DAVIS, Calif.- Junior Andrew Quezada tossed his second career complete game shutout and Daniel Cope notched a career-high equaling four RBI, as the Titans cruised to a 5-0 victory over UC Davis to clinch the series sweep Sunday afternoon out at Dobbins Stadium.
Fullerton (25-20, 12-3 Big West) has now won a season-high equaling six consecutive games and have earned consecutive shutout victories for the first time since May 1 and May 2, 2015 at UC Riverside. The Titans have swept back-to-back three-game series for the first time since 2015.
.@aquez_22 putting together arguably the best start of his college career today. He talks about how he was able to help clinch the series sweep for the Titans#TusksUp | #EverythingTogether pic.twitter.com/LcKQBcyyCS— Titan Baseball (@BaseballTitans) May 6, 2018
The Titans have also now won six straight conference contests for the first time since 2016.
Quezada (W, 3-4) notched his sixth quality start of the season, as he went the distance without surrendering a run, while only giving up four hits. He walked two and struck out three.
Eight of nine Titan starters recorded at least one hit in the game.
Cope was 2-for-4 from the plate while notching his team-leading fifth home run. He scored a run and drove in four. Mitchell Berryhill notched his team-leading sixth three-hit game.
Ruben Cardenas racked a knock and a hit to extend his hit streak to eight, while Hank LoForte went 2-for-5 from the dish and scored two runs to extend his incredible on-base streak to 29 games. He also owns a six-game hit streak and his picked up knocks in 26 of his last 29 games.
Fullerton struck first for the third time in the series, as Weller got things started with a one out single through the left side. Berryhill then followed suit with a rocket through the left side as well. Then Borgogno ripped a double past the diving first baseman to score Weller and put the Titans in front 1-0.
The Titans tacked on another in the fifth, as LoForte came through with a one out base knock up the middle. Cardenas then drew a two out walk to put runners at first and second, then it was Cope coming through with the first of his four RBI, as he came through with a two-out single to left center to score LoForte and the Titans in front 2-0.
The Titans' then came through with the knockout blow in the seventh. Weisz singled through the left side and then LoForte produced a perfect bunt single to put runners at first and second with no one out. Then Cope came through with another two-out RBI. This time it was a monster three-run shot to left field to give the Titans a dominating 5-0 advantage.
The final score would hold, as the Titans earned their second straight shutout victory.
Fullerton now returns home and continues Big West play with UC Riverside, beginning Friday at 7 pm PT.
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