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Volume 93, Issue 34 CAMPUS | Efficiency
ASI election continues in run-off OPINION 4
Taking driver safety in a new direction DETOUR 5
Attendees play dressup at Cosplay SPORTS 6
Baseball rallies for a walk-off win
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013 SPORTS | Series win
Baseball comes out swinging vs UCSB A three-run first inning propels CSUF to a 10-2 victory and series win CHRIS KONTE Daily Titan
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Southern California Edison principal manager Dan Tunnicliff explains the state of California’s energy consumption and conservation Thursday.
Talk discusses energy consumed by CSUF RAYMOND MENDOZA Daily Titan
Cal State Fullerton’s final technology breakfast of the semester featured Southern California Edison principal manager Dan Tunnicliff presenting “Advanced Off-Grid Generation Technology and Utility Regulation,” which detailed the current state of California’s energy consumption and conservation, on Thursday. Tunnicliff said that while California state laws are pushing for energy efficiency, Southern California Edison is also concerned with the possibility of another
energy crisis especially with the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generator in 2012. While energy distribution might be a concern for the public, Tunnicliff said Cal State Fullerton’s trigeneration plant provides a substantial amount of energy for the campus and therefore relies less on energy from Edison. “It’s really neat to see the (CSUF) power plant or the trigen plant works with Edison,” said Tunnicliff. “You can see the couple of (energy) dips when the plant is offline for maintenance or it goes below.” SEE EDISON, 3
WORLD | Conservation
Earth Day theme to focus on climate change NEREIDA MORENO Daily Titan
Organizers from Earth Day Network have chosen “The Face of Climate Change” as the theme for 2013’s Earth Day celebration on April 22. Franklin Russell, director of Earth Day for group, said the impact of climate change can be felt across the globe. “We’re seeing the impacts of climate change everywhere—whether it’s in the U.S. or Indonesia, climate change impacts humans, animals and nature,” said Russell. The theme this year is about capturing individual efforts and sharing them with the rest of the world, he said. Earth Day Network is building a digital mosaic that will tell
these different stories in the form of photographs which will be displayed in different earth day events around the world. The photographs will focus on two things: the impacts of climate change and the solutions people are undertaking. “Our ultimate goal is to have as many people as possible take part in the campaign, take action in their communities, and display them on the mosaic during the Earth Day activities around the world,” Russell said. According to Russell, the group’s solution to climate change is to spread awareness to anything that helps reduce an individual’s carbon footprint and will address the issue of climate change.
One night after No. 4 Cal State Fullerton waited until their last at bat to claim victory over UC Santa Barbara, the Titans scored all the runs they would need in the very first inning and pounded the Gauchos, 102, to clinch a weekend series victory Saturday at Goodwin Field. Chad Wallach and Matt Chapman each hit their first home runs of the season and freshman starting pitcher Justin Garza improved to 7-0. All nine batters in Head Coach Rick Vanderhook’s lineup collected at least one of the Titans’ 16 hits, and eight scored a run as well. Garza threw seven solid innings in the win, holding UCSB (17-16, 3-5 Big West) to two earned runs while matching a season-high of nine strikeouts. The Gauchos sent out the same lineup as they did Friday night, giving Garza the chance to see their hitters’ tendencies before taking the mound himself. “I knew they were free swingers and I just wanted to get ahead early,” said Garza. “I thought tonight he had really, really good stuff,” said Vanderhook. “Gave up a run early but settled in good.” Garza’s speed in the first inning was clocked at 89 mph, but by the sixth and seventh innings he was reaching 94. SEE BASEBALL, 8
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Chad Wallach belts his first home run of the season in the fifth inning Saturday against UC Santa Barbara.
LOCAL | Soil contaminated
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SPORTS | Titans take game three
Softball mercies Hawaii in series finale, 11-3 CODY LEONG Daily Titan
A spirited sold-out crowd at Anderson Field helped propel Cal State Fullerton to an upset victory over University of Hawaii (338,11-1), beating them 11-3 to improve their record to 17-25 (4-8). It was Hawaii’s first conference loss of the season. Redshirt junior and utility player Gabby Aragon had a career day as she drove in four runs and led the way for the Titans, going 2-3 with a three-run home run and a double. Ariel Tsuchiyama also helped lead the Titans to the victory as she went 3-4 at the plate, driving in three runs.
Tsuchiyama hit a walk-off single to center field driving in two runs to end the game in the fifth inning due to a mercy ruling because of the large difference in the score. Left-handed sophomore pitcher Desiree Ybarra got the win as she pitched three scoreless innings in relief to improve her record to 6-11. The Titans managed to notch a rare loss for the opposing Hawaii pitcher, Kaia Parnaby, bringing her record to 30-4 for the season. It was the first time this season that Parnaby allowed more than six runs in a game. SEE SOFTBALL, 8
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Kathie DeRobbio, Brea’s economic development manager, speaks to Brea residents about concerns on the construction of the Tracks at Brea trail Thursday.
Brea residents voice concerns over construction of trail MIMI HUNG Daily Titan
Brea city residents gathered at Brea Fire Station 2 on Thursday to voice concerns about potential problems that could result from construction of the Tracks at Brea trail. A challenge for the project was to clean up the arsenic-contaminated soil caused by the Union Pacific Railroad after a century of use, said Kathie DeRobbio, Brea’s economic development manager. Arsenic is a notoriously known chemical element commonly used
in pesticides to kill insects. One issue that was brought up was possible danger posed by people, including students, loitering in the dark while smoking or drinking beer. DeRobbio said there will be a bicycle patrol for the trail. “As the trail becomes popular, there’s a lot less of that ... we are consulting with our emergency services,” said DeRobbio. Jenni Fraker, 34, a resident on Pepperwood Drive, said the lightemitting diode (LED) lighting on the trail does not work well. Fraker is concerned that the
dimly lit trails will give kids a place to do drugs. She added that in the past, she has seen kids shoot heroin outside of her window. Fraker said residents would rather see city money go towards lighting and safety versus parking and fences. “I love the idea having a trail, absolutely love it, but we’ve got to keep things in perspective as to what it’s going to do for the neighborhood,” said Fraker. Another issue brought up involved the space used for parking lots. “For considering putting in
parking spaces there, let’s think about really what is the purpose of this trail, if we’re encouraging people to drive, then walk ... it makes me a little bit uneasy,” said Jonathan Dewhurst, 41, who works for Mercury Insurance in Brea. DeRobbio said there will be a small amount of parking spaces for people who might have difficulty getting to the trail without cars, such as residents with disabilities who might not be able to access entrance points. SEE TRAIL, 3
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APRIL 15, 2013 MONDAY
FULLERTON BEGINS DOWNTOWN CORRIDORS STUDY
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Fullerton will soon embark on a study to guide future development and neighborhood sustainability, according to the City of Fullerton. The City of Fullerton Downtown Core and Corridors Specific Plan will study 1100 acres of the city, including commercial
downtown areas and corridors that serve the city core and neighborhoods. The study will shape how city gateways, landscaping and sidewalks will be planned, as well as determine how public spaces will be invested in. The city is currently accepting applications for
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EARTH: Students actions can reduce carbon footprint Russell said students at Cal State Fullerton can do several things to reduce their carbon footprints, including turning the water off while brushing their teeth, purchasing reusable water bottles and washing laundry with cold water. He also stressed the importance of unplugging appliances and chargers whenever possible because they continue to draw power even while not being used. Russell added that people in the U.S. do not always realize how
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clined rapidly since the mid-20th century due to human activities, which include hunting, logging, mining and the conversion of forests to farmland. Russell said people need to act now on the individual level or risk a permanent increase in climate change within the next decade. “It’s about educating people on the issues,” Russell said. “We’re hoping that by seeing all of the different images, they’ll be inspired to take action on Earth Day and they’ll start being more proactive in their own lives.”
