Fresno State

Fresno State baseball: ’Dogs fall in extras at Texas A&M

The Fresno State baseball nearly had a win on the road against the No. 3 team in the country.

And then, the Bulldogs lost it in extras.

Late-game replacement Jesse Medrano gave Fresno State the lead with an RBI single in the top of the 10th at Texas A&M.

But with two outs in the bottom of the inning, Bulldogs closer Tim Borst surrendered an RBI single and an RBI double as the Aggies rallied for a 4-3 victory Saturday.

Fresno State (11-4), which had started the season with 11 straight wins, dropped its fourth straight.

All have been one-run losses, including the past two to Texas A&M (14-1). The teams will close out the three-game nonconference series Sunday, with the first pitch at 11 a.m.

The Bulldogs got out to a 2-0 lead Saturday after McCarthy Tatum drove in a pair of runs with a single to right off Aggies right-handed freshman Tyler Ivey, who had not allowed a run in 16 1/3 innings entering the game.

Bulldogs right-handed junior Jimmy Lambert was dealing, too, striking out seven while walking one allowed in 5 2/3 innings. He gave up a run with two outs in the sixth, leading to his removal.

Texas A&M tied it 2-2 in the seventh with a sacrifice fly off reliever Dylan Lee.

After Medrano’s clutch hit, Borst took the mound in the 10th with the Bulldogs up 3-2.

The senior righty, however, quickly got into trouble after issuing back-to-back walks with one out.

Borst (0-1) induced a fly to right for the second out. But he gave up a single to No. 8 hitter Ryne Birk that tied the score then allowed a double to No. 9 hitter Walker Pennigton.