LOS ANGELES — It took 13 of them, but USC singled Cal State Fullerton into submission Tuesday night in the Trojans 7-4 win at Dedeaux Field. The Trojans (9-3) used 13 singles to keep the pressure on Fullerton’s (9-4) young pitching staff throughout the game.
USC’s only non-single came from Dante Flores in the second inning, but Flores was stranded on third after a triple, so all the Trojans’ production came from singles. All but one player in the Trojans’ lineup had a hit and the 2-6 batters in the lineup each had multi-hit performances.
FULLERTON, Calif. — Maybe Cal State Fullerton should play all of its games on Sunday? For the third Sunday in a row, the Titans’ offense had double-digit hits and its best showing of the weekend.
The Titans (8-3) won their seventh straight game, finishing off the weekend sweep of Utah Valley State (2-8) with an 11-3 win Sunday afternoon at Goodwin Field.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant had been quiet all game. But when he got an opportunity with a runner on first base and the game tied in the ninth inning, his bat suddenly got loud, even drowning out the raucous San Diego dugout.
After seeing a breaking ball early in the count, Bryant knew that UC Riverside closer Joie Dunyon was going to come back with one later in the count. When Dunyon did, Bryant laced the two-strike pitch into left-centerfield field, sending it knifing through the cold night. Continue reading
MALIBU, Calif — Pepperdine’s Joe Sever beat out a bases loaded infield single for the game-winning RBI and freshman Aaron Brown pitched around a leadoff single to close the door in the eighth inning as the Waves defeated No. 19 Oklahoma 7-6 in a travel curfew shortened game Sunday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.
After both teams had agreed before the game that no inning would start after 2:00 PM, the back-and-forth affair was called in the middle of the 7th inning just after 2:05 PM. Continue reading