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Baseball Falters Late In Loss

Manship pitched well in the loss

Two Chris Lewis errors - on the same play - led to three unearned runs in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Fresno State Bulldogs rallied past the Cardinal, 7-5, on Saturday afternoon. The Stanford bullpen also struggled in the late innings as the Bulldogs came-from-behind to even the three-game series. The rubber contest is set for Sunday afternoon in Fresno.

With a 5-4 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, Head Coach Mark Marquess elected to turn the game over to his ace freshman closer Jeremy Bleich.  Bleich brought a spectacular 0.79 ERA and five saves into this afternoon's contest and looked as if he could be headed toward another successful outing after striking out clean-up man Beau Mills to lead off the frame.  Then the wheels came...

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