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Eshelman pitches Fullerton past ASU 6-1 for title

3 years 3 months 3 weeks ago June 03, 2013 Jun 3, 2013 Monday, June 03 2013 June 03, 2013 9:14 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press

FULLERTON, Calif. - Thomas Eshelman pitched eight dominant innings and Cal State Fullerton beat Arizona State 6-1 on Sunday night to win the NCAA tournament's Fullerton regional.

The Titans (51-8) will host UCLA in their first super regional appearance since 2010, when they also faced UCLA.

Eshelman (12-2) allowed six hits and one run, didn't walk anyone and struck out seven. He was the second Titans freshman right-hander to shut down the Sun Devils (37-22-1) in as many nights after Justin Garza threw 8 1-3 shutout innings in Fullerton's 1-0 win over ASU on Saturday.

Fullerton went 3-0 in the regional and allowed only two runs.

The Titans scored five times in the first two innings against ASU left-hander Adam McCreery (2-4), who struggled with his control. McCreery walked six of the 12 batters he faced and hit another and was pulled after only 1 1-3 innings.

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