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Sea-Saw Battle Goes to Titans, in 13-10 Loss

April 27, 2010

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - No. 13 Cal State Fullerton's Carlos Lopez hit a devastating grand slam in the top of the ninth inning to complete a come-from-behind 13-10 win for the Titans over No. 24 University of San Diego Tuesday afternoon in a non-conference game at USD's Cunningham Stadium.

With the Toreros leading 10-9 heading into the top of the ninth inning, the Titans loaded the bases with two outs, and Lopez took the first offering her saw and sent it just to the inside of the right field foul pole to give Fullerton a 13-12 victory over the Toreros.

With the loss, the Toreros fall to 23-16 overall and saw their season-high six-game winning streak come to an end. With the win, the Titans improve to 25-13 overall.

The Toreros wasted no time in scoring as they jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning, scoring all their runs on six hits. Kevin Muno led off the inning with a single to left field, then stole second to give USD a runner in scoring position. Chris Engell then launched his first home run of the season, a two-run blast over the left centerfield fence to give USD a 2-0 lead. James Meador kept things rolling with a stand-up double to right center field, and Zach Walters then singled up the middle, and moved to second on the throw, while Meador came all the way around to score the third run of the inning. After Walters moved up one base on a pass ball, Nick McCoy drove in Walters with a RBI single up the middle. Two batters later, Zack Kometani rocketed off a two-run blast over the left centerfield fence to give USD a 6-0 lead.

The Titans then took back two runs in the top of the fourth inning, before San Diego answered back with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning on a Bryan Haar solo home run.



Fullerton then took advantage of a few USD miscues in the top of the sixth inning to score six runs on five hits. The Fullerton runs came on Nick Ramirez RBI ground-rule double, RBI singles by Zach Tanida, Richie Pedroza, a fielder's choice, and a Corey Jones two-run single to give CSF a brief 8-7 lead.

USD would even the score in the bottom of the sixth inning on a Muno RBI single, which scored Kometani, who had singled.

After the Toreros took back the lead in the bottom of the seventh, Fullerton would again even the score with a run in the top of the eighth inning. However, the sea-saw battle continued in the bottom of the eighth inning as San Diego would put itself ahead one last time. Scott Schauer led off the inning with a double to left field. Matt Moynihan was then inserted as a pinch runner, and Kometani laced a RBI single right field, which was hit just deep enough for Moynihan to round third and beat out the throw at home with a head-first dive, giving USD a 10-9 edge, and setting the stage for the dramatic finish.

Offensively for the Toreros, Kometani led the way as he went 3-for-4 with one home run and three RBI. Walters also had a good day at the plate as he went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a double, and both Muno and Engell went 2-for-5.

Matt Hauser (3-2) was saddled with the loss for the Toreros, as he allowed five runs on five hits in 2.0 innings of work. Nick Ramirez (1-3) was credited with the win for the Titans as he allowed one run on two hits in 2.0 innings of work.

The Toreros will return to action on Friday as they resume West Coast Conference play with a three-game road trip to San Francisco. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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