2014 Baseball News

April 16, 2014
Titans Travel to Cal Poly to Face No. 3 Mustangs
Cal State Fullerton continues their seven game road stretch when they head to San Luis Obispo to take on Cal Poly, the No. 3 team in the nation; followed by a stop at Fresno State.

April 13, 2014
Titans Edged By Gauchos, Drop Series
No. 18 Cal State Fullerton tallied eight hits but could only muster one run as they dropped a 2-1 Big West Conference decision to No. 22 UC Santa Barbara Sunday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.

April 12, 2014
Titans Split Two Games With Gauchos
After four hours was not enough for No. 18 Cal State Fullerton and No. 22 UC Santa Barbara to decide a victor in their opening game on Friday, the two teams returned to the field on Saturday and split a pair of games decided by a combined three runs.

April 11, 2014
Opening Game Between Titans and Gauchos Suspended, Resumes Saturday
The opening game between No. 18 Cal State Fullerton and No. 22 UC Santa Barbara was suspended due to darkness Friday in the top of the 11th with the teams deadlocked 9-9. The game will resume Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.

April 10, 2014
Davis, Eshelman Named to Golden Spikes Midseason Watch List
Cal State Fullerton sophomore right-hander Thomas Eshelman and junior two-way player J.D. Davis were named to the Golden Spikes Award 50-man midseason watch list by USA Baseball on Thursday, bringing the organization one step closer to naming the top amateur baseball player in the country.

April 10, 2014
Titans Travel to UC Santa Barbara For Critical Conference Series
No. 18 Cal State Fullerton is currently riding a three-game winning streak and will travel to take on UC Santa Barbara, the top offense in the Big West Conference.

April 9, 2014
Titans Edge UCLA For Midweek Victory
No. 18 Cal State Fullerton put together a three-run fifth inning and it proved to be enough as they scored a 4-3 comeback victory over UCLA Tuesday night at Goodwin Field.

April 6, 2014
Offense Breaks Out as Titans Snap Losing Skid
No. 18 Cal State Fullerton's offense erupted for seven runs on 10 hits as they snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-1 Big West Conference win over UC Davis Saturday night at Goodwin Field.

April 6, 2014
Titans Rout UC Davis to Take Series
Three players had multi-hit games and the pitching staff allowed just four hits on the day as No. 18 Cal State Fullerton ran away with a 9-1 Big West Conference victory over UC Davis Sunday afternoon at Goodwin Field.

April 5, 2014
Titans Drop Conference Opener to UC Davis
No. 18 Cal State Fullerton gave up three runs thanks to some mental mistakes in the eighth inning and they proved to be the difference as they dropped their Big West Conference opener 3-1 to UC Davis Friday night at Goodwin Field.

April 4, 2014
Baseball Midseason Report
FullertonTitans.com sat down with Titans baseball head coach Rick Vanderhook to look back at the non conference portion of the season and look ahead as the Titans start Big West play.

April 3, 2014
Titans Open Big West Action as They Host UC Davis
No. 18 Cal State Fullerton opens Big West Conference play when they host UC Davis this weekend followed by a midweek affair with UCLA.

April 3, 2014
Five Titans on Opening Day Rosters
Five former Cal State Fullerton Titans were on the opening day rosters of their respective Major League Baseball clubs as the 2014 season got into full swing this week.

March 30, 2014
Titans Drop Finale, Series to Shockers
No. 9 Cal State Fullerton dropped their final non-conference series of the season as they fell to Wichita State, 4-2, Sunday afternoon at Eck Stadium.

March 29, 2014
Titans Suffer Walk Off Loss as Shockers Even Series
No. 9 Cal State Fullerton managed just four hits on the afternoon and just one in the final five innings as they suffered a 3-2 walk off loss to Wichita State Saturday afternoon at Eck Stadium.

March 28, 2014
Eshelman, Titans Shut Down Shockers to Take Opener
Thomas Eshelman went seven strong innings and No. 9 Cal State Fullerton pounded out 10 hits en route to a 5-1 victory over Wichita State Friday night at Eck Stadium.

