Stanford Drops Opener At No. 14 Cal State Fullerton, 11-5
Feb. 2, 2007
Fullerton, Calif. - Stanford (0-1) dropped its 2007 season opener to No. 14 Cal State Fullerton (1-0) by an 11-5 score on a chilly Friday evening at Goodwin Field. The Titans jumped out to an 11-0 lead after four innings as John Curtis (2-4, 2B, 4 RBI), Clark Hardman (2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) and Joel Weeks (2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI) combined to drive in eight runs with Hardman and Weeks also scoring three each. Joe Scott (3-4, RBI) had the only three-hit game for either squad. Wes Roemer (1-0) earned the victory by striking out eight in 6.0 solid innings of work, allowing just five hits and three runs. Michael Morrison (3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO) picked up the save by finishing out the contest.
Stanford starter Nolan Gallagher (0-1) took the loss, allowing seven runs (six earned) on eight hits before being taken out after three innigs of work.The loss ended Stanford's four-game win streak against the Titans dating back to 2005.
The teams will continue the series on Saturday (6 pm, PT) and Sunday (1 pm, PT). Stanford freshman RHP Jeff Inman will make his collegiate debut for the Cardinal on the mound Saturday, while the Titans are schedule to counter with junior college transfer RHP Jeff Kaplan in his first Cal State Fullerton action. Sunday is scheduled to pit Stanford LHP Jeremy Bleich against Cal State Fullerton RHP Sean Urena.
A full recap will follow.