Cal State Fullerton, ranked ninth in the nation, battled back from a seven-run deficit in the second inning to defeat Arizona, 23-13, in a nonconference baseball game Thursday in Tucson.
Junior Mike Lamb homered twice, drove in three runs and scored five for the Titans (3-2). Steve Chatham also contributed three doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored. Aaron Rowand added three hits and four RBIs and Craig Petterson had two hits drove in four runs also for Fullerton.
Arizona scored eight runs in the second to open a 9-2 lead but Fullerton got three in the third and 10 in the fourth to take a 15-9 lead.
Freshman Mike Garner (1-0) pitched 5 1/3 innings in relief, striking out eight batters, to earn the victory despite allowing five runs, four of which were earned. Garner is from Fullerton High.
Jason Hendricks had three hits, including a home run, and three RBI for Arizona (5-3).
In other nonconference games:
Southern California College 10, Redlands 4--First baseman Matt Newton went three for four, including one walk, one double, and two runs scored for SCC.
Joe Rivera, the Vanguards’ centerfielder, had two hits including a triple, scored two runs and drove in two.
In nonconference baseball:
Chapman 6, Point Loma 1--Josh Fallon hit a three-run home run for host Chapman (1-0).
In nonconference softball:
Southern California College 0-6, UC Riverside 3-6 (2nd game 7, darkness)--Schellee Murie doubled in two runs in the seventh to tie the game for SCC (0-1-1). Murie was three for four with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored.
In nonconference men’s basketball:
Chapman 100, Pacific Christian 81--Chapman led by three at halftime, then outscored Pacific Christian, 58-42, in the second half. Wayemon Powell scored 16 points and Pete Sverkos had 15 for Chapman (13-9).
In nonconference women’s basketball:
Chapman 72, Pacific Christian 42--Stef McNamara scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds for Chapman (15-5), which outscored Pacific Christian (5-16), 34-18, in the first half. Adrienne Penn had game-highs with 25 points and 11 rebounds for Pacific Christian.