Cal State Fullerton Outlasts UCLA, 12-6

Feb. 26, 2006

Box Score

Fullerton, Calif. - No. 9 Cal State Fullerton (8-4) used a five run second inning and a four run fourth inning to pull away from UCLA (5-9) for a 12-6 win on Sunday afternoon at Goodwin Field.

Freshman Cody Decker led the Bruins going 2-for-4 from the plate with a home run and two runs scored, and freshman Jermaine Curtis went 1-for-3 with a triple, two RBI and two runs scored. Senior Anthony Norman went 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored, and freshman Blair Dunlap went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

UCLA, starting six freshmen in the lineup, jumped on the scoreboard in the top of second inning to take a 2-0 lead over the Titans, the Bruins' first lead in the series. Decker led off the inning with a single to left center for his first career hit. Curtis followed with a one-out RBI triple to right center field to score Decker from first. Senior Josh Roenicke smacked a two-out single to center field to pick up Curtis from third and give the Bruins a 2-0 edge.

The Bruins ran into trouble in the bottom of the second inning as the Titans took advantage of two balks, three walks, a passed ball, three base hits and a hit by pitch to put up five runs in the inning and take a 5-2 lead.

UCLA added a run in the top of the third inning to cut the deficit to 5-3. Dunlap doubled down the left field line to open the inning. Freshman Brandon Crawford grounded out to second base to advance Dunlap to third, followed by a ground out to third base by Senior Chris Jensen to score Dunlap.

Cal State Fullerton pushed over another run in the bottom of the third inning to go up 6-3 on a RBI single through the right side by John Curtis to score Brandon Tripp from second after Tripp doubled off the center field wall to open the inning.

The Titans added four more runs in the fourth inning, capped off by a two-run home run to center field by Tripp with two outs to extend their lead to 10-3.

UCLA put another run on the scoreboard in the sixth inning, as Norman drilled a one-out triple down the left field line. Curtis followed with a ground out to shortstop to score Norman from third and cut the Titans' lead to 10-4.

The Bruins added two runs in the eighth inning on a solo home run to deep left center by Decker, and a RBI double down the left field line by freshman Eddie Murray, his first collegiate career hit, to score Curtis from first base and put the score at 11-6.

The Bruins will travel to Long Beach State on Tuesday, Feb. 28 for a matchup with the Dirtbags at Blair Field. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Apr 01
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 1 - 9
Saturday, Apr 02
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 2 - 8
Sunday, Apr 03
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 3 - 5
Tuesday, Apr 05
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Thursday, Apr 07
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, Apr 08
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Tuesday, Apr 12
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Friday, Apr 15
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 1 - 0
Saturday, Apr 16
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 7 - 8
Sunday, Apr 17
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 4 - 7
Tuesday, Apr 19
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
W, 10 - 6
Thursday, Apr 21
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 3
Friday, Apr 22
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 1
Tuesday, Apr 26
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
L, 7 - 10
Friday, Apr 29
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 9
Sunday, May 01
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 10 - 3
Tuesday, May 03
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
W, 11 - 10
Friday, May 06
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, May 07
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, May 08
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Tuesday, May 10
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, May 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 5
Saturday, May 14
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
Sunday, May 15
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9
Tuesday, May 17
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Friday, May 20
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 12
Saturday, May 21
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 10
Friday, May 27
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 1
Saturday, May 28
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 3
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 6
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