The victory gave the Highlanders (21-28, 9-12) their first series win against Fullerton (33-18, 15-6) since 2007 and first weekend series at Goodwin Field ever.
Stuart scattered six hits and a pair of walks and benifitted from a couple of nice defensive plays behind him, including a dynamic diving stop by third baseman Alex Rubanowitz with the tying run on third base on the final play of the game.
After the game, I talked with Stuart about coming out on top of the pitcher’s duel with Fullerton’s Grahamm Wiest.
Stuart talked about the importance of a series win at Fullerton is to the Riverside program, especially giving the Highlanders some momentum going into the offseason after a rough year. He also discussed the tremendous performance by his defense, including Rubanowitz diving play to end the game: