BASEBALL: FRESNO STATE VS. SAN DIEGO STATE
6:35 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1:05 p.m. Sunday at Beiden Field
Bulldogs 20-21, 10-8 Mountain West; Aztecs 27-15, 14-7
Fresno State looks to continue magic at home, where it has won 16 of 21 including 8 of 9 in conference play. Potential eliminator for one of these two teams in MW race, with front-running Nevada (31-10, 16-5) up two in loss column on second place San Diego State and three on fourth-place Bulldogs. Wolf Pack are home to face San Jose State (10-31, 3-15) this weekend. … Aztecs and Bulldogs are Nos. 4-5 in conference in hitting, but gap is large (.286-.273). San Diego State has scored 259 runs (in one more game), compared to Bulldogs’ 208, and is Mountain West’s top fielding team. … Aztecs have three of MW’s top 15 hitters in OF Chase Calabuig (.388), OF Steven Pallares (.344) and INF Ty France (.335). Catcher Seby Zavala (.265) is third in RBIs (41) and home runs (seven). Bulldogs’ Austin Guibor (.351) is eighth in batting and Taylor Ward (.317) shares third in homers (seven).
SOFTBALL: FRESNO STATE VS. NEVADA
6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon Sunday at Margie Wright Diamond
Bulldogs 33-14, 14-4; Wolf Pack 15-30, 4-11
Fresno State, in first but tied with San Jose State (31-15, 11-4) in loss column, remains tops in Mountain West in pitching (2.38 ERA, 239-80 strikeout-to-walk ratio), first in fielding and second in hitting (.318). Nevada is hitting .309), but pitching staff has struggled (5.22, 190-181 K-BB). … Bulldogs’ Brenna Moss romping to league batting title (.449, compared to next-closest .426), and Jill Compton (22-10, 1.94, MW-best 189 Ks, 63 BBs) and Hannah Harris (8-3, 2.44, 39-9) are 1-2 in ERA. Final home series marks Senior Weekend, with Moss, Taylor Green, Kelly Megee and Michelle Solmon autographing player cards postgame Saturday and formally honored pregame Sunday. … Ex-Frontier/Hanford West High star Megan Sweet (.414, 8 HR, 43 RBIs) leads Wolf Pack attack. Hannah Harger, another Hanford West alum, is hitting .250 in 12 at-bats with nine runs in 22 games. … San Jose State is at UNLV (22-24, 8-7) this weekend, while third-place San Diego State (30-17, 13-5) is hosting New Mexico (24-21, 8-7).