2013 Softball News

June 13, 2013
A Look Back at the 2013 Season
With a new head coach and one of the toughest schedules in the nation, the Cal State Fullerton softball team finished third in the Big West Conference and .500 overall for the first time since 2009 during the 2013 season.

May 16, 2013
Ybarra Named to NFCA All-West Region Second Team
Cal State Fullerton sophomore pitcher/designated player Desiree Ybarra was named to the 2013 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-West Region Second Team on Thursday morning.

May 14, 2013
Five Titans Earn All-Big West Honors
Cal State Fullerton freshman Jasmine Antunez was named to the All-Big West Conference First team and voted the Big West freshman pitcher of the year, highlighting a group of five Titans named to the all-league honor released by the conference on Tuesday afternoon.

May 11, 2013
Seven-Run Inning Helps Titans Defeat Matadors
Katey Laban and Jasmine Antunez combined to deliver an impressive performance and a seven-run fifth inning for the Cal State Fullerton softball team helped the Titans defeat Cal State Northridge 8-2 in the regular season finale for both teams on Saturday afternoon at Anderson Family Field.

May 10, 2013
Titans Split First Two Games With Matadors
Jasmine Antunez tossed a complete game shutout in 4-0 victory in game one and five errors committed by the Cal State Fullerton defense allowed Cal State Northridge to take game two 2-1 at Anderson Family Field on Friday night.

May 7, 2013
Titans Host Matadors in Final Weekend
The Cal State Fullerton softball team (26-27 overall, 11-10 Big West Conference) enters the final week of the season with a four-game winning streak after sweeping Pacific this past weekend. This week the Titans will face off against Cal State Northridge at Anderson Family Field.

May 4, 2013
Titans Complete Sweep With 5-2 Win Over Pacific
Desiree Ybarra delivered an impressive performance out of the bullpen and a four-run second inning helped the Cal State Fullerton softball team complete the series sweep with a 5-2 win over Pacific at Anderson Family Field on Saturday afternoon.

May 3, 2013
Titans Take First Two Contests Over Pacific
The Cal State Fullerton softball team earned two come from behind victories against Pacific at Anderson Family Field on Friday night. Melissa Sechrest's go-ahead RBI single in the fifth inning of game one and Ariel Tsuchiyama's game-winning two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning in game two helped the Titans defeat the Tigers 5-3 and 3-2.

May 2, 2013
Titans to Host Pacific in Three-Game Series
The Cal State Fullerton softball team (23-27 overall, 8-10 Big West Conference) returns home this week to face Pacific in a three-game series. The teams will meet in a doubleheader on Friday (May 3) at 4 & 6 p.m. and then will play one game on Saturday May 4 at 12 p.m. at Anderson Family Field.

April 28, 2013
Titans Defeat UC Davis 4-3 Sunday Afternoon
After dropping two close decisions to UC Davis on Saturday afternoon, Eliza Crawford and Ashley Carter helped the Cal State Fullerton softball team edge out the Aggies 4-3 at La Rue Field on Sunday afternoon in Davis, Calif.

April 27, 2013
Titans Softball Edged Twice by UC Davis
UC Davis’ Jasmine Lee’s walk-off RBI fielder’s choice in extra innings helped the Aggies defeat Cal State Fullerton 1-0 during game one of a Saturday doubleheader and Krista Bava’s RBI single in the fifth inning helped give UC Davis a 3-2 victory in game two.

April 24, 2013
Titans Defeat Highlanders 4-1 to Earn Sweep
Jasmine Antunez delivered another impressive performance and Melissa Sechrest’s go-ahead RBI double in the sixth inning helped Cal State Fullerton defeat UC Riverside 4-1 at Amy S. Harrison Field in Riverside, Calif. on Wednesday afternoon.

April 23, 2013
Fullerton Heads on the Road to Face Highlanders, Aggies
The Titans enter the week on a five-game winning streak after defeating both UC Riverside and UNLV twice last week. The Cal State Fullerton softball team (21-25 overall, 6-8 Big West Conference) heads on the road this week to face UC Riverside and then UC Davis for a three-game series.

