Titans and Tigers Set to Square Off at Goodwin This Weekend
April 17, 2009
THIS WEEKEND'S SCHEULE:
Fri., April, 17 ,vs. Pacific (Goodwin Field), 7 p.m., (GT, WEB)
Sat., April 18,vs. Pacific (Goodwin Field), 6 p.m. ,(GT, WEB)
Sun., April 19 ,vs. Pacific (Goodwin Field), 1 p.m. ,(GT, WEB)
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WEB = Listen for free on fullertontitans.com
PLAY BALL: The No. 6-ranked Titans (23-9, 5-4) won their tune-up against USC on Wednesday and now ready to Pacific (13-18, 5-4) in a Big West Conference series this weekend at Goodwin Field.
The Tigers are coming off a series loss to Cal Poly last weekend and have won two games in their last five.
Pacific is led by JB Brown (.392, 5 HR, 30 RBI), Nick Longmire (.391, 4 HR, 22 RBI) and Kurt Wideman (.370, 4 HR, 23 RBI) offensively. The Tigers are hiting .310 as a team while they are holding their opponents to a .323 average from the mound.
The pitching staff is led by Friday night starter Joey Centanni (3-3, 3.52 ERA) and Thomas Berolzheimer leads the bullpen with four saves in 14 appearances.
PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION:
CSF: RHP, Daniel Renken (4-2, 2.60 ERA)
PAC: LHP, Joey Centanni (3-3, 3.52 ERA)
CSF: RHP, Tyler Pill (6-0, 2.85 ERA)
PAC: TBA or RHP Cole Akins (2-1, 5.92 ERA)
PAC: TBA or Hunter Carnevale (2-4, 6.26 ERA)
REASON FOR THE CHANGE: Saturday's slated starter Noe Ramirez is one of a group of TItans that will be unavailable this week in games against USC and Pacific. The group is focusing on their academics.
VERSUS THE TIGERS: The Titans have a 72-8 all-time record against Pacific dating back to their first meeting in 1975. The Titans have won 19 in a row against the Tigers, with their last loss coming on Apr. 13, 2002. Fullerton has not lost a home game to Pacific since Mar. 27, 1997. The two teams have never met in the post season.
TITAN TIDBITS AT HOME:
&\#149; The Titans are 8-5 this year at Goodwin Field
&\#149; The Titans have outscored their opponents 74-61 at home
&\#149; The team is hitting .296 as a whole and are led by Christian Colon (.434, 23 H, 7 RBI), Nick Ramirez (.353, 2 HR, 10 RBI) and Khris Davis (.319, 5 HR, 12 RBI) within the friendly confines of Goodwin Field
&\#149; Daniel Renken (2-1), Tyler Pill (2-0) and Ryan Ackland (2-0) have each picked up two wins at home
&\#149; Ryan Ackland (1.23 ERA, 7 APP, 7.1 IP) and Daniel Renken (2.08 ERA, 4 GS, 26 IP, 24 K and .172 B/Avg.)
&\#149; The Titan pitching staff has a team ERA of 4.58 on their home mound, while opponents have a slightly better mark at 4.47
&\#149; Christian Colon has hit in his last eight home games, with Jared Clark being the next closest with a four-game home hitting streak
&\#149; The Titans are averaging 2,272 fans per game over the first 13 dates for a total of 29,537
TITAN TIDBITS FORM THE LAST FIVE GAMES:
&\#149; Fullerton is 3-2 in its last five games, and are hitting .307 as a team in those five games
&\#149; Josh Fellhauer leads the Titans in hits (12) over the last five games, followed by Jeff Newman, Khris Davis and Jared Clark (7 apiece)
&\#149; Josh Fellhauer has played in all five games and has hit .480 (12-for-25) with 12 singles and three RBI
&\#149; Khris Davis, Jared Clark and Nick Ramirez have each homered in the last five games
&\#149; Fullerton is 14-for-17 in stolen bases over the last five games, with Jared Clark (3-3), Jos Fellhauer (3-3), Jeff Newman (2-2) and Gary Brown (3-3) combining for a perfect 11-for-11
&\#149; The Titans have held their opponents to just two stolen bases in five tries
&\#149; The left side of the Titans' infield (Christian Colon and Gary Brown) has been in a five-game slump of sorts, hitting just .217 (10-for-46 combined) without an RBI