Cal State Fullerton finally drops a game, but won another big series. San Diego takes a tournament title.
Walk-off wins. Nine home runs for one squad. Twenty-three runs in a game for another. Four extra-base hits in a game for one slugger while another tied an NCAA record with three triples.
It was an exciting weekend of action between the 11 SoCal baseball squads.
We provided you with live updates on Twitter (@SoCal_CBDaily) throughout the weekend, but here’s a recap of all the weekend action:
FULLERTON, Calif. — On Cal State Fullerton’s Senior Day, it was nearly junior Matt Orloff who was the hero. With two outs in the ninth inning and the tying run on third base, Orloff rocketed a ball down the third base line that was headed into the left field corner for extra bases.
But UC Riverside third baseman Alex Rubanowitz pivoted with his right foot, pushed off with his left and made a full-extension dive and watched the ball bounce into his glove less than a foot inside the foul line. Rubanowitz sprang to his feet. With his back foot toeing the chalk some five feet behind third base, he fired a strike across the diamond that popped into first baseman Vince Gonzalez’s glove just before Orloff’s foot plodded onto the base.
It was an unpleasant end to Senior Day at Goodwin Field for the Titans (33-18, 15-6). But it was a fitting finish to a tense 1-0 pitcher’s duel between Sunday starters Dylan Stuart and Grahamm Wiest.