Timely Hits Send Fresno State to 6-1 Win Over YSU

Shane Willoughby (Photo by Ron Stevens)
Shane Willoughby (Photo by Ron Stevens)

Fresno State had hits in just three different innings, but it scored in each of those innings to beat the Youngstown State baseball team 6-1 on Sunday at Pete Beiden Field.

Youngstown State held a 7-6 edge in hits against the undefeated Bulldogs, but Fresno State made the most of its opportunities. They had three hits in a three-run second, two runs on two hits in the fourth and one run on one hit in the sixth.

Alex Larivee and Shane Willoughby both had a pair of hits, and Willoughby drove in YSU's run in the top of the ninth.

Penguins starter Michael Semonsen surrendered five runs on four hits and three walks in 3.1 innings in his first career start, and three relievers held the Bulldogs to one run in 4.2 innings.

The first two Bulldogs reached in the second as Nick Warren hit an infield single and Jeremiah Burks walked. Warren scored on Austin Guibor's RBI double, and Burks came in on a sacrifice fly. Guibor then came in on Jake Stone's two-out single to right center.

Fresno State added two runs in the fourth on Brody Russell's RBI single and Stone's sacrifice fly, and the lead grew to 6-0 in the sixth when a leadoff walk came around to score on a fielder's choice.

For Youngstown State, Gerrad Rohan led off the ninth with a triple to left, and he scored two batters later on Willoughby's infield single.

YSU will begin a three-game series at Belmont on Friday at 5 p.m.

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