After 16 patients fatally overdosed on prescription drugs last November prescribed by a Huntington Beach doctor, another patient has died, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Medical Board of California launched an investigation into Dr. Van Vu’s practice following a report from the LA Times published in November. The report was part of an analysis of 3,733 prescription drug-related deaths in Southern California from 2006-2011. According to the Times, nearly half involved at least one drug prescribed by a physician. State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and other lawmakers are pressing for passage of a package of bills targeting prescription drug deaths, according to the Times. One of the bills this week amended by Steinberg was to give the medical board greater power to protect the public when it investigates alleged overprescribing. The investigation into patient deaths is ongoing. There are currently no restrictions on Vu’s practice.
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An immigration reform bill to be revealed as early as Tuesday by the Senate is expected to create a sizable increase in legal migration if it passes, according to the Los Angeles Times. The bill, created by a group of bipartisan senators, will most likely affect communities that are already heavily populated by immigrant communities. The package will include four significant provisions that will expand how many legal immigrants are living in the United States. Supporters of the bill say that it will help the U.S. by supplying particular types of workers. Those opposed to the bill say the workers would decrease wages and make it harder for Americans to find work. The bill’s authors anticipate legal immigration will eventually decline again 10 years after the bill passes. Approximately one million legal immigrants are admitted into the U.S. each year. The new bill may increase that by 50 percent over the course of a decade.
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17 patients die from drug overdose
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What is the biggest issue ASI should address? Tuition (47%, 41 votes)
• Health & Fitness Fair, ECS
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• Alternative Transportation Expo,
• Sustainability Student Group
Quad, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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• E-Waste Collection, East side
of Humanities , 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
• “Lean Green,” Quad, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Matterhorn Bobsleds ride at Disneyland reopened Sunday after the company received citations from state regulators last week, according to The Los Angeles Times. The closures were voluntary and made out of a safety concern for employees, Suzi Brown, a spokeswoman for Disneyland Resort, told the L.A. Times. The company is now reviewing employee safety procedures. Citations were given out for two other rides, Space Mountain and Soarin’ Over California. Those rides are temporarily closed and there is no date for when the rides will reopen. Officials with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health were prompted to give out the citations after an incident in November when an employee of a contractor was seriously injured while working on the Space Mountain ride.
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ASI PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS GO TO RUN-OFF The 2013 Associated Students Inc. presidential election has gone to a run-off vote, ASI elections commissioner Megan Martinez announced on Thursday night. Candidates need to obtain 50 percent, plus one vote to win. The threeway vote was split, and no candidate achieved the majority necessary to win office. Carlos Navarro and Kim Haycraft received 39 percent of the vote, Rohullah Latif and Jonathan Leggett received 46 percent. Ryan Quinn and Eloisa Amador received 15 percent of the vote and have been eliminated. Since the Navarro-Haycraft and Latif-Leggett campaigns received the most votes, they will continue to the next round of voting next week. Polling stations will once again be available throughout campus ELEONOR SEGURA / For the Daily Titan Wednesday and Thursday and students will be The 2013 Associated Students Inc. presidential election has gone to a run-off vote.
EDISON: Energy plan will save CSUF $7.8 million CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
“Those peak demands that Edison power is supplementing, we have electrical infrastructure there so when you do need that power, you’re paying for the infrastructure that you’re actually using and relying on,” Tunnicliff said. CSUF Facilities Operations director Willem van der Pol outlined CSUF’s advancements for energy efficiency and future prospects of updating CSUF buildings that could mean less of a carbon footprint and more savings for the school. Over the years, changes have been made to the campus such as network thermostats, upgraded heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) and a lighting retrofit. Some of the more noticeable advancements to the campus has been the photovoltaic project, which are the solar panels placed on the top of certain campus buildings and the Eastside Parking Structure. According to the presentation that Van der Pol made, even though Cal State Fullerton’s gross size has gone up from 3.87 million gross square feet to 5.87 million, the campus uses considerably less energy due to upgrades in facilities. The 2009/2010 cost for the campus, which had an estimated 4.74 million gross square feet, had almost $4.5 million in electricity costs while the 2012/2013 costs were less than $2.5 million. In addition to the campus having less energy consumption, Van der Pol said he would like the possibility of Cal State Fullerton selling back energy to Southern California Edison in addition to adhering to the California global warming act and lowering the campus’ carbon footprint. “We have plans on the books to spend about $5 million in the next five or six years and that would generate another $7.8 million dollars in savings,” Van der Pol said. After the presentations by Tunnicliff and Van der Pol, audience members were given the chance to ask questions concerning energy conservation and advancements. Concerned citizen William Purpura said he enjoyed the event, especially concerning solar power. “I work at Boeing and we basical-
able to vote online both days. The announcement was delayed nearly 45 minutes as the crowd of nearly 200 lined the walls of the Titan Student Union Pavilions. There were 2726 total votes cast this year, just 6 percent of the campus population. Martinez explained a run-off throws the election staff into another round of trying to get students to come out and vote again. However, she still expects the turnout to be lower than the first round. “Usually (the turnout is) lower in a run-off because people say they voted last week, but they don’t realize they have to vote again,” said Martinez. “It’s up to us and the candidates to get the students to come out and vote, again.” ASI Board of Directors winners were announced as planned Thursday night. Janet Perez and Victoria Gomez won chair and cochair as representatives
from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences on the board. Yasmin Mata and writein candidate Harpreet Bath won chair and cochair as representatives from the College of Business and Economics on the board. Jonathan Kwok won for the College of the Arts, Elsie Carrillo and Jake Kinas won for the College of Health and Human Development. Travis Morgan will represent the College of Engineering and Computer Science on the board. Laney Kurator and Derek Smith will represent the College of Education. Kendall Perez and Ari Zaroyan will represent the College of Communications. Measure A, a change to ASI’s articles of incorporation, passed with 87 percent of the vote. Brief by SAMUEL MOUNTJOY
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ly have the world’s most advanced solar cells now and there are other methodologies where we might be able to work with them,” said Purpura. “This is not looking for business; this is simply a case of coming from a smarter way of doing business, now that I know (Edison is) doing this and I know that (Boeing’s) got that, let’s talk.” Purpura added that if Edison looks into working with multiple companies, they could improve current solutions for energy consumption, efficiency and management.
