Fresno State’s softball team escaped the wet weather of the Valley only to find even worse conditions in Reno.
Game one of the Bulldogs’ weekend series at Nevada was canceled Friday because of poor field conditions after overnight rain. The teams will try to play a doubleheader Saturday, with the first game set for 1 p.m. at
Hixson Park in Reno, though weather.com listed the chance of rain at 75 percent with the potential of a clear weather window from 3-6 p.m.
Game 3 remains at noon Sunday.
Fresno State (37-9-1, 18-0), with the conference championship and an NCAA Tournament berth secured, is trying to finish an unbeaten run in the Mountain West while extending its nation-leading 19-game winning streak. It’s the longest for the program since the 2008 team won 20 in a row.
Six more league victories will allow the Bulldogs to match the 1999 team’s program-best 24-0 run in the Western Athletic Conference.
The Wolf Pack (30-12, 8-7) has been idle since being swept three straight at home by San Jose State on April 22-24.
Golf – Fresno State’s Kristin Simonsen bounced back with a 1-under-par 70 in round 2 of NCAA regional play at Stanford Golf Course, climbing into a share of 21st place. The freshman opened Thursday with a 76.
Stanford’s Mariah Stackhouse (69-70) and Arkansas’ Alana Uriell (72-67) share the lead at 3-under 139. The top six teams and three individuals who are not members of the qualifying schools advance to the NCAA Championships from May 20-25 at Eugene Country Club in Oregon. Stanford, ranked 12th, built a two-stroke advantage on No. 2 USC in the team competition.