March 11, 2008
Fullerotn, Calif. - Anthony Strazzara's two-out bases clearing double broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the fifth and lifted No. 21 San Diego to a 6-2 non-conference win over No. 20 Cal State Fullerton Tuesday night at Goodwin Field.
The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Titans who fall to 8-5 on the year. The victory improves the Toreros to 8-7.
Losing pitcher Michael Morrison (0-1) issued a two-out walk to Sean Nicol that loaded the bases in the top of the fifth, sparking a pitching change from Head Coach Dave Serrano who brought on Adam Jorgenson from the bull pen. Jorgenson went to one ball ant two strikes to Strazzara before the outfielder belting it to the right center field wall, driving home Kevin Hansen (single), Kevin Muno (bunt single) and Nicol to give the Toreros a 5-2 lead.
Victor Sanchez later tagged Jorgenson with a 390 foot homer off the scoreboard in left field to extend the lead to 6-2.
Josh Romanski was not as dominant as last year's three-hit effort against the Titans, but got the job done with 5.2 innings of four-hit ball, giving up just two runs to the Titans in the third inning. Romanski improved to 2-0 on the year.
Fullerton starter Jason Dovel wasn't as sharp as he has been in his six previous outings, walking three and surrendering a USD run in both the second and the third innings, respectively.
The Titans tied the game in the third off Romanski, courtesy of RBI doubles off the bats of Chris Jones (into the left field corner) and Christian Colon (into the left field alley), but that is all they could muster off the three Torero arms.
AJ Griffin and Brian Matusz combined for 3.1 innings of scoreless relief, retiring the last seven Titans in order.
Muno, Sanchez and Hansen each had two hits to lead San Diego. Colon matched the USD trio with two hits of his own to lead Fullerton.