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Fresno State softball: ’Dogs split two games at Fresno State Classic

Fresno State pitcher Hannah Harris improved to 3-3 with a shutout Saturday, March 12, 2016 against Weber State.
Fresno State pitcher Hannah Harris improved to 3-3 with a shutout Saturday, March 12, 2016 against Weber State.

A day after being washed out of Margie Wright Diamond because of rain, No. 22/24 Fresno State opened its home tournament with a 2-0 win over Weber State on Saturday.

Senior pitcher Hannah Harris set the tone for the Bulldogs with a seven-hitter against the Wildcats (12-8) to improve to 3-3 inside the circle this season. She struck out five to go with one walk and one hit-by-pitch.

Harris also got some support from her defense, which converted two double plays and stranded seven Wildcats baserunners.

Weber State also had a strong arm in starter Baylee Reeves (3-3). She held the Bulldogs to just one hit but issued seven walks that ultimately felled the Wildcats.

The Bulldogs were practically gifted a run in the bottom of the second, as Lindsey Willmon drew a one-out walk, advanced to second on a groundout, got to third on a passed ball and scored on an error.

In the fourth, Whitney Smith drew a bases-loaded walk to double the Bulldogs’ lead.

It was the first game of a doubleheader for the Bulldogs (15-6-1), who saw their perfect six-game run at home snapped in the evening in a 12-3 loss to No. 7/8-ranked Washington.

The Huskies (18-3) came out swinging, pounding Fresno State starter Taylor Langdon for four hits and five earned runs to chase her out of the circle before she could record one out. Freshman Kamalani Dung took over, holding the Huskies scoreless through four frames until she gave up seven across the final two innings that sealed the game for good.

Fresno State made it a 5-3 ballgame on Paige Gumz’s two-run homer in the third but was held scoreless after that. Washington’s Ali Aguilar hit 2 for 5 with a two-run home run.

The Bulldogs are now to 2-4-1 against ranked opponents this season.

Fresno State is scheduled to play one game Sunday, weather permitting, at 4:30 p.m. against Cal State Bakersfield.


Sunday’s schedule at Margie Wright Diamond

  • 9 a.m. Weber State vs. San Diego State
  • 11:30 a.m. Weber State vs. Washington
  • 2 p.m. Washington vs. Cal State Bakersfield
  • 4:30 p.m. Fresno State vs. Cal State Bakersfield