Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
FULLERTON, Calif. ?- The Arizona baseball team lost a second-straight decision to No. 8-ranked Cal State Fullerton, falling 9-2 at Goodwin Field on Sunday. The loss dropped the Wildcats to 9-2 on the year, while the Titans improved to 7-2 with the win.
CSF, which scored at least one run in each of the first four innings on Sunday, collected 13 hits on the day, including two home runs, and took advantage of more sloppy defense by Arizona (two errors on Sunday, seven for the series) to win the three-game set 2-to-1.
Leadoff hitter Clark Hardman paced the Titan offense individually in the series finale, finishing the contest 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI.
On the mound, Titan freshman Sean Urena (1-0) earned his first career victory after limiting Arizona to two runs on five hits over 7 1/3 innings of the work. The right-hander struck out four and walked none on the afternoon.
UA’s Mike Colla (1-1) was charged with the loss after surrendering seven runs, five earned, on nine hits over 3 1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked one.
Individual highlights for Arizona included Jon Gaston’s solo home run to center in the third and T.J. Steel extending his hitting streak to 19-straight games with single in the second.
Arizona will head back out on the road next weekend when they head to Las Vegas for a three-game series against UNLV. First pitch for the series-opener against the Rebels on Friday is set for 7:30 p.m. MST