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CBD Photo Gallery: Eshelman Delivers for Fullerton in First Collegiate Start

FullertonLogoCal State Fullerton opened the season with a 3-2 victory against USC thanks to a stellar performance from freshman starting pitcher Thomas Eshelman. He pitched six innings, allowing four hits and two unearned runs.

USC took a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning, but the Titans answered back with two runs in the bottom half. Fullerton turned the ball over to relievers Willie Kuhl and Michael Lorenzen, who didn’t allow a baserunnner in the final three frames.

Check out the 16-shot photo gallery from Friday night’s matchup:

  • Thomas Eshelman delivers.
  • Carlos Lopez is safe as Adam Landecker can't control the ball.
  • Greg Zebrack lines a pitch down the left field line.
  • Rick Vanderhook is incredulous with a call.
  • Nigel Nootbaar pitches in relief.
  • Matt Orloff fires to first.
  • Kevin Swick makes a play at third.
  • Austin Diemer lays down a bunt.
  • Thomas Eshelman keeps a runner close.
  • Bob Wheatley started Opening Night for USC.
  • Matt Chapman throws across the diamond.
  • Kevin Swick smacks USC's first hit.
  • Michael Lorenzen pitched a perfect ninth inning.
  • Matt Orloff fields a grounder.
  • Adam Landecker gets the force out of Austin Diemer.
  • Richy Pedroza takes a swing.
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