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CBD Visit: Fullerton Out-Hortons Horton’s Oregon Squad, Win 8-2

Thomas Eshelman was fantastic.FULLERTON, Calif. — Coach George Horton’s squads have always been known for their pitching, strong defense, putting pressure on the defense and the ability to take advantage of other teams’ mistakes. On Friday night at Goodwin Field, it was the school that he formerly coached that did all those things to Horton’s Oregon team.

Thomas Eshelman pitched his first collegiate complete game and improved to 3-0 as Cal State Fullerton’s Friday night ace as the No. 17 Titans (9-0) knocked off No. 14 Oregon by a score of 8-2 despite only six hits.

Eshelman was lights out, allowing only four hits and two runs in the nine-inning, 95-pitch effort. Senior Anthony Hutting led the offensive support for the freshman. Hutting singled home a run in the fourth inning to tie the game and hit an inside-the-park home run two innings later. Fullerton scored seven runs in the fifth and sixth innings — three runs on one hit in the fifth inning and four unearned runs in the sixth.

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Freshman Kenny Mathews was outstanding yet again.

Vanderhook, Mathews Discuss Pair of Comeback 2-1 Wins Over Rival

Freshman Kenny Mathews was outstanding yet again.FULLERTON, Calif. — Behind two impressive starting pitching performances, the Cal State Fullerton Titans defeated rival Long Beach State with a pair of come-from-behind 2-1 wins Friday at Goodwin Field.

Dylan Floro won the first game pitching eight innings, allowing one run on seven hits while striking out five. In the second game, the win went to freshman Kenny Mathews, who allowed five hits and one run in 7 2/3 innings.

After the game, I talked with Mathews and Fullerton (12-6) head coach Rick Vanderhook. Vanderhook discussed Mathews’ rapid development this season and the fight his team has shown this season. He also talked about how the team turned things around at Texas A&M last weekend: Continue reading