Feb. 28, 2011
Irvine, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton sophomore shortstop Richy Pedroza was named the Big West Conference Player of the Week after helping the Titans to a 3-1 week over Long Beach State and then-No. 4 TCU.
Pedroza was a spark plug atop of the Titans' batting order and was a solid defender at short. On the week, Pedroza reached base (via hit, error, or HBP) 10 times in 19 plate appearances setting the table for numerous Titan offensive threats.
The Covina native was also one of two Titans to hit in all three games in Fort Worth, upping his team-leading batting average to .393.
On Friday night against the Horned Frogs, Pedroza had a game-high three hits in the Titans only loss of the week. On Saturday, his sacrifice bunt drove home the game-winning run, and on Sunday, he singled and scored the game-tying run as the Titans went on to take a series against the nationally-ranked Frogs.
Pedroza finished the week by going 6-for-15 (.400) with four runs scored, an RBI, three sacrifices and a stolen base. This is his first career player of the week nod.
Pedroza and the Titans will return to Goodwin Field Tuesday night as they host Loyola Marymount in a non-conference midweek match up. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.