May 10, 2010
Irvine, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton freshman right-hander Dylan Floro was named the Big West Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 9.
Floro made two appearances in the series against conference foe UC Riverside, culminating in a complete-game, six-hit, shutout on Mother's Day that completed a series sweep of the Highladers.
On Friday, Floro picked up a strikeout and a ground out to get the Titans out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the seventh, and could have made it out of the eighth unscathed if not for an error on the field behind him.
His Sunday performance was not flashy, but was extremely efficient, tossing all nine innings with just two strikeouts in just over 100 pitches. In just his second career start, the Merced, Calif., native worked all nine and did not allow a runner past second base.
For the week, the rookie worked 10 innings and allowed just one unearned run on seven hits while striking out three. Over his last 17 2/3 innings (two starts and a relief appearance), Floro has not allowed an earned run.
Floro is now 4-0 with a 2.81 ERA over 51 1/3 innings of work. He has also compiled a team best 6.8-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (34 Ks and just 5 BBs).
This is Floro's first career pitcher of the week nod, and the third for the Titans this year. Teammate Noe Ramirez has won the award twice (Mar. 8 and Mar. 29) this season.