June 6, 1995 |
Cal State Fullerton teammates Mark Kotsay and D.C. Olsen were watching a late movie in their hotel room after midnight Monday. All of a sudden, Kotsay saw his roommate in agony. "I was sitting in bed, and I felt an excruciating pain in my side," Olsen said. "I started yelling at Kots to get someone. . . . I was real scared at that point." Kotsay first thought Olsen was kidding. But then he realized it was no joke.
February 17, 1994 |
George Horton has seen balls hit longer, but the Titan associate head baseball coach said he had never seen a ball hit harder than the one Fullerton first baseman D.C. Olsen sent over the left-field wall at Texas Saturday. "It was phenomenal," Horton said. "It might have gone 500 feet if the wind wasn't blowing in. It probably would have went through the scoreboard if it hit it."
May 10, 1991 |
Fullerton High School catcher D.C. Olsen, the Times' Orange County player of the year in baseball last season, has signed a letter of intent with Cal State Fullerton, his father said Thursday. Olsen, who was also a Times' all-county linebacker in football, plans to play only baseball for the Titans, according to his father, Don Olsen. In January, Olsen made an oral commitment with Louisiana State to play baseball and football but wasn't offered a scholarship.
February 27, 1995 |
It wasn't a difficult decision choosing the most valuable player in the Anaheim Hilton & Towers Classic. Everyone fell a rung well below Cal State Fullerton first baseman D.C. Olsen. Olsen slammed two home runs, the last igniting a four-run seventh inning that lifted the Titans to a 14-6 victory over Texas Sunday night in front of 2,021. The game matched two of the nation's highly ranked college baseball teams. It was Olsen's fourth home run of the tournament and fifth of the season.
April 30, 1991
Steve Friedrich, a catcher for the Troy High School baseball team, has signed a letter of intent to play for Cal State Fullerton next season, Troy Coach Dane Ilertsen said Monday. Friedrich, who was a second-team Times' all-county wide receiver in football, leads the county in home runs this season with 10, which is three short of the county record set last year by Fullerton's D.C. Olsen.