May 7, 2007
Irvine, Calif. - The conference office announced today that for the first time in 2007, Cal State Fullerton's Wes Roemer earned this week's Easton Big West Pitcher of the Week honor for the week ending May 6.
The Glendora native earned the only Titan victory last week, picking up his seventh of the year against conference opponent UC Santa Barbara on Friday night. The junior right-hander was impressive, tossing his fourth complete game of the season and setting his career-high in strikeouts, fanning 13 Gauchos. Roemer got stronger as the game progressed and picked up eight of his K's between the sixth and eighth innings, including five in a row and the entire side in the eighth, all of which went down looking. Roemer carried a shutout going into the ninth inning, facing just two over the minimum but finished surrendering just one run on six hits, facing just four over the minimum. He did not allow a walk.
Roemer was the eighth different player to win the league's weekly honor for pest performance by a pitcher or position player.
The despite Roemer's effort, the Titans went 1-3 last week and have dropped out of four of the five national polls so far. If the NCBWA fails to recognize the Titans as one of their top teams, it will be the first time since Apr. 26, 2004, the Titans have been unanimously not ranked.
Fullerton plays LMU on Tuesday at Goodwin Field then heads to Wichita State for a thre-game weekend series with the 9th-ranked Shockers.