Fullerton pitcher stifles S. Carolina
Omaha, Neb. ? Jason Windsor pitched a three-hitter and struck out a career-high 14, leading 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 on June 12.
“I’m just glad you and America got to see what we’ve been seeing for two years,” Fullerton coach George Horton said.
Fullerton (43-21) will play Miami on Monday. The Hurricanes (50-11) beat LSU, 9-5, later Saturday.
LSU (46-18) will face South Carolina (50-16) in an elimination game.
Windsor pitched out of trouble three times, leaving 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.
“I didn’t have real good control of my fastball, but it came around in the second or third inning,” Windsor said. “I just kept working to get to the next pitch, and finally things smoothed out and my fastball came back.”
South Carolina hadn’t been shut out in 67 games since losing 8-0 in to Stanford in last year’s CWS.
“Jason Windsor completely dominated the game. He just overmatched us,” Gamecocks coach Ray Tanner said. “We had a couple opportunities but weren’t able to cash in. He’s just too good.”
It was the third time in six games that Fullerton has held its opponent scoreless. The Titans have 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 52/3 innings.
In the late game, Cesar Carrillo (12-5) settled down after two shaky innings and held LSU to two hits over his last six innings, and Adam Ricks’ two-run homer helped Miami beat the Tigers, 9-5.