It was still 1-0 in the sixth when Gunn escaped a jam, retiring all three outs on the base paths. With first and second and no outs, Gunn turned a sacrifice situation into a fielder's choice when he fielded a bunt and retired the lead runner at third.
Gunn then picked off Ivory Thomas at second base before Sean Moysh and Alex Exon combined for the third out. Keegan Dale flared a base hit to left with Casey Watkins at second, Moysh played the ball on one hop and fired a strike to Exon, who caught it and tagged out Watkins to end the inning.
Cal State Fullerton got a big insurance run in the seventh; Lorenzen reached on an error, stole second and then scored on a two-out double by Pedroza. Lorenzen accounted for both runs on the day and Pedroza both RBIs.
Lorenzen then pitched the ninth to earn his fourth save. Kai Hatch had a one-out single and went all the way to third on an error but was stranded there to end the game and give the Titans their second straight win in the series and sixth straight win overall.
The series concludes on Sunday at 2 p.m. MT. The game can be heard live on 960 AM the Zone.
WOMEN'S TENNIS: At St. George, the Red Storm (5-7) had several chances to pick up points, but fell 8-1 to Colorado Mesa. In No. 3 singles, Allison Evans dropped the opening set 6-3 but rebounded to win with ease 6-1 over Kaylee Davis forcing the tiebreaker set. Davis prevailed in a close game 10-7 to secure the point for her team.
DSC did pick up a win at No. 5 singles with Kristen Nichols defeating Skyler Nelson 7-6, 6-1 to give the Red Storm their lone point of the match.
Coach Eric Pelton said, "Krissy Nichols was a real bright spot today, she came throught for us a picked up a good win."
DSC dropped all three of the double matches.
DSC drops to 5-7 on the season and and hit the road for five mathes over the spring break week in the San Francisco Bay Area.
SOFTBALL: At St. George, the Red Storm lost a doubleheader today to Cal Baptist 9-1 and 3-1 at Karl Brooks Field.
The Red Storm drop to 6-5 overall and 1-3 in PacWest play, while the Lancers improve to 16-3 overall and 4-2 in PacWest play.
In the first game, Dixie State starter Lauren Folta was tagged for six hits and six earned runs in just 22/3 innings of work. She allowed a grandslam to Lancer shortstop April Vasquez in the six run third inning.
The Lancers added two more in the top of the fifth inning to run rule the Red Storm 9-1. Freshman Marla Reiter broke up the no hitter and the shutout of Emma Holden when she homered to center in the bottom of the fifth inning.
In the second game, the Red Storm struck first in the fourth inning. Courtney Hine and Kelsey Mendenhall both singled and Anna Cue drew a walk to load the bases. Courtney Sherwin then singled to left field to give DSC a 1-0 lead. The Red Storm would leave the bases loaded in the inning.
Cal Baptist battled right back picking up two runs in the fourth and adding another in the fifth to take the 3-1 win victory.
Mattie Snow took the loss, dropping to 3-2 on the season. She pitched six innings, striking out five allowing six hits and three earned runs.
Dixie State hits the road for another PacWest battle at Academy of Art on March 10 and 11.
BASEBALL: At Henderson, Nev., SLCC (12-3, 3-1 SWAC) split a pair of games against the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) (14-6, 1-3 SWAC) on Saturday. The Bruins took 3 of 4 games from the Coyotes over the weekend, outscoring CSN 29-7 in two days of Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC) baseball.
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