April 22, 2013
Antunez Named Big West Softball Pitcher of the Week
Cal State Fullerton freshman pitcher Jasmine Antunez (Garden Grove, Calif./Garden Grove HS) tossed a no-hitter and won all four decisions this week to help the Titans go undefeated this week and earn Big West Pitcher of the Week recognition on Monday.

April 20, 2013
Antunez No-Hits UNLV, Sheffler Finishes Sweep
Freshman Jasmine Antunez delivered a no-hitter in game one and Tiffany Sheffler's RBI single in the bottom of the twelfth inning of game two helped propel Cal State Fullerton over UNLV, 3-0 and 5-4, Saturday afternoon.

April 17, 2013
Titans Sweep Highlanders in Doubleheader
The Cal State Fullerton softball team opened up a four-game set this week with a pair of road victories over UC Riverside Wednesday afternoon. The Titans outslugged the Highlanders 11-0 in game one and then held on for a 3-1 victory in game two at Amy S. Harrison Field in Riverside, Calif.

April 16, 2013
Titans Ready for Four-Game Stretch
After dropping a midweek contest (Apr. 10) versus San Diego State, 2-1,and two of three games against Hawai’i this past weekend, the Cal State Fullerton softball team (17-25 overall, 4-8 Big West Conference) heads on the road to take on conference foe UC Riverside on Wednesday, April 17. Fullerton then returns to Anderson Family Field this Saturday, April 20, to square off against the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

April 14, 2013
Softball's April 14 Contest Sold Out
The Cal State Fullerton softball team's contest against Hawai'i on Sunday, April 14, at Anderson Family Field is sold out the Athletic Ticket Office announced.

April 14, 2013
Titans Swept by Hawai'i to Open Series
University of Hawai’i’s Kaia Parnabay tossed two complete games and Hawai’i’s offense exploded for 22 runs over the doubleheader to win the first two contests of a three-game series against Cal State Fullerton at Anderson Family Field Saturday night.

April 14, 2013
Titans Run-Rule No. 15 Rainbow Wahine
The Cal State Fullerton softball team upset the No. 15 ranked University of Hawai’i 11-3 in the final game of a three-game series on Sunday afternoon at Anderson Family Field. The loss gives the Rainbow Wahine their first Big West loss as they fall to 33-8 overall and 11-1 in the Big West, while the Titans improve to 17-25 and 4-8 in the Big West.

April 10, 2013
Late Error Propels Aztecs over Titans
A late error by Cal State Fullerton center fielder Ashley Carter allowed San Diego State third baseman Leia Ruiz to score from first base helping propel SDSU over Cal State Fullerton 2-1 at Anderson Family Field Wednesday night.

April 9, 2013
Titans Begin Four-Game Homestand Wednesday
After dropping two of three games against Long Beach State last weekend, the Cal State Fullerton softball team (16-22 overall, 3-6 Big West Conference) returns to Anderson Family Field this week to square off against San Diego State University and the University of Hawai’i.

April 8, 2013
Titans to Host Fifth-Annual "Power in Pink" Game Sunday
The Cal State Fullerton softball team will host its fifth-annual "Power in Pink Day" to support breast cancer research and awareness on Sunday (April 14) during its Big West Conference series finale with Hawai'i at Anderson Family Field.

April 7, 2013
Seven-Run Third Inning Gives Long Beach State 7-4 Victory Over Titans
After trailing 4-0 through two and a half innings, Long Beach State scored seven runs with two outs in the bottom of the third inning and Erin Jones-Wesley tossed her second straight complete game giving the 49ers a 7-4 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Sunday afternoon at 49ers Softball Complex in Long Beach, Calif.

April 6, 2013
Titans and 49ers Split Doubleheader in Long Beach
Jasmine Antunez, Desiree Ybarra, and Katey Laban combined to toss a five-hit 4-1 victory over Long Beach State in game one and Long Beach’s Erin Jones-Wesley delivered an impressive performance in game two to tossing a complete game shutout giving the 49ers a 1-0 victory in game two on Saturday afternoon at 49ers Softball Complex.

