College World Series Team Capsule: Cal State Fullerton

College World Series Team Capsule: Cal State Fullerton
Posted at 1:53 PM, Jun 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-13 14:53:27-04

College World Series History

Cal State Fullerton is no stranger to the Road to Omaha. This year, the Titans are making their 18th appearance in Omaha, second appearance in the last three years, and are in search of their fifth CWS title. The last time Cal State made the trip to Omaha was in 2015 when the Titans went 0-2 and were sent packing early.

The last time Cal State Fullerton won the championship was in 2004. The Titans took down Texas and legendary head coach Augie Garrido (who was the long-time coach for the Titans before heading to Texas) in the championship series. 

The Titans' Road to Omaha

Cal State Fullerton finished the season with a 39-22 record, third in the Big West Conference. The Titans advanced to the Stanford regional as the two seed. Cal State went unscathed through the regional round to advance to the Super Regional where they took on Big West Champion and rival Long Beach State. 

Long Beach State came out on top in the first game of the Super Regional 2-0, but Cal State came back out firing and shelled the Dirtbags 12-0 in game two, forcing a winner-take-all game three. The Titans came out on top in game three 2-1, sending them back to Omaha for the 18th time.

Key Players

Junior Scott Hurst is the Titans' leader at the plate as he's put together a .322 batting average this season, including 39 RBI and 12 home runs in 241 at bats. Junior starting pitcher John Gavin holds an ERA of just 2.67 with 89 strikeouts in 16 starts.