March 27, 2014
Titans Head to Wichita State This Weekend For Non-Conference Series
No. 9 Cal State Fullerton heads to Wichita State this weekend to take on the Shockers for a three-game set from Eck Stadium.

March 23, 2014
Titans Offense Struggles as Long Beach State Evens Series
No. 9 Cal State Fullerton managed just three hits on the night and none in the final four innings as they fell 3-2 in a non-conference game against Long Beach State Saturday night at Goodwin Field.

March 23, 2014
Vanderhook Earns 100th Victory as Titans Take Series
No. 9 Cal State Fullerton scored the first six runs of the game and then held on to scratch out a 6-5 non-conference victory over Long Beach State Sunday afternoon at Goodwin Field.

March 22, 2014
Eshelman Tosses Complete Game, Chapman Homers as Titans Take Opener
Sophomore Thomas Eshelman pitched his second complete game of the season and Matt Chapman had three RBIs to lead No. 9 Cal State Fullerton to a 5-1 non-conference victory over Long Beach State Friday night at Goodwin Field.

March 20, 2014
Titans Host Long Beach State for Non-Conference Series
No. 9 Cal State Fullerton concludes a seven-game homestand this weekend when they welcome Long Beach State to Goodwin Field for a non-conference series.

March 19, 2014
Titans Get Twelve Games Showcased on ESPN3
No. 9 Cal State Fullerton will have 12 of its games broadcast on ESPN3 this season, the Big West Conference announced Wednesday.

March 19, 2014
Williamson, Kuhl Help Titans Edge UNLV
No. 9 Cal State Fullerton got stellar pitching once again and junior Clay Williamson's RBI-single in the seventh proved to be the difference as the Titans edged UNLV 2-1 Tuesday night at Goodwin Field.

March 16, 2014
Titans Blanked as Saint Mary's Evens Series
No. 9 Cal State Fullerton managed just four hits and let a solid effort from starter Grahamm Wiest go for naught as they fell 6-0 to Saint Mary's Saturday night at Goodwin Field.

March 16, 2014
Bickford, Chapman lead Titans Past Saint Mary's to Take Series
Freshman Phil Bickford had his longest outing of the season and Matt Chapman's RBI double in the sixth gave No. 9 Cal State Fullerton the lead for good as they defeated Saint Mary's 4-2 Sunday afternoon at Goodwin Field.

March 15, 2014
Davis Two-Run Single Lifts Titans Past Saint Mary's in Extras
J.D. Davis' single to right field in the 13th inning lifted No. 9 Cal State Fullerton to a thrilling 6-5 walk-off victory over Saint Mary's Friday night at Goodwin Field.

March 13, 2014
Titans Return Home to Host Saint Mary’s, UNLV
After playing seven straight games on the road, the Titans return to Goodwin Field this week to host Saint Mary’s for a three-game set this weekend followed by a midweek contest against UNLV on March 18.

March 12, 2014
Titans Drop Third Straight in Walk-Off Loss at San Diego
No. 9 Cal State Fullerton let a two-run lead slip away late and then Troy Conyers hit a walk-off two-run home run in the 10th for San Diego to hand the Titans a 5-3 defeat in 10 innings Tuesday night at Fowler Park.

March 9, 2014
Titans Drop Finale, Series at Baylor
No. 4 Cal State Fullerton left eight men on base, including the possible tying run in the ninth inning as they dropped a 5-4 decision to Baylor Sunday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark.

March 8, 2014
Eshelman's Complete Game Shutout Carries Titans Past Baylor
Sophomore Thomas Eshelman threw the second complete game of his career and first complete-game shutout as No. 4 Cal State Fullerton won their sixth consecutive game with an 11-0 decision over Baylor Friday night at Baylor Ballpark.

March 8, 2014
Titans Winning Streak Snapped as Baylor Evens Series
No. 4 Cal State Fullerton managed just three hits and failed to capitalize on their opportunities as their six-game winning streak was snapped with a 1-0 loss to Baylor Saturday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark.

