Leading the Way, Titan's Scott Hurst takes over leadoff duties
By Tim Tuttle/Fullertonstories.com --
This has been a turnaround season for Cal State Fullerton baseball player Scott Hurst, who has raised his batting average over 100 points from a year ago to .316 and leads the top-10 nationally ranked Titans in hits (43), home runs (four) and runs (27) following Saturday’s 2-1 win over USC at Goodwin Field. Hurst has started all 34 games in centerfield for the 23-11 Titans.
Hurst was highly touted coming out of Bishop Amat High in La Puente. He batted .419 and was the team’s ace closer in leading Bishop Amat to the CIF Southern Section Division III championship and was its Player of the Year. He was a member of the U18 USA National Team, the gold medalist in the IABF World Cup.
A centerfielder at Bishop Amat, Hurst played right field in his freshman season in 2015 for the Titans until injuring his back and missing the final 23 games. He had started 36 games, played in 41, and batted .250 with 14 RBIs, 13 runs scored, three doubles, three triples and one home run. They were respectable numbers and he says he was “fully healed” for the start of his sophomore season in 2016.
It became a season of frustration for the 5-foot-10, 190-pounder from Glendora. He batted .215 with 31 hits in 51 games, 42 of them starts.
Cal State Fullerton's Scott Hurst has overcome injuries and assumed the leadoff position in the batting order for the Titans. Photos by Matt Brown/CSUF Sports Information.