June 15, 2003
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By ERIC OLSON
Associated Press Writer
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Richie Burgos hit a tiebreaking triple in the seventh
inning, and relievers Wes Littleton and Chad Cordero held Stanford hitless over
the last four innings in Cal State Fullerton's 6-5 victory in the College World
Series on Sunday night.
Burgos' triple into the right-field corner in the seventh scored P.J.
Pilittere and knocked Stanford starter Mark Romanczuk (12-1) out of the game.
The Titans (50-14) play again Wednesday, when they take on the winner of
Tuesday's Stanford-South Carolina elimination game.
Littleton (7-3) took over for starter Dustin Miller in the sixth and retired
all six batters he faced. Cordero, the 20th overall draft pick by Montreal,
came on in the eighth and struck out three for his eighth save.
Pilittere's RBI double in the first and Justin Turner's two-run homer in the
second gave the Titans a 3-0 lead.
Stanford (47-16) tied it in the third on Brian Hall's two-run homer and Sam
Fuld's solo shot, but Jason Corapci's RBI double put the Titans back in front
in the bottom of the inning.
Stanford tied it again in the top of the fourth when Chris Carter homered,
and took a 5-4 lead in the fifth on Carlos Quentin's RBI double.
Turner's two-out RBI single tied it again in the sixth, and the Titans went
ahead for good on Burgos' triple into the right-field corner the next inning.
Turner was 3-for-3 with three RBIs, and Pilittere and Corapci were both
2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Miller allowed five runs and seven hits in five innings for the Titans.
Romanczuk, the first Stanford pitcher to win his first 12 decisions, allowed
six runs, 10 hits and walked four in 6 1-3 innings.