March 6, 2014
Deacon Named to Johnny Bench Award Watch List
Cal State Fullerton catcher Jared Deacon was named to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced Thursday.

March 6, 2014
Titans Stay on the Road With Trips to Baylor and San Diego
The Titans, riding a five-game winning streak, head out on the road this week to face Baylor and San Diego.

March 4, 2014
Diemer and Galarza Named Big West Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Junior Austin Diemer and sophomore Samantha Galarza were named Cal State Fullerton’s Big West Scholar Athletes of the Year, it was announced by the league on Tuesday.

March 3, 2014
Titans Series Against Long Beach State to be on ESPN3
No. 4 Cal State Fullerton's upcoming series against Long Beach State will be broadcast on ESPN3, it was announced Monday.

March 2, 2014
Davis Helps Titans Complete Sweep of Oregon
In a game littered with lead changes and rain delays, it was J.D. Davis' sacrifice fly in the ninth inning proved to be the difference as No. 5 Cal State Fullerton completed a three-game sweep of No. 9 Oregon with a 5-4 win Sunday afternoon at PK Park.

March 1, 2014
Titans Edge Oregon to Clinch Series
Greg Velazquez's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning proved to be the difference as No. 5 Cal State Fullerton scored a 3-2 victory over No. 9 Oregon Saturday afternoon at PK Park.

March 1, 2014
Titans Use Big Inning and Eshelman's Gem to Down Oregon
In a battle of top-10 teams, it was No. 5 Cal State Fullerton who came out swinging as they used a five-run fifth inning to power past No. 9 Oregon 9-2 Friday night at PK Park.

February 27, 2014
Titans to Appear in Three Games on Fox Sports Networks in 2014
No. 5 Cal State Fullerton will play the final two games of their three-game series against UC Irvine on Prime Ticket, it was announced Thursday.

February 26, 2014
Titans Prepare to Face Oregon in Battle of Ranked Teams
No. 5 Cal State Fullerton makes their first road trip outside the state of California when they take on No. 9 Oregon, beginning Friday at 6 p.m.

February 23, 2014
Wiest's Complete Game and a Pair of Homers Help Titans Clinch Series
Junior Grahamm Wiest tossed his fifth career complete game and J.D. Davis and Greg Velazquez each hit their second home run of the year to power No. 3 Cal State Fullerton to a 5-1 victory over San Francisco Sunday afternoon at Goodwin Field.

February 23, 2014
Chapman, Garza Lead Titans in Rout of San Francisco
One night after blowing a three-run lead in and losing the longest game in school history, No. 3 Cal State Fullerton came out firing on all cylinders Saturday night as they scored a lopsided 11-0 victory over San Francisco at Goodwin Field.

February 22, 2014
Titans Lose 19-Inning Marathon to San Francisco
In the longest game in No. 3 Cal State Fullerton's 39-year NCAA Division I baseball history, it was San Francisco's Brendan Hendriks who put the visiting Dons up for good with a home run in the 19th inning to score a 6-5 victory over the Titans Friday night at Goodwin Field.

February 20, 2014
Titans Get Set to Host San Francisco for Three-Game Set
No. 3 Cal State Fullerton will host the University of San Francisco for the first time ever at Goodwin Field this weekend.

February 19, 2014
Mistakes Too Much For Titans to Overcome in Loss to Southern Cal
No. 3 Cal State Fullerton made three costly errors and could not capitalize with runners on and that was all Southern California needed as they downed the Titans 6-1 Tuesday night at Dedeaux Field.

February 18, 2014
Titans Hit the Road to Face USC
Cal State Fullerton heads out on the road for the first time this season for a midweek game against USC. The Titans are coming off an opening series at Goodwin Field where they took two of three from Washington State.

