April 11, 2011
Fullerton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton right-hander Noe Ramirez was named the Big West Conference's Co-Pitcher of the Week after his Saturday night victory against conference rival UC Irvine.
Ramirez logged his fifth win of the season with a 7.2 inning, 9-strikeout effort against nationally ranked Irvine in the crucial middle game of the three-game conference series at Goodwin Field. Following a 15-3 Anteater blowout on Friday night, Ramirez needed to keep the dangerous Irvine offense at bay to give the Titans a chance to tie and eventually win the series. The East Los Angeles native did just that, scattering just seven hits while walking just one. He faced just one over the minimum over his final 4.2 innings and gave up his only run in the second inning on two of the seven Irvine hits.
The clutch effort lowered his ERA to a measly 1.98 and improved his strikeout to walk ratio to over 6-to-1 (64-to-10).
This is his fifth career weekly honor and the second consecutive pitcher of the week nod for the Titans this season.
Ramirez shares this week's award with Cal State Northridge's Josh Goossen-Brown.
The Titan ace will get his next start this weekend as the Titans will host UC Santa Barbara Friday through Sunday at Goodwin Field.