April 3, 2013
Titans to Face Long-Time Rivals Long Beach State in Three-Game Series
After losing all three contests to Cal Poly, the Cal State Fullerton softball team (15-20 overall, 2-4 Big West Conference) heads on the road to 49er Softball Complex this weekend to face long-time rival Long Beach State (23-14 overall, 5-1 Big West).

March 30, 2013
Cal Poly Defeats Titans 4-0 to Earn Series Sweep
After tossing a complete game shutout in game one against the Titans on Friday afternoon, Cal Poly sophomore Chloe Wurst came back a day later to deliver another complete game shutout in a 4-0 victory over Cal State Fullerton at Anderson Family Field.

March 30, 2013
Titans Swept By Cal Poly to Open Series
Cal Poly'S Kim Westlund's RBI single to left field scoring Ashley Romano help propel the Mustangs over Cal State Fullerton 1-0 during game one of a Friday doubleheader and Mariah Cochiolo's two-run single in the fifth inning helped give Cal Poly a 3-2 victory in game two.

March 27, 2013
Titans to Host Cal Poly SLO in Three-Game Series
Following a successful trip last weekend in Santa Barbara, the Cal State Fullerton softball team (15-17 overall, 2-1 Big West Conference) returns to Anderson Family Field this weekend, welcoming conference foe Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

March 24, 2013
Titans Win Series with 3-0 Victory over UCSB
Jasmine Antunez delivered an impressive outing, and Cal State Fullerton got key RBI hits from Ariel Tsuchiyama and Ashley Carter as the Titans took the conference series with a 3-0 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Sunday afternoon at Campus Diamond Stadium.

March 23, 2013
Titans Split Big West Opener with Gauchos
A late-inning rally by the Cal State Fullerton softball team in game one propelled the Titans over UC Santa Barbara 6-3 and a Gauchos five-run first inning gave UCSB an early advantage to take game two 8-6.

March 21, 2013
Softball Opens Big West Conference Play at UCSB on Saturday
After hosting one of the premiere non-conference tournaments in the nation, the Judi Garman Classic, the Cal State Fullerton softball team heads on the road this weekend to begin Big West Conference play against the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos.

March 18, 2013
Titans Drops 9-0 Decision to No. 1 Oklahoma
Keilani Ricketts delivered another impressive outing and three home runs by the Oklahoma offense helped propel the Sooners over Cal State Fullerton 9-0 on Sunday afternoon at Anderson Family Field.

March 17, 2013
Titans Upset No. 21 Virginia Tech
After losing 3-2 last week versus Virginia Tech at the Long Beach State Invitational, Cal State Fullerton got revenge on Saturday night defeating the Hokies 7-3 at Anderson Family Field. The Titans improve to 13-15, while the Hokies move to 18-4 on the year.

March 16, 2013
Titans Shutout Blue Demons 6-0
Cal State Fullerton freshman Jasmine Antunez and sophomore Desiree Ybarra combined for a five-hit shutout to help the Titans defeat the DePaul Blue Demons 6-0 on Friday night at Anderson Family Field.

March 14, 2013
No. 2 Ranked Sun Devils Defeat Titans 9-0
Arizona State’s Mackenzie Popescue threw a five-hit complete game shut out to give the No. 2 ranked Sun Devils a 9-0 victory over Cal State Fullerton (11-15) on Thursday afternoon at Anderson Family Field.

March 13, 2013
Notre Dame's Winter Shuts Down Titans
Notre Dame’s Laura Winter tossed a three-hit complete game shut out to give the Fighting Irish a 3-0 victory over Cal State Fullerton (11-14) on Wednesday night at Anderson Family Field. Notre Dame improves to 15-6 on the season and has now won its last 11 of 12 games.

