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OSU baseball regional: Cal State Fullerton drops Nebraska in opener

Luck cracked the door and Cal State Fullerton kicked it open with a big eighth inning Friday afternoon, beating Nebraska 5-1 in the NCAA Regional opener at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
by Ryan Aber Published: May 30, 2014
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STILLWATER — Luck hasn’t been on Cal State’s Fullerton’s side for much of the baseball season.

Lately, though, the Titans can’t get enough of it.

Luck cracked the door and Cal State Fullerton kicked it open with a big eighth inning Friday afternoon, beating Nebraska 5-1 in the NCAA Regional opener at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.

“We’re starting to create our own luck by doing this the right way in the way we go about it as a group,” Fullerton coach Rick Vanderhook said.

The Titans (33-22) advance to play the winner of Friday night’s Oklahoma State-Binghamton winner at 7 p.m. Saturday. Nebraska will play the loser of Friday night’s game at noon Saturday in an elimination game.

Nebraska starter Chance Sinclair was nearly perfect for most of the game, taking a no-hitter into the seventh before an error opened the door for Fullerton to tie it with a pair of singles.

An inning later, the Cornhuskers quickly retired the first two hitters before Timmy Richards —hitting .213 coming in and only in the lineup because regular second baseman Taylor Bryant was ill —kept the inning alive with a single up the middle.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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