“The long term growth, we don’t know exactly ... but the campus is going to grow.” WILLEM VAN DER POL Facilities Operations Director
“If you can manage that (energy) load so that you don’t have to build another power plant; it’s everything,” Purpura said. “Like everything else- you can’t do it in a vacuum. This idea of ‘I’m only doing this, I’m only doing this’ will never get you the efficiency or the capabilities of the next generation.” In regards to campus growth and the outlook of energy consumption on campus, Van der Pol said that the facilities operations are already looking forward to the future of Cal State Fullerton’s expansion. Even with the added buildings, Van der Pol mentioned that the campus needs to be prepared for future energy burdens. “The long term growth, we don’t know exactly what it’s going to be like, but the campus is going to grow,” Van der Pol said. “And we cannot allow ourselves to be back in a situation where we’re outside of our design parameters so we need to make sure we have enough (energy) capacity when the next buildings come online.”
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A memorial service for Mougo Nyaggah, Ph.D., a professor of history, was held on Saturday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Fullerton.
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Some residents received a letter from the city requesting them to move their fences back to the property line, the way it was sold to them, and pay for the work out of their own expense. “The city is going to take 15 feet away, and take half of my backyard, and they expect me to incur that cost as well,” said Carl Lindbergh, 36, a Brea resident. “I understand the merits of having the trail (is) helping the property values, but that is not going to overwrite the fact that you are taking half my backyard away, forcing me to incur that cost.” The city already owns about 54 acres for the project and acquired an additional 46 acres. According to DeRobbio, the trail is divided into six development segments, and the first segment is already complete. Segment two currently finished its soil assessment and remediation work. It runs from the flood control channel along the railroad to Brea Boulevard, and is waiting on grant funding. Segment three has two separated passes with a 10-foot-wide bike
path and walking path. Segment four runs on State College Boulevard and under the 57 Freeway, then comes out from Birch Street. The second and fourth segments are expected to be the last paths to be completed for the whole project. Segment five will run through Brea’s Birch Hills Golf Course. The course will be owned by the city after the trail is complete and will continue to operate as a public course. It is expected to be complete by the end of this year. Segment six is complete and the city is working to receive approval from the Orange County Flood Control District. “If the community would like to see other improvements along there, whether that means restrooms, whether that means play equipment for kids, some really cool exercise equipments like you find in the gym, but that’s designed to be outdoor so you can jog and then stop do these other exercises and continue on your path,” DeRobbie said. The trail will continue to develop after its segments are open to the public.
“I understand the merits of having the trail (is) helping the property values, but that is not going to overwrite the fact that you are taking half my backyard away ...” CARL LINDBERGH Brea Resident
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APRIL 15, 2013 MONDAY
To exploit a system intended to aid Obamacare is already being picked apart by greedy insurance providers CALEB STRANO Daily Titan
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Oil in the street was once oil under feet Anyone who read my column from last week knows I’m thoroughly and completely against the 1,179-mile pipeline known as Keystone XL. Now, I don’t want to dwell upon the same topic two times over (and I’m not going to), but I do want to point out that what I’m about to discuss is evidence that tar oil sands production is an inconceivably dirty and depraved way to make a buck. At the same time as I am writing my column, the making of yet another tar-sands related ecological mess was brewing in the central Arkansas town of Mayflower. On Friday, March 29, a pipeline—the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline—was carrying heavy Canadian tar oil sands through the area when it experienced a “spill” in which many thousands of gallons leaked and inundated streets and residential neighborhoods.
No wonder the gargantuan oil company doesn’t want journalists on scene. Streams and bodies of water in the nearby area filled with the nasty, sticky stuff, which is harder to clean than more conventional forms of oil. Aerial photographs revealed thick clots of oil invading treeline areas and places that were once lush and green. It’s the kind of stuff that makes your stomach turn because in the back of your mind, you know things aren’t bound to get better for a long time. The thing that has really stuck with me since hearing about this terrible tragedy, however, is the tremendous lack of coverage from major media outlets. I thought that this would be plastered on every paper, every news outlet and every website. This should have been a rallying call for people everywhere to stand up to big oil companies and their policies. I had friends on Facebook who
had not heard about the oil spill until a week after it had actually occurred. Bear in mind that this was not a small spill, either. This was thousands of gallons of tar oil sands blackening cracks and crevices of nearby homes and streets. Twentytwo homes had to be evacuated. Birds, fish, small mammals and other animals have been badly affected by this spill, too. Why isn’t the public hearing more about this accident? Perhaps it’s the news pandering to what’s popular for the sake of ratings. Perhaps it’s something more sinister than that. ExxonMobil has put a tight lock on who can and can’t report on the massive spill, frequently threatening journalists with jail time. Michael Hibblen, a journalist from a Little Rock affiliate of NPR, said he was threatened with arrest by sheriff ’s deputies when he we went to the spill site. Originally, they had taken no issue with him being there. “It was less than 90 seconds before suddenly the sheriff ’s deputies started yelling that all the media people had to leave,” Hibblen said to Katie Sheppard at Mother Jones. “That ExxonMobil had decided they don’t want you here, you have to leave. They even referred to it as ‘Exxon Media.’ … Some reporters were like, ‘Who made this decision?’” Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that this was an isolated case. Lisa Song, a fantastic reporter for InsideClimate News, was threatened with arrest when she attempted to get information on the spill from the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation, both of which were located at the ExxonMobil Command Center. The guards there said that if Song didn’t leave, she would be arrested on a charge of criminal trespassing. Perhaps ExxonMobil officials had the power to have Song arrested if the command center was on ExxonMobil property, but why would two government organizations be behind the walls of a powerful corporate entity? Song said she believed that ExxonMobil was trying to control the flow of information and I agree with that assertion wholeheartedly. Since everyday reporters have been prevented from accessing the spill site, citizen journalists have taken to Facebook and Twitter to reveal the real extent of the damage. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow had a segment on her show in which she showed some photographs of the spill site taken by concerned citizens. The photographs reveal that ExxonMobil had been using paper towels. Yes, that’s right, paper towels to soak up this noxious stuff. No wonder the gargantuan oil company doesn’t want journalists on scene. I hope that people will look at the happenings in Arkansas and recognize the kinds of morals and ethical standards companies like ExxonMobil represent. They’re sustaining their pre-spill image by shutting journalists out, and that’s just not acceptable.
