Eian Raeber pitched a four-hitter but got little support from his offense as Fresno Pacific fell 3-1 to NCAA Division II No. 17 Dixie State on Saturday in the finale of a Pacific West Conference baseball series.
Aaron Pope went the first 7 1-3 and Evan Parker retired five straight for his eighth save as the Red Storm (24-8, 19-1) completed a four-game sweep of the Sunbirds (20-14, 8-12).
Dixie State scored two in the third and one in the seventh. Michael Tittle drove in Fresno Pacific’s lone run with an infield single in the third.
Moore, Edwards blaze way for Fresno Pacific in track
Fresno Pacific sophomore Courtney Moore broke her school record in the 1,500-meter run at the 29th annual Pomona-Pitzer Invitational.
Moore won in 4 minutes, 28.7 seconds, nearly 4 seconds ahead of the next finisher at the meet in Claremont, and shattered her previous record by 5 seconds. Moore’s time is third in NCAA D-II this year.
The former Sierra Pacific High standout was third in the 800 in 2:09.87, a half-second off her record time from last week.
Tia Edwards qualified for the National Christian College Athletic Association championships in the 400 hurdles, finishing in 1:02.38 — fastest time among all college athletes.
Fresno Freeze, Fuego win exhibition matches
Fresno Freeze F.C. of the Women’s Premier Soccer League won their first exhibition in franchise history, 3-1 over Fresno Pacific.
The Freeze, who kick off the WPSL season next month, received goals from Nikki Schrey, Rianna Chavez and Abigail Ponce.
The Fresno Fuego of the Premier Development League beat the Sunbirds men 4-1 as part of a Saturday doubleheader at Fresno Pacific’s Ramirez Field.