Sept. 17, 2009
Tucson, Ariz. - Cal State Fullerton's baseball recruiting class for the 2010 season was ranked 5th in the nation according to long-time baseball publication Collegiate Baseball Thursday morning.
It is the second-consecutive Top 15 recruiting class for the third-year coaching staff headed by Dave Serrano. Last year, the Titans ranked 14th by Collegiate Baseball, and finished 47-16 overall and traveled to the College World Series for the 16th time in school history.
This year's class features 17 incoming recruits (12 freshman, four junior college transfers and a four-year college transfer) that includes five prospects (Dylan Floro - RHP, Buhoch Colony HS, 20th round, Rays, Geno Escalante - C, Rodriguez HS, 28th round Brewers, David Hurlbut - LHP, Diablo Valley College, 35th round, Twins, Anthony Hutting - OF, Tesoro HS, 38th round, Rangers and Ivory Thomas OF/INF, Downey HS, 42nd round, Astros) that were selected in the 2009 MLB First-Year Players Draft.
"As always, I commend both Sergio Brown (recruiting coordinator/assistant coach) and Greg Bergeron (assistant coach) for their hard work in identifying and evaluating those student-athletes that will come to Cal State Fullerton and compete at the highest levels on the baseball field as well as in the classroom," said Serrano.
"Coming off a successful season and a trip to Omaha, we feel we have reloaded our program with quality student-atheltes to fill the void left by last year's departures."
The 2010 recruiting class of five catchers, five infielders, two outfielders, four right-handed pitchers and a left handed pitcher will fill positions left open by seven 2009 Titans taken in the draft and three departing seniors.
"We believe that we have brought in talent that will compliment the strong corps of established players we have returning while ensuring that the future of Titan baseball will remain bright."
The 2010 Titans will begin official fall practice beginning Oct. 5 and will open the season at home against Oregon on Feb. 19, 2010.
Collegiate Baseball's evaluation is based on recruited players only enrolled at the university for the fall semester. A full story on the top recruits in each of the top 10 classes will be in the Oct. 2, 2009 edition of Collegiate Baseball.