Diamond ‘Dogs win 5th straight; McKenzie Wilson sets program record

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FRESNO, Calif. — The Diamond ‘Dogs used a five-run first inning and a dominant performance from starting pitcher Ryan Jensen to rout visiting San Diego State, 10-2 on Friday evening at Pete Beiden Field at Bob Bennett Stadium.

Fresno State (31-13-1, 16-7-1 MW) won its fifth-straight game and matched its season-high with 17 hits in the contest scoring in double-digits for the ninth time this season. Redshirt senior third baseman McCarthy Tatum led the way on Friday with a single-game career-high four hits, scored a run and drove in his Mountain West-leading 57th RBI.

Senior second baseman Nolan Dempsey matched his career-high with three hits, coming a triple shy of the cycle while smacking his sixth home run of the season. The Mountain West Player of the Week added four RBI and two runs scored to continue his hot hitting. Redshirt sophomore shortstop JT Arruda added three singles and scored a run for his 15th multi-hit game of 2019.

On the mound, Jensen cruised to his ninth win of the campaign tossing seven innings limiting San Diego State (30-20, 14-10 MW) to four hits, one earned run, two walks and added five strikeouts.

In softball, McKenzie Wilson broke the single season program record with her 35th steal of the year and Hayleigh Galvan blasted two home runs as the ‘Dogs scored multiple runs in four of the first five innings of the game and beat RV/RV Boise State via the run-rule, 10-2 in five innings, on Friday night at Margie Wright Diamond.

Wilson singled and stole second to lead off the bottom of the first inning. Her 35th steal of the year broke the all-time program record of 34 steals, set by Brenna Moss in 2013 and 2014. Wilson has the second most steals in a season in MW history and is just one steal shy of matching that record. She also extended her team season-long hitting streak to 13 games and has reached base in 21 consecutive contests.

Fresno State Media Relations

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