Cal State Fullerton was eliminated by Florida State in Game 5 of the NCAA College World Series, 6-4, ending the Titans run at a fifth national championship Monday afternoon at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.
Adley Rutschman’s single up the middle in the bottom of the 8th drove home Jack Anderson with the go-ahead run for the Beavers as No. 1 national seed Oregon State came from behind to defeat Cal State Fullerton, 6-5, in the opening game of the 2017 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha Saturday afternoon.
Watch the video of the Pre-College World Series press conference featuring head coaches Rick Vanderhook (Cal State Fullerton), Paul Mainieri (LSU), Pat Casey (Oregon State) and Mike Martin (Florida State).
Home runs from Scott Hurst and Chris Hudgins and Colton Eastman’s two-hit, five strikeout performance from the mound powered Cal State Fullerton to a 4-2 victory over NCAA Regional host Stanford, eliminating the Cardinal from the tournament and advancing the Titans to the Super Regional round for the 13th time in school history.
Junior John Gavin held the No. 8 national seed Cardinal to just three hits over 7 strong innings as Cal State Fullerton upended Stanford 4-1 Friday night to advance the Titans to the NCAA Stanford Regional Championship Game at Sunken Diamond.
A season-high 22 Titan hits including a 4-hit performance by Dillon Persinger and 3-RBI efforts by Hank LoForte and Hunter Cullen pushed No. 2 seed Cal State Fullerton (35-21) to a dominating 13-2 NCAA Stanford Regional victory over No. 3 seed BYU (37-20) Thursday afternoon at Sunken Diamond.
Cal State Fullerton second baseman Sahid Valenzuela has been named the Big West Conference Freshman Field Player of the Year, while the Titans led all conference members with five players named to the league’s All-Big West First Team, the conference office announced on Wednesday.
No. 17 Cal State Fullerton will travel to the Stanford Regional hosted by Stanford for the 71st annual NCAA Division I Baseball Championship, it was announced by the Division I Baseball Committee on Monday.
In another battle between two baseball powerhouses that went down to the wire, Cal State Fullerton was unable to answer Long Beach State’s run in the eighth inning as the Titans fell 1-0 in the season finale in front of a crowd of 2,594 Saturday night at Goodwin Field.