This time, Fresno State wouldn’t waste a solid start or a large lead.
Junior Rickey Ramirez struck out seven over seven scoreless innings, the bullpen didn’t melt down as it had a day earlier and Fresno State thumped Eastern Michigan 10-2 on Saturday night at Beiden Field at Bennett Stadium.
Scott Silva went 3 for 3, scoring two runs and driving in two. Aaron Arruda had three RBIs while going 2 for 5 as part of Fresno State’s 14-hit attack.
On Friday, Fresno State squandered a quality start from Ricky Tyler Thomas and blew a seven-run lead to fall 15-11 in the opener of the three-game nonconference series.
38Runs scored by Fresno State during its past four games combined
The Bulldogs have scored at least eight runs in each their past four games.
With an 8-2 lead after seven innings Saturday, Fresno State turned back to the bullpen.
Dominic Topoozian, Adam Medrano and Isaiah Davis scattered three hits and a walk over two scoreless innings.
The series concludes at 1:05 p.m. Sunday.
EASTERN MICHIGAN AT FRESNO STATE
- Sunday: 1:05 p.m. at Beiden Field at Bennett Stadium
- Records: Bulldogs 7-6, Eagles 3-12
- Radio: KFIG (AM 940)
- Of note: Sunday will decide the winner of the three-game nonconference series. Fresno State has scored at least eight runs in each of its past four games.