Former Arizona State Sun Devil and current Texas Charge pitcher Dallas Escobedo will be joining the defending Big West champions Cal State Fullerton announced Wednesday night by Titans Head Coach Kelly Ford. Escobedo replaces Tori Tyson who left the Titans for Maryland.
Escobedo joins the Titans following her fourth season in the National Pro Fastpitch League where Escobedo had her best season in the league with the Texas Charge. Escobedo was among NPF leaders in Wins, ERA and earned her All-NPF team honors which were announced on Wednesday night which continued Escobedo’s great 2017 year.
Escobedo was taken as the number one overall pick in the NPF Draft in 2014 to the Pennsylvania Rebellion where she played for three seasons before signing with the Texas Charge in January of 2016.
Escobedo just competed at Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic leading Mexico to the silver medal and helped Mexico qualified for 2018 World Championships which keeps Escobedo’s hopes of helping Mexico qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Escobedo had a great college playing careers as she led Arizona State to a national championship in 2011 and three trips to the Women’s College World Series. She was an All-American three times, an NFCA All-Region Team member three times, and an All-Pac 12 Team member four times.
Escobedo takes over Titans team that will look to replace ace Kelsey Kessler, who had a 1.86 ERA in nearly 200 innings this past season. The Titans staff collectively put together a 2.67 staff Earned Run Average, with 342 strikeouts between them, 166 of them was Kessler’s who help the Titans win the Big West and make it to the NCAA Tournament losing in the Los Angeles regional final to UCLA.
Escobedo move to Cal State Fullerton is the second marquee former Pac-12 pitcher to be hired in the Big West Conference this week. Earlier this week, UC Riverside hired former UCLA All-American Megan Langenfeld to be the pitching coach like Escobedo will be with the Titans.