May 4, 2008
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara (30-16, 9-5) was unable to figure out Cal State Fullerton (29-16, 12-5) starter Cory Arbiso, as the right-hander three-hit the Gauchos in Sunday's 11-1 loss at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. The Titans took two of three over the weekend, scoring three runs in three different innings on Sunday. Four different Fullerton hitters recorded at least two RBI, as Arbiso (9-2) won his ninth straight game.
Fullerton was first to score, hitting a pair of home runs in the top of the fourth inning. After retiring Jared Clark, Gaucho starter Chuck Huggins walked designated hitter Brian Wilson. With one-on and no outs, left fielder Gary Brown hit a home run that barely snuck over the left field fence. Brown's fourth long ball of the year gave the Titans a 2-0 advantage. Then, with two outs, catcher Dustin Garneau launched his third home run of the year high over the left field scoreboard. After three and a half, Fullerton held a 3-0 lead.
Titan first baseman Jared Clark singled home lead off hitter Josh Fellhauer in the top of the fifth, to put the Titans in front 4-0.
The Gauchos responded with their only run of the game in the bottom half, as catcher Chris McMurray hit a solo home run to deep left field. McMurray's seventh jack of the year put the Gauchos on the board, 4-1.
Fullerton scored three times in the top of the sixth, increasing their advantage to 7-1. After an RBI single from Joel Weeks ran Huggins from the game, Fellhauer lined a two-run double down the right field line off reliever Michael Martin.
Huggins (7-2) exited with five innings under his belt, as he was unable to retired a Titan in the sixth.
UCSB was unable to mount any sort of comeback, as Arbiso faced only 30 batters through eight innings. The right-hander allowed only three hits and one earned run, while striking out six and walking two.
Fullerton was able to extend their lead with a run in the eighth and three more in the ninth. Designated hitter Brian Wilson smacked a three-run home run in the top of the ninth to put the Titans up, 11-1.
The score would remain there as Adam Jorgenson pitched a scoreless bottom half to secure Fullerton's Big West-leading 12th victory.
UCSB resumes play on Wednesday, May 7 as they travel to Malibu to face Pepperdine at 3:00 p.m.