March 13, 2007
Fullerton, Calif. - Jake Vasquez's bases-loaded, two-run single broke a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the seventh and lifted No. 13 Cal State Fullerton to a 9-4 non-conference win over No. 11 Pepperdine Tuesday night at Goodwin Field.
The Titans (13-8) sent 10 batters to the plate in their half of the seventh scoring five times off loser Adam Olbrychowski (4-1) and once off Doug Konoske to snap their three-game losing streak.
With the Titans trailing 4-3 in the seventh, Josh Fellhauer and Corey Jones got the ball rolling with a pair of one-out singles. Centerfielder Clark Hardman then tied the game at four with and RBI-single to center, his second hit of the night. After a walk to pinch-hitter John Curtis to load the bases, Vasquez connected with a Olbychowski offering, bringing home two to increase the Titan lead to 6-4. Chris Jones, Jon Wilhite and Joel Weeks each picked up consecutive RBIs off the Waves second reliever, Konoske, before Matthew Fahey struck out looking to end the rally.
The Waves doubled their way on the board off Jorgenson in the second inning as back-to-back-to-back two-base hits by Chase d'Arnaud, Luke Salas, and Denny Duron gave Pepperdine a 2-0 lead. The visitors tacked on one more in the top of the third as Danny Worth hit a lead-off homer to left center off the Titan righty.
Fullerton would go on to tie the game at 3-3 in the bottom half of the third, with Khris Davis's two-run single capping a four-hit Titan inning.
A bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Matt Aidem in the top of the sixth gave the Waves a brief 4-3 lead but after the Titan six-run seventh, Morrison would face just two batters over the minimum in the final three frames to preserve the victory.
Hardman, Vasquez, and Davis would all finish with a pair of hits for the Titans, while Jones, Vasquez and Davis would finish with a game-leading two RBI apiece.
The Titans return to Goodwin Field Wednesday evening to take on visiting San Diego. The Toreros are ranked No. 22 in the nation and are bringing a 15-9 overall record. Starters are still undetermined for both teams. Game time is 6 p.m.
Titan Notes: Senior Evan McArthur made his first start since Feb. 4 (vs. Stanford), after recovering from surgery that removed a fractured hamate bone in his left hand. McArthur, started at shortstop for the first time in his career. Joe Scott shifted from short to second, while second baseman Joel Weeks started at third...Adam Jorgenson in his third-career start, lasted six innings surrendering four runs on six hits, striking out four.