March 10, 2009
College Station, TX - Christian Colon and Josh Fellhauer each had four hits including a home run Tuesday night as No. 6-ranked Cal State Fullerton exploded again for its ninth win in a row with a 15-5 non-conference victory at No. 3-ranked Texas A&M.
The Titans (10-2) pounded six Aggies (11-4) pitchers for 21 hits with Gary Brown, Khris Davis and Dustin Garneau each picking up three. An 8-run ninth inning broke the game open and five Titan hurlers combined on an 8-hitter.
Davis' solo home run leading off the sixth inning put Fullerton ahead to stay at 5-4. Garneau tripled later in the inning and came home on a ground ball by Joe Scott that made it 6-4.
The Aggies countered with a cheap run off winner Kyle Witten (1.2 IP), whose throwing error and wild pitch made it a 6-5 game. Witten improved to 2-0 on the year. Garneau doubled home Davis to make it 7-5 in the eighth and the Titans really played long ball in the ninth.
Davis deliverd a 2-run single, Scott had a 3-run double and came home on a home run by Brown. Colon made it back-to-back with his second home run in two games for the final score.
Ross Hales, the second A&M hurler, took the loss and fell to 3-1.
Fullerton has scored 52 runs in its last four games and hit 14 home runs.
Freshman Noe Ramirez pitched a solid 4.2 innings but ran into the gopher ball. The Aggies' Brodie Greene hit a 2-run homer in the third to tie the game at 2-2 and Kyle Colligan hit a solo shot in the fourth for a 3-2 Aggies' lead. That didn't last long as Fellhauer followed Colon's two-out single in the fifth with a home run to make it 4-3.
The Aggies tied it with a run in the bottom of the fifth as Brooks Raley doubled and came home on a single by Dylan Petrich.
Fullerton jumped ahead early for the fourth game in a row. With two out in the second, Davis doubled and came home on singles by Jeff Newman and Garneau. Brown led off the third with a double and came home on Fellhauer's single.
Nick Ramirez went 0-for-4 to end his 9-game hittins streak.
The Titans travel Stillwater, Oklahoma, for two games against Oklahoma State and two against Rhode Island this weekend.