Feb. 26, 2006
Fullerton, Calif. - David Cooper and Brandon Tripp each drove in a pair of runs to lift No. 9 Cal State Fullerton to a 12-6 non-conference win over UCLA to complete the series sweep Sunday afternoon at Goodwin Field.
The Titans picked up their second weekend sweep of the season improving their record to 8-4 while UCLA falls to four games below .500 at 5-9.
The Titans out-hit the Bruins 13-10 and posted a two big innings to secure the victory for starter Dustin Miller (2-1) in his first start since June 8, 2003. Miller started the season in the bullpen after being sidelined for the past two with an arm injury, but moved into the third starter position after a three rough outings by Jared Clark.
UCLA's Tyson Brummett was the loser in the series finale, dropping to 1-3 on the year, allowing five runs on three hits in just 1.2 innings of work. His relief, Jason Novak, didn't fair any better, allowing five runs and six hits in his two innings on the hill.
Fullerton scored five times in the second and four times in the fourth to give the Titans a commanding 10-3 lead after just four innings, leaving UCLA little chance for recovery. Justin Turner, Blake Davis, Brandon Tripp and Evan McArthur each had two hits, including doubles for Tripp and McArthur. Tripp also capped the scoring in the fourth with a two-run homer to center, the first of the season for the junior.
Turner and freshman David Cooper both extended their hitting streaks on Sunday, Turner's to 11 games, while freshman David Cooper has hit in every one of the Titans' 12 games this year. Cooper is leading the team with 19 hits while Cooper is leading with a .424 average and 12 RBI.
Fullerton will play a non-conference mid-week game versus Pepperdine Tuesday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium at 2:00 p.m., before heading to Houston, Texas to take on the Rice Owls Friday, Saturday and Sunday.