March 13, 2007
Fullerton, Calif. - Jake Vasquez bases loaded two-run single in the seventh inning broke a 4-4 tie and propelled No. 12 Cal State Fullerton to a 9-4 victory over No. 8 Pepperdine Tuesday night at Goodwin Field in Fullerton.
The Titans (13-8) batted around in the seventh inning, sending 10 batters to the plate and scoring six times to come back from a 4-3 deficit and snap a three-game losing streak. The loss marked just the second of the season for the Waves (15-6) when leading after six innings. Pepperdine entered the game 13-1 when taking a lead into the seventh inning.
Down by a run entering the bottom half of the seventh inning, left fielder Josh Fellhauer started Cal State Fullerton's comeback with a one-out single against Pepperdine reliever Adam Olbrychowski (4-1).
Pinch-hitter Corey Jones then singled through the right side and Clark Hardman followed with an RBI single that tied the game 4-4. After a walk, Vazquez singled home a pair to give the Titans the lead at 6-4. Cal State Fullerton added three more runs on an infield out and a pair of singles.
Danny Worth gave Pepperdine a 3-0 lead with a third-inning lead-off home run.
The Titans tied the game in the bottom half of the third, scoring three times with two outs against Pepperdine starter Robert Dickmann. Following singles by Clark Hardman and Jake Vasquez, Chris Jones doubled home a run and Khris Davis knotted the score with a two-run single to center field.
Pepperdine broke the deadlock in the sixth inning as it loaded the bases with one out and plated a run on sacrifice fly by junior first baseman Matt Aidem to take a 4-3 lead.
Dickmann continued to be an effective member of the Waves' rotation as he worked four innings, surrendered six hits, three runs, walked one and struck out five.
The Waves return home on Friday when they open a three-game series against Minnesota at Eddy D. Field Stadium beginning at 3 p.m.