#15 Cal State Fullerton Comes Back For Dramatic 5-4 Win Over #14 Stanford Baseball
Feb. 2, 2001
Fullerton, Calif. - David Bacani's bases loaded single up the middle with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning drove home Mike Rouse with the winning run as #15 Cal State Fullerton (1-1) rallied for a 5-4 victory over Stanford (2-3) in an NCAA baseball game on Friday at Goodwin Field. The victory snapped Stanford's six-game winning streak over the Titans, who had not beaten Stanford since winning the first game of a three-game series at Fullerton in 1999. Stanford falls to 2-3 overall, while the Titans improve to 1-1.
Bacani's single capped a three-run ninth inning for the Titans that began when Aaron Rifkin drew a walk off losing pitcher John Hudgins (0-2). Stanford came within one strike of winning the contest before Robert Guzman singled home Brett Kay with two outs and two strikes to tie the score at 4-4. Cal State Fullerton scored its first run of the ninth inning on a sacrifice fly by Kay to score Rifkin.
Stanford and Cal State Fullerton continue their three-game non-conference series on Saturday and Sunday with first pitch scheduled for 1:00 p.m. both days.