Friday, March 31, 2017

Fresno State run-rules Nevada 9-1 in 6 innings

Fresno State continued its Friday night magic, scoring nine or more runs for the third straight Friday to begin Mountain West play and run-ruling Nevada.

The Bulldogs routed the Wolf Pack 9-1 in six innings, with both Savannah McHellon and Lindsey Willmon hitting home runs and finishing with three RBI each.  Sophomore pitcher Kamalani Dung was nearly unhittable with a complete-game 2-hitter.

Fresno State has now scored 28 runs in its three Friday series-opening wins the past three weeks to start conference play.   The Bulldogs have had a 10-7 win at San Diego State, followed by a 9-0 (five innings) win over Boise State last week, and tonight's 9-1 (six innings) victory over the Wolf Pack.

In other games, Utah State defeated Boise State 4-1 on the road behind freshman pitcher Kellie White, San Jose State edged struggling San Diego State 5-3 in San Diego as Katelyn Linford struck out 12, and Colorado State got a quality outing from pitcher Kaylynn Pierce in a 12-2 (six innings) run-rule win at New Mexico.