Spartans take two from Bulldogs

Senior Ryan Shopshire struck out a personal-best 11 batters as the San Jose State Spartans defeated the visiting Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 6-0 in the second game of a twin-bill at Blethen Field in San Jose. SJSU took the first game 11-5 after a five-run eighth sealed the opener. The two teams conclude the four-game with another doubleheader on Saturday.

San Jose State stretched it's current home winning streak to 10 with today's victory's. The Spartans now stand at 22-8 on the season and 3-3 in the WAC.

San Jose State senior lefthander David Berner pitched 7-2/3 innings in the Spartans 11-5 win in the first game of Friday's doubleheader
Senior left-hander David Berner improved his record to 6-1 with a 7 and 2/3 inning opening game. He struck out seven and walked three. Sophomore Luke Mazzanti picked up his first save with an inning and a third of work.

The Spartans blew open a 6-5 game one in the bottom of the eight with a two-out, five-run rally.

In the second game, Ryan Shopshire faced a serious quandary in the top of the third as La Tech loaded the bases with nobody out. Two strikeouts and a weak grounder to shortstop derailed the Bulldog threat.

Inside Sparta will shortly have more on the game along with photos, as well as quotes from Shopshire and SJSU head coach Sam Piraro.



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