May 28, 2009
Tucson, Ariz. - Cal State Fullerton's Daniel Renken was named a third-team All-American this morning by long-time college baseball resource Collegiate Baseball to extend the Titans' streak to 12 consecutive years with at least one All-American pitcher.
Renken, a first-team All-Big West Conference right-handed pitcher, posted a 9-2 record with a 2.50 ERA in 14 starts for the Titans in the regular season. The sophomore from Cypress has the 19th-best ERA in the nation going into this weekend's NCAA Regional and ranks 18th in the country in fewest hits allowed per nine innings (6.68).
Renken was a Collegiate Baseball and Rivals.com (2nd team) Freshman All-American in 2008.
Cal State Fullerton has had at least one All-American pitcher dating back to the 1998 season - by far the longest streak in the nation. The Titans have had 12 consecutive seasons with at least one All-American pitcher, and at least one in 17 of the last 18 seasons (1997 is the exception).
In 2001 (Kirk Saarloos, Darrick Merrell, Chad Cordero and Jon Smith) and 2003 (Jason Windsor, Chad Cordero, Dustin Miller and Ryan Schreppel) the Titans set school records with four All-American hurlers each campaign. The only other programs to recently come close to Fullerton's success in consecutive All-American hurlers are 2009 opponents Southern Miss and TCU. Both teams snapped their string of four in a row in 2007.