March 29, 2010
Irvine, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton hurler Noe Ramirez was named a Collegiate Baseball's Louisville Slugger National Pitcher of the Week and the Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week Monday morning following his complete game shutout of the University of Hawaii last Friday night.
The sophomore right-hander from East Los Angeles made quick work of the Rainbows, surrendering just five hits while striking out a career high 14 batters in 2:20. It was his second complete game of the season.
From the fourth to the sixth innings, Ramirez struck out seven of nine batters including five in a row (including the side in the fifth).
The pitcher out of Alhambra High School faced just five Rainbows over the minimum and won for the fourth straight time in as many starts.
Ramirez, who also earned the conference honor back on Mar. 8, picks up his second career Pitcher of the Week Award. This is his first career national honor.
Ramirez will start Thursday night's Big West Conference opener against UC Davis at Goodwin Field. He is 4-1 with a 3.00 ERA, and is currently leading the Big West in strikeouts (53) and innings pitched (45.0) and ranks second in opponent's batting average (.212).