The Fresno State baseball team was swept in four games at Oregon State after falling 2-1 in the series finale Sunday.
Fresno State (7-9) again struggled offensively in the series and amassed just six runs through the four games.
Bulldogs starting pitcher Garrett Mundell struck out a season-high five batters and issued just one walk, but still took the loss after allowing two runs on five hits in 51/3 innings.
Oregon State (13-3) extended its win streak to nine games.
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Despite the sweep, Bulldogs coach Mike Batesole was encouraged by his team’s effort.
“We need to keep playing the way we’re playing as crazy as that sounds,” Batesole said in a news release. “Oregon State just played tremendous this weekend. Give our kids credit, they didn’t take a pitch off and played their hearts out.”
Fresno State scored its lone run in the fifth when Kenny Corey scored on Austin Guibor’s bunt squeeze.
Softball falters vs. national powers
Matched against one of the nation’s top programs for a fourth straight game, the Fresno State softball team stumbled twice Sunday at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton.
Fresno State lost 9-3 to No. 9 Baylor, then 7-1 against No. 13 Arizona. A day earlier, Fresno State fell 4-1 to top-ranked Florida then 3-0 to No. 2 Oregon in what was perhaps one of the toughest weekend schedules in Bulldogs’ history.
Fresno State (15-9) showed promise at the highly acclaimed tournament after mercy ruling Iowa 9-0 in five innings. The Bulldogs also had wins against Texas and Stanford in a previous tournament last month.
But the Bulldogs pitching never gave them much of a chance Sunday. Hannah Harris lasted just two innings against Baylor, giving up five runs off nine hits. Jill Compton was tagged by Arizona, surrendering six runs off eight hits in 41/3 innings.
“We didn’t come out ready to play and that’s disappointing,” Bulldogs coach Trisha Ford said in a news release. “I thought we played two very tough games (Saturday) and the focus, discipline, and fire did not show up.”
Bulldogs leadoff hitter Brenna Moss had a strong day, going 2 for 4 against Baylor then 2 for 3 with an RBI against Arizona. She was the only Fresno State player to have multiple hits in both games.
Harris honored by media
Fresno State junior guard Marvelle Harris was named first-team All-Mountain West by select media members, the league’s primary beat writers and other media representatives.
Harris averaged team-highs of 16.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.1 steals for the season.
The all-conference team selected by Mountain West coaches will be released Tuesday.
Bulldogs lacrosse falls
Fresno State allowed seven straight goals in the second half en route to a 15-4 loss to San Diego State.
Caroline Dineen-Carlson had two goals for the Bulldogs. Fresno State’s Kyleigh Westgarth and Logan Eisinger also scored.
San Diego State’s Alex Watson converted four goals. Aztecs teammate Jade Jones, a Bullard graduate, also received playing time.