USC Falls To Cal-State Fullerton, 2-0
June 19, 2004
By ERIC OLSON
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.
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 the winner of Saturday's late game between LSU and Miami.
South Carolina (50-16), shut out in the first round of the CWS for the third straight year, meets the LSU-Miami loser 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.
South Carolina hadn't been shut out in 67 games, since losing 8-0 in to Stanford in last year's CWS. 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.