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Fresno State head baseball coach Mike Batesole talks to the pitcher and infielders on Feb. 24, 2017, against UC Riverside at Pete Beiden Field at Bob Bennett Stadium. (Christian Ortuno/ The Collegian)

Bulldogs going for Batesole’s 501st win

The Fresno State baseball team travels to UC Riverside on Wednesday to take on the Highlanders at 3 p.m. Coming off of head coach Mike Batesole’s 500th win, the Bulldogs look to pick up his 501st in their first-ever trip to Riverside.

The ’Dogs will then travel to Las Vegas for the weekend to take on the UNLV Rebels in the teams’ lone series of the season. The Rebels (7-14) are currently last in the Mountain West standings.

Junior pitcher Ricky Tyler Thomas leads the Mountain West in strikeouts with 75 after tossing seven no-hit innings with eight strikeouts to chalk up his fourth win of the season against San Jose State on Saturday.

The Bulldogs are third in the Mountain West standings with a conference record of 11-10.