March 12, 2013
Titans Host Top-Tier Teams at 33rd Judi Garman Classic
One of the nation’s premier mid-season tournaments gets underway this week as the Cal State Fullerton softball team (11-13 overall) welcomes 12 other teams for the 2013 Judi Garman Classic at Anderson Family Field. The tournament begins on Wednesday night (March 13) and runs through Sunday (March 17) with games beginning on Wednesday at 5 p.m. on both diamonds.

March 9, 2013
Titans Rally For Split With Win Over Idaho State
FULLERTON, Calif. – Ariel Tsuchiyama finished 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI to pace a nine-hit attack and Desiree Ybarra allowed just one hit in four innings of work Saturday night to lead host Cal State Fullerton to a 5-1 win over Idaho State, rallying after a heartbreaking 1-0 shutout loss to Utah in its opener at Anderson Family Field.

March 9, 2013
Titans Defeat Charleston Southern 10-2
Lauren Mario belted her second and third home run of the season to propel the Titans to a 10-2 win over Charleston Southern on Friday night at Anderson Family Field. Cal State Fullerton moves to 10-12 on the season and improves to 2-1 in the Long Beach State Invitational.

March 7, 2013
Titans Split Decisions Day One of Long Beach State Invitational
Cal State Fullerton's Jasmine Antunez and Katey Laban combined for 14 strikeouts allowing only one hit in a win against Weber State (1-16) in game one of the Long Beach State Invitational and a walk-off single by Virginia Tech (13-1) in the bottom of the seventh inning propelled them to a 3-2 victory in game two.

March 6, 2013
Titans to Take Part in Long Beach State Invitational
The Titans will compete in the Long Beach State Invitational this week, taking on Weber State and Virginia Tech on Thursday (Mar. 7), Charleston Southern (Mar. 8), and a doubleheader Saturday versus Utah and Idaho State (Mar. 9).

March 2, 2013
Host Titans Sweep Day One of Easton Invitational
Eliza Crawford went 4-for-4 with three RBI's in a win against Indiana and Lauren Mario belted a go-ahead three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning against Wisconsin to earn two victories in day one of the Easton Invitational at Anderson Family Field.

March 2, 2013
Titans Fall Twice in Day Two of Easton Invitational
Cal State Fullerton softball team dropped a 14-1 decision to No. 15 Stanford and was shutout 7-0, Saturday, on the second day of the Easton Invitational at Anderson Family Field. The Titans drop to 8-11 overall, while the Cardinal move to 14-5 and the Hawkeyes improve to 13-5.

February 28, 2013
Badgers Out-duel Titans 1-0
After recording 13 hits in an upset win against UCLA on Tuesday, the Cal State Fullerton (6-9) softball team’s offense was non-existance, as they only managed five hits in a 1-0 loss to the University of Wisconsin (11-1).

February 27, 2013
Titans Host Top-Tier Teams at Easton Invitational
After knocking off No. 7 Missouri last Saturday (Feb. 23) and No. 10 UCLA on Tuesday (Feb. 26), the Cal State Fullerton (6-8) returns to Anderson Family Field to host the Easton Invitational.

February 26, 2013
Titans Upset No. 10 UCLA 11-5
After knocking off the No. 7 ranked Missouri Tigers last Saturday, the Cal State Fullerton softball team (6-8) played spoiler again this time knocking off the No. 10 ranked UCLA Bruins 11-5 at Easton Stadium.

February 24, 2013
Titans Upset No. 7 Missouri
The Cal State Fullerton softball team (5-8) upset the No. 7 ranked Missouri Tigers (9-1) in game one of the doubleheader 5-4, before dropping game two 7-0.

February 22, 2013
Titans Split Decisions at Mary Nutter Classic
The Cal State Fullerton bats came alive in game one of the Mary Nutter Classic versus Loyola Marymount as the Titans had 11 hits to defeat LMU 7-1. In game two, the Titans squared off against the No. 4 ranked Tennessee Volunteers losing 5-0.

