Bulldogs Lose to UNLV 8-2

April 6, 2013

Box Score

By Theresa Kurtz

LAS VEGAS - Senior Diane Runge hit her first career home run against UNLV as Fresno State softball lost the second game of the series 8-2 on Saturday afternoon at Eller Media Stadium.

The Bulldogs outhit the Rebels 13-11 and sophomore Maria Sio led the way with three hits. Also recording a multi-hit game was Runge, Whitney Smith and Kapri Angotti.

UNLV struck first with three runs in the first inning to take a 3-0 lead. Runge put the `Dogs on the board in the third inning with an inside the park home run that rolled past the center fielder to the wall. The Rebels increased their lead 5-1 over the Bulldogs with a two-run home run over the center field fence in the bottom of half of the inning.

Third baseman Vonnie Martin plated a run in the fifth inning as the `Dogs trailed 5-2. UNLV scored their final run in the fifth inning extending its lead 6-2.

The Bulldogs conclude the series with UNLV on Sunday, April 7 at 1 p.m. at Eller Media Stadium. Follow the action on GameTracker or live streaming.

"Discover Fresno State Athletics!" -- Bulldog softball continues Mountain West action April 5-7 at UNLV. Catch the action on ESPN 790 The Deuce, home Bulldog softball. Stay connected with the Bulldogs on Facebook (fresnostateathletics) and Twitter (@FSAthletics).