Kurt Suzuki hit a game-tying solo home run in the seventh and Sergio Pedroza
hit hit a game-winning solo shot in the eighth as Cal State Fullerton
completed a three-game sweep of Cal State Northridge with a 4-3 win at
Goodwin Field Sunday afternoon.
The Titans have won eight consecutive games and improved to 23-16 overall
and 6-0 in conference play. Fullerton and Long Beach State are the only
two Big West teams who have yet to lose in conference play. Northridge
is 13-25 and 0-6.
Vinnie Pestano, who pitched the final 1.1 innings, and worked out of a
first-and-second, no out situation in the ninth, earned the win to improve
to 3-2. Ryan Schreppel pitched 3.1 solid scoreless innings in middle relief,
scattering a pair of hits and striking out four.
Phil Polanco took the loss to fall to 3-2.
Fullerton, which scored all of its runs on home runs, found itself trailing,
2-0, after Nick Mahin drilled a two-run double to deep left-center field
in the first.
Fullerton was held at bay by Northridge starter Cody Campell before P.J.
Pilittere drilled his third home run of the season, a two-run shot off
the screen in left field, to tie the game, 2-2.
Northridge slipped ahead by a run in the top of the fifth when John Voita
chased Titan starter Mike Martinez with an RBI-groundout in the fifth.
Fullerton will host UCLA on Tuesday and travel to UC Santa Barbara next