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The Affordable Care Act that was signed into law back in 2010 (commonly referred to as Obamacare) was meant to help the consumers by making it easier to provide new coverage’s and stronger protection for citizens in need. Although this act has caused many to feel divided about health care and the issues concerning it, the act itself is aimed at helping as many Americans as possible. Unfortunately people have found a way to exploit the act by finding loopholes in the system. Thus, it is a shame that insurance companies feel the need to exploit the system to gain benefits that others will not be able to receive. One of the biggest loopholes is that health care insurers have found they can extend the existing policies through almost all of 2014. It was thought that these insurance companies would have to follow the new laws starting Jan. 1 but this loophole allows them to extend their existing plan through December without fol-
The reason for (exploiting loopholes) is both human nature and flaws in the system. lowing the new laws. This might not seem like a big deal, but it could have consequences for the act (and those gravely depending on it) in the future. The Los Angeles Times reports that experts believe this flaw would allow insurance
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The Affordable Care Act is supposed to go into full effect Jan. 1, 2014, but many insurers have found loopholes around it.
companies to insure younger, impressionable and healthier people for on the cheap, leaving Obamacare to deal with the older—likely unhealthier— population going forward. The problem with this is it would undermine the entire Obamacare process. Taxpayers who will have to pay for the system, which in turn would be out of whack because the younger healthier people will still be under their own personal plan. According to Timothy Stoltzfus Jost of the St. Louis University School of Law, “the Affordable Care Act is a leaky vessel and if its many perforations are not attended to, they may sink it.” It would seem like the system is to blame—having too many flaws that need fixing—but it isn’t that simple,
either. The reason why these loopholes are coming into focus is because of people and insurance companies who feel the need to exploit a system that is meant to help those who are in need. Knowing this, it is hard to put all the blame on the act itself. Instead, what needs to be looked at is health insurance companies that are taking advantage of the system. One of these companies is Wal-Mart. This company has had problems in the past with the public for different reasons. When it comes to the ACA, they have found a way to take advantage of it, people now being required to work 30 hours or they will not receive health care benefits. According to Steve Heller of the
Houston Chronicle this 30-hour law will cause Wal-Mart to cut the hours of one-third of its employees. This is not what the act intended to happen. It’s possible that the lawmakers assumed a little too much that people and companies would do what is right for all and follow the system as it should be followed. Unfortunately, this is not happening and will most likely never happen. The solution to this is complicated and will never be completely fulfilled. The reason for this is both human nature and flaws in the system. Either way it is important to follow the laws of the act regardless of whether it will work or not. If the law continues to be exploited, it will never get a chance to fulfill its potential.
Drivers’ safety re-routed with GPS ban New California restrictions on handheld navigation necessary for state’s roads ANDRES MARTINEZ Daily Titan
How many times have you been texting or on a call when, all of a sudden, you had only a few seconds to bring your car to a stop before crashing into someone? This happens every day all across America. Regardless that a recent study done by the National Safety Council found that in 2012 motor vehicle fatalities increased by 5 percent, many have been unhappy ever since California banned the use of handheld wireless telephones while driving in 2008. Now that a California court also banned the use of smart phones as a handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) many are even less happy. But if its proven that using a cell phone while driving causes more accidents than driving under the influence of alcohol, the use of GPS on your phone is simply another dangerous distraction for you and others on the road. Janet Froetscher, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, said that many drivers have a false sense of security that handsfree devices make cell phone use safe while driving. “More than 30 research studies show hands-free devices provide no safety benefit as the detraction to the brain remains,” said Froetscher. Yes, many may argue that they should also ban eating, changing the radio station and any sort of distraction, but that could be almost impossible since we can’t always control what’s going on around us. MSN said that in the case of California v. Spriggs, an appellate court argued GPS navigators present the same distraction as texting or dialing phone calls. Back in January 2012, Steve R. Spriggs was cited for holding his phone in his hands and using it as a GPS while driving. He wasn’t texting,
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California has banned the use of handheld wireless telephones while driving since 2008 and continues to limit their use through increased legislation such as disallowing the use of phones as handheld GPS devices.
navigating the web, reading email or anything of that sort; he was simply driving and looking at his phone for directions. Spriggs argued that the California Code 23123 Section A, reads, “A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking, and is used in that manner while driving.” Eric Zeman from InformationWeek said that Spriggs argued that the way the way law is written implies only talking and listening are forbidden and other activities, such as navigating, are not. “The appeals court didn’t see it that way,” Zeman said. “Its new interpretation of the existing law more or less outlaws practically all possible uses of wireless telephones in the state of California while driving a motor vehicle—including the use of smartphones as navigation devices.”
But, the court made it clear that cellphones can still be used as navigation devices, but they need to be hands-free with listening configurations and mounted in a cradle. There are some exceptions to the rule, however. According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Code 23123 does not apply to someone using a cell phone for an emergency purpose, including, but not limited to, an emergency call to a law enforcement agency, health care provider, fire department or other emergency services agency or entity. The code also states that it doesn’t apply to an emergency services professional using a wireless telephone while operating an authorized emergency vehicle in the course and scope of his or her duties, a person driving a school bus or transit vehicle that is subject to Section 23125 or a person while driving a motor vehicle on private property. To give a clear example of what is
legal and what is not, Zeman proposed a scenario to explain the new terms and conditions. “Put it in the cradle, enter the coordinates needed to get to your meeting and set the device to provide voice-guided (i.e., spoken) turn-byturn directions. In this case, you’re not touching or holding the device, you’re only listening to it while navigating.” This is a legal way to use your cellphone as a GPS navigation system while driving. Many believe that the usage of cellphones while driving, regardless of the way is used, should be banned. Others believe that they should be free to use their phones as they please and when they please. I believe that some restrictions are necessary to make our roads much more safe. With this said, California has done a good job with its regulations on cellphone usage while driving and with this, drivers should clearly understand what the law reads.
