Bruins Downed By CSU Fullerton, 11-4
May 21, 2002
FULLERTON, Calif. - On senior night at Goodwin Field Tuesday, senior second baseman Sean Alleydrove in the go-ahead run with his first career hit - a double down the leftfield line - as No. 17 Cal State Fullerton came from behind to beat UCLA,11-4, in a nonconference game.
The Titans, who have won six of their past seven games, improved to 36-17overall, while the Bruins dropped to 26-32.
The night also featured a rare feat for Titan pitcher Travis Ingle, who wastechnically credited with a pair of wins on the day. Earlier, Fullertoncompleted the ninth inning of protested game in which Ingle was creditedwith the win (though he only pitched in the original portion of the gameplayed on April 23). In Tuesday's regularly scheduled contest, the sophomorepitched three scoreless innings, striking out five and scattering just twohits to improve to 3-1.
The Bruins scored a pair in each of the first two innings, with Wes Whislerhitting his UCLA freshman-record breaking 16th homer off Jordan DeJong inthe first.
But the Titans scored two in their own half of the first on an RBI-double byRichie Burgos and a sac fly by Chris Klosterman and David Fischer's singlein the third scored Geoff Comfort to cut UCLA's lead to 4-3.
The Titans broke things open with an eight-run fifth, though six of the runswere unearned. Shane Costa's three-run double and a two-run single by Burgoswere the big hits, though Alley's go-ahead double off Wade Clark (0-3)certainly drew the loudest cheers from the crowd of 1,374. The two-yearTitan from Issaquah, Wash. has been a fan-favorite since transferring fromEl Camino College two years ago.
David Fischer was 3-for-3 and reached base all five times, extending hisstreak of reaching base to seven consecutive appearances. Geoff Comfort was1-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to 11 games and Costa and Burgos eachhad two hits and three RBI. Casey Grzecka, who was 2-for-4, was the loneBruin with multiple hits.