Leave it to the new guy to deliver in the opener of Fresno State's 2014 baseball season.
Manny Argomaniz, a junior transfer from Orange Coast College, waited 10 innings to get the first hit of his Bulldogs career but smashed a two-run double down the left-field line as Fresno State outlasted host UC Irvine 2-0 on Friday night.
Jordan Brink got the start in the opener of the three-game series and delivered a gem, allowing only an infield hit in the third inning and two walks in 6 1-3 innings.
Derick Velazquez (1-0) went 2 2-3 hitless innings before Jake Shull survived a trying 10th — mostly against the lower part of the Anteaters' lineup.
Shull allowed a leadoff single but got No. 8 hitter Evan Cassolato to ground into a double play. Jonathan Munoz hit a pinch-hit double to turn the lineup over, but Shull then fanned leadoff man Kris Paulino.
Designated hitter Taylor Ward got the winning rally started with a double to lead off the 10th and Ryan Dobson came on as a pinch runner. Brody Russell singled to put runners at first and third, setting up Argomaniz's big hit.
Senior right-hander Andrew Morales made it tough on the Bulldogs. A National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association preseason first-team All-America selection coming off a 2013 campaign in which he went 10-0 with a 1.89 ERA, Morales allowed four hits and a walk while striking out eight in seven innings.
Sam Moore (0-1) allowed four hits in the final three innings.
The teams play 1 p.m. games Saturday and Sunday to wrap up the series.