OMAHA, JUNE 4 -- Frank Carey's two-run homer and Ron Witmeyer's two-run triple helped defending champion Stanford beat Fresno State, 10-3, in the first round of the College World Series tonight.
Stanford (42-22) advances to a second-round game Monday at 8:10 p.m. (EDT) against Cal State-Fullerton, which beat Miami (Fla.), 9-3, tonight.
Second-seeded Fresno State, which had beaten Stanford twice this season, is 56-11. It will play Miami (51-13-1) in an elimination game Monday at 5:10 p.m.
Stanford's Lee Plemel (11-8), a senior right-hander, pitched a nine-hitter for his fifth straight victory. He struck out three.
Loser John Salles (15-1) gave up seven runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.
Carey, a junior second baseman, homered in the third and finished three for five. He led off the first inning with a triple, then scored on a grounder.
Witmeyer's triple highlighted a three-run fifth inning that provided a 7-3 lead. Ed Sprague homered for Stanford in the seventh, then, in the eighth, two errors helped Stanford to two more runs.
Mike Burton of Fresno State hit a two-run homer in the fourth and also had two doubles.
Cal State-Fullerton (42-16) won on Keith Kaub's three-run homer and Jim Osborn's ninth-inning grand slam. Longo Garcia (10-5) won a six-hitter after a poor beginning. He held the Hurricanes scoreless after allowing an RBI single to John Viera in the fourth inning. Mike Fiore singled in the fifth for Miami's last hit, but was thrown out trying to steal.
The Titans trailed, 3-1, until scoring four runs in the fifth. Mike Ross doubled in a run and Kaub followed with his 20th homer of the season, off Joe Grahe (13-5).
Osborn broke the game open with his sixth homer of the season. It came with two out after Shane Flores singled and Brent Mayne and Kaub walked.
Kaub gave the Titans an early lead with a first-inning RBI single.
The second-session crowd was 16,060, a record.