Preston Scott tripled home Baron Bower and McKay France in the top of the seventh inning to power Fresno Pacific to 4-3 road victory against Azusa Pacific, which entered Wednesday ranked third in the NCAA Division II West Region.
Michael Tittle added a two-run homer in the fourth inning for the Sunbirds (32-15), who are in position to host a National Christian College Athletic Association playoff series next week
Ryan Santana’s two-run blast in the fifth temporarily tied the score for the Cougars (29-18).
’Dogs tennis player to play at NCAA finals
Fresno State junior and Mountain West Player of the Year Sophie Watts was selected Wednesday to compete in the NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championships next week in Waco, Texas.
Watts, a native of Hitchin, England, was one of 15 players to receive an automatic berth into the singles tournament field of 64. The tournament will take place May 20-25 at Baylor’s Hurd Tennis Center, following the NCAA team championships on May 15-19.
As of April 21, Watts was ranked No. 75 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, winning 22 matches in a row on her way to a 33-5 overall record this season.
Bulldogs lacrosse player named to all-league second team
Fresno State midfielder Caroline Dineen-Carlson was named to the all-conference second team, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation announced Wednesday.
The sophomore scored 30 goals this season to set the school’s single-season record and also had six hat tricks to help the Bulldogs to a 4-11 overall record and 2-7 mark in league.
USC’s Michaela Michael was named the MPSF Player of the Year with coach Lindsey Munday earning Coach of the Year honors. Nicole Martindale, of Denver, was the Rookie of the Year.
Tarkanian’s grandson headed back to school
The namesake grandson of former Fresno State men’s basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is going back to school Thursday nearly two weeks after suffering a stroke, Los Vegas television station KTNV reported.
The 5-year-old boys’ mother, Amy Tarkanian, told KTNV that her son is walking and talking well, and expected to make a full recovery.