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USF Baseball Falls 5-4 to Fresno State in Series Finale

Feb. 4, 2007

(Fresno, CA) - San Francisco couldn't get the sweep as it falls to Fresno State 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at Baiden Field. The Dons fall to 2-1 while the Bulldogs (1-2) earn their first win of the season.

USF got the scoring started in the first on a Joey Railey single and senior left fielder Jonnie Knoble's RBI single two outs later. But the Bulldogs answered in the bottom of the frame off a walk, a single, and a run scoring double play. The Dons regained the lead in the second. Junior third baseman Brian Chavez walked and stole second, then was batted in on senior center fielder Lucas DeLong's single. A walk and an out later, junior shortstop Tavo Hall's RBI single scored DeLong. The lead would be short lived as the Bulldogs scored two in the fourth and one in the fifth.

In the top of the sixth, the Dons scored one to tie, but the Bulldogs scored one of their own in the bottom of the frame. USF mounted a comeback in the ninth with the bases loaded and no outs, but Fresno's junior right hander Jason Breckley stopped the rally to earn the save.

Junior transfer Matt Baugh started for USF, throwing 4.1 innings and allowing four runs off five hits. Junior right hander Brian Anderson threw 2.1 innings of relief, allowing the Bulldogs final run off three hits, and earned the loss.

Hall had two hits and an RBI. Railey, Knoble, DeLong, and junior right fielder Luke Sommer each had one hit. Sommer and Chavez also added stolen bases.

USF returns to action on Tuesday, February 6 at the College of San Mateo. The home game versus San Jose State is set to begin at 2:00 PM.