CSUF baseball player joins USA Baseball Team

In Sports, Spring Sports

Sophomore outfielder and right-handed closer Michael Lorenzen has accepted an invite from USA Baseball and the Collegiate National Team (CNT) for the second consecutive summer.  This will be Lorenzen’s fifth tour with USA Baseball since he played on the club’s U16 team in 2008.

Last summer, Lorenzen batted .317 with one home run and 10 runs batted in 41 at-bats against summer league teams from New England and Japan. This year, the CNT will play 10 games in North Carolina before heading overseas for a five-game series in Cuba and then to Holland for the nation’s Honkbal-Haarlem Baseball Week.

Lorenzen, who was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays straight out of high school, instead decided to join the Titans in 2011. That year, he was awarded both Big West Conference Freshman of the Year and named Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American.

Thus far in the 2012 season, Lorenzen has batted .327 with 27 RBIs and 11 stolen bases across 39 games. The outfielder has also been impressive on the mound as the Titans’ closer, with a 2-0 record and 12 saves in 15 appearances. Both roles have helped propel the Titans to the top of the Big West standings.

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