Mihaylo Athletes Help Launch the Titans to the College Baseball World Series

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By reaching the College World Series, members of the 2017 Titan Baseball Team will have opportunity to develop their athletic career potential and carry with them lifelong memories. Photo by Matt Ulfelder ’17

The Cal State Fullerton baseball team made it to the NCAA College World Series this year for the 18th time in 42 years. The team was honored at a reception at Goodwin Field on June 20. Among the team members are several Mihaylo business students.

Cal State Fullerton’s baseball season concluded on Monday after the Florida State Seminoles edged out the Titans 6-4, eliminating Fullerton from the best-of-three series held at T.D. Ameritrade Field in Omaha. In their first game on Saturday, Oregon State defeated the Titans 6-5. The losses capped a postseason in which CSUF defeated Stanford University in the Pac-12 conference and Long Beach State University, the Big West champion and archrival, in a super-regional.

Mihaylo students were part of this year’s thrilling CSUF baseball season and include No. 8 Coby Kauhaahaa, No. 18 Brett Conine, No. 19 Dillon Persinger (who was awarded for 2017 Highest Individual GPA – Go Mihaylo!), No. 20 Jimmy Endersby, No. 23 Jake Pavletich, No. 25 Erik Cha, No. 27 Niko Pacheco, No. 35 Zach Weller, No. 37 Dillon Brown and No. 42 Gavin Velasquez.

CSUF students and alumni joined fans from the Orange County community to welcome home the Titan baseball team on June 20, 2017. Photo by Matt Ulfelder'17

CSUF students and alumni joined fans from the Orange County community to welcome home the Titan baseball team on June 20, 2017. Photo by Matt Ulfelder ’17

The Cal State Fullerton baseball program is among the university’s best-performing athletic programs, having 18 World Series appearances since beginning division play in 1975, including four national championships, for an average of an appearance every 2.3 years and a world championship every decade. For more information, visit CSUF baseball online.

Congratulations to the Titans for another great season!

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