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Big West Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week


Pacific’s John Haberman and Cal State Fullerton’s Noe Ramirez were named the Big West Baseball Field Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Haberman drove in 10 runs for the Tigers in a 4-0 week while Ramirez struck out a career-high 14 batters in a complete game shutout.

Freshman Haberman Putting Up Veteran Like Numbers
John Haberman (Stockton, Calif./St. Mary’s HS) provided a big chunk of the Pacific offense to help the Tigers post a 4-0 record and earn the freshman his first career Big West Baseball Field Player of the Week award.

Serving as the team’s designated hitter, Haberman hit .500 (9 for 18) with three runs scored and 10 RBI as the Tigers knocked off No. 19 Stanford in a single game and swept a three-game series versus San Jose State.

Haberman had three RBI in each of the three wins against the Spartans. In Sunday’s 3-2 win in 11 innings, Haberman pushed across the tying run in the ninth to send the game into extra frames. With the Tigers trailing by one in the bottom of the 11th, Haberman’s bases loaded single drove in both the tying and winning run.

He went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and a pair of doubles in Pacific’s 18-10 win on Friday. He added a third double in Saturday’s 8-7 win, increasing his season total to a team second-best nine.

Haberman also impressed on the mound, posting five solid innings of relief to earn the win against the Cardinal.

Others nominated: Nick Ramirez (Cal State Fullerton); Steve Tinoco (Long Beach State); Scott Kalush (UC Davis); Justin Shults (UC Riverside); John Haberman (Pacific)

Ramirez Clamps Down On Hawai’i
Noe Ramirez (East Los Angeles, Calif./Alhambra HS) delivered Cal State Fullerton’s first complete game shutout of the year in a dominating performance against Hawai’i, securing the sophomore his second Big West Baseball Pitcher of the Week honor of 2010.

The right-hander fanned a career-high 14 Rainbows in a 3-0 Titan victory. Ramirez scattered five hits and walked one in a 119-pitch effort, with the game lasting just under 2:20. Three of Hawai’i five hits came in the last three innings.

Ramirez was dialed in from the start but was at his toughest in the middle innings. From the fourth to sixth innings, he struck out seven of nine batters, including five in a row.

The Titan ace won for the fourth time in as many starts. For his efforts, Ramirez also was named a Collegiate Baseball “Louisville Slugger” National Player of the Week.

Others nominated: Matt Leonard (Cal Poly); Paul Tremlin (Cal State Northridge); Jake Thompson (Long Beach State); Scott Lyman (UC Davis); Dustin Emmons (UC Riverside); Nick Capito (UC Santa Barbara); Hunter Carnevale (Pacific)

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