Titans Sweep Doubleheader, Series
March 19, 2011
Fullerton, Calif. - Richy Pedroza had four hits and Nick Ramirez, Jared Deacon and Michael Lorenzen each drove in two runs as Cal State Fullerton completed the non-conference sweep of the University of Washington Saturday night at Goodwin Field.
The Titans won Friday night's game and both Saturday games to improve to 8-0 all-time against the Huskies and log their second series sweep of the season. The Titans improve to 11-7 on the year and will return to Goodwin Field on Tuesday and Wednesday night to face visiting Arizona State.
Dylan Floro (2-2) started the night cap and worked six innings and allowed 4 runs (2 earned) on six hits while fanning two for the victory. Colin O'Connell and Nick Ramirez followed with three innings of one-hit ball to close it out.
Washington starter Jacob Clem (1-3) was touched for six runs on 10 hits to suffer the loss.
Washington tied the game 4-4 in the top of the sixth inning as Troy Scott doubled to open up Floro's last inning of work. A groundout and a hit batter put runners at the corners for the Huskies and an RBI groundout and an error by the Titan shortstop Pedroza brought home a pair of runs.
Fullerton battled right back in the bottom of the frame scoring three times, two off Clem and once off reliever Tyler Kane. Pedroza, Anthony Trajano and Ramirez each singled in the inning and Lorenzen's two-run knock with one out gave the Titans a 7-3 edge.
Deacon tripled for his third hit of the night to lead off the seventh inning and came around on Anthony Hutting's sacrifice fly a batter later for the eighth Titan run. An inning later Tyler Pill doubled and pinch runner Greg Velazquez eventually scored on a wild pitch from third with the final Titan run.
Ramirez got the Titans on the board first in the first with an RBI-single, scoring Pedroza, also aboard on a single. But the Huskies tied it back up in the top of the second with a Scott double and an Chase Anselment single to right.
Fullerton scored three more times before the sixth, with all three the result of hit batters. Ivory Thomas was hit by a pitch in the second and fourth and came around to score both times. Pill was plunked in the fifth (as was Lorenzen) and he too, came around to score. Washington's fifth inning run was also from a hit batter (Ty Afenir).