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COLLEGE ROUNDUP : In Four Hours, Titans Pound Out 20 Hits, Rout Jacksonville, 25-5

Cal State Fullerton had 20 hits and was helped by nine errors in a 25-5 victory over Jacksonville in a four-hour nonconference baseball game Friday in Jacksonville, Fla.

Frank Charles had three hits, including a double, and drove in four runs and Frank Herman had two hits, including a triple and four runs batted in, for Fullerton (7-10), which had a season high in hits and runs. David Ayala had four hits, including two doubles, and had three RBIs.

Jacksonville (5-6) used 23 players, including eight pitchers. Jacksonville’s nine errors helped Fullerton score 14 unearned runs.

Phil Nevin had four hits and two RBIs, Craig Fairbrother had two hits and two RBIs, Trevor Rush had two hits and two RBIs, and Jeff Higbee had a hit and two RBIs for Fullerton.

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Nevin, Charles and Rush each scored four runs each. James Popoff (1-3) pitched seven innings for the victory.

Fullerton led, 5-2, after two innings but scored 13 runs in the middle three innings to take an 18-5 lead going into the seventh.

In nonconference women’s gymnastics:

Utah 193.90, Cal State Fullerton 186.85--Missy Marlowe of Utah scored the first 10 in Titan Gym history when she earned a perfect score on the uneven parallel bars. Marlowe was second in the vault, second in the floor exercise and second on the balance beam to take the overall title with 39.450 for Utah (7-1), the defending national champion and the top-ranked team this season.

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Utah’s Kristen Kenoyer won the balance beam with a 9.90 and the floor exercise with the same score and was second overall with a score of 39.25.

Fullerton’s Stacey Harris was third in the vault, floor exercise and balance beam and was fourth overall. Fullerton is 3-7.


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