
New Mexico State at Fresno State
The visiting Aggies took both games of the doubleheader on Saturday 9-2 and 12-7 to earn a series split with league leader Fresno State. The Bulldogs earned a 6-4 victory behind ace Tanner Scheppers to salvage a series split. The victory by the Bulldogs ensured that they would stay in first place in the league, one game ahead of hard charging Nevada. Fresno State won an 11-8 slugfest in the series opener on Friday. With the series split the Aggies keep alive their hopes of earning a top four seed in the upcoming WAC tournament heading into their final two series.
The Bulldogs are now 16-8 in conference play and 28-23 overall while New Mexico State is 11-13 in conference play and 24-27 overall.
Nevada at Louisiana Tech
The hottest team in the WAC the Nevada Wolf Pack gained ground on league leading Fresno State after taking three of four from Louisiana Tech. The Pack eliminated the Bulldogs’ hopes of playing in the WAC baseball tournament which will be hosted by the Bulldogs in Ruston, LA. Louisiana Tech won a rain delayed series opener 9-3 and then Nevada rebounded to take games two and three 8-4 and 7-5 in ten innings and then capped off the weekend winning 2-0. The losses drop Louisiana Tech to 5-21 in conference play and 20-27 overall while Nevada improves to 15-9 in conference and 28-19 overall.
San Jose State vs. #3 Stanford
San Jose State fell twice to #3 Stanford in a home and home series over the weekend. The Spartans lost 9-1 in Palo Alto on Saturday and then dropped a 17-6 decision on Sunday. The Spartans are now 25-20 overall and 11-12 in conference play.