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Fresno State WGOLF: Freshman Thibault Fires Final Round 3-Under-Par 69

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Freshman Brigitte Thibault shined on Tuesday for the Fresno State women's golf team as she fired a final round 3-under-par 69 to lead the 'Dogs on the last day of the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, hosted by New Mexico. The freshman's under-par score was one of three carded by the Bulldogs at the Lobos' event.

Thibault finished tied for 44th after entering the final round tied for 85th. She was 7-over-par (78-76-69) over three rounds. Senior Mimi Ho topped the Bulldogs individually, aided by a strong opening 36 holes on Monday (73-71). Ho shot a 5-over-par 77 third round and placed tied for 33rd out of the 99 competitors in the field with a 54-hole 5-over-par 221.

Astros Slugger A.J. Reed Wins 2017 Joe Bauman Home Run Award

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -  Minor League Baseball today named Fresno Grizzlies first baseman A.J. Reed the winner of the 2017 Joe Bauman Award, presented by Musco Sports Lighting. Reed will be honored at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida, this December with a trophy and a check for $6,800, representing $200 for each of his 34 home runs.

First presented in 2002, the award is named for Joe Bauman, who set a then-professional record with 72 home runs in 1954 while playing for the Roswell Rockets of the Class-C Longhorn League.

The 45th Annual Harvest Classic Will Honor Ruth Bealssio

MADERA - The 45th Annual Harvest Classic is this Friday and Saturday night at the Madera Speedway and the event will feature huge horsepower action with a full line-up of racing and pulling action on both nights. Saturday night is dedicated to Ruth Bealessio, Ruth was an icon of the Madera Speedway and her friends and racing family thought it would be appropriate to honor her at the Harvest Classic which is the longest running event in the history of the speedway.

September 15th - 45th Annual Harvest Classic Night #1 presented by Colorfast Industries ($5 Ticket Night for all fans! Kids five and under are free.). Madera Late Models, F4's , MST, Toyota Sedans, USAC HPD Midgets and Modified Truck Pulls!

'Dogs fight tough in defeat at No. 1 Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Fresno State Bulldogs fell 41-10 to No. 1 Alabama on Saturday afternoon in front of 101,127 fans at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Crimson Tide built a 28-3 lead in the opening 30 minutes and retained their lead despite a strong second half effort by the 'Dogs. 

Fresno State (1-1) tallied 216 yards through the air while adding 58 yards on the ground. Sophomore quarterback Chason Virgil completed 21-of-34 passes for 180 yards and added a 26-yard scoring strike to sophomore wide receiver Derrion Grim in the fourth quarter.

Fresno Grizzlies Manager Tony DeFrancesco Not Returning in 2018

HOUSTON, TX — Triple A Fresno manager Tony DeFrancesco will not return for the 2018 season, Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced today. The Astros are supporting DeFrancesco’s efforts to seek new opportunities in baseball.

DeFrancesco spent the last seven seasons managing the Astros Triple A affiliate, beginning with four seasons with Oklahoma City (2011-14) and then the last three with Fresno (2015-17). In 2015, he was named Baseball America Minor League Manager of the Year after leading the Grizzlies to the Pacific Coast League championship and the Triple A National Championship. DeFrancesco also served as interim manager for the Astros Major League club for the final 41 games of the 2012 season.

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