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FILM: A timeless message ALEXANDRA SOTO For the Daily Titan
42 Jackie Robinson: the man, the myth, the legend. 42 revives the eminent lore of the number-42-bearing Brooklyn Dodger in the newest major motion picture about his life. 42 is a long-delayed biopic about Jackie Robinson, the luminary who annihilated the pro-sport color barrier, becoming an instant legend as the first African-American to play Major League Baseball. The film reenacts Robinson’s baseball career two years prior to and the season of his Dodger debut. In 1945, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), the Brooklyn Dodgers general manager, offers Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) a tryout with the all-white, AAA Dodgers affiliate the Montreal Royals for the 1946 season. Robinson, accompanied by his new wife Rachel Annetta Isum (Nicole Beharie), travels to the 1946 Grapefruit League spring training. Robinson’s patience and pride are tested throughout the inexorable bigoted heckling from opposing teams, ballpark attendees, townspeople and his own teammates. Robinson survives the minor league trail and earns a spot on the Dodgers’ roster for the 1947 season, with the worst of the torment to come. With the support of his wife, Rickey, a handful of teammates and Wendell Smith (Andre Holland), an African American sportswriter assigned to watch over Robinson, Robinson rides out his first season, leading the Dodgers to the World Series. There are at least 42 reasons to like Brian Helgeland’s 42, but here are the top 10: 10. The Story. 42, in many ways, is the typical biographical sports film—the rise, fall and redemption paradigm is peacefully intact. The
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Even before Frank & Son opened, comic-hungry fans gathered en masse, all hoping for a chance to meet the likes of their favorite comic book artists and writers. In attendance was Humberto Ramos (comic book penciller known for his run of Spider-Man), Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld, artist J. Scott Campbell, famous cosplayer Ivy Doomkitty and the legendary Stan Lee himself. While the crowds lined up in herds to score autographs and meet Lee and Campbell, the heart of the convention came from those dressed up as their favorite fictional characters. Visitors of all shapes and sizes donned colorful costumes, posed for pictures, laughed with their friends and simply just celebrated cosplay culture. Carl Bryan Farmer, 26, dressed as Marvel’s Nick Fury for Cosplay Con and was eager to pose for pictures. Farmer has been cosplaying for 20 years at places such as ComicCon, Anime Expo and WonderCon. Farmer has dressed up as many variations of famous characters including Captain America, Deadpool, Batman, Robin and Austin Powers and Dr. Evil simultaneously. “I’ve had literally at least 40 costumes under my belt over the years,” he said. While Cosplay Con at Frank & Son is new to the scene of conventions, Farmer has noted that he likes the intimacy it has over the larger events. “I can already tell it’s way more humble, way more intimate compared to some of the other conventions like Anime Expo or ComicCon,” Farmer said. “This is really the core of Comic-Con, it’s what Comic-Con should be.” Even though Farmer was somewhat critical of Comic-Con, which he had been attending for more than a decade, he said that over the years it has lost some of the original appeal it once had. However, Farmer also said that he still enjoys Comic-Con every year. For other fans, cosplaying is a great way to show off a person’s hobbies and interests. For Florencio Vasquez, 21, cosplaying is a great way to act like a character from another world. He was dressed as Ash from the Evil Dead films. Vasquez has been cosplaying for the last three to four years and has dressed up as the Tenth Doctor
refuge from burdensome originality was sought, and, of course, Helgeland preserved the palpable coating of Hollywood-prepared cheese. But it is the story and its historical and modern significance that make the film worth seeing. Those with an understanding of baseball or simply an appreciation for the game and its values will easily look past the film’s more prosaic qualities. 9. Striking Cinematography. Shot by Don Burgess, 42 boasts stunning visuals. The film’s faint honey-colored hue adds a whimsical depth to the unblemished recreation of 1940s America. 8. Chadwick Boseman. In his first major, big-screen appearance, Boseman tackled the role of one of America’s most cherished sports figures. Although Boseman did not deliver the premier caliber acting performance west of Chavez Ravine (not that the role demanded it), he pulled together a fair and commendable depiction of Robinson. He portrayed Robinson’s multifaceted character in accordance to his surroundings and his intensity and love for the game. 7. Accuracy of Simulation. Baseball fans can breathe knowing the film’s depiction of baseball skill sets doesn’t come across as a dim-witted performance staged by athleticallychallenged actors. Nearly each element of the game is executed in a way that translates seamlessly on screen. The fielding seems the faculty of professional athletes and batting mechanics appear natural. However, although the pitching mechanics seem realistic, the shots of the ball in flight from the pitcher’s throwing hand to the plate do not—as well as the flight of the ball off the bat. 6. Harrison Ford. Enough said. (One note: Watching Ford as the raspy-voiced, quick-witted Branch Rickey—and in a supporting role— was an obscured side of Ford that must be evoked more often.) 5. Accuracy of Story. The film, for
the most part, is historically accurate, with the exception of Helgeland’s bits of dramatized sentimentality—proof of minimal creative liberties taken.
4. Fit for Baseball Fans and NonFans. Baseball fans won’t learn
much from the film beyond what is fairly common knowledge to those familiar with the baseball world. In this way, the film’s rather generally known storyline renders the film relatively simplistic, but that is part of its lure. Baseball fans grew up listening to (or witnessing) tales of the Baseball Hall of Famer, but a biopic like 42 can vividly recreate Robinson’s first unnerving years in the Major Leagues. And for those who know little or nothing of Robinson and his heroism this film is a perfect introductory course: Baseball and Ethics 101. 3. Something for Everyone. 42 indulges the interests of any movie-goer. Older generations will enjoy the film’s historical merit; parents and children can utilize the film as a footing to discuss racial and social inequality; and young adults will enjoy 42 for the film’s pure entertainment value. 2. Evokes Emotion. The viewing experience will conjure up every emotion. Tears, laughter, excitement and the urge to go Nolan Ryan on a racist who looks like Robin Ventura. 1. The Message. See 42 for its message, its a reminder of how far we have come as a nation and how far behind we still are. 42’s depiction of baseball’s blanket of intolerance is representative of the post-WWII era’s larger culture as well as today’s. Place other historically (and currently) oppressed groups in the cleats of Jackie Robinson: “You can’t do what we do, ‘cause you’re one of them.” It seems unqualified insanity that such an exigency for these messages still exists in 2013—nearly 57 years after Robinson’s final MLB appearance—but the film’s message is timelessly relevant, and it will remain so until it is actually learned from.
PETER PHAM / Daily Titan TOP: Bungie characters, Master Chief and a Spartan soldier line up back-toback at Frank and Sons in the City of Industry for the Cosplay Convention. BOTTOM: Attendee Terrance Thompson, 25, of San Diego, poses in ready stance as Spider-Man. He was one of the first people to arrive at the convention.
