Fresno Stateâ€™s softball team took home wins against Nebraska and Cal, but fell to Southern Utah and DePaul in the UNLV Invitational at Eller Media Stadium this weekend.
Friday, the Bulldogs took down the No. 18 ranked Golden Bears 2-1.
On Saturday, the â€˜Dogs started out strong against No. 23 Nebraska, with sophomore Robin Mackin pitching her second complete game in two days. Despite Nebraska taking the early lead, Fresno State battled back with sophomore Haley Perkinsâ€™ scoring hit and finished the game over Nebraska, 3-2.
Against Southern Utah, pitcher Merryann Barr struck out four, with two walks and one run on four hits.
It took extra innings to bring down Fresno State on Sunday as the game remained scoreless until DePaulâ€™s Linda Secka batted in Katie Hanson for the gameâ€™s only scoring run. Fresno State junior Ashley White got the only hit for Bulldogs, with a single to center.
The Bulldogs will host a double header Tuesday against Connecticut and begins its Bulldog Classic on Thursday, March 8.
With outstanding individual performances the Bulldogs Equestrian team took home the team title from this weekendâ€™s â€œBest in the West” competition. Fresno Stateâ€™s Kristin Sohns capped the weekend off by being named MVP of Equitation on the Flat.
The Bulldogs started the weekend strong with Saturdayâ€™s western competition. Two Fresno State teams advanced to the Hosemanship event finals with Heidi Smith winning both reining and horsemanship. Rebecca Flood was named MVP of the event, rounding out the Bulldogsâ€™ dominating western win.
Sunday, Fresno State came in second on the English competition, but the â€˜Dogs finished the weekend by winning the team title by nearly 20 points. Tennessee-Martin came in second and South Dakota State rounded out the top three.
â€œAll in all, it was great to host these schools,” head coach Becky Malmo said. Malmo credited the assistant coaches with making â€œthis a successful event.”
The Bulldogs have a breather coming their way until March 16, when they travel to the undefeated Oklahoma State.