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Cameron Neff Shuts Down No. 8 Fullerton

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:

Here’s the top photos from CBD photographer Shotgun Spratling:

  • Cameron Neff pitched a four-hit shutout of #8 Cal State Fullerton.
    Cameron Neff pitched a four-hit shutout of #8 Cal State Fullerton. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Keegan Dale muffs a grounder for one of Fullerton's three errors.
    Keegan Dale muffs a grounder for one of Fullerton's three errors. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Ricky Boas chugs home.
    Ricky Boas chugs home. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Ricky Boas is congratulated after scoring.
    Ricky Boas is congratulated after scoring. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Grahamm Wiest took the loss despite not allowing an earned run.
    Grahamm Wiest took the loss despite not allowing an earned run. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • DonAndre Clark tries to steal third.
    DonAndre Clark tries to steal third. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Clay Williamson swipes second and Darian Ramage doesn't know why there wasn't a throw.
    Clay Williamson swipes second and Darian Ramage doesn't know why there wasn't a throw. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Collin Ferguson played great defense at first base.
    Collin Ferguson played great defense at first base. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Matt Chapman makes a bare-handed play on a bunt.
    Matt Chapman makes a bare-handed play on a bunt. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Cameron Neff shutout Cal State Fullerton.
    Cameron Neff shutout Cal State Fullerton. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Rick Vanderhook meets with his hitters.
    Rick Vanderhook meets with his hitters. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Darian Ramage makes a play on a ball deflected by the 1B.
    Darian Ramage makes a play on a ball deflected by the first baseman. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Keegan Dale dives in with a stolen base.
    Keegan Dale dives in with a stolen base. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Tanner Pinkston goes to tag the runner.
    Tanner Pinkston goes to tag the runner. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
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