Fresno State

Softball 'Dogs fall to UTEP, Aztecs

It appears the Fresno State softball team's No. 22 ranking was on borrowed time.

The Bulldogs lost to Texas-El Paso 1-0 and San Diego State 8-0 Saturday at the San Diego Classic I for their sixth setback in seven games.

Fresno State, held to five hits on the day, is 10-7, the third worst start in Margie Wright's 25 years as coach.

Ace Morgan Melloh's woes continued. The junior left-hander (6-4) is 2-4 in her past six starts. She allowed 10 hits and five earned runs against the Aztecs (11-8) while striking out eight.

Mackenzie Oakes (4-3) fared no better against UTEP (15-5). She gave up five hits and one run in 21/3 innings before Wright called on Melloh to finish.

UTEP's Stacie Townsend (13-3) limited the Bulldogs to Jody Badorine's leadoff single in the seventh.

Lisamarie Coronado had two of Fresno State's four hits against San Diego State. Aztecs catcher Eva Sahatdjian (Edison High/Fresno City) went 2 for 3 to help pace a 13-hit attack.

Fresno State concludes the Classic at 9 a.m. today against Oregon.

'Dogs hoops foes set

Fresno State's women are the No. 1 seed for the third straight year and the Bulldogs men are seeded fifth for the Western Athletic Conference Tournament in Reno, Nev. -- and both teams now know their opponents.

The Bulldogs women will face eighth-seeded Hawaii at noon Wednesday. Fresno State's men take on fourth-seeded Louisiana Tech at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Nevada beat Louisiana Tech 79-68 on Saturday to secure the No. 2 seed for the Wolf Pack.

Sellick stars on track

Senior Roxanne Sellick won the 1,500 meters and freshman J'Quyra Moncur-Blue took the hammer throw at the California Quad in Palo Alto.

Sellick posted a time of 4 minutes, 29.77 seconds in her event. Moncur-Blue threw the hammer 55.80 meters, a personal best by nearly six meters.

Freshman Cameron Parker placed fifth in the 200 (22.23) and sixth in the 100 (11.12). Jordan Walker, another freshman, was seventh in the 400 (50.25). They teamed with David Deal and Michael Barragan for a fourth in the 4x400 relay (3:23.27).

In field events, freshman Andrew Mashler cleared 4.50 meters in the pole vault for fifth place and recorded a leap of 6.03 meters for sixth in the long jump.

Tennis team's skid at 9

Fresno State fell to host Brigham Young 4-1 in women's tennis to extend its losing streak to nine straight.

The Bulldogs averted a shutout when sophomore Laura Pola beat Kristina Doerr 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.