UCSD Sweeps CSUF Plating 39 Runs in Three Games
Coming out fully swinging, the boys swept Cal State Fullerton over the weekend on the road, outscoring them 39-10 in the three games. Once again, the Triton pitching threw strikes and the defense backed them up. The baserunning wreaked havoc on the CSUF defense, with fifteen stolen bases recorded on the weekend.
Game one consisted of a complete game by Ethan Ou, throwing 5 innings on 95 pitches with 6 strikeouts. The Tritons went three up, three down in the top of the first, while CSUF scored a run off a walk and a sacrifice fly. After a few innings of good pitching, the Tritons gained the lead in the top of the fourth with three straight singles, ultimately plating five runs to put UCSD up 5-1 by the end of the fourth. Ethan settled in, striking out the side on thirteen pitches in the bottom of the fourth. The Triton’s offense picked up right where they left off in the fifth, plating seven runs on five hits, three walks, and an error. This put the Triton’s up by ten, and after giving up only one run in the bottom of the fifth, the Tritons ended the game in 5 innings by a score of 12-2.
UCSD claimed a 15-7 victory on Saturday, despite a big push by Cal State University Fullerton Club Baseball in the fourth inning. The Tritons’ had 12 hits while CSUF had three in the seven-inning game. UCSD jumped off to an early start, when Chris Fung doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. Roland Wen got the win, giving up zero runs on zero hits over three innings, striking out five and walking zero. Andrew Ballas and Jarrod Blau entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Rocco Novello led the team with three hits in three at bats.
In game three, the Tritons had three multi-run innings, starting off the bat of Connor Long in the second inning. In the fourth inning, Chris Fung, Dart Ramirez, and Dylan Vargas all had RBI’s and blew the game open. Meanwhile, Jarrett Thompson was on the hill giving up zero runs and zero hits, with two strikeouts and one walk. Overall, the Tritons had fifteen hits and nine stolen bases, aiding their offensive efforts. Brandon Imai went 3-4 at the plate, with three singles and scoring twice.
This game wraps up the preseason for the Tritons, where they have an off week then travel to Grand Canyon University for their first conference series of the 2021-2022 season.