Spring 2012 Baseball and Softball preview special issue.

Sports Briefs

Three Bulldogs earn MW honors Three members of the Fresno State swimming and diving team were named to the 2017 Mountain West All-Conference Team. Seniors Esme Gullick and Shelbie Holden and sophomore Ugne Mazutaityte were recognized for their performances during ...

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Champion Diamond ‘Dogs open season ranked No. 24 in nation

It’s been seven years since the Fresno State softball team last appeared in the preseason Top 25 of the USA Today/NFCA Division I Preseason Coaches’ Poll. That changed on Tuesday morning for the Bulldogs — they open the 2017 season ...

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Inconsistent attendance rates still loom for Fresno State athletic events

Despite having one of the top basketball venues in the conference, Fresno State still can’t manage to fill the Save Mart Center.

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Derick Velazquez: Staying in the Zone

Before each Fresno State game, pitcher Derick Velazquez has a ritual to get him in the zone. From which foot he puts the sock on first (his right), to the order of his stretches, it all follows a consistent pattern.

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Men’s Tennis: A cultural landscape

Over the past decade, the landscape of tennis has changed drastically. What was once controlled by names such as John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors, the sport has now become international, now dominated by names like Novak Djokovic, Stanislas Wawrinka and ...

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Stesha Brazil: From softball to spurs

Fresno State senior softball player Stesha Brazil didn’t work on her batting form or fielding over the winter break. Instead, she rode her wild mustang, Spirit, for the first time.

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Kara Concheck: Checks and Balances

The opportunity to play for a big name school was there, but for Kara Concheck, the challenge to help form a new lacrosse program at Fresno State had a greater appeal.

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War Angels represent Valley

Once the scattered droplets of rain ceased to fall upon Visalia’s Goshen Park, cars slowly began to trickle into the gravel parking lot. The players of the Central California War Angels women’s football team got out and finished putting on ...

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Right on TRAC

For Jordan Brink, Chris Mariscal, Jordan Luplow, Shota Runge and Taylor Tempel, competing on the diamond together is nothing new. All five spent a majority of their years playing for the same teams while growing up in Fresno and Clovis.

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Wright’s philosophy is “a way of life”

Entering her 27th season as head coach for the women’s softball team, Margie Wright continues to bring excellence to the program. The coach not only owns an NCAA title (1998), but also is the all-time winningest coach in Division I softball history with a record of 1,261-429-1.

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Outfielder ready for final season

With the new season of Fresno State softball, a familiar face will look to build on her career as well as cement her legacy at Bulldog Diamond. Senior Andrea Ortega will enter her final season at Fresno State, where she has established herself as a premier outfielder after being named to the 2011 All-Western Athletic Conference team and is a preseason All-WAC selection this season.

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Sophomore slugger swings into spotlight

Aaron Judge came on like a hurricane last season, batting .358 and earning the Louisville Freshman All-American and the Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year awards. College Baseball Insider also named him a preseason honorable mention All-American for the 2012 season.

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Softball will face opponents from 11 different conferences

The 2012 softball schedule is already underway, but the Bulldogs have a full slate of competition to look forward to in the coming months.

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Diamond ‘Dogs open the season vs. Butler

Fresno State baseball fans will be well acclimated with Beiden Field this season, especially for much of the first two months of competition.

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A family affair

Growing up, Diane and Shota Runge never shied away from a game of catch together. But the thought that the two would one day be clad in Bulldog red in their respective dugouts, at the same time, never crossed their minds.

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