Fresno State roundup: Golfer Neil Bautista closes strong; baseball hosts Cal on Wednesday

Fresno State’s Neil Bautista was one of 16 golfers to break par Tuesday during the final round of the Oregon-hosted Duck Invitational, climbing 18 spots to finish in a tie for 33rd overall.

Bautista shot a 1-under 71 to finish with a three-round total of 9-over 225, 13 strokes behind tournament champion Jon Rahm of Arizona State, which won the team title at 1-under 863. The Bulldogs were 13th in the 15-team tournament at Eugene Country Club at 912.

Track and field:

Among Fresno State’s highlight performances was Karissa Bell, who won the pole vault for the women in a personal-best (12-5), and returning NCAA qualifier Brice Sandri, who won the discus for the men in 167-0.

Njeri Omawahleh finished first in two events (400 and 400 relay) for the women, while Devin Harrison (100, 400 relay) did it for the men.


Compton was the starter in five-inning run-rule wins Friday and Sunday, and pitched two scoreless innings of relief Saturday.

Fresno State return to action at 6 p.m. Friday for the opener of a three-game MW series against San Jose State. Games are also scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday at Margie Wright Diamond.