March 11, 2007
(Waco, TX) - San Francisco played well in their final game of the Quali-T Imprints Baylor Classic, but fell to Mississippi State 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. The Bulldogs (10-2) went into the game batting .389 as a team and the Dons (9-8) were able to keep MSU's scoring to a minimum, only allowing the two runs off 10 hits. The two runs for the Bulldogs tied their season low.
Senior right hander Jason Dufloth (3-2) pitched six solid innings in the loss, allowing two earned runs off eight hits and struck out two batters. Senior left hander Cole Stipovich threw a scoreless seventh before giving way to freshman right hander Chase Tigert. Junior left hander Matt Baugh finished out the game, throwing 1.1 innings. No Don allowed a walk in the game.
MSU scored two in the fourth. With two outs and after two consecutive singles, sophomore left fielder Jeff Flagg tripled in both runners.
Sophomore utility Zach Kim hit a lead off pinch hit homerun in the eighth to bring the Dons to within one. USF had two base runners in the ninth, but couldn't capitalize.
Bulldogs senior right hander Josh Johnson threw 8.0 innings, allowing one earned run off four hits, no walks and a career-matching high of 11 strikeouts.
USF returns to action Tuesday in a non-conference match up with San Jose State in San Jose. First pitch versus the Spartans is set for 6:00 PM.