WAC Baseball Tournament 2012: Fresno State Defeats Sacramento State To Win Title

The WAC Baseball Tournament will enter its final day in Mesa, Arizona. Fresno State and Sacramento State will play for the championship on Sunday.

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WAC Baseball Tournament Championship: Fresno State Defeats Sacramento State In 13th Inning

The Fresno State Bulldogs are champions of the 2012 WAC Baseball Tournament following a wild finish against the Sacramento State Hornets in the 13th inning. The next stop for the Bulldogs: Omaha, for the College World Series.

Sacramento St. took an early 2-0 lead, but Fresno St. rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh. The Hornets then tied the game at 3-3 in the eighth, and that would remain the score through 12 innings. The Bulldogs held the opposition scoreless in the top half of the inning, setting up a wild rally for the bottom half of the inning.

Daniel Moultrie drew a one-out walk and Austin Wynns followed with a single. With runners on first and second and just one out, Jordan Luplow singled down the right field line. Moultrie sprinted around third base and scored easily, giving Fresno State the 4-3 walk-off victory.

The team improved to 30-26 overall with the win. It was a proper ending to what has been a great season of WAC baseball.

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WAC Baseball Tournament 2012 Schedule: Sacramento State And Fresno State Play For The Title

The 2012 WAC Baseball Tournament had finally come down to one last game, which will take place on Sunday in Mesa, Arizona. The No. 5 Fresno St. Bulldogs will play against No. 2 Sacramento State for the conference title and a berth into the 2012 NCAA College World Series.

The Bulldogs pulled off the improbable on Saturday with a pair of wins in the double-elimination tournament. First they defeated No. 6 Louisiana Tech before pulling off a come-from-behind win in the late innings against Sacramento State.

Sacramento State, which had not yet lost a game in the tournament, would have won the title outright had they hung on for a win over Fresno State, but instead find themselves forced into a winner-take-all elimination game on Sunday.

The game will take place at Hohokam Stadium and will begin at 12:00 p.m. local time.

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2012 WAC Baseball Tournament: Fresno State Forces Championship Game On Sunday

On Saturday in the WAC Baseball Tournament, the Fresno St. Bulldogs certainly stunned many of the competitors and likely plenty of the fans as they pulled off a pair of unexpected wins.

The tournament is a double-elimination format, in that it takes two losses to be sent home. No. 5 Fresno State faced No. 6 Louisiana Tech in the early game on Saturday to see who would advance to take on No. 2 Sacramento State for a chance at the title. Fresno and Louisiana had each lost once and, coincidentally, were the two teams that had handed defeats to the No. 1 seed New Mexico St. in the early going and sent the favorites packing.

Fresno State defeated Louisiana Tech by a final score of 6-4 and advanced to take on Sacramento State in the nightcap. Sac State had yet to lose a game in the tournament and knew that they would win outright by defeating the Bulldogs. Fresno State knew they could force a winner-take-all championship game on Sunday with a win and that's just what they did.

Sacramento State led 5-3 heading into the top of the seventh inning, but the Bulldogs hung a four-spot on the board in the top of that inning to take the lead and never let up as they pulled off the 9-5 victory to earn the right to play for the whole enchilada on Sunday afternoon.

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WAC Baseball Tournament 2012 Schedule: Sacramento State Will Go For The Championship On Saturday

The 2012 WAC Baseball Tournament will continue on Saturday with two more games, the latter of which could be the deciding game in the tournament.

Louisiana Tech lost their opening game in the tournament and this is a double-knockout format, meaning it takes two losses to get eliminated. Sacramento State has not yet lost in the tournament and will be waiting for the winner of the matchup between LA Tech and Fresno State. Should Sacramento State win the nightcap, they will win the WAC championship outright. If they lose to either Tech or Fresno, it will force a winner-take-all game for the title on Sunday.

Here is the schedule for Saturday's two games. All times are local.

Saturday, May 26th
Game 9: No. 6 Louisiana Tech vs. No. 5 Fresno State, 3 PM
Game 10: No. 2 Sacramento State vs. Winner Game 9, 7 PM

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2012 WAC Baseball Tournament: Hawaii Eliminated, Sacramento State Moves On

Day two of the WAC Baseball Tournament is in the books. Louisiana Tech, Sacramento State, and Fresno State came away with victories in Thursday's games at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona.

Louisiana Tech's Justin Gordey went 4-for-4 and led his team to a 9-6 victory, eliminating Hawaii from the tournament in the first game of the day.

In the winner's bracket, Nevada's five runs was not enough for Sacramento State's offense which exploded for 15 runs and 19 hits. Every starter in the Sacramento State lineup recorded at least one hit. Sacramento State third baseman Will Soto went 3-for-4, scored three runs and drove in two runs.

Fresno State completely dominated New Mexico State in the night cap of Thursday's action. The Bulldogs' 15-8 victory, sent New Mexico State to the loser's bracket. The Bulldogs exploded for ten runs in the second inning, but New Mexico State's offense came alive late. New Mexico State scored six runs in the sixth inning and added two more runs in the eighth inning, but Fresno State answered with three runs in the game's last three innings as well.

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WAC Baseball Tournament 2012 Results: Fresno State, Nevada Advance

Here are the results from the first day of WAC Baseball Tournament action.

Wednesday

Game 1: #5 Fresno State 8, #4 Hawaii 2

Fresno State scored six times in the sixth innings to pull away in what had been a tight contest. Hawaii was shut down by Thomas Harlan for the most part, giving up eight hits while striking out five. All eight runs that crossed the plate were scored by eight different Bulldogs.

Game 2: #3 Nevada 4, #6 Louisiana Tech 3

Carlos Escobar had a walk-off homer to win this one for the Wolf Pack. Bradley Shipley earned the victory with a 138 pitch five-hitter performance. Nevada had been trailing 3-1 in the sixth before Joe Kohan brought in the two tying runs.

Thursday

Game 3: #4 Hawaii vs. #6 Louisiana Tech, 11 AM. Loser is eliminated.
Game 4: #2 Sacramento State vs. #3 Nevada, 3 PM
Game 5: #1 New Mexico State vs. #5 Fresno State, 7 PM

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WAC Baseball Tournament 2012 Schedule: Hawaii Meets Fresno State, Nevada Takes On Louisiana Tech

An automatic bid to the NCAA D-1 Tournament is on the line this week as the 2012 WAC Baseball Tournament kicks off on Wednesday. Two games on the docket in at Hohokam Stadium Wednesday in Mesa, Ariz., including #3 seed Nevada as they face #6 seed Louisiana Tech, and #4 seed Hawaii, who play #5 seed Fresno State. The WAC's top six teams will battle over the next few days, with #1 seed New Mexico State and #2 seed Sacramento State receiving day-one byes in the double-elimination tournament.

Wednesday, May 23rd
Game 1: #4 Hawaii vs. #5 Fresno State, 3 PM
Game 2: #3 Nevada vs. #6 Louisiana Tech, 7 PM

In addition to any local programming, all games are streamed live on WAC.tv, and you can sign up for a single subscription price to view all games for $17.95, which will include on-demand access of any of the games the following day.

If you're in the Mesa area this week, you can grab an all-session pass that includes a guaranteed 10 games for $30 or you can buy individual tickets on the day of the game at the Mesa HoHoKam Box Office located at 1235 N. Center Street.

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WAC Baseball Tournament 2012 Preview: New Mexico State The Favorite

The WAC Baseball Tournament will take place in Mesa, Arizona, where New Mexico State is considered the favorite.

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