April 12, 2010
Irvine, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton's Nick Ramirez was named the Big West Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Apr. 11 for his performance over nationally ranked UCLA and UC Irvine.
The sophomore first baseman hit .333 (5-for-15) with three home runs and six RBI to help the Titans go 3-1 against then-No. 3 UCLA and then-No. 18 UC Irvine. He also slugged .933 on the week.
The left-handed hitting Ramirez belted home runs in three consecutive games from Tuesday to Saturday, and picked up a pair of hits at Irvine on Sunday.
The Anaheim native currently holds the Titans' longest hitting streak at nine games. Over that span he has gone 15-for-35 (.429) with 10 extra base hits (four doubles, a triple and five home runs) and 19 RBI.
This is Ramirez's first career weekly honor, and the fourth (pitcher and player) given to the Titans this season.
Long Beach State's Brandon Pinder was awarded this week's Big West Pitcher of the Week after tossing a three-hit, complete-game shutout against UC Davis. He beat out Fullerton's Tyler Pill who tossed 8.1 innings, gave up just one unearned run and had a pair of hits and an RBI at the plate to help lift the Titans to a series win over UC Irvine on Sunday.