Titans and Tigers Set to Square Off at Goodwin This Weekend

Titans and Tigers Set to Square Off at Goodwin This Weekend

April 17, 2009

Fri., April, 17 ,vs. Pacific (Goodwin Field), 7 p.m., (GT, WEB)
Sat., April 18,vs. Pacific (Goodwin Field), 6 p.m. ,(GT, WEB)
Sun., April 19 ,vs. Pacific (Goodwin Field), 1 p.m. ,(GT, WEB)
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PLAY BALL: The No. 6-ranked Titans (23-9, 5-4) won their tune-up against USC on Wednesday and now ready to Pacific (13-18, 5-4) in a Big West Conference series this weekend at Goodwin Field.

The Tigers are coming off a series loss to Cal Poly last weekend and have won two games in their last five.

Pacific is led by JB Brown (.392, 5 HR, 30 RBI), Nick Longmire (.391, 4 HR, 22 RBI) and Kurt Wideman (.370, 4 HR, 23 RBI) offensively. The Tigers are hiting .310 as a team while they are holding their opponents to a .323 average from the mound.

The pitching staff is led by Friday night starter Joey Centanni (3-3, 3.52 ERA) and Thomas Berolzheimer leads the bullpen with four saves in 14 appearances.

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CSF: RHP, Daniel Renken (4-2, 2.60 ERA)
PAC: LHP, Joey Centanni (3-3, 3.52 ERA)

CSF: RHP, Tyler Pill (6-0, 2.85 ERA)
PAC: TBA or RHP Cole Akins (2-1, 5.92 ERA)

PAC: TBA or Hunter Carnevale (2-4, 6.26 ERA)

REASON FOR THE CHANGE: Saturday's slated starter Noe Ramirez is one of a group of TItans that will be unavailable this week in games against USC and Pacific. The group is focusing on their academics.

VERSUS THE TIGERS: The Titans have a 72-8 all-time record against Pacific dating back to their first meeting in 1975. The Titans have won 19 in a row against the Tigers, with their last loss coming on Apr. 13, 2002. Fullerton has not lost a home game to Pacific since Mar. 27, 1997. The two teams have never met in the post season.

&\#149; The Titans are 8-5 this year at Goodwin Field
&\#149; The Titans have outscored their opponents 74-61 at home
&\#149; The team is hitting .296 as a whole and are led by Christian Colon (.434, 23 H, 7 RBI), Nick Ramirez (.353, 2 HR, 10 RBI) and Khris Davis (.319, 5 HR, 12 RBI) within the friendly confines of Goodwin Field
&\#149; Daniel Renken (2-1), Tyler Pill (2-0) and Ryan Ackland (2-0) have each picked up two wins at home
&\#149; Ryan Ackland (1.23 ERA, 7 APP, 7.1 IP) and Daniel Renken (2.08 ERA, 4 GS, 26 IP, 24 K and .172 B/Avg.)
&\#149; The Titan pitching staff has a team ERA of 4.58 on their home mound, while opponents have a slightly better mark at 4.47
&\#149; Christian Colon has hit in his last eight home games, with Jared Clark being the next closest with a four-game home hitting streak
&\#149; The Titans are averaging 2,272 fans per game over the first 13 dates for a total of 29,537

&\#149; Fullerton is 3-2 in its last five games, and are hitting .307 as a team in those five games
&\#149; Josh Fellhauer leads the Titans in hits (12) over the last five games, followed by Jeff Newman, Khris Davis and Jared Clark (7 apiece)
&\#149; Josh Fellhauer has played in all five games and has hit .480 (12-for-25) with 12 singles and three RBI
&\#149; Khris Davis, Jared Clark and Nick Ramirez have each homered in the last five games
&\#149; Fullerton is 14-for-17 in stolen bases over the last five games, with Jared Clark (3-3), Jos Fellhauer (3-3), Jeff Newman (2-2) and Gary Brown (3-3) combining for a perfect 11-for-11
&\#149; The Titans have held their opponents to just two stolen bases in five tries
&\#149; The left side of the Titans' infield (Christian Colon and Gary Brown) has been in a five-game slump of sorts, hitting just .217 (10-for-46 combined) without an RBI


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