“Just the idea of getting into a character that you can’t really be anywhere else, that’s the reason why I do it ... getting creative and killing some time making the costume.” FLORENCIO VASQUEZ Attendee
from Doctor Who and Jim Carrey’s Ace Ventura, but mostly sticks to Ash because people say he looks much like the character. “Just the idea of getting into a character that you can’t really be anywhere else,” said Vasquez. “That’s the reason why I do it ... getting creative and killing some time making the costume.” Matthew Western, 25, was dressed head to toe as the Hylian hero Link from the Legend of Zelda games. Unlike other cosplayers, Western has spent his time focusing on a single costume rather than making multiple ones. “It’s been a work in progress,” said Western. “It started out really really horrible and over the years I just kind of got pieces of it together. Some of it’s made, some of it’s just bought and modified, thrown together. I like how it looks so I find it acceptable to take it out in public.” Not only does Western attend comic book conventions in costume—he also can be seen at Renaissance festivals like the Scarborough Fair held in Texas. “This doubles as my Halloween costume too, so it’s kind of all pur-
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pose,” he added. Western said he plans to branch out and wants to make another costume, but that it takes so much energy and time just for the one. Western also added that his choices are limited because of his long golden locks. “My big thing is my hair,” Western said. “I like having my natural hair. I don’t like the idea of wearing a wig.” Lynn Wojcik, 26, from San Diego County, mostly makes her own costumes and asks her friends for some of the parts that are harder to sew. Though dressed as Wonder Woman for Cosplay Con, Wojcik has also attended conventions as DC Comics’ Black Canary and Marvel’s Psylocke. “I started in March of last year,” said Wojcik. “I try to get to as many conventions as I can. There’s a lot.” For its initial run, Cosplay Con seemed to make quite a splash in the cosplay community. If it makes it to its second year, hopefully it will expand as ComicCon has over the decades while keeping the spirit of cosplay culture alive. VISIT US AT: DAILYTITAN.COM/DETOUR
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No. 4-ranked Titans rally to beat UCSB in game one Richy Pedroza hits a sacrifice fly to score the winning run for CSUF CHRIS KONTE
“We had the confidence that we were going to score ... we had to score to win.”
After coughing up a one-run ninth inning lead, No. 4 Cal State Fullerton was able to rally in the bottom half for a fortuitous 4-3 win over visiting UC Santa Barbara at Goodwin Field on Friday night. The Gauchos (18-16, 4-5 Big West) used three relief pitchers in the ninth, but none were effective. Left-hander Greg Mahle allowed a bunt single to left fielder Austin Diemer, and was then replaced after throwing one ball to third baseman Matt Chapman. UCSB Head Coach Andrew Checketts then brought in star closer Dylan Hecht despite the fact that Hecht was battling a stomach flu which caused him to vomit 25 times Thursday, according to Gaucho media members. Hecht was also hit in the face with a baseball while warming up in the bullpen prior to entering the game, sending him to the ground for a short while. He threw six pitches—all balls—and was then removed from the game. Jared Wilson relieved Hecht with two runners on base and a 3-0 count to center fielder Austin Kingsolver, and immediately walked him to load the bases with nobody out. With shortstop Richy Pedroza at the plate, Wilson threw a pitch in the dirt that got by Gaucho catcher Jackson Morrow, allowing all three runners to advance. Diemer scored from third base to tie the game at three. Pedroza then lifted a sacrifice fly to center field to bring home Chapman for the win. “We had the confidence that we were going to score,” said Pedroza. “We
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knew we had to score to win, anyway.” Michael Lorenzen had taken the mound in the top of the ninth trying to protect a 3-2 lead, but blew his first save in his last 17 attempts. His previous blown save came May 1, 2012. With pinch runner Campbell Wear on first base with one out, UCSB right fielder Luke Swenson pulled a triple into the right field corner, landing just inches fair. Then, with the go-ahead run at third base, Morrow executed an unlikely suicide squeeze on an 0-2 count to give the Gauchos a brief 3-2 lead. The pitch was a fastball that may have bounced in the opposite batter’s box had it not been bunted. “What happened to Mike was rare,” Pedroza said of Lorenzon’s blown save. “And then they gave us a good opportunity in the bottom of the ninth by walking a couple of guys.” The Titans (31-5, 8-1 Big West) were trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the seventh when left fielder Anthony Hutting ripped a one-out single into right and was pinch run for by Diemer. Chapman followed by hitting into what appeared to be an inning-ending double play, but prior to the ball reaching UCSB shortstop Brandon Trinkwon, it took a ridiculous hop and flew over Trinkwon’s head into shallow left-center field. Diemer advanced to third and Chapman moved up to second when left fielder Kelly Dalton was unable to pick the ball up cleanly. Kingsolv-
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er followed with an infield single to tie the game at one. A second run scored in the inning when Richy Pedroza nearly hit into a double play, but the throw to first was in the dirt and unable to be picked by first baseman Tyler Kuresa. Chapman scored from third base to put the Titans ahead 2-1. CSUF starting pitcher Thomas Eshelman earned a no-decision despite throwing eight innings, striking out seven Gauchos and allowing just a first inning run. The freshman’s streak of 63.1 innings without issuing a walk to start his college career was snapped when he threw a 3-2 fastball high to Trinkwon. Eshelman was only two innings short of the Titan record, which belongs to Wes Roemer, who reached 65.1 innings in 2006. Eshelman received two separate ovations from the crowd of 1,882—first immediately after ball four, and then again after the inning when his feat was displayed on the scoreboard. Eshelman called the experience “humbling.” “That kid pounds the zone like no other,” Pedroza said. “He gave up that one (first inning run); other pitchers could have got flustered or rattled, but he got back to his game plan and just kept pounding it and kept us in the game.” “He pitched efficiently, threw strikes, and they played good defense behind him,” said Head Coach Rick Vanderhook.
