Fresno State battled its way through two elimination games, trailing in both games, to force the “if necessary” championship Sunday winner-take-all game with Sacramento State. Fresno State defeated Louisiana Tech 6-4 after trailing 4-1 after three and a half innings. Fresno State scored the game’s final five runs.
In Saturday night’s championship contest Sacramento State led Fresno State 5-3 after six innings but a four-run explosion in the top of the seventh gave Fresno State a 9-5 lead and they would hold on for a 9-6 win forcing Sunday’s “if necessary game”.
Game Eleven – 12:00 p.m. (PDT)
#2 Sacramento State vs. #5 Fresno State
Fresno State 4, Sacramento State 3 (13 innings) – Fresno State wins 2012 WAC Tournament
The Hornets and Bulldogs will square off for the third time in this tournament and for Sacramento State it will be the third consecutive game against Fresno State. It will be the rubber match between the two teams in this tournament. Sacramento State defeated Fresno State 8-3 on Friday night while Fresno State defeated Sacramento State 9-6 on Saturday night. The winner of the game receives the WAC’s NCAA Regional automatic bid. Fresno State is seeking their sixth WAC tournament title while Sacramento State is seeking their first to go along with their first regular season title. Fresno State has won either the regular season or conference tournament title (or both) every season since 2006. This will be the sixth game of the week for Fresno State while it is the fourth for Sacramento State.
Projected Winner: Sacramento State