Former Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Blake Hawksworth joined the Cal State Fullerton baseball program as a pitching coach in August of 2016.
In his role as pitching coach for the Titans, Hawksworth will help develop, mentor and coach the Titans both on and off the field as well as assist in recruiting.
Hawksworth comes to the Titans after working for the Boras Corporation as an MLB Certified Player Agent for the past two years.
Prior to his work at the Boras Corporation, Hawksworth played two years for the Los Angeles Dodgers where he posted a 4.08 ERA and appeared in 49 games in relief. As a Dodger, he recorded a career-best seven holds, fanned an average of 7.30 batters per nine innings, walked 2.89 batters per game and logged a total of 12 games finished.
Having played professional baseball for 10 years, Hawksworth spent the majority of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals organization where he pitched for eight years. While with the Cardinals, Hawksworth made his Major League debut in 2009 and was a key contributor to the National League Central Division title.
Hawksworth signed with the Cardinals after being selected in the 28th round of the 2001 MLB amateur draft and went on to be rated the No. 1 prospect in the Cardinals organization in 2004.
His Major League Baseball career came to an end after an injury and he concluded his three-year MLB tenure with a 4.07 ERA in 75 appearances. Hawksworth, who was primarily a reliever, recorded eight wins in eight starts, while pitching 130.1 innings pitched and striking out 81 batters against 50 walks.
Hawksworth played one year at Bellevue Community College in Washington where he posted a 0.18 ERA and an 8-0 record en route to helping the Bulldogs to the NWAAC Championship game. He finished the year named Bellevue College Most Valuable Pitcher and the NWAAC's Most Valuable Player.