Clark's Doubles Carry Titans Past USC, 9-2

April 14, 2009


Los Angeles, Calif. - Jared Clark doubled twice and drove in four runs Tuesday night as Cal State Fullerton won a non-conference baseball game at USC, 9-2.

Kyle Witten (3-2), the second of four Titan pitchers, worked three scoreless innings to get the win that was Fullerton's third in a row and improved its record to 23-9. USC fell to 17-15 and the loss went to starter Kevin Couture (3-3), who gave up 8 runs (6 earned) in 6.1 innings.

Josh Fellhauer had key hits in a pair of 3-run innings and leadoff man Christian Colon scored three times as Fullerton posted its most runs in a game since its 18-1 rout at UC Riverside on Mar. 29.

Fullerton scored three runs in the first. With one out, Jeff Newman and Fellhauer grounded singles to right field. Both came home on a double to left center by Clark and the latter came home on Khris Davis' two-out single.

USC countered immediately in the bottom half. Joe DePinto doubled to left on Kevin Rath's second pitch of the game and No. 2 batter Mike O'Neill hit his first home run of the year over the right-field fence five pitches later.

Nick Ramirez hit his seventh home run, his first since March 19, with one out in the fourth. The Titans got an unearned run in the fifth on two walks, an error and a sacrifice fly by Clark.

The Titans stole four bases in a 3-run seventh. Colon singled and stole second before Newman walked. Fellhauer singled to right for one run. He and Newman then worked a double steal to make it 7-2. Fellhauer then stole third and came on home when catcher Kevin Roundtree's throw went down the line.

Clark's two-out double in the ninth scored Colon with the final run.

Rath went 3 innings and Witten did likewise, allowing no runs and two hits. Nick Ramirez pitched two shutout innings and Michael Morrison got the final three outs around a double and two walks.

Fullerton hosts Pacific in a 3-game Big West Conference weekend series.


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