FULLERTON, Calif. — St. Mary’s head coach Eric Valenzuela after his team’s 6-0 win at No. 8 Cal State Fullerton Friday night at Goodwin Field:
Freshman Cameron Neff said he had some nerves, pitching against No. 8 Cal State Fullerton in front of what Valenzuela posited might have been the biggest crowd Neff has ever seen. If he did, he sure didn’t show it.
Neff was lights out, pitching his second straight shutout — this time a four-hitter after allowing only two hits last weekend. He got tremendous defense behind him, especially at first base where Colin Ferguson smothered nearly everything. Ferguson also batted a sacrifice fly.
Listen to what Cameron Neff had to say about his second straight shutout:
The same can’t be said about the Titans defense. On the night, Fullerton committed three errors and another play that could have been was ruled an infield single.
St. Mary’s scored three runs in the third inning, taking advantage of two of those errors and an infield single to put the first two runs on the board. Anthony Villa drove a two-out double into the left-centerfield gap to make it 3-0. All three runs were unearned.
Fullerton never recovered despite starter Grahamm Wiest keeping them within striking distance. Wiest pitched eight innings, allowing only the three unearned runs in the third. He gave up eight hits, but did not walk a batter and struck out seven.
Hear what Grahamm Wiest had to say after the game:
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