Dietrich earns first career Titans win 11-0 over Stanford No. 6

The score of the box

STANFORD, Calif. –Cal State Fullerton baseball outscored No. 6 Stanford, 11-0, Saturday afternoon at the Sunken Diamond. Head Coach Jason Dietrich earned his first victory as a head coach.

The Titans’ bats came alive in Game 2 of the series as the team took a lead in the third inning on three runs. JT Navyac kicked things off with a hit before going second on a wild pitch. A batter later, Damone Hale then picked up midfield to score Navyac and bring the Titans to the board. Hale had a great debut for the Titans, going 4-for-5 at the plate with two runs and an RBI.

After a Zach Lew single to bring Hale up to third, Nate Nankil hit a sacrificial fly to deep left center to extend the Titans’ lead to 2-0. Austin Schell then had a hit to tag Caden Connor to give him a 3-0 lead after three innings.

Fullerton really opened the game in the fourth inning. With the bases loaded and an out, Lew scored a single to tag Jackson Lyon from the third. Lew did what Titans fans expect of him, going 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI.

The Titans weren’t finished yet. A batter later, Connor threw a grand slam to right field to give the Titans an 8-0 lead. The Grand Slam is Connor’s first career home run. Connor went 1 for 3 with one run, four RBIs and two walks.

Just when Stanford thought it couldn’t get any worse in the fourth inning, Schell hit a solo home run into left field to rack up six runs in the fourth inning for a 9-0 lead. Schell went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBIs.

The Titans added two more runs in the top of the seventh inning on a two-run double RBI from Lyon to score Cole Urman and Schell. Lyon went 2 for 5 with a run and two RBIs.

Fullerton’s pitching staff once again had a fantastic outing, shutting out the nation’s No. 6 team. Tyler Stultz started on the mound and went 5 innings allowing just four hits while striking out three and walking one.

Jake Vargas, Gavin Meyer, Samuel Gomez and Fynn Chester each pitched a relief inning and allowed no hits. In two games against Stanford, the Titans’ pitching staff had just six hits and allowed no runs.

The Titans return to Sunken Diamond on Sunday afternoon to secure the series victory. The first pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. PT.

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