FULLERTON, Calif. – Colton Eastman's legacy became even stronger on Wednesday, as he earned a spot on D1Baseball.com's All-America First Team, the publication announced.
Eastman's All-American nomination now makes it 21 consecutive years Cal State Fullerton has boasted at least one All-American and it's the first time the Titans have had a first-team All-American since 2016, when Eastman was also named to the publication's first team.
The Fresno, California native went 9-3 during the regular season and boasted an impressive 2.26 ERA in 103.2 innings pitched to go along with 108 strikeouts. He held opponents to just a .198 batting average.
For the regular season, Eastman led the Titans with 11 quality starts. His ERA was 39th lowest nationally, his 15 starts were 16th best nationally, while his 6.34 hits allowed per nine innings were 35th lowest in the country, while his 108 punch outs were 33rd most in the country. His nine wins are 25thmost in all of college baseball and his 0.95 WHIP is 24th best in the nation.
Eastman dominated in the Big West Conference as well. He was named to the league's First Team and earned Big West Pitcher of the Year honors.
He opened conference play with a bang, as he tossed the fifth no-hitter in school history to garner his third career Big West Baseball Pitcher of the Week award as well as national accolades. The right-hander allowed just one walk and struck out seven as he went the full nine innings in a 3-0 win over UC Santa Barbara on March 29. Eastman joined Longo Garcia (1987), Ted Silva (1995), Kirk Saarloos (2001) and Justin Garza (2014) in the Titan no-hitter club, but was the first among that five to throw the no-hitter on the road.
He made eight starts in league play games and went a perfect 7-0 while recording a 1.54 ERA and fanning 63 batters. He became the 14th Titan to earn pitcher of the year honors.
Overall, Eastman went 10-4 and sported a 2.37 ERA in 17 starts. He fanned 124 batters on the year in 117.2 innings pitched.
He was named a Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America Second Team All-American. He also earned a spot on the All-Stanford Regional Team.
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