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Fresno State roundup: Softball team blanked at Fullerton

Fresno State pitcher Jill Compton had another troublesome outing as the reigning Mountain West Pitcher of the Year gave up a three-run homer and lasted just one inning Tuesday in the Bulldogs’ 5-0 loss at Cal State Fullerton.

Compton, a four-year starter working through an injury suffered March 6 against Cal, has allowed nine runs (seven earned) over five innings in her past three outings combined. Since pitching a complete game in a 7-1 win against Northwestern on March 4, Compton has allowed 15 runs (13 earned) and 23 hits over 15 1/3 innings.

Freshman Kamalani Dung relieved Compton on Tuesday and allowed two runs off six hits and two walks in five innings.

The Bulldogs were coming off a 13-3, mercy-rule win Sunday at San Diego.

But they couldn’t do much against Titans ace Desiree Ybarra, who threw a four-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts. She improved to 7-4 with a 1.69 ERA.

▪ Fresno State climbed one spot to No. 23 in the latest Softball Collegiate Top 25 poll but slipped one to No. 25 in USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Women’s tennis – UCLA rallied to beat the Bulldogs 5-2 in a nonconference matchup of top-40 teams. After 6-4 wins by the tandems of Anneka and Sophie Watts and Sofya Malysheva and Olivia Noble secured the doubles point, No. 38 Fresno State (10-7) moved ahead 2-0 on Malysheva’s 6-0, 6-2 victory over Laura Luca. The No. 32 Bruins (10-4) stormed back to tie, setting up No. 18 Catherine Harrison’s match-clinching 6-1, 6-4 win over No. 36 Mayar Sherif Ahmed.

Men’s golf – UNLV won the team title at 22-under 842 while Fresno State shared 10th at 892 in the 15-team field at the Oregon State-hosted Airstream Adventures Northwest Classic at Willamette Valley Country Club in Canby. Sulman Raza (71-67-68) of runner-up Oregon won the individual title at 10-under 206, leading a trio of Ducks atop the leaderboard. The Bulldogs’ Trevor Clayton (73-75-73) and Greg Gildea (70-75-76) earned a share of 31st at 221.

Lacrosse – Fresno State hosts Drexel at 5 p.m. Wednesday on the Soccer and Lacrosse Field. The Bulldogs (3-5, 0-3 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) have dropped two straight but are looking for their third straight home win over a nonconference opponent. The Dragons of the Colonial Athletic Association are 5-2 overall.

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