College World Series
Thursday, May 23
Windsor tosses complete-game shutout
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Jason Windsor pitched a three-hitter and struck out a career-high 14 to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 2-0 victory over South Carolina in the College World Series on Saturday. Windsor (12-4) won his 11th straight start and ran his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 24. He has given up just one run in 32 innings (0.28 ERA) in the NCAA Tournament, including the eight shutout innings he tossed in a super regional win over Tulane last Saturday.
"I'm just glad you and America got to see what we've been seeing for two years," Fullerton coach George Horton said of Windsor. Danny Dorn's RBI double in the fourth inning stood as the game-winning hit for Fullerton (43-21), which advances to a Monday game against Miami. The Hurricanes (50-11) beat LSU 9-5 later on Saturday. South Carolina (50-16), shut out in the first round of the CWS for the third straight year, meets the LSU in an elimination game Monday. Windsor pitched out of trouble three times, leaving South Carolina runners at third base in the second and fifth innings and getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh by striking out Steven Tolleson for the third time in the game. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound right-hander, a third-round draft pick by the Oakland Athletics, pitched his third shutout of the season. "I didn't have real good control of my fastball, but it came around in the second or third inning," Windsor said. "I just kept working to get to the next pitch, and finally things smoothed out and my fastball came back." South Carolina hadn't been shut out in 67 games, since losing 8-0 in to Stanford in last year's CWS. "Jason Windsor completely dominated the game. He just overmatched us," Gamecocks coach Ray Tanner said. "We had a couple opportunities but weren't able to cash in. He's just too good." The Gamecocks also were shut out by Georgia Tech, 11-0, in the 2002 CWS opener. It was the third time in six games that Fullerton has held its opponent scoreless. The Titans have now won 28 of their last 33 games after starting the season 15-16. South Carolina starter Matt Campbell (10-5), a first-round draft pick of the Kansas City Royals, allowed four hits but walked a career-high eight in 5 2/3 innings. Fullerton, hitless through three innings, broke through against Campbell in the fourth when Dorn doubled off the left-field wall, driving in Kurt Suzuki.
|Jason Windsor struck out a career-high 14 on Saturday.|