It didn’t take long for the Fresno State softball team to find its groove in Honolulu.
From a season-opening 8-2 loss to No. 1 UCLA, the Bulldogs reeled off three straight wins in the Hawaii Paradise Classic.
Friday they beat Saint Mary’s 4-3 and Georgia State 10-1. Thursday night, it was a 5-4 victory over Texas-Arlington in nine innings.
Take away UCLA’s six-run second inning off sophomore ace Danielle East and the Fresno State pitching staff has been stingy: East, sophomore transfer Hailey Dolcini and freshman Danielle Lung from Clovis High allowed just 18 hits and seven earned runs in the three wins.
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The Bulldogs pounded out 24 hits in the three wins, 13 against Georgia State. Hayleigh Galvan was the leader, batting 5 for 11 with seven RBIs, a double and a homer.
Fresno State wraps up its tournament appearance with a game against host Hawaii at 7 p.m. Pacific time Saturday.