IRVINE, Calif. – Sophomore J.D. Davis helped Cal State Fullerton win four straight to open the 2013 season, batting .438 with 11 RBIs to claim Big West Baseball Player of the Week accolades.
Davis led the team in hits (7) and RBI while posting an .875 slugging percentage as CSF defeated USC, Nebraska twice and Cal State Bakersfield. He had a double and two home runs to go along with a pair of walks in a very productive week.
The designated hitter exhausted Nebraska pitching in Saturday's 10-5 and 9-0 doubleheader sweep. He went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and the game-winning run scored in game one, fueling the Titans' three-run seventh inning with an RBI single that tied the game. Davis later came around to score for what proved to the game-winning run.
The Titans jumped all over the Huskers early in game two as Davis laced a two-run single in the first. He finished the game with a 3-for-4 effort, scoring twice and driving in a pair, including the game-winner.
Closing out the week at Cal State Bakersfield in an 8-2 triumph, Davis launched two bombs and drove in six runs. He became the first Titan to hit two round trippers in a game since Nick Ramirez at Cal Poly on April 23, 2011. Davis struck early again with a two-out, two-run homer in the first inning, and put the game out of reach with a fifth inning grand slam over the center field wall.
This is the first Big West Player of the Week award for Davis.
Matt Whitehouse of UC Irvine was named the Big West Pitcher of the Week
The Titans return to action on Wednesday at Pepperdine with first pitch scheduled for 2 p.m. The game was previously slated for Tuesday, but due to impending rain showers in the forecast, has been moved to Wednesday.