Titans Head South for Tilt With the Aztecs

Feb. 24, 2009

Fullerton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton (1-2) will travel to San Diego State (2-1) for a midweek tune-up before returning home to host Stanford in a rematch of last year's Fullerton Super Regional a series that saw the Cardinal advance to Omaha after a two-game sweep of the Titans at Goodwin Field.

Fullerton is coming off a rough weekend on the mound and looks to straighten things out beginning with sophomore southpaw Kevin Rath, who will be making his first start of the year, and fifth of his career Tuesday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium. He will face righty Ryan O'Sullivan.

The Aztecs won two of three games last weekend at the MLB Urban Invitational. SDSU beat Bethune-Cookman on Friday 6-3, dropped a 4-2 game to Southern, then beat 11th-ranked San Diego on Sunday, 3-0.

Aztec starter Tyler Lavigne tossed a two-hit shutout in his collegiate debut against the Toreros to earn the Mountain West Pitcher of the Week honor.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE:
Tues., Feb. 24, at San Diego State (Tony Gwynn Stadium), 6 p.m.&\#8232;
Fri., Feb. 27, vs. Stanford (Goodwin Field), 7 p.m.&\#8232;
Sat., Feb. 28, vs. Stanford (Goodwin Field), 6 p.m.&\#8232;
Sun., Mar. 1, vs. Stanford (Goodwin Field), 1 p.m.

PROBABLE PITCHING ROTATION:
Tues.: LHP Kevin Rath (0-0, 10.80 ERA)
Fri.: RHP Daniel Renken (0-0, 3.18 ERA)
Sat.: RHP Kyle Witten (0-0, 8.31 ERA)
Sun.: Tyler Pill (0-0, 10.80 ERA)

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VERSUS THE AZTECS: The Titans hold an all-time 32-10 advantage over the Aztecs dating back to the 1975 season. Cal State Fullerton and San Diego State have met three times in the NCAA postseason with Fullerton winning two of the three bouts. The Titans have won the last four meetings against Tony Gwynn's squad including a sweep of a weekend series last year at Goodwin Field (scores of 4-3, 10-3, and 8-5).

TITANS IN THE POLLS:
Baseball America: 7
Collegiate Baseball: 17
USA Today Coaches: 8
NCBWA: 16
Rivals.com: 8