College World Series
Thursday, September 18
CS FULLERTON 2, SOUTH CAROLINA 0


OMAHA, Nebraska (Ticker) -- Jason Windsor tossed a three-hitter as Cal-State Fullerton upset South Carolina, 2-0, in a first-round game of the College World Series.

It was the third shutout and second three-hitter for Windsor (12-4), who struck out a career-high 14 to extend his scoreless innings streak to 24.

"I've gone deep into games quite a bit this year," he said. "I was a little tired at the end but it was OK. It didn't seem like 145 pitches and I didn't feel as tired as at times before when I threw 120 pitches."

Windsor shut down the nation's second-ranked team to win his 11th straight start. The Gamecocks (50-16) loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh, but Windsor struck out Steve Tolleson looking, then retired South Carolina in order in the eighth and ninth.

"I'm just glad America could see what we've been seeing for the last two years," Fullerton coach George Horton said of his starter. "We had a couple innings where we dodged bullets and he made the pitches he had to make."

"He did a great job," Tolleson added. "He kept us off balance. I had two great chances today and couldn't come up with anything."

During his winning streak, Windsor has an 0.85 ERA, allowing nine earned runs and 51 hits in 95 innings.

"He was able to locate and today he was too much for us," South Carolina coach Ray Tanner said.

Matt Campbell (10-5), who struggled with his control, took the loss. Cambell only allowed two runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings, but walked eight. In six previous College World Series appearances he walked only six in 15 1/3 innings.

The Titans took the lead in the fourth as Kurt Suzuki walked, went to third on P.J. Pilitteri's single and scored on Danny Dorn's double off the top of the left field wall.

Fullerton made it 2-0 in the sixth when Justin Turner walked with the bases loaded.

The Titans (43-21) prevailed despite stranding 11 and going 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position. They will face the winner of Saturday's second game between Miami and Louisiana State in a winner's bracket contest on Monday.

South Carolina will face the Miami-LSU loser on Monday in an elimination game.



 

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