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WAC Midweek Recap

WAC LogoFresno State at Long Beach State
Fresno State ventured to Long Beach, CA to take on the Long Beach State Dirtbags in a non-conference game. The Bulldogs fell 2-1 on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs and Dirtbags combined to use 15 pitchers in the game with no pitcher recording more than three innings of work. The Dogs recorded five hits but scored their only run in the top of the ninth. The Dirtbags scored in the second and the deciding run in the fourth. The Bulldogs fall to 28-24 overall while LBSU improves to 28-17.

Fresno State Recap
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WAC Players of the Week for April 28th – May 4th

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DENVER, CO – Fresno State outfielder Steve Susdorf and Nevada pitcher Derek Achelpohl have been named the Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for April 28-May 4.

Susdorf, a senior from Newhall, Calif. (Hart HS), hit .381 (8-for-21) with nine RBI, four home runs, six scored runs, two stolen bases, and a pair of walks as Fresno State split its series against New Mexico State last week. In an 11-8 series-opening win over New Mexico State, Susdorf went 4-for-5 at the plate with two home runs, two runs scored, six RBI, and a stolen base. Susdorf also had eight putouts last week without an error. Continue reading

WAC Weekend Recap, May 2nd – May 4th

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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.

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WAC Baseball Weekend Preview May 2nd – 4th 2008

WAC LogoSamuel 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.

SERIES OF THE WEEK: SACRAMENTO STATE AT HAWAI’I (Les Murakami Stadium)

Why It’s Important: Hawai`i and Sacramento State are separated by just a half a game in the WAC standings, with UH three games behind Fresno State for first place and Sacramento State 3.5 games back. Continue reading

Pac-10 Recap Sunday 4/27

Derek PerrenUSC 10 – @ Stanford 9

@ ASU 18 – Cal 2 (7 innings)

@ OSU 3 – Arizona 2

UCLA 4 – @ Washington 3

San Jose State 6 – @ WSU 2

USC snaps a six game loosing streak. Stanford’s loss drops them into a tie with ASU for first place in the Pac-10. Derek Perren went 2 for 3 for USC with a double, a home runs and 5 RBI’s. Jason Castro had another good day for Stanford, going 2 for 5 with a home run and 3 RBI’s.

ASU scored 10 runs in the second inning on only 3 hits. ASU’s win and Stanford’s loss puts both teams in a tie for first pace in the Pac-10 standings. The game was concluded after seven innings due to a combination of the 10 run mercy rule and Sunday travel requirements. Ryan Sontag was perfect at the plate for ASU going 3 for 3 including a triple. Petey Paramore’s only hit for ASU was a two run home run into a very strong wind blowing in. Cal starter Daniel Wolford only faced two batters and left the game after developing blisters. Dwight Tanaka of Cal was hit in the batting helmet by a pitch and left the game. Continue reading

Pac-10 Recap Saturday 4/26

Mike Leake@ ASU 11 – Cal 7

@ Stanford 26 – USC 5

@ OSU 4 – Arizona 3

UCLA 8 – @ Washington 1

@ WSU 8 – San Jose State 3

After pitching a complete game on Friday, Mike Leake started at 1B in place of an injured Ike Davis on Saturday for ASU. He was fantastic defensively and even better offensively, driving in the winning run with a 3 RBI triple in the 7th. David Cooper had 3 singles for Cal, but no RBI’s. while Dylan Tonneson hit a 3 run home run to tie the game up in the 6th, but had trouble behind the plate as the catcher.

Stanford didn’t need Erik Davis to pitch a complete game as the offense exploded for 24 hits. Toby Gerhart came on as a pinch hitter and went 2 for 2 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI’s, while Jason Castro went 4 for 6 with a triple and 4 RBI’s.

OSU snapped Arizona’s 13 game winning streak. Lonnie Lechelt goes 3 for 4 with a double and a run for OSU, while Tanner Robles picks up the win throwing 7.2 innings, walking 0, striking out 7, while giving up only 2 hits and 2 earned runs. Continue reading

Pac-10 Recap Friday 4/25

Preston Guilmet@ ASU 11 – Cal 7

Arizona 7 – @ OSU 0

@ Stanford 4 – USC 0

@ Washington 5 – UCLA 2

@ WSU 8 – San Jose State 3

ASU takes over sole possession of second place in the Pac-10.  Mike Leake throws a complete game and picks up the win, walks 4, strikes out 6 and allows 11 hits.  Tyson Ross takes the loss allowing 9 runs, 8 earned, walks 5, strikes out 5 in 5.1 innings.

Arizona wins its’ 13 straight game.  Preston Guilmet goes the distance in blanking OSU, walks 1, strikes out 10 and allows only 5 hits.  C.J. Ziegler, Brad Glenn and Jon Gaston homer.  Mike Stutes takes the loss while going the distance, walking 8, striking out 10, giving up 6 hits and 6 earned runs.

Stanford remains in first place in the Pac-10 with the win.  Austin Young goes 7.1 innings for the win, walks 2, strikes out 1 and allows just 3 hits.  Brent Milleville had 3 hits including 2 doubles.  Tommy Milone takes the loss while going the distance, walking 2, striking out 7, giving up 9 hits and 4 earned runs.

Matt Way throws a complete game and picks up the win for WSU, walks 1, strikes out 8, allows 6 hits and 3 earned runs.

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Bulldogs Rally to 5-4 Win over USF


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FRESNO, Calif.The Fresno State baseball team rallied to a 5-4 win over the University of San Francisco on Wednesday night at Pete Beiden Field.

The win ups the Bulldogs record to 25-17 while USF dropped to 23-18. Fresno State scored its five runs on six hits as Ryan Overland, Gavin Hedstrom, Alan Ahmady, Steve Detwiler, Tommy Mendonca and Jake Johnson all had hits for the Dogs.

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BleedCrimson.net checks in with Rocky Ward

Our good buddy Sam Wasson of BleedCrimson.net continues his weekly interviews with New Mexico State head coach Rocky Ward. This week he talks about last week’s games against Hawai’i Pacific and conference foe Hawai’i. They will head back home this weekend when they play against Fresno State in a four game set. The full article is available here.