Labeled as a “rebuilding year” by Head Coach Augie Garrido prior to the start of the season after finishing the previous year with 47 wins and a trip to Omaha, the Titans ran roughshod through their schedule in 1995, enduring only one losing “streak” of three games during the campaign before rattling off 18 consecutive victories en route to a 57-9 overall record -- still the best record in school history (.864 winning percentage) -- and a Big West Conference title with a 18-3 mark. Fullerton won everything possible that season: a regular season tournament (the Anaheim Hilton and Towers Classic), a regular season Big West title (its 17th), the Big West postseason conference tournament, NCAA Regionals in Baton Rouge, and the College World Series for its third national title.
Led by National Coach of the Year Garrido (Cal State Fullerton Athletics Hall of Fame inductee - Class of 2005) and the likes of Golden Spikes Award Winner and CWS Most Outstanding Player Mark Kotsay (Cal State Fullerton Athletics Hall of Fame inductee - Class of 2007), Brian Loyd, and Ted Silva, in the lineup, the ’95 Titans became the first No. 1 seed to win the College World Series, outscoring the championship field by a combined total of 39-11 -- including a trio of 11-run games. The run culminated in an 11-5 victory over Southern California rival, and 11-time national champion, USC in the title game.
The team, along with former head men's basketball coach Bobby Dye, men's soccer standout Mike Fox, and All-American gymnast Carol Johnston, will be inducted into the hall's fifth biennial class on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Fullerton Marriott near the Cal State Fullerton campus.
Individual tickets for the 2013 Cal State Fullerton Athletics Hall of Fame are now available for $95 with tables of 10 available for $800. Those who wish to attend the event can register online by clicking here.
For more information on the event, please contact Greg Paules, Director of Development for Athletics, at (657) 278-4516 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.