Dec. 15, 2010
Irvine, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton baseball's Noe Ramirez (Jr., RHP, East Los Angeles, Calif.) and Nick Ramirez (Jr. 1B/LHP, Anaheim, Calif.) were named Preseason All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America (NCBWA) Wednesday morning.
Noe is coming off an All-American campaign in 2010 that saw him post a 12-1 record with a 2.54 ERA over 106 innings despite missing some time with a broken wrist. He ranked in the Top 25 in the nation in both wins (5th, 12) and strikeouts (22nd, 119) and solidified a pitching staff that carried the Titans to within an out of the College World Series.
The right-hander also made a splash over the summer with Team USA helping to throw the Collegiate National Team's first no-no since 2009. Ramirez combined with Vanderbilt's Sonny Gray and TCU's Kyle Winlkler, to blank Korea at Coleman Field in Cary, North Carolina.
2010 All-American, Nick, was a monster at the plate for the Titans in 2010. The left-handed-hitting first baseman hit .346 with 16 home runs and 75 RBI and led the Big West Conference in both doubles (28) and RBI. He also posted the school's 7th longest hitting streak with a 20-game streak and hit in safely in 39 of the Titans' final 43 games.
From the mound the southpaw saved 11 games for the Titans tying Mark Kotsay and Adam Jorgenson for the 7th-most saves in a Fullerton single-season while posting an overall record of 1-3 with a 3.50 ERA in 27 appearances (43.2 IP).
For his work on both sides of the ball, Ramirez was named a finalist for the inaugural John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award.
The 1B/LHP Ramirez was also selected to play with Team USA over the summer. Both he and Noe, and Titans' Head Coach Dave Serrano, helped the Red, White and Blue to a silver medal finish at the V FISU World University Baseball Championship in Tokyo, Japan.
Nick hit .290 with a pair of home runs and 14 RBI at the plate in 19 games for the Collegiate National Team and finished with an 0-1 record with a 1.59 ERA in four appearances on the mound.
Both Titans were named to the 2010 All-Big West Conference first teamers and will be main contributors in the Titans' quest to defend their 2010 Big West Championship and reach the College World Series for the 17th time in program history.