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The University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine came to Fullerton and showed why they are first in the Big West Conference and ranked No. 15 in the nation as they flexed their offensive muscles in a 14-2 mercy rule victory over the Cal State Fullerton Titans in game one of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Anderson Field. “We got it going in the beginning, we really did, but then their offense just took over,” Titan Head Coach Kelly Ford said. “Honestly they just dominated us offensively today.” The ‘Bows (33-8, 11-1) got on the board early in the top of the first inning. With one out and a runner on first, right fielder Keiki Carlos hit a huge two-run home run to center field to break the scoreless tie. The Titans (17-25, 4-8) were able to answer right back in the bottom of the first inning as they led off the inning with back to back hits by catcher Ariel Tsuchiyama and center fielder Ashley Carter. After moving to third base on a double play, Tsuchiyama was awarded home when Hawaii pitcher Kaia Parnaby threw an illegal pitch, her third of the inning, with third baseman Eliza Crawford at-bat to cut the lead to 2-1. CSUF was then able to tie things up at 2-2 in the bottom of the second inning when first baseman Melissa Sechrest was able to reach first on an error by shortstop Jessica Iwata. After moving to third base on a sacrifice bunt and then a single by right fielder Tiffany Sheffler, left fielder Leesa Harris hit a soft blooper in between the pitcher, third base-
MIMI HUNG / Daily Titan TOP: Sophomore infielder Carissa Turang is unable to get the tag in a game against Hawaii on Saturday. BOTTOM: Senior Katey Laban winds up for a pitch. She pitched one inning, allowing five hits and seven runs.
man and shortstop that dropped for a single and scored Sechrest and moved Sheffler to third base. Then the Titans spoiled a chance to take the lead when Tsuchiyama hit what looked like to be a sacrifice fly that seemed to have scored Sheffler from third. On appeal, Sheffler was deemed to have left third base too early and was ruled out. That was all the Titans offense could muster as Hawaii took the 3-2 lead in the top of the third inning and never looked back. Then Titan Desiree Ybarra came in-relief of starter Jasmine Antunez and quickly gave up a run with a runner on second and first and first baseman Leisha Li’ili’I hit a shot up the middle past the pitcher that scored center fielder Kelly Majam from second. “It just wasn’t the game for us, we tried but it just didn’t happen,” Crawford said. Antunez finished the game with two earned runs on one hit, two walks and three strikeouts on two innings pitched while Ybarra finished
with five earned runs on six hits and one walk in two innings pitched. The ‘Bows broke things open in the top of the fourth inning when they scored four runs on four hits, highlighted by a two-run double with the bases loaded by catcher Kayla Wartner. Ybarra was then relieved by senior Katey Laban to start the top of the fifth inning, but it was more of the same as Hawaii put up seven runs on the board, five of them unearned, after a pair of huge errors by Laban and Tsuchiyama on plays that would have ended the inning. Hawaii starting pitcher Parnaby was then able to get three outs in the bottom of the fifth inning to enact the mercy rule and end the game early. Parnaby finished the game with two runs (one earned) allowed on four hits, walking one striking out two in five innings pitched. “We were just trying to get used to how she was pitching and her locations in this first game,” Sechrest said.
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“The ball definitely started getting in a little quicker as the game went on,” said Wallach, who was behind the plate for the second night in a row. “I think that’s his strength, being able to go deep in a game.” CSUF (31-5, 8-1 Big West) roughed up UCSB starter Justin Jacome (3-3), who was removed in the fourth inning after surrendering six runs and eight hits. Jacome couldn’t retire a batter in the game until after the Titans had already scored, allowing three to cross the plate in the first. CSUF has outscored opponents 42-7 in the first inning this season. “I thought we took really good at bats. We got some momentum rolling, and when we do that we score some runs,” Vanderhook said. In the first, center fielder Michael Lorenzen was hit by a pitch and reached base safely for the 24th consecutive game. Lorenzen also singled in the third. Garza was touched up for a run in the top of the second, but left fielder Austin Diemer answered with a triple off the left-center field wall in the bottom of the inning and scored
on shortstop Richy Pedroza’s second single of the game, giving CSUF a 4-1 lead. Diemer set a new careerhigh with three hits.
“I could kind of tell off the bat. I got it pretty good, squared it up.” CHAD WALLACH Catcher The Titans put another three-spot on the scoreboard in the fourth, capped off by an RBI triple off the bat of designated hitter J.D. Davis. The sophomore from Elk Grove, Calif. finished with two hits, two RBIs and a run scored. Wallach belted his first career college home run in the bottom of the fifth. The towering drive left the stadium completely, soaring over the netting and advertisements above the left field wall. “I could kind of tell off the bat.
I got it pretty good, squared it up,” said Wallach. “It felt great. I had a monkey on my back the whole year.” Chapman, who recently returned to action after missing six games due to a sprained left ankle, followed Wallach by stretching a single into a double and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Chapman would come home on Diemer’s second hit of the contest to bring the score to 9-1. Gaucho second baseman Woody Woodward also recorded his first career home run. Garza had not allowed an opponent to go deep against this year him until Woodward’s sixth inning solo-shot to left field. Chapman added his first of the season in the bottom of the eighth, sending a high fly ball soaring over the left-center field wall to account for the final run of the game. Vanderhook’s club has put together 10-straight wins on three separate occasions in 2013, something that had never previously been done in the program’s impressive history. CSUF’s 8-0 start to conference play prior to Sunday’s loss was its best since 2004. For more information, visit FullertonTitans.com.
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Matt Chapman (19) congratulates Chad Wallach (29) as he crosses home plate after hitting his first career home run.