February 16, 2014
Deacon's Clutch Hit Clinches Series for Titans
Senior Jared Deacon had most of Sunday off after catching the first two games, including an 11-inning game Saturday. But when called upon, the fifth-year senior came through in the clutch

February 15, 2014
Titans Comeback Falls Short as Cougars Even Series
No. 4 Cal State Fullerton came back from four runs down to tie the game but they could not get over the hump despite great efforts from J.D. Davis and Koby Gauna as Washington State scored a 9-7 victory in 11 innings over the Titans Saturday afternoon at Goodwin Field.

February 15, 2014
Eshelman, Velazquez Lead Titans to Opening Night Win
No. 4 Cal State Fullerton built a nine-run lead after four innings and that was all sophomore pitcher Thomas Eshelman needed as he went seven shutout innings to lead the Titans to a resounding 12-0 opening night victory over Washington State Friday night at Goodwin Field.

February 14, 2014
Titans To Offer Live Streaming of All Home Baseball Games
The Cal State Fullerton Athletics Department is pleased to announce the offering of live video streaming for all Titan baseball home games during the 2014 season. Titan athletics listened to its fans and addressed the concern regarding NCAA in-person scouting.

February 14, 2014
Four Titans Named to Golden Spikes Watch List
Matt Chapman, J.D. Davis, Thomas Eshelman and Justin Garza were each named to the 2014 preseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List announced by USA Baseball on Friday as the organization marked its first step toward identifying the top amateur baseball player in the country.

February 13, 2014
Titans Open the Season With Washington State
Cal State Fullerton, currently ranked as the No. 1 team in the nation by three of the five preseason polls (National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, USA Today Coaches, Collegiate Baseball) opens the season with a three-game series against Washington State beginning Friday night at 7 p.m. at Goodwin Field.

February 10, 2014
2014 Baseball Season Preview
After their success last season, Cal State Fullerton enters the 2014 season with great expectations. The Titans are coming off one of their more successful seasons after finishing 2013 with a 51-10 (.836) overall record, the second highest winning percentage in program history.

February 7, 2014
Titans to Play Hawai’i Twice on ESPNU
Cal State Fullerton will host two televised games on ESPNU this season against Hawai’i in late April, ESPN announced with the release of its 2014 college baseball television schedule on Thursday.

February 3, 2014
Chapman, Davis and Garza Named Preseason All-Americans
Cal State Fullerton added a few more preseason accolades to its mantle as three Titans were selected to the 2014 Baseball America All-America team, it was announced by the publication on Monday.

February 3, 2014
Titans Ranked No. 1 in Final Preseason Poll
Cal State Fullerton received more preseason praise as they were selected as the No. 1 team in the nation in the National Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association’s Preseason Division I poll, it was announced Monday.

January 31, 2014
Alumni Update – Former Titans in the News
Three former Titans have made the headlines in recent weeks.

January 30, 2014
Titans Picked to Win Big West
Cal State Fullerton was selected as the favorite to win the 2014 Big West title as selected by the nine conference head coaches that voted in the Big West Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll, which was released Thursday.

January 29, 2014
Titans Named No. 1 in USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll
Cal State Fullerton added another preseason accolade to their belt Wednesday as they were selected the No. 1 team in the nation by the USA Today Top 25 Preseason Coaches Poll.

January 27, 2014
Titans Receive High Marks in Perfect Game, Baseball America Preseason Polls
Cal State Fullerton received more preseason accolades Monday as they were ranked No. 2 in the Perfect Game Preseason College Top 25 poll and No. 4 in the Baseball America Preseason Top 25 poll.

January 25, 2014
Jefferies and Garza Lead Titans Past Alumni, 7-0
Sophomore Jake Jefferies went 4-for-4 with a double, a RBI single and a run scored and Justin Garza pitched five scoreless innings to lead the Titans to a 7-0 victory over the Alumni Saturday afternoon at Goodwin Field.

January 23, 2014
Titan Alumni Game Set for Saturday
Titans from the past will make a return to their old stomping ground this Saturday as four-time national champion Cal State Fullerton hosts the Titan Alumni game at 1 p.m. at Goodwin Field.

January 14, 2014
Successful Dinner with the Titans Kicks Off 2014 Season
Over 325 guests gathered at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim last Saturday to support the Cal State Fullerton baseball program.

