No. 14 Cal State Fullerton Completes Sweep Of Stanford With Wild 12-10 Win
Feb. 4, 2007
Fullerton, Calif. - No. 14 Cal State Fullerton (3-0) completed a three-game sweep of Stanford (0-3) with a 12-8 victory over the Cardinal at Goodwin Field on Sunday. The Titans scored 11 runs in the bottom of the seventh frame to overcome a 2-1 Stanford lead that had held up since the third inning. Stanford answered with six runs in the top of the eighth and two more in the ninth but could not overcome the 10-run deficit.
The Cardinal managed to get the tying run to the plate in the top of the ninth but Nolan Bruyninckx came on to earn the save by getting pinch-hitter Joey August to hit into a double play and strike out Brian Juhl looking to end the wild game that lasted three hours and 51 minutes.
A trio of Titan players - Joe Scott (3-4, 2B, 3 RBI), Evan McArthur (3-5, 2B, 2 RBI) and Jake Vasquez (3-5, 2B, RBI) - had three hits each and also combined to drive in six runs. Clark Hardman (2-4, 3B, 2 RBI) and John Curtis (2-2, 2 2B, RBI) added two hits each while driving in three more runs while Chris Jones doubled and had a pair of RBI.
Cord Phelps (3-5, 3 2B) had three doubles to tie a career-best with three hits while Michael Taylor (2-5, 3B, HR, 2 RBI, SB), Adam Sorgi (2B, 3 RBI) and Jeff Whitlow (2B, 2 RBI) combined to drive in seven with Sorgi and Whitlow bringing home all five of their runs in one clutch pinch hitting appearance each. Juhl (2-4) and Austin Yount (2-5) also had a pair of hits for the Cardinal.
Stanford will host Fresno State (1-2) in its first home series of the season at Sunken Diamond next Friday-Sunday, February 9-11 (5 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT). Fans attending Friday's home opener will receive a free 2007 Stanford Baseball schedule magnet while supplies last. Tickets are available online at gostanford.com or by calling 1-800-STANFORD. For group ticket information (groups of 10 or more), call 650-725-2876.
A complete recap will follow.