Softball unable to stop Hawaii, falls 8-4 in game two of doubleheader Three-run sixth inning propels No. 14 Hawaii to series victory over Titans SERGIO GOMEZ
After taking the first two games of their series against the visiting UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, the Cal State Fullerton baseball team was unable to get anything going offensively and was held scoreless Sunday, 2-0, for the first time this season. The loss was only the second in the last 22 games. The Titans last lost on March 26 against Loyola Marymount in a game also at Goodwin Field. Seemingly using all of their runs in a 10-2 victory the night before, the Titans (31-5, 8-1) were unable to break right-hander Robby Nescovic, as he was able to escape several jams and come out with the shutout. Nescovic (1-1) gave up four hits and four walks while striking out two in 6.2 innings pitched to earn the win. The Gauchos (18-16, 4-5) got things going early. In the top of the second inning, Nesovic reached on a dropped third strike from Titan right-hander Grahamm Wiest to begin the inning. The next batter, first baseman Tyler Kuresa, hit a deep shot to right field that was ruled a home run by first base umpire Dan Ignosci. Titan Head Coach Rick Vanderhook argued that the ball went off the top of the fence rather than over it. The umpires convened and ruled that the ball indeed hit the top of the fence. The play was ruled a ground rule double and the runners were placed at second and third base. Right fielder Luke Swenson hit a routine grounder to first base that scored Nesovic from third base for the 1-0 lead. The Gauchos failed to score the other run as they struck out to end the inning. Settling down after the run scored, Wiest retired the next eight batters he faced before the top of the fifth inning when the Gauchos put another run on the board. Kuresa was hit by the pitch to lead off the inning and reached second base after a single by Swenson. Catcher Jackson Morrow then attempted to move the runners over with a sacrifice bunt, but was able to reach first base safely when Wiest turned his attention to the runner Kuresa for a split second before making a bad throw to first baseman Carlos Lopez. Wiest then got left fielder joey Epperson to ground out to a 6-4-3 double play but Kuresa crossed home plate for
The visiting University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine picked up from where they left off as they took game two of a doubleheader against the Cal State Fullerton Titans, 8-4, to sweep a Saturday afternoon doubleheader at Anderson Field. The ‘Bows (33-8, 11-1) continued to show their offensive might in the top of the first inning when they were able to put one on the board as the Titan defense continued to struggle from game one. Two singles and a hit-by-pitch loaded the bases. With two outs, pitcher Jasmine Antunez was able to get Rainbow shortstop Jessica Iwata to hit a soft roller right in front of catcher Ariel Tsuchiyama who threw off line to first base. A good throw would have resulted in the third out, but the play instead turned into the first run of the game. The Titans (17-25, 4-8) stormed back in the bottom of the first inning when center fielder Ashley Carter got on base with a single and was followed by a huge double by designated player Desiree Ybarra to put runners on second and third
for third baseman Eliza Crawford. On a 0-1 count, Crawford stepped into a high fastball from pitcher Kaia Parnaby and drove it far and high over the right field wall for a three-run home run that gave the Titans their first lead of the day, 3-1. It was Crawford’s sixth home run of the season. “You have to expect what she’s going to throw to you, but seeing her for the third time I was just ready and jumped on it,” Crawford said. Hawaii was able to get a run back in the top of the second inning on back-to-back doubles by center fielder Kelly Majam and catcher Kayla Wartner to cut the Titan lead to 3-2. The Rainbow Wahine then took the lead for good in the top of the fourth inning when designated player Sharla Kleibenstein hit a monstrous shot over the left field fence to tie things up at three. It was Kleibenstein’s sixth home run of the season. Then after Majam was hit by a pitch, Wartner hit a line drive that just got over the left field fence for a two-run home run that gave Hawaii the 5-3 lead. Wartner finished the game with two hits, three RBIs and three runs scored. Hawaii was then able to put three more runs on the board in the top of the sixth inning, highlighted by a two-run double by Iwata that scored Majam and Wartner and drove Antunez out of the game,
trailing 8-3. Antunez finished the game with a line of eight runs (five earned), 10 hits, four strikeouts and one walk in 5.1 innings pitched. In the bottom of the sixth inning with one out, freshman first baseman Melissa Sechrest inched the Titans a bit closer with a solo bomb to center field to cut the lead to 8-4, but it was the last run for the Titan offense. “She was throwing first-pitch strikes the whole game and I watched the first two in my first two at-bats so I knew she was going to throw me this pitch so it was right there and I just swung at it and made contact,” Sechrest said. Parnaby was able to finish off the Titans for her second win in the doubleheader as she finished the second game with four earned runs on six hits, one strikeout and one walk in seven innings pitched. “(Parnaby) is a competitor. Even when we started to rally she was not fazed by it. She was very impressive,” said Titan Head Coach Kelly Ford. “There were glimpses of great play and I told the team to take those glimpses of greatness and use it to beat any team because we can,” she added. For more information on the softball team and their upcoming schedule this season, visit FullertonTitans.com.
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MIMI HUNG / Daily Titan TOP: Sophomore Grahamm Wiest throws a pitch against UC Santa Barbara. The pitcher gave up two earned runs, four hits and two walks. RIGHT: Senior shortstop Richy Pedroza sits dejected after being tagged out at second base in the Titans’ game three loss against the Gauchos.
the 2-0 lead. Wiest (6-2) gave up two earned runs on four hits, two walks and six strikeouts in seven innings pitched but was handed the loss. It was all that UCSB needed, as the Titans were unable to get clutch hits in key situations. In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Titans loaded the bases with two outs and Lopez up to bat. After working a 2-2 count, Lopez drove the ball deep and hard to center field. As center fielder Cameron Newell drifted further and further back it looked for a split second as if Lopez was about to hit a grand slam. However, the ball died on the warning track as Newell reached up to make the catch right on the fence. Fullerton had another chance
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to score in the bottom of the seventh. With the bases loaded and two outs, center fielder Michael Lorenzen failed to come through as he hit a soft pop fly to shortstop to end the inning. Titans’ designated hitter J.D. Davis went 2-2 with two singles and walked twice, and catcher Chad Wallach reached base three times with a single, walk and hitby-pitch. “We need to learn how to lose. We’ll take tomorrow off and get back on Tuesday, and we have to figure out a way to move past this loss and get back on track,” Vanderhook said. The Titans look to regroup when they hit the road on Tuesday to take on Pepperdine University. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.
The Titans managed to garner the runs by timely hitting, perfectly placed bunts and speedy baserunning. “What really sticks out to me was our execution of the bunts,” said Head Coach Kelly Ford. “You know they have a lefty first baseman, a lefty pitcher, it makes it a tougher field to have to spin and throw to one, and our bunters just did a great job.” Spotty defense by the Rainbow Wahine helped the Titans nab extra runs that they did not particularly earn. Hawaii had five errors for the game, while CSUF played great defense throughout the contest. In the bottom of the fifth with the bases loaded and nobody out, Tsuchiyama came to bat and singled into center field. The clutch single scored two runs, which effectively ended the game. “Well I knew that I just needed to put it on the ground and get it through the infield since the bases were loaded,” said Tsuchiyama. “She was a drop ball pitcher so I really was just trying to get some-
thing through and it worked.” Tsuchiyama said the reason she hit so well today was because of the few adjustments she made from yesterday. Her goal was to shorten up her swing and get the ball onto the ground.
“What really sticks out to me was our execution of the bunts.” KELLY FORD Head Coach Tsuchiyama was not the only person to have a great day at the plate, as Aragon had arguably the best day out of anyone on the field. “I knew coming in I had to keep my hands above the ball because she got me last time on an outside pitch rise and today I was like, ‘I’m going to hit this pitcher, I’ve seen her super good,’” Aragon said.
This was easily Aragon’s best game to date since the season started, as she was out for six weeks due to a concussion. Going into the game, the team expected to pull out at least one upset victory against the first place Rainbow Wahine. “We were all going into this like we were going to upset Hawaii,” said Aragon. “We were just excited and our energy was like we are going out there with nothing to lose.” Next up for the Titans is a Wednesday doubleheader at UC Riverside. For more information, visit FullertonTitans.com.
STATS Gabby Aragon 2-3, four RBIs Hit a three-run home run
Ariel Tsuchiyama 3-4, three RBIs Three singles led to RBIs
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