The Fresno State baseball team, in a final nonconference tuneup before the postseason, rolled past San Francisco 10-1 on Thursday to open a three-game series at Beiden Field at Bennett Stadium.
Sophomore ace Ricky Tyler Thomas allowed one run on five hits in 6 1/3 innings and the offense broke free from a 1-1 tie with five-hit, three-run rally in the fifth highlighted by Austin Guibor’s two-run single.
Scott Silva had three singles and a double, going 4 for 5 with three runs scored and one batted in for the Bulldogs (36-18). Thomas held the Dons (20-34) scoreless into the fourth before giving up a solo shot to Nico Giarratano that tied it at 1-1.
The series continues at 6:05 p.m. Friday.
Track and field – Fresno State is sending 10 individuals and its 400-meter women’s relay team to the NCAA West Regional on May 26-28 at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan.
Women’s qualifiers included Annemarie Schwanz (1,500 meters and 5,000), Njeri Omawahleh (200), Kyra Johnson (400 hurdles), Je’Nia Sears (long jump), Kayla Hopkins (discus), Yazmin Torres (discus) and Vanja Spaic (javelin). The relay squad that claimed the 2016 Mountain West title consisted of Johnson, Dezirae Johnson, Nailah Harris-Murillo and Omawahleh.
Men’s qualifers are Keane Bland (110 hurdles), Kamara Biawogi (400 hurdles) and Shane Atkinson (pole vault).
The NCAA Outdoor Championships run June 8-11 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Volleyball – Bulldogs outside hitter Aleisha Coates, who will be a senior this fall, was named to the Mountain West all-star team that will compete in Europe this summer.
Led by 2015 MW Coach of the Year Shawn Garus, the 12-player team will travel to Maribor, Slovenia, for three days of training and friendly matches against national teams from the region. From July 10-14, the team will compete in the 2016 European Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia, featuring junior national and club teams from throughout Europe.
Men’s golf – Playing as an individual, the Bulldogs’ Trevor Clayton tied for 37th at the NCAA Regional in Albuquerque, N.M., to wrap up his junior season. Clayton, the Mountain West individual medalist, finished at 15-over 231 (75-77-79).