Titans Sweep Player of the Week Honors

April 4, 2011

Irvine, Calif. - Outstanding performances by Cal State Fullerton's Nick Ramirez and Jake Floethe earned the duo Big West Conference Player/Pitcher of the Week honors for the Week ending Apr. 3.

Both Titans contributed to the team's perfect 4-0 week over nationally-ranked UCLA and a series sweep of Big West competitor UC Davis.

Ramirez led the Titans in hits (6), RBI (tied with 4), home runs (1), total bases (9), average (.500), slugging (.755) and on base percentage (.588) over the four game span. On Tuesday, Ramirez was hit by a pitch twice and scored a run in the close 5-3 win over the nationally-ranked Bruins and then collected hits in all three games against the Aggies.

On Friday in the conference opener, Ramirez was one of 12 Titans to collect an RBI in the 14-0 shutout of the Aggies. The next afternoon, his eighth inning sac-fly broke a scoreless tie and brought home the game-winning run, before he capped the Titans' scoring with a solo home run in the ninth as the Titans clinched the series with another shutout, 7-0.

In the finale, Ramirez went 3-for-3 but is final plate appearance helped propel the Titans to the series sweep. The left-handed hitter was hit by a pitch and came around to score the winning run in the Titans' two-run seventh as Fullerton had to come from behind to win 4-2. Ramirez also logged his 6th save of the year on Sunday with a pair of strikeouts in the ninth from the mound.

Floethe faced just 3 batters over the minimum over 8 innings as he two-hit Davis on Friday afternoon. Floethe surrendered a hit in the third that was almost caught by his left fielder, and a second to a pinch hitter in his final inning of work. The righty did walk two, but induced three double plays, two of which got him out of innings. With the combined shutout, Floethe lowered his Big West leading ERA to a minuscule 1.52 over 40-plus innings of work.

This is Ramirez's fourth career player of the week nod and the third for the Titans in 2011. This is Floethe's first career honor and also the first on the pitching side for the Titans.

Ramirez's Line: 6-for-12 (.500), 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 SF, .588 OBP, .755 SLG
Floethe's Line: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K