Titans Picked to Lead the Big West in 2007

Jan. 9, 2007

Irvine, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton baseball has been picked to claim its fourth-consecutive Big West Conference championship as the Irvine-based league offices announced the 2007 Preseason Coaches Poll Tuesday morning.

George Horton's Titans garnered seven of the eight first place votes (63 total points) giving them the edge over UC Riverside who finished in second with 50 total points. UC Irvine and Long Beach State finished close behind in third and fourth places, respectively.

The Titans (50-15 in 2006) advanced to the College World Series last season after winning their third-straight conference title with an 18-3 mark . They enter this season ranked No. 12 by Collegiate Baseball and No. 15 by Baseball America and will rely on Collegiate Baseball's reigning Co-National Player of the Year Wes Roemer (JR., RHP, Glendora, Calif., 13-2, 2.38 ERA, 155 IP, 145 K, 7 BB) and Big West Honorable Mention Evan McArthur (SR., 3B, Medford, Oregon, .303, 7 HR, 36 RBI, 7 SB) to lead the way.

The 2007 campaign opens on Friday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. as the Titans host Stanford in the first of a three-game series at Goodwin Field.

2007 BIG WEST CONFERENCE
PRESEASON COACHES POLL

1. Cal State Fullerton (7), 63
2. UC Riverside, 50
3. UC Irvine (1), 48
4. Long Beach State, 43
5. Cal Poly, 31
6. UC Santa Barbara, 23
7. Pacific, 22
8. Cal State Northridge, 8

( ) indicate first-place votes