April 26, 2010
Irvine, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton first baseman Nick Ramirez was named the Big West Conference Player of the Week Monday afternoon for the week ending on Apr. 25.
The product of Katella High School in Anaheim, hit safely in all four of the Titans' victories last week against Pepperdine and conference foe Cal Poly and accounted for more than one quarter of the Titan runs (six runs scored and five RBI).
On the week, the left-handed hitting sophomore collected a team-high (tie) nine hits and upped his current hitting streak to 16 games while knocking out four doubles, six runs, five RBI, and picking up three walks and stole a base. He also retired the four men he faced on Friday night from the mound to earn his fifth save of the season and played perfect defense at first base in 44 touches of the ball.
On Tuesday, Ramirez had an RBI-single and two RBI-doubles in his 4-for-5 night at the plate against the Waves, and over the weekend against Cal Poly, he picked up two multi-hit games and drove in a pair as the Titans swept the Mustangs.
Throughout his 16-game streak, Ramirez is batting .516 (32-for-62) and is leading the team in hits, doubles (11), home runs (8), RBI (28), runs (23), slugging (.1.113) and fielding percentage (1.000 in 155 chances) - and he has done it all from the No. 7 spot in the line-up (1 game in the No. 6 spot).
This is Ramirez's second career player of the week nod, and the sixth (pitcher/player) for a Titan in 2010.
The Titans are back in action Tuesday afternoon at the University of San Diego at 3 p.m.