May 11, 2009
FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton sophomore outfielder Torrie Anderson was named the final Big West Conference Player of the Week for the 2009 season on Monday afternoon after helping lead the Titans offense to a series sweep of UC Santa Barbara.
Anderson hit .545 (6-for-11) for the series, with a home run, four RBI, three runs scored, two doubles, and a pair of walks. She slugged 1.000 for the weekend and tallied a .615 on base percentage to help the Titans finish second in the Big West and claim a berth in this weekend's NCAA Tournament.
The Titans' leadoff hitter kicked off the series with a 1-for-3 day at the plate, but the "one" was a big one as her two run home run erased a 1-0 Gauchos lead and put the Titans ahead for good en route to the 4-2 victory.
Anderson finished 3-for-4 in game two of the series, driving home the game's first run with an RBI double in an eventual 2-1 victory in nine innings, while she added two more hits in the finale with an RBI single in the fourth inning and an RBI double in a four-run sixth that proved to be key as the Titans hung on for a 6-5 win.
For the season, Anderson, who is one of three players to have started all 48 games this season, is batting .279 overall with 10 home runs and 34 RBI. She leads the team offensively in runs scored (27), RBI, and stolen bases (7), and is tied for the team lead in home runs with teammate Francesca Gonzales.
Cal State Fullerton kicks off NCAA Tournament play on Friday afternoon (May 15) at 2:30 p.m. PDT against No. 20 LSU on ESPNU.