The Titans (8-3) won their seventh straight game, finishing off the weekend sweep of Utah Valley State (2-8) with an 11-3 win Sunday afternoon at Goodwin Field.
After winning 6-1 and 2-0 in the first two games, Fullerton’s bats woke up Sunday. The Titans had 14 hits — one shy of their season high and one shy of their combined total from Friday and Saturday. Fullerton is now averaging 14 hits in their three Sunday games, but only seven hits on average the other six days of the week.
On this Sunday, it was Carlos Lopez leading the way. The junior first baseman was a perfect 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBI.
Lopez got the Titans on the board first in the third inning when he singled home Michael Lorenzen. Utah Valley State rallied back with a pair of runs in the fourth inning when it was able to get four singles off Fullerton starter J.D. Davis and were assisted by a Fullerton error.
The Wolverines returned the gift in the fifth inning when a botched sacrifice bunt after a pair of leadoff walks allowed Fullerton to tie the game. The Titans took the lead when the following batter grounded into a double play with runners on the corners.
They never looked back, adding eight runs in the next two innings as coach Rick Vanderhook emptied his bench in the later innings. Keegan Dale, Chad Wallach, Matt Champman and reserve Matt Orloff each contributed a pair of hits to the offensive barrage.
For Utah Valley State, Goose Kallunki, Kai Hatch and Billy Burgess each had multi-hit games.
Check out the full photo gallery from Sunday’s Cal State Fullerton/Utah Valley State matchup below: