Fresno State's Linehan Named National Player of the Week
Linehan set up the 'Dogs 3-0 shutout win by striking out a career-high 13 batters in 7.2 innings pitched. He is only the third Bulldog in program history to receive the honor. The last was Dusty Robinson (May 3-9, 2010).
"Pretty much everything was working," said Linehan of the game. "[Coach] Rousey called a great game. The defense helped out with the double plays and all the plays that they made. It was a great start to the season."
This is Linehan's first national honor. The Sacramento, Calif. native gave up only one extra base hit during the game and walked just two of the career-high 31 batters he faced.
Fresno State heads to CSU Bakersfield on Feb. 22 for its first road contest of the year. The 'Dogs lead the series 8-7, but ran into trouble against the road runners last year, dropping the series 3-1.
The Bulldogs will stay on the road at Pepperdine (Feb. 24-26) before returning home Feb. 28 against UC Santa Barbara.