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SoCal Roundup: Extra! Extra!

“Extra! Extra! Read all about it!”

You can just hear the sound of the paperboy of yonder past hocking the latest edition.

On Friday night, Cal State Fullerton and San Francisco needed a special edition. The Titans and Dons set a new Goodwin Field record for the longest game played.

USC continued its walk-off magic, UCLA got the first win in a big regional rematch with Cal Poly and Long Beach State broke out the whooping stick.

We’ve got your quick roundup of all the action, plus photo galleries from around the area:

San Francisco 6, #2 Cal State Fullerton 5

After being 0-for-7, Brendan Hendricks dropped a bomb in his final at bat to right field to push the Dons to a win in the 19TH INNING. Koby Gauna was absolutely remarkable in relief, throwing nine shutout innings, allowing only two hits and one walk while striking out eight. Top prospects Matt Chapman (2-8, R 2B, 3 RBI) and Bradley Zimmer (2-7, 2 R, 3B, HR, 4 RBI, BB) led the offenses.

#10 UCLA 5, #22 Cal Poly 2

Cal Poly (4-1) ace Matt Imhof took a no-hitter into the sixth inning last year against UCLA in the Los Angeles Regional, but the  Bruins (4-1) jumped on him early Friday night. Leadoff hitter Brian Carroll singled and came around to score and never looked back.

James Kaprielian (7 IP, ER, 9 K) was fantastic, but the story was the presence of freshman Luke Persico in the lineup. Persico was a perfect 4-for-4, including three extra-base hits: R, 2B, 2 3B, RBI.

Here’s the top photos from CBD photographer David Cohen:

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    Luke Persico connects with a double in the second. Photos by David Cohen
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    David Berg closes out the game. Photos by David Cohen
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    Freshman, Luke Persico, got the start at 2nd base. Photos by David Cohen
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    Shane Zeile went 1 ofr 4 with an RBI. Photos by David Cohen
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    Mark Mathias make the play at 2nd. Photos by David Cohen
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    Brian Mundell and John Schuknecht meet at home plate. Photos by David Cohen
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    Ty Moore went 2 for 3 with an RBI and scored a run. Photos by David Cohen
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    James Kaprielian had his good stuff walking only 1 and giving up 3 hits in 7 innings. Photos by David Cohen
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    Brian Mundell finally got to Kaprielian in the 7th, hitting a home run in the 7th. Photos by David Cohen
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    Danny Zandona came in to stop the Bruins in the 6th. Photos by David Cohen
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    Tim Wise is in line to make the play in Left. Photos by David Cohen
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    Jordan Ellis colides with Tim Wise, but hung onto the ball for the out. Photos by David Cohen
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    David Berg greets James Kaprielian after Kaprielian struck out the side in the 2nd inning. Photos by David Cohen
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    Luke Persico races into 3rd after his 2nd double of the game. Photos by David Cohen
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    Jordan Ellis tries to bunt for a single in the 6th. Photos by David Cohen
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    James Kaprielian went 7 innings giving up 1 run while striking out 9 Mustangs. Photos by David Cohen
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    James Kaprielian only allowed 1 run, a 7th inning solo home run by Brian Mundell. Photos by David Cohen
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    Luke Persico is tagged out at second by Peter Van Gansen Photos by David Cohen
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    Shane Zeile went 1 for 4 with an RBI. Photos by David Cohen
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USC 4, North Dakota State 3

USC (5-0) continues to find a way to win games. Trailing 3-0 heading into the eighth inning, the Trojans got a pair of runs to trim the lead and set up their third walk-off win of the season. Down to their final strike, USC got a two-run single by Timmy Robinson to take the series opener with NDSU (0-1).

Pepperdine 5, Utah Valley 0

Corey Miller pitched a masterpiece for Pepperdine (4-1). He completed the rare double-digit strikeout (11 K), less-than-100-pitch complete game. Miller needed only 93 pitches to finish off a two-hit shutout of the Wolverines (2-4). Aaron Brown was 1-for-2 with three RBI and a stolen base. Bryan Langlois had two hits, two runs, an RBI, a stolen base and a walk.