January 2, 2014
Registration Remains Available for Dinner with the Titans
Only 42 days remain until opening day at Goodwin Field, but fans and supporters of the Cal State Fullerton baseball program can meet their favorite current and former Titans at Dinner with the Titans on Saturday, Jan. 11.

December 25, 2013
Eshelman and Garza Named to Preseason Louisville Slugger All-American Team
Thomas Eshelman and Justin Garza were named to the Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American First Team, it was announced by the organization on Monday.

December 20, 2013
Fullerton Receives No. 1 Ranking in Collegiate Baseball Preseason Poll
Cal State Fullerton was ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball’s Fabulous 40 NCAA Division I preseason baseball poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum, it was announced by the publication on Friday.

December 20, 2013
Rowand Keynote Speaker for Dinner with the Titans
Former Titan great Aaron Rowand will return to Orange County on Saturday, Jan. 11 as the keynote speaker at the eighth-annual Dinner with the Titans.

December 18, 2013
Eshelman and Garza Named to Preseason NCBWA All-American Team
Thomas Eshelman and Justin Garza were named to the 14th annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association preseason All-American First Team, it was announced by the organization on Wednesday.

December 13, 2013
2014 Baseball Single-Game Tix on Sale Now
Still in need of a few stocking stuffers for the holidays? Cal State Fullerton has you covered as single-game tickets for the 2014 Titan baseball season are currently on sale.

December 12, 2013
Alumni Update – Former Titans in the News
A trio of former Titans have accepted new coaching and operations positions in Major League Baseball during recent months.

December 4, 2013
Recapping the Fall with Coach Vanderhook
The four-time national champion Cal State Fullerton baseball program wrapped up its fall ball season on Saturday, Nov. 16, following an intrasquad scrimmage at Goodwin Field.

December 3, 2013
2014 Baseball Season Tickets on Sale Now
The first opportunity to purchase season tickets for the upcoming Cal State Fullerton baseball season will be at noon on Wednesday (Dec. 4).

December 2, 2013
Registration Now Open for Dinner with the Titans
Online registration has opened for the annual Dinner with the Titans, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11 in Anaheim.

November 20, 2013
Titans Sign Eight for 2014
Cal State Fullerton third-year head coach Rick Vanderhook announced that eight high school seniors have signed National Letters of Intent to play baseball at Cal State Fullerton.

November 12, 2013
Annual Family Fun Day Set for Saturday
Titan fans can catch a preview of the 2014 Cal State Fullerton baseball squad on Saturday as the four-time national champions will host the program’s annual Family Fun Day, followed by an intrasquad scrimmage at Goodwin Field.

October 22, 2013
2013 Class Receives No. 12 Ranking from Baseball America
Cal State Fullerton’s 2013 recruiting class received a No. 12 evaluation from Baseball America’s annual top-25 review.

October 17, 2013
Titans Return to Diamond Saturday
The 2013-14 Cal State Fullerton baseball team will make its official debut this weekend at UNLV, playing two fall scrimmages against the Rebels at Earl E. Wilson Stadium.

October 3, 2013
Titans Release 2014 Baseball Schedule
Returning to the field after a record-breaking season in 2013, Cal State Fullerton has released its 2014 schedule, highlighted by eight weekend series at Goodwin Field.

October 2, 2013
MLB Postseason Begins for Former Titans
Fall has arrived along with postseason Major League Baseball, and beginning this week, several former Titans will be on the field competing for their respective clubs.

September 26, 2013
Titans Return to Diamond, Host Family Fun Day
Four-time national champion Cal State Fullerton will start fall ball Thursday, and all scrimmages at Goodwin Field will be open to the public.

September 20, 2013
Collegiate Baseball Ranks 2013 Class at No. 7
Cal State Fullerton's 2013 class was ranked the No. 7 recruiting class in the nation, according to Collegiate Baseball newspaper's annual evaluation.

September 18, 2013
Titans in the Pros Update
It’s been a busy week for former Titan and current San Diego outfielder Mark Kotsay.