Fresno State pounded away at another Nevada starter while the Bulldogs’ staff continued to effectively employ a bend-don’t-break approach in an 8-3 victory Saturday night at Beiden Field.
Aaron Arruda enjoyed a second straight big game, with three RBIs a night after homering and driving in two in a 5-4 win in the series opener.
The Bulldogs had 12 hits in all, eight of them while scoring seven runs in five innings off Wolf Pack right-hander Trevor Charpie. In two games, Nevada starters have allowed 12 runs and 17 hits.
Jimmy Lambert allowed eight hits but just two runs while striking out seven in his seven innings on the mound for Fresno State (23-13, 11-6 Mountain West). Friday night ace Ricky Tyler Thomas allowed eight hits and four runs in eight innings in the Game 1 win.
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The Bulldogs remained two games behind conference front-runner New Mexico (25-11, 13-4), which beat San Jose State 6-2 on Saturday afternoon.
Nevada fell to 15-17 and 6-6 ahead of Sunday’s 1:05 p.m. series finale.