Fog Out: UCLA Opener Against Fresno State Suspended

Feb. 3, 2006

Los Angeles - The UCLA baseball team's 2006 opener against Fresno State on Friday night was suspended due to heavy fog, the umpires declared in the top of the fourth inning. The game will be resumed tomorrow at 12:30 p.m., with Fresno State up 7-1.

The game took a weird turn in the top of the third after Fresno State outfielder Steve Susdorf hit a pop fly to left-center field with Bulldog runners on first and second. The ball went up into the air and disappeared into the fog, resulting in a three-run home run for Susdorf, to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead over the Bruins.

After the play, the umpires convened to discuss if the heavy fog was suitable for play and took a 30 minute delay to see if the fog could clear.

The fog lightened enough to resume play, which led to a three-run home run by Fresno State infielder Christian Vitters which put the Bulldogs up 6-0.

UCLA responded in the bottom of the third inning with a triple by freshman infielder Brandon Crawford, who then scored on a sacrifice fly by junior outfielder Will Penniall.

Fresno State would add another run on in the fourth inning before the fog became too thick to play through.

The game will be resumed on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 12:30 p.m., right before the originally scheduled game between UCLA and Fresno State at 4 p.m.


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