With starter Johnny Stanton out three to four weeks with a knee injury, UNLV will start redshirt freshman Dalton Sneed in the conference opener for 1-3 teams. Fresno State is anticipating the Rebels will stick to a game plan that features a heavy dose of the running game.
Fresno City and Reedley are set to meet in the annual “Battle for the Pump” game at 6 p.m. Saturday. Rams receiver Marcus Rose is out 2-4 weeks, and Fresno City will wear pink socks for breast cancer awareness.
Yu Darvish looked playoff-ready with a season-high 12 strikeouts in six innings as the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Friday night and clinched home-field advantage throughout the postseason.
Frankie Ayon hit Kobe Garner for a 12-yard touchdown pass with less than two minutes left to lift The Bee’s Central Section No. 12-ranked Redwood to a 24-21 West Yosemite League win over Golden West, extending the Rangers’ undefeated start to 6-0.