The Fresno State softball team might have already won the conference championship and clinched a bid into the NCAA Tournament.
But the Bulldogs aren’t done dominating the Mountain West.
Junior Kierra Willis erupted for three home runs and seven RBIs while batting 5 for 8, and the 18th-ranked Bulldogs recorded a doubleheader sweep at Nevada with 7-3 and 10-6 victories.
Fresno State (39-9-1, 20-0) remained perfect against Mountain West foes and extended the nation’s longest active win streak to 21 games.
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21 Fresno State’s winning streak – the longest active streak in the nation – after taking two Sunday at Nevada
The Bulldogs and Wolf Pack played only two games this weekend after heavy rains Friday and Saturday pushed back the start of the series.
Fresno State ace Jill Compton (23-4, 2.97 ERA) tossed a complete game with 11 strikeouts to start off Sunday. The senior allowed seven hits and two walks for three runs, which all were spread out over the final three innings after Fresno State built a 7-0 lead through four innings.
Willis homered twice in the opener, hitting a two-run shot her first at-bat in the first inning, then a solo blast to start the third.
Fresno State jumped out to a 7-0 lead during both games Sunday en route to sweeping Nevada with 7-3, 10-6 victories.
Fresno State jumped out to another 7-0 lead through three innings in the second game.
Willis homered in her final at-bat of the day, a two-run shot in the sixth inning, her 10th of the season.
Alyssa Villalpando followed with a solo homer for the Bulldogs’ final run. And with it, Fresno State scored double digits for the 11th time this season, including nine times during Mountain West play.
UNLV AT FRESNO STATE
- Series: 6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon Saturday at Margie Wright Diamond
- Records: Bulldogs 39-9-1, 20-0 Mountain West; Rebels 23-29, 7-14
- Of note: If Fresno State sweeps the series, the Bulldogs will have gone undefeated in Mountain West play.