March 8, 2006
(Fresno, CA) - For the second time in a row against Fresno State the Dons scored first, but were unable to hold the lead as they fell to the Bulldogs 5-2 on Wednesday evening. The loss drops the Dons to 5-11 on the season, while the win was Fresno's (12-8) fifth in a row.
Sophomore left-hander Aaron Poreda started strong, going 5.1 innings allowing only one walk and striking out 4. He was however victimized by poor defense and allowed four runs (two earned). Senior right-hander Patrick McGuigan was charged with Fresno's final run in the sixth.
Offensively, sophomore infielder Joey Railey added two hits to his team leading total and added his third stolen base of the year. Junior catcher Jon Norfolk also had two hits on the night. Junior outfielder Scott Cousins had an RBI double in the first and freshman utility man Zach Kim added an RBI single in the sixth.
The Dons finally return home for a three game set against Georgetown this weekend. The Dons haven't played at Benedetti Diamond since February 14. First pitch on Friday is set for 2:30 PM.