Carlos Lopez tries to avoid a tag

CBD Photo Gallery: Fullerton Win Streak to 7

Carlos Lopez tries to avoid a tag.FULLERTON, Calif. — Maybe Cal State Fullerton should play all of its games on Sunday? For the third Sunday in a row, the Titans’ offense had double-digit hits and its best showing of the weekend.

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:

  • Blake Krahenbuhl throws a fastball
  • Michael Lorenzen dives back into first base
  • Keegan Dale drops the ball as he tries to turn a double play
  • Ivory Thomas digs out of the box
  • J.D. Davis underhands the ball after a comebacker
  • Richy Pedroza lunges for a ball just out of his reach
  • Austin Heaps watches a flyball
  • Michael Lorenzen dives in safely with a stolen base
  • CF Riley White puts his entire body into a throw home
  • Carlos Lopez tries to avoid a tag
  • Alex Exon tries to lay down a sac bunt
  • Kai Hatch dives in ahead of the tag
  • Keegan Dale chases down an errant throw
  • Riley White rounds second as the RF comes up firing
  • Cole Butcher chases down a popup
  • Richy Pedroza catches a pickoff attempt
  • Carlos Lopez takes it himself at 1B
  • Submariner Michael Lopez delivers
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