Diamond ‘Dogs take two from Rebels

The Fresno State baseball team took the first two games against UNLV over the weekend, but lost Sunday, denying a sweep. The ‘Dogs are 25-22 on the season, and 13-10 in Mountain West play.

The Bulldogs’ offense propelled them to victory in Friday’s game, racking up 17 hits en route to the 12-5 win. Ricky Tyler Thomas pitched six innings, giving up four earned runs.

Saturday’s game also saw an offensive barrage. Fresno State had 18 hits while winning 11-5. Senior left-fielder Jake Stone scored four times and hit a home run.

The Rebels snapped Fresno State’s five-game win streak Sunday, knocking out starting pitcher Rickey Ramirez after one inning. Senior second baseman Scott Silva led the Bulldogs with two hits, but it was not enough in the 14-5 loss.

The ‘Dogs return home Tuesday to face Sacramento State, followed by a home series against New Mexico starting Friday.