Titans face win-or-go-home game
Cal State Fullerton loses to Louisville, 9-3, to even its super regional at one game apiece.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Danny Rosenbaum had four hits, Corey Ray and Logan Taylor each had three hits and three runs batted in and Louisville beat Cal State Fullerton, 9-3, on Sunday to even the best-of-three super regional at a game apiece.
The third game is Mon- day night with a trip to the College World Series at stake.
The Cardinals had 16 hits for more than enough offense for freshman starter Brendan McKay (9-3). The left-hander gave up two earned runs and eight hits while walking two and striking out nine in seven innings for Louisville (47-17), the No. 3 overall seed in the NCAA tournament.
“They came out and they attacked pretty good, [and] McKay was as good as advertised,” Fullerton Coach Rick Vanderhook said.
Fullerton starter John Gavin (7-3) took the loss. The freshman left-hander gave up two earned runs and five hits while walking one and striking out two in 21⁄ in
“I thought John Gavin got caught way up in it,” Vanderhook said. “He just couldn’t do much early, then they took advantage of a lot of things.
“I think his tail’s probably between his legs, let’s be honest, he didn’t get out of the third inning. He was tired, he was racing, he had no command, those aren’t the things that mix very well.”
David Olmedo-Barrera led the Titans (38-23) with three hits.
Louisville broke the game open with a four-run sixth inning that made it 6-1. Ray added a two-run single in the eighth.