February 21, 2013
Titans Square Off Against Top Ranked Opponents
The Cal State Fullerton softball team returns home to Southern California after going 1-4 at the Easton Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev. last weekend. The Titans head to Palm Springs, Calif. on Thursday night to take on the Loyola Marymount Lions and the University of Tennessee at the Mary Nutter Classic. The Titans will return to take on Missouri in a doubleheader Saturday (Feb. 23). Cal State Fullerton will then travel to Easton Stadium on Tuesday (Feb. 26) to take on the UCLA Bruins in Los Angeles, Calif.

February 20, 2013
Japan Toyota Defeats Titans in Exhibition Contest
The Cal State Fullerton softball team took the field Wednesday against Japan Toyota, a professional softball team from Japan, in an exhibition contest losing 8-1.

February 19, 2013
Titans Face Japan Toyota in Exhibition Contest
Cal State Fullerton softball will take on Japan Toyota, a professional softball team from the Japan’s Women Softball League in Japan, on Feb. 20, 2013 at Anderson Family Field at 3 p.m. The event is free to the public and gates will open at 2 p.m.

February 17, 2013
Oregon Pitching Shuts Down Titans
In the final day of the Easton Desert Classic the Oregon Ducks showed why they are the No. 7ranked team in the country, according to the USA Today/National Fast Pitch Coashes Association poll after defeating Cal State Fullerton 6-0 on Sunday morning at Stephanie Lynn Craig Park.

February 16, 2013
Titans Split Double Header at Easton Desert Classic
It was a day of two tales for the Titans in the second day of the Easton Desert Classic tournament, the Titans struggled to produce runs in game one of the day versus BYU, but the bats came alive versus Utah in game two. In game one, the Titans only managed four hits and in a loss to BYU 4-3, but in game two Jasmine Antunez, Melissa Sechrest, and Ariel Tsuchiyama blasted home runs to give the Titans an 8-0 win over the Utah Utes.

February 15, 2013
Titans Drop Two in the Desert
Cal State Fullerton managed only two hits in game one versus Portland State losing 3-2 and couldn’t overcome an early 8-0 deficit over Oregon State, eventually losing 9-5 in game two. Fullerton falls to 2-4 overall on the season, while Portland State improves to 3-4 and Oregon State moves to 4-3. The Titans play Brigham Young and Utah tomorrow at Stephanie Lynn Carter Park, with first pitch at 11:15 against the Cougars.

February 13, 2013
Titans Head to Sin City for Easton Desert Classic
The Cal State Fullerton softball team heads to Las Vegas for their first road action of the season. The Titans join the 18-team field at the 2013 Easton Desert Classic hosted by UNLV. Fullerton will have a full slate of five games with two on Friday (Feb.15), two on Saturday (Feb.16), and one on Sunday (Feb. 17). All Fullerton games will played at Stephanie Lynn Craig Park, located on the corners of Russell and Galleria in Henderson, Nev.

February 11, 2013
Titans Split Doubleheader Versus McNeese State
After being postponed due to rain on Friday, the McNeese State Cowgirls and Cal State Fullerton Titans faced off on Monday at Anderson Family Field. Freshman Jasmine Antunez struck out nine batters in eight innings of work and sophomore transfer Carissa Turang scored the lone run of the game to put the Titans ahead in game one as the home side split a doubleheader with McNeese State, winning the opener 1-0, before falling for a 5-1 loss in game two.

February 8, 2013
Rain Forces Postponement
The doubleheader between Cal State Fullerton and McNeese State has been postponed due to steady rain in the Fullerton area.

February 8, 2013
Titans Split Season Opener with Golden Eagles
Cal State Fullerton freshman Jasmine Antunez struck out a total of 17 batters in eight innings of work and freshman Melissa Sechrest slugged her first career home run to put the Titans ahead in game two as the home side split a doubleheader with Southern Miss, falling in the opener, 3-1, before rallying for a 4-2 win in the nightcap on Thursday.

February 6, 2013
Titans Open 2013 Season on Thursday
The 34th varsity season of Cal State Fullerton softball opens this week at Anderson Family Field as the Titans kick off the 2013 campaign against Southern Miss on Thursday, before hosting McNeese State on Friday.

