Cal State Fullerton Senior Shortstop Richy Pedroza makes a spectacular diving stop vs. USC to end the inning on February 15, 2013.
After dodging raindrops in Fullerton and long Beach last weekend, the titan baseball squad hits the road to take on TCU for a three game series this weekend.
Cal State Omaha went 2-2 in the first weekend of play, losing to North Carolina and then taking two of three from Long Beach State. First baseman Nick Ramirez went 7-for-17 while Joe Terry had two triples and four RBI.
TCU, meanwhile, went 2-1 against Kansas last weekend and gained a solid victory over No. 16 Baylor on Tuesday. Matt Purke was on a pitch count in his first game and will likely be on one for a few more starts. With a blister on his left index finger, Purke is scheduled to start on Sunday.
Orange County Register sports columnist Randy Youngman published his Monday column devoted to the 2011 version of the Cal State Fullerton Titan baseball team. To use the overuse cliche, Youngman said of the 2011 Titan baseball squad, “The Titans never rebuild; they merely reload.” According to Youngman and others, Cal State Omaha is poised for another postseason run come June.
To read Youngman’s entire column from Monday, February 7, 2011, click the link below.
Orange County Register: Abrupt end not haunting CSUF baseball
After winning the opening game of the 2010 Los Angeles Super Regional, the Cal State Fullerton Titan baseball team was two strikes away in Game No. 2 from making another trip to Omaha. By virtue of losing Game No. 2 to the UCLA Bruins, the Titans were forced into a winner take all Game 3 situation. The Titans did not bring their bats that night and ended up losing the game, propelling UCLA to the 2010 College World Series.
This being the final year the College World Series will be held inside Rosenblatt Stadium, the Titans who have been to Omaha 16 times, will have to bid the historic stadium a final goodbye from home. The City of Omaha will keep the College World Series but the games in 2011 and beyond will be played in a new, downtown ballpark set to open next year.
Even though the Titans did not advance to Omaha in 2010, the future looks bright. We’re sure Coach Dave Serrano, his staff and players will have their sights set on being the first champions to be crowned in the new Omaha downtown ballpark in 2011.
If you are an avid listener of the Jim Rome Show you have probably heard of Jason Stewart. Stewart, a.k.a. J-Stew, has been the producer for the Jim Rome Show for a number of years now. Regular listeners also know that Stewart is a Cal State Fullerton alumnus and staunch supporter of Titan Athletics. Stewart frequently reminds Rome, a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, of Fullerton’s athletic superiority over the Gauchos. So it only fitting that J-Stew rocked the Cal State Omaha shirt to work on casual Friday, June 11, 2010. He even posted this picture via his Twitter.
Thanks to J-Stew for supporting the Titan baseball team as they make another run at Omaha in 2010. We all know about “Jungle Karma” and his wearing of the Cal State Omaha shirt to work might have been enough for the Titans to secure the win vs. UCLA in Game No. 1 of the Super Regionals.
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On Friday night against UCLA, Christian Colon provided the fireworks at the plate while Noe Ramirez provided the firepower on the mound. The Cal State Fullerton Titan baseball team is on the brink of heading back to Omaha for the College World Series for the 17th time.
In Game No. 1 of the best-of-three Super Regional series with UCLA, Cal State Fullerton needs one more win to punch their ticket to Omaha after winning 4-3 at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Ramirez took the ball from skipper Dave Serrano and delivered a 13 strikeout performance in seven innings of work and was credited with the win. UCLA’s stellar pitcher, Gerrit Cole, gave up four runs in 6 2/3 innings, posting his first loss since April. Christian Colon’s home run in the fifth-inning proved to be the difference as the Titans won the nail biter up in Los Angeles.
Since the NCAA expanded the baseball tournament to include 64 teams and adopted the Super Regional format in 1999, the Titans have advanced to the College World Series in Omaha eight times in those 12 years. A win by the Titans on either Saturday or Sunday would propel the Titans to their 17th overall trip to Omaha and their fourth visit to Omaha since winning the national championship in 2004.