Fresno State got ready for the 2018 baseball season by beating the alumni 14-2 Saturday in the annual game at Beiden Field.
Games that count begin Friday when the Bulldogs start a four-game home series against Michigan State.
Against the alumni, junior right-hander Edgar Gonzalez, who has been picked Mountain West Preseason Pitcher of the Year by three different national publications, pitched 6 2/3 innings. He settled down after an RBI single by Kevin Viers in the top of the top of the first, allowing six hits – the last an RBI double by Fresno developer Terance Frazier to chase Gonzalez.
Korby Batesole had a bases-loaded triple to highlight a four-run second for the Bulldogs. Redshirt senior first baseman Nick Warren, redshirt junior left fielder McCarthy Tatum and freshman Nate Thimjon hit home runs.
Freshman left-handed pitcher Nikoh Mitchell, sophomore Ryan Sullivan and senior left-hander JJ Santa Cruz followed Gonzalez on the mound.
Other alumni who played or were in attendance at the game were Mark Gardner, Erik Wetzel, Brian Lapin, Taylor Tempel, Tim Borst, Austin Guibor, Nick Garcia, Aaron Arruda, Richie Robnettt, Oscar Lopez, Dan Young, Steve Susdorf, Jesse Medrano, Manny Argomaniz, Jordan Brink, Ricky Tyler Thomas, Ryan Dobson, Jake Stone, Fred Schlichtholz, Dominic Topoozian, Ben Fritz, Scott Navarro, Nick Moresi, Jordan Ribera, Gavin Hedstrom, Cal Cain, Brian Lapin and Clayton Allison.