Fullerton Drops Tightly Contested Game at USC

Photo Credit: Nick Allen
Photo Credit: Nick Allen

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Cal State Fullerton (14-15) fell to USC (13-18) Tuesday night at Dedeaux Field by a final score of 6-5.

The Titans led throughout most of the game up until the bottom of the eighth inning as USC score five runs to take the lead. Fullerton led 5-1 heading into the bottom half of the eighth inning.

Mitchell Berryhill extended his on-base streak as he went 2-for-5 at the plate. Berryhill has reached base safely in every game this season and is on a 38-game on-base streak dating back to last season. The senior leads the Big West Conference with a .437 batting average which ranks fifth in the entire country.

Isaiah Garcia had another stella game at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two runs and a walk. Garcia is second on the team with a .360 batting average to along with a team-high .517 slugging percentage.

Gavin Velasquez started the game on the mound for Fullerton and went 3.1 innings, allowing just four hits and one earned run. Timothy Josten then come on in relief and was lights out as he pitched 3.2 innings and gave up just one hit.

The Titans return to action this weekend with a nonconference series against San Diego State beginning Friday night at Goodwin Field.

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