Here’s CBD photographer Shotgun Spratling’s top photos from the game:

  • Corey Miller struck out 11.
    Corey Miller struck out 11. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Bryan Langlois gets air on his slide home.
    Bryan Langlois gets air on his slide home. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Devin Nelson pitched with runners on all game.
    Devin Nelson pitched with runners on all game. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Aaron Brown edges off third base.
    Aaron Brown edges off third base. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Spencer Gothberg awaits.
    Spencer Gothberg awaits. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Corey Miller has not allowed an ER (17 IP).
    Corey Miller has not allowed an ER (17 IP). (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Zach Slesk starts a double play.
    Zach Slesk starts a double play. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Aaron Brown dives back into first base.
    Aaron Brown dives back into first base. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Aaron Brown had three RBI.
    Aaron Brown had three RBI. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Zac Fuller had one of UVU's two hits.
    Zac Fuller had one of UVU's two hits. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Aaron Barnett looks for the sign.
    Aaron Barnett looks for the sign. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Corey Miller allowed two hits.
    Corey Miller allowed two hits. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Hutton Moyer throws to first.
    Hutton Moyer throws to first. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Patrick Wolfe delivers.
    Patrick Wolfe delivers. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Zach Slesk fields a bouncer.
    Zach Slesk fields a bouncer. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Brad Anderson flips to first.
    Brad Anderson flips to first. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Jordy Hart tosses the helmet.
    Jordy Hart tosses the helmet. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
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UC Santa Barbara 3, San Jose State 2 (10 innings)

Robby Nesovic doubled home Joey Epperson in the 10th inning to keep UC Santa Barbara (2-0) unbeaten. Brett Bautista had three hits for San Jose State. The Spartans got the tying run in scoring position in the 10th, but Dillon Tate came on and picked up his first save.

Texas State 2, UC Riverside 0

The Highlanders (3-2) entered batting .365 as a team, but were held to only four hits by Bobcats ace Lucas Humpal, who threw a complete game shutout. Nick Vilter had two of UCR’s hits. Jacob Smigelski threw well, but took the loss: 6 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 7 K.

 #8 Oregon 12, Loyola Marymount 2

The Ducks (5-0) broke open a back-and-forth 3-2 game with an eight-run eighth inning that all started with a dropped bunt popup. Tyler Baumgartner had three doubles and two RBI to lead Oregon. Colin Welmon took the loss for the Lions: 7.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R (3 ER), BB, 6 K. Austin Miller reached three times for LMU (2-3).

Here’s the top photos from CBD photographer Shotgun Spratling:

  • Scott Heineman charges a swinging bunt.
    Scott Heineman charges a swinging bunt. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • David Edwards leads off second base.
    David Edwards leads off second base. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Tommy Thorpe got the win.
    Tommy Thorpe got the win. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Tanner Donnels comes down the line.
    Tanner Donnels comes down the line. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Kevin Minjares starts a double play.
    Kevin Minjares starts a double play. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Aaron Payne turns an inning-ending DP.
    Aaron Payne turns an inning-ending DP. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Tyler Cohen walks back to the bench.
    Tyler Cohen walks back to the bench. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Mitchell Tolman keeps a pickoff from getting away.
    Mitchell Tolman keeps a pickoff from getting away. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • David Edwards applies the tag.
    David Edwards applies the tag. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Colin Welmon took a tough loss.
    Colin Welmon took a tough loss. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Tyler Cohen swipes second.
    Tyler Cohen swipes second. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • David Fletcher fields a grounder.
    David Fletcher fields a grounder. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Mitchell Tolman catches a popup.
    Mitchell Tolman catches a popup. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Scott Heineman tags out David Edwards.
    Scott Heineman tags out David Edwards. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
  • Tommy Thorpe picked up the win.
    Tommy Thorpe picked up the win. (Photo: Shotgun Spratling)
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Long Beach State 11, #19 Arizona State 0,

Now that’s how you get your first win! I said in the weekend preview, the Dirtbags had to find some more hits after struggling against Vanderbilt and Pepperdine, but sometimes you just have to do more with less. Long Beach State only had seven hits, but took advantage of nine walks and dominated the