March 7, 2011
Irvine, Calif. - In addition to Big West Conference Player of the Week honors, Cal State Fullerton infielder Anthony Trajano was named the Nationl Collegiate Baseball Writers Association National Player of the Week after helping the Titans to a perfect 4-0 week over LMU and USC.
The junior college transfer batted .462 on the week and extended his hitting streak to five games while also accounting for half (12) of the Titans' 24 runs.
From the No. 2 hole in the Titan lineup, Trajano drove in seven runs and scored five times while also scoring or driving in the game-winning runs in each of the Titans' four victories.
He scored the eventual game-winning run in the second inning on Tuesday against LMU and also singled and drove in a run in the 5-1 win over the Lions at Goodwin Field. With USC in town, Trajano drove in a season-high four runs in Friday night's opener including what figured to be the go-ahead RBI with a two-run single to left in the third. On Saturday he drove home two and wound up scoring the game-winner after doubling in the Titans' 4-run 5th inning. In Los Angeles on Sunday, he tripled and scored the winning run in the 2-1 win over the Trojans, wrapping up the weekend sweep.
In addition to six hits on the week, Trajano was also hit by two pitches, walked once, and added a pair of sacrifice bunts to boot.
The versatile infielder, started at second, but moved to third in the late-innings, also played a perfect defense with no errors in 18 touches of the ball.
This is the first national player of the week honor for the Titans.
The No. 6 Titans head into Baton Rouge this weekend to take on the No. 16 LSU Tigers in a three-game series at Alex Box Stadium. The games on Friday (5 p.m. PT) and Sunday (11 a.m. PT) will be televised regionally on CST (Cox Sports Television).