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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