Russell Crushes Homer, 'Dogs Fall to Pacific 11-4

March 19, 2013

By @StephenTrembley

STOCKTON, Calif. --- In the first of an eight-game road stretch, the Fresno State baseball team dropped a non-conference game 11-4 at Pacific on a wet Tuesday night in Stockton.

After falling behind 3-0 by giving up two runs in the first and another in the third, Fresno State freshman rightfielder Brody Russell tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the fourth with his second home run of the season. The booming three-run homer easily rocketed high above the 15-foot high left field wall.

The Tigers quickly pounced back with eight unanswered runs - three in the fourth, two in the fifth and three in the sixth - to build an 11-3 lead after six innings. A persistent light rain drizzled across Klein Family Field starting in the bottom of the fourth and lasted for the remainder of the contest.

The Bulldogs added a run in the eighth when Louie Payetta, who pinch ran for Aaron Judge following the junior outfielder's a leadoff walk, scored on Jordan Brink's RBI double into the right center field gap.

Fresno State (4-15) returns to the field on Friday for the start of a three-game Mountain West weekend series at Air Force.

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