June 12, 2008
Fullerton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton outfielder Erik Komatsu earned third-team All-American honors as Baseball America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association announced their three-team fields of the nation's best college baseball players this week.
The heavy hitting right fielder from Camarillo, Calif., led the Titans in batting average (.355), triples (6), RBI (54), slugging (.593), on-base percentage (.459), and tied for the team-lead in home runs (9) and was one of two Titans named to the All-Big West Conference First Team as well.
The Milwaukee Brewers selected the transfer from Oxnard College in the 8th round of last week's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Komatsu is the fifth different Titan to earn All-American status this season, and first to garner multiple awards. He joins Jeff Kaplan (Collegiate Baseball Third Team); Daniel Renken, Christian Colon and Gary Brown (Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American). Komatsu is the 75th Cal State Fullerton All-American in 34 seasons at the Div. I level.