IRVINE, Calif. – Sophomore Daniel Cope has been red-hot to start the season and he was finally rewarded for it, as he was named Big West Field Player of the Week for the first time in his career, the conference announced on Monday.
The San Diego, California native batted .400 in three games against No. 1 Oregon State, including blasting a home run scoring two runs and recording an RBI, all while helping to hand the previously undefeated Beavers their first defeat of the season. It snapped what was the longest home win streak in college baseball.
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The catcher blasted a home run and a double to help hand the Beavers a 5-3 defeat in the opening game of the series. Cope opened the scoring in the second inning with a solo shot to left field to put the Titans up 1-0. The jack was his third homer over the last four games. The homer was also the first one hit off of OSU's Luke Heimlich since May 14th, 2016. The Oregon State All-American had gone 21 starts without surrendering a home run.
The Friday night win over Oregon State was Fullerton's highest ranked win since taking down No. 1 Florida in 2012.
Cope collected two hits and scored a run in the second game of the series, while walking a career-high three times in the series finale on Sunday. Overall he's boasting a team-best eight-game on base streak.
Fullerton is back home this weekend and is set begin a season-long eight game homestand beginning with a three-game series with Grand Canyon. Game one will be Friday at 7 pm PT at Goodwin Field.
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