January 30, 2013
Titans Picked to Finish Sixth
Led by 2012 All-Big West Conference picks Ashley Carter and Leesa Harris, the Cal State Fullerton softball team was picked to finish sixth in the Big West Conference in 2013 as selected by the nine head coaches in the annual preseason poll Wednesday.

January 30, 2013
Newton to be Inducted into Mt. SAC Hall of Fame
Cal State Fullerton assistant coach and former player Pam Newton will be inducted into the Mt. San Antonio College Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the 2013 class on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

January 26, 2013
Meet the Catchers II
Catchers are a unique breed of player. Here's Cal State Fullerton baseball catcher Jared Deacon and softball catcher Ariel Tsuchiyama talking about their experiences at one of the toughest positions in any spot.

January 25, 2013
2013 Season Preview: Softball
Cal State Fullerton kicks off the 2013 season February 7, 2013 at 3 p.m. versus the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in the first game of a doubleheader.

December 14, 2012
Reserve Your Seats for the Leadoff Dinner
FULLERTON, Calif. – Cal State Fullerton invites you to the 2013 Titan Softball Leadoff Dinner, scheduled for 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at Angelo’s & Vinci’s in Fullerton.

December 10, 2012
Baseball and Softball Tickets on Sale Today
The first opportunity to purchase season and single-game tickets for the upcoming Cal State Fullerton baseball and softball seasons, respectively, will be at noon today (Monday, Dec. 10).

November 27, 2012
Club Coach Araujo Added to Titans' Staff
Long-time Southern California travel ball coach Jorge Araujo has been hired to serve as an assistant coach on first-year head coach Kelly Ford's staff it was announced on Tuesday.

November 20, 2012
Titans Softball Signs Five During Early Period
Cal State Fullerton first-year head softball coach Kelly Ford announced the signing of five high school standouts to National Letters of Intent on Tuesday to continue their academic and athletic careers with the Titans beginning with the 2014 season.

November 9, 2012
Changes Made to Softball's Final Fall Weekend
The final weekend of fall scrimmages for the Cal State Fullerton softball team has been adjusted to include a pair of changes for the Titans' final two games.

October 24, 2012
Titan Pride: Softball History
In the first of a series of priorities and events, archives of Cal State Fullerton's earliest softball programs will be highlighted on FullertonTitans.org.

October 22, 2012
Former Titan Great Returns
Pam Newton, who competed for Cal State Fullerton for two seasons in 1982-83 after a standout career at Mt. SAC, joins Head Coach Kelly Ford's staff today as an assistant coach as the team begins fall practices.

October 17, 2012
Fall Scrimmage with Cypress is Cancelled
The Tuesday, October 23 fall scrimmage with Cypress College has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled at this time.

October 11, 2012
Softball Adjusts Fall Schedule
Cal State Fullerton will feature eight home softball events for the fall season which will allow Head Coach Kelly Ford to have a full day of practice, beginning on October 22.

October 4, 2012
The Kelly Ford Era Begins
In a ceremony held on the softball diamond at Anderson Family Field on the campus of Cal State Fullerton, Dr. Steve Walk, interim Athletics Director, introduced Kelly Ford as the third Head Coach in the Titans 34-year softball history.

October 4, 2012
Kelly Ford Press Conference
Video of Thursday afternoon's press conference announcing Kelly Ford as the Titans' new softball Head Coach

September 17, 2012
Titans Participates in RBI Youth Softball Camp at Angel Stadium
The Cal State Fullerton softball team participated in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2012 Youth Softball Camp sponsored by Jersey Mike's Subs and benefiting the Angels RBI League Saturday morning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.

July 5, 2012
Softball Staff Undergoes Changes
The University has announced that it will be seeking a new head coach for its women's softball team. Michelle Gromacki, who achieved a 424-302-1 (.583) record in her 13 seasons directing the program, will not be returning for the 2012-2013 season.

June 26, 2012
Titans' Topping Headed to U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame
Former Cal State Fullerton All-American Jenny Topping and her teammates on the gold medal-winning 2004 United States Olympic Softball Team will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame's Class of 2012 on July 12 in Chicago.

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