Part 2 of our conversation with Mel Franks, longtime Sports Information Director for Cal State Fullerton. We discuss how Larry Cochell stole Phil Nevin without offering him a scholarship and Rick Vanderhook’s nickname while playing at Cal State Fullerton.
The inaugural episode of the 1544 Miles to Omaha Podcast has arrived! Our first guest to talk about Titan Baseball is Mel Franks, now retired Sports Information Director for Cal State Fullerton.
Pitching and defense. That has been hallmark of Cal State Fullerton Titan Baseball since Augie Garrido took the program to Division 1 status in 1975. “Augie Ball” has always been to just throw strikes and let the seven guys behind the pitcher make plays. Heading into the 2019 Titan Baseball season, Augie Ball will still […]
In early 2018, the college baseball world lost a giant, a Titan of the game: Augie Garrido. It’s a new year and the hopes and expectations of the 2019 team of returning to Omaha can be credited to Augie’s legacy.
Pitching and defense have been the cornerstone of any Cal State Fullerton Titan Baseball team since Augie Garrido took the helm. Through the years, from Garrido to Larry Cochell to George Horton to Dave Serrano and now to Rick Vanderhook, the guys taking the hill have been tremendous. Piggy-backing off of our previous post, The […]
Cal State Fullerton boasts one of the most historic and successful baseball programs in the country with four national championships and 18 trips to the College World Series. Why else would the program receive the moniker of “Cal State Omaha”? Obviously there have been tremendous teams of the past. The 1995 Titan squad is considered […]