Bulldogs Fall To Cal State-Fullerton In Regional Action, 6-4
June 3, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - With the Fresno State (37-28) baseball team on the verge of advancing on to their first NCAA Super Regional since 1991 the Bulldogs fell to the Cal State-Fullerton (35-23) Titans by a 6-4 score Saturday night in front of 1,347 fans at Tony Gwynn Stadium.
Fresno State was eliminated by Cal State-Fullerton in regional play last year, falling 9-2 and 10-3. The Titans went on to advance to the College World Series.
With the loss Fresno State will face No. 3 Minnesota (41-17) at 4 p.m. tomorrow on ESPNU.
All of the games in the San Diego Regional will be televised live nationally by ESPNU.
The sports network sent broadcasters Dave Cohen (play-by-play), Robin Ventura (color for the day games) and Barry Larkin (color for the night games), respectively live from Tony Gwynn Stadium.
Earning the start on the mound Clayton Allison (10-5, 4.50) threw six innings allowing six runs on eleven hits while striking out five.
With one out and runners on the corner Fullerton produced its first run in the top of the third inning on a ground out by catcher John Curtis. The Titans managed their second run on a double down the left field line from Corey Jones scoring Josh Fellhauer from second base. The Bulldogs got out of the inning on a strikeout.
With the bases loaded and one out in the top of the fifth inning Fullerton added four runs in the top of the fifth inning with one on a sacrifice fly by Matt Wallach scoring Fellhauer from third. Two advanced home when Evan McArthur doubled down the left field line and the last one came home on a single from Corey Jones at 6-0.
The first run for the Bulldogs came home in the bottom of the fifth inning when Todd Sandell hit a moon shot over the left center field wall grabbing his seventh home run of the season at 6-1.
Fresno State scored its second run of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning with runners on first and second when Tommy Mendonca singled to left center bringing in Steve Susdorf at 6-2.
The Bulldogs cut the lead by three at 6-3 when Ozzie Lewis ripped a ground rule double to left center scoring Lapin from second base.