Colon Named Big West Player of the Week

March 23, 2009

Irvine, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton's Christian Colon was named the Big West Player of the Week by the league office Monday afternoon after going 8-for-17 (.615) and reaching base in all but one plate appearance last weekend in the Titans' sweep of Oral Roberts.

This is the second career Player of the Week honor for Colon, and the first this season.

Colon returned to the Titan dugout only once in 15 plate appearances on the weekend, reaching on 8 hits, a walk, a hit by pitch, two fielder's choices, an error and the passed ball on a strikeout. His infield single in the eighth in the series finale extended his hitting streak to 13 games.

The shortstop had two multi-hit games (4-for-5 and 3-for-3) and drove in five, while scoring seven runs as the Titans won their 15th in their last 16 games.

Colon drove in three in the series opener and two of his four hits went for extra bases (double and a triple). His two-out triple in the fourth inning drove home two runs to give the Titans a 6-1 lead.

In game two, the sophomore from Corona collected three hits and reached base five times as the Titans won the series. He added a second double of the weekend in the series clincher on Friday and was also a perfect 2-for-2 in stolen bases on the week.

This is the third week in a row the Titans have earned Player of the Week raccolades. Nick Ramirez (Mar. 9) and Josh Fellhauer (Mar. 16)have preceded Colon this month.