May 4, 2008
Goleta, Calif. - Cory Arbiso allowed only 1 run and 3 hits over eight innings and Gary Brown, Dustin Garneau and Brian Wilson homered Sunday afternoon to lead Cal State Fullerton to a convincing 11-1 win at UC Santa Barbara.
The victory gave the Titans the series, 2 games to 1; a 29-16 overall record; and a Big West mark of 13-5 following their sixth consecutive BWC series win. Arbiso improved to 9-2, winning his ninth start in succession and dropping UCSB to 30-16, 9-6.
Brown's 2-run homer gave Arbiso a 2-0 lead in the fourth and Garneau followed with a solo blast to make it 3-0. Jared Clark singled home a run in the fifth, Joel Weeks (1) and Josh Fellhauer (2) drove in runs in a 3-run sixth and Wilson hit a 3-run homer in the ninth to highlight the Titans' offense.
Chuck Higgins, who came into the game with a 7-1 record for the Gauchos, came out 7-2 after allowing 8 hits and 7 runs in five innings of work. The lone Gaucho run came on a home run by Chris McMurray, whose roundtripper broke up Arbiso's shutout bid in the fifth.
Adam Jorgenson pitched a scoreless ninth to finish up for Fullerton, which hosts Pepperdine in a non-conference game Tuesday night.