San Jose State at Fresno State
The Fresno State Bulldogs took three of four from the visiting San Jose State Spartans over the weekend. The Bulldogs opened the series with an 11-3 victory on Friday night. Justin Wilson pitched a complete game pitching for the Bulldogs. On Saturday the Bulldogs took both games of the doubleheader rallying in game one for a 9-8 victory and then winning game two of the doubleheader 5-3. On Sunday the Bulldogs and Spartans found themselves in a pitcher’s duel as San Jose State salvaged a win in the series, 2-1.
With the three wins the Bulldogs maintain their spot atop the Western Athletic Conference at 19-9 overall while the Spartans drop to 13-14 in conference play.
Hawai’i at New Mexico State
The New Mexico State Aggies opened the series on Thursday night with a 7-5 come from behind victory after giving up five runs in the first inning. The Aggies homered in the fourth, fifth and eighth innings to cap the victory. In game two of the series on Friday night the Aggies again fell behind early, 4-1 before storming back to score eight runs in the sixth inning to go ahead of the Warriors 10-4 and then held on for the 13-8 victory. The Warriors answered back on Saturday winning both games of the doubleheader. Saturday’s games saw the two teams score 56 combined runs in the two games. Hawai’i won game one 17-10 after jumping out to an early 9-1 lead after three innings. In game two of the doubleheader the Warriors fell behind 12-6 but rallied for a 15-14 victory. The Warriors are undoubtedly thrilled to head back to the islands with a series split.
With the series split the Aggies are 13-15 in the conference while Hawai’i finished up the regular season with an 18-14 record.
Sacramento State at Nevada
The Nevada Wolf Pack continued the woes of the Sacramento State Hornets this past weekend taking three of four. The Pack won game one of the series 14-5 as Wolf Pack senior Jason Sadoian homered twice in the game. The Wolf Pack stole game two, the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, from the Hornets 6-5 scoring twice in the bottom of the ninth. Sacramento State regrouped to win game three of the series, the second game of the doubleheader 13-4. Sunday’s series finale saw more heroics from the homestanding Wolf Pack as they scored four times in the bottom of the ninth, the game winning runs coming via a three run walk-off blast from sophomore first baseman Shaun Kort.
With the series victory the Wolf Pack improves to 18-10 in the WAC and just one game behind Fresno State for first place heading into the final weekend of play. The Sacramento State Hornets continue their late season slide as they have now dropped 10 of their last 12 games and are 12-15 in conference play.