Clark's Six RBI Lifts Titans to 8-1 Win over Cardinal
Feb. 27, 2009
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Fullerton, Calif. - Jared Clark went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and six RBI as No. 7 Cal State Fullerton upended No. 14 Stanford, 8-1, in a non-conference baseball game Friday night at Goodwin Field.
The win upped Fullerton's record to 3-2 on the year and also snapped a five-game skid to Stanford dating back to last season. The Cardinal falls to 2-3.
Daniel Renken (1-0) struck out seven in his second start of the year and held Stanford to a run on five hits over seven innings of work. The Cardinal tagged Renken with a second-inning run on a pair of hits, but after that, he settled down to face just one batter over the minimum.
Stanford hurler Jeffrey Inman (0-1) held the Titans to just one hit through the first five innings but was knocked around for four runs in the bottom of the sixth and suffered the loss.
Gary Brown led off the sixth with a sharp single to right and was followed by a single up the middle by Christian Colon. Josh Fellhauer reached on an Adam Gaylord's fielding error on a sacrifice bunt attempt loading the bases for the first time for clean-up hitter Jared Clark. The senior first baseman, battling a case of the flu, sent a grounder between short and third driving home two, and giving the Titans the lead for good.
The Titans continued. After a Tyler Pill sac-bunt, Khris Davis banged a single through the left side to drive home Fellhauer and left fielder Jeff Newman followed with a squeeze bunt to bring home Clark. Clark's run, the fourth of the inning, was scored as he slid around catcher Zach Jones tag attempt on a feed from Inman.
Stanford went to their bullpen in the seventh and the Titans kept rolling. Danny Linebrink came on and surrendered hits to Joe Scott and Colon before plunking Fellhauer to load the bases.Clark stepped in again with the bases full of Titans, this time blasting Linebrink's 0-1 offering over the Goodwin Field scoreboard for his third career grand slam, putting the game out of reach. The six RBI for Clark also tied his career high, matching his 2006 effort against Rice on Mar. 5.
Clark and Colon both finished with a pair of hits for Fullerton, while Stanford's Joey August was the only person in his dugout with a pair of knocks.
The two teams will meet each other tomorrow at 6 p.m. when Fullerton's Kyle Witten will face off against Stanford's Brett Mooneyham at Goodwin Field.