Cal State Fullerton player finds car windshield with long home run in practice
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Cal State Fullerton slugger Jared Clark chalked up a car windshield to his credit with a long home run during the Titans' Sunday practice at Bellevue East High School.
The blast went so far beyond the left-field foul pole it went through the windshield of a passing car.
The 10-year-old Subaru was driven by an LSU fan, who abruptly stopped and later got an apology and handshake from Clark. The unidentified driver also got an autographed ball - the same one the driver's daughter retrieved from a nearby bush.
The driver shook off the incident.
Sporting his LSU baseball cap, he had a parting request that Clark not do that against the Tigers should they meet.
That won't be an issue. The Titans were eliminated today.
Virginia ousts CS Fullerton from CWS with 7-5 win
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Virginia eliminated second-seeded Cal State Fullerton from the College World Series, chasing ace Daniel Renken in a 7-5 victory Monday.
The Cavaliers (49-14-1) won the elimination game and next play Arkansas. Fullerton (47-16) has lost five straight in the CWS.
Renken (11-3) was tagged for a season-high six runs.
Virginia took the lead for good in the second inning by scoring four times. Keith Werman, the Cavaliers' ninth-place hitter, singled home the tying run and Danny Hultzen hit a two-run single past diving right fielder Gary Brown.
Serrano: Ousted Titans couldn't find rhythm at CWS
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Moments after his team was eliminated from the College World Series, Cal State Fullerton coach Dave Serrano was making plans for next year.
Serrano said that with the number of pitchers and everyday players he has coming back, the Titans should be able to return to Omaha.
The No. 2-seeded Titans became the first team eliminated from the CWS, losing 7-5 to Virginia in a Bracket 1 elimination game this afternoon.
Fullerton, which finished 47-16, will return three pitchers who earned freshman All-America honors and award candidates in shortstop Christian Colon and right fielder Gary Brown.
Serrano said he didn't want to take anything away from Virginia or Arkansas, but he said the Titans never could find their rhythm at the CWS.
Mark Martin wins NASCAR race in Michigan
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Mark Martin has won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway, conserving just enough fuel to get to the finish.
It was the third win of the year for Martin.
Jimmie Johnson dominated most of Sunday's LifeLock 400 and took the lead from Greg Biffle six laps from the end. But the 3-time reigning Cup champion ran out of gas two laps from the finish.
Biffle inherited the lead, but he too ran out of gas. That cleared the way for the 50-year-old Martin to drive to the front. He coasted to the finish as his gas tank went dry halfway through the final trip around the 2-mile oval.
Cowboys LB Ware not distracted by pending payday
CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) - DeMarcus Ware was almost to the bus and out of the heat when 1 of the Dallas Cowboys equipment guys stopped him to retrieve his No. 94 jersey.
It was Ware's first practice of the team's minicamp.
While Ware is already under contract through the upcoming season, the Cowboys have been working on an extension for the NFL sacks leader (20 last season) to keep that jersey and the star on his helmet for a long time.
It will be a big payday for the linebacker who has already been in three Pro Bowls and has 53 1/2 sacks in four seasons.
This will be the final season of the 5-year deal Ware signed after being the 11th overall pick in the 2005 draft. His base salary for this season is just over $1 million.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has indicated several times recently that a deal will get done.
That leaves the questions of when and for how much.
NOTES: RB Felix Jones didn't participate in the second practice Monday because of a bruised calf sustained in the morning session. ... WRs Miles Austin (hamstring) and Sam Hurd (quad) were already out.
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