Blue Defeats Orange 4-1 on Family Fun Day

Nov. 17, 2007

Fullerton, Calif. - The 2008 Cal State Fullerton baseball team wrapped up its fall workout period with its annual Blue-Orange scrimmage on Family Fun Day at Goodwin Field Saturday afternoon. The Blue squad won the eight-inning scrimmage by a score of 4-1 in just under an hour and a half.

Billy Marcoe's (Soph., Bellevue, Washington) third inning lead-off home run off Jeff Kaplan (Sr., Dana Point, Calif.) broke a 1-1 tie and proved to be the game winner for the Blue team.

The Orange team struck first in the second inning as Jared Clark (Jr., Castaic, Calif.) led off the frame with an infield single. Pinch runner Gary Brown (Fr., Diamond Bar, Calif.) then stole second setting up Corey Jones' (Soph., Camarillo, Calif.) RBI-single to left. That was all the Orange team could muster as three other Blue squad hurlers allowed just four more hits the rest of the way for the win.

Blue's Adam Jorgenson (Sr., Costa Mesa, Calif.) tossed three innings and struck out one to get the final fall-ball win of the year, allowing just a run on two hits in his second inning of work. Travis Kelly (Soph., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif), Paul Canedo (Sr., Diamond bar, Calif) and Brian Wilson (Jr., San Diego, Calif.) combined for the next five innings of shutout baseball, with Wilson recording the save with a scoreless eighth inning.

The Blue squad tied the game at one in the bottom of the second courtesy of an RBI-ground out by Wilson, who drove in Shevis Shima (Jr., Wailuku, Hawaii) in from third following a lead-off triple. They later scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth, one on a Christian Colon (Fr., Corona, Calif.) single, another on a successful double steal with runners at first and third.

Both Kaplan and Cory Arbiso (Jr., La Mirada, Calif.) were touched for a pair of runs on the afternoon for the Orange pitching staff. Greg Gelber (Soph., Agora, Calif.) and Ryan Ackland (R-Fr., Yorba Linda, Calif.) each tossed a scoreless inning in relief.

Eric Komatsu (Jr., Camarillo, Calif.) led the Blue with a pair of hits and two runs scored, while Jones notched two hits and an RBI for the Orange.

The Titans concluded the afternoon with a family dinner held in the right fieled batting cage where first-year head coach Dave Serrano spoke to the nearly 150 family members in attendance.

Fullerton Baseball will now break from organized practice until mid-January, and await the 2008 season opener on Feb. 22 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth Texas.