The Fresno State Bulldogs kept their incredible run going knocking off the No. 2 national seed North Carolina 5-3 on Tuesday night at Rosenblatt Stadium. The Bulldogs are now 2-0 and are off until Friday and await the winner of the North Carolina/LSU elimination game in bracket two.
The Bulldogs got on the board first in the bottom of the second inning scoring a run to take a 1-0 lead. North Carolina came out in the top of the fourth inning and scored three runs to take a 3-1 lead. Fresno State answered with a home run by Steve Susdorf in the bottom of the inning to cut the Tar Heels’ lead to 3-2.
Fresno State would retake the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning scoring two runs to go up 4-3. The Bulldogs shut down the Tar Heel offense for the next four innings and added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth to take a 5-3 lead. Fresno State closer Brandon Burke pitched the final 1.1 innings to pick up the save. Jason Breckley picked up the win for the Bulldogs while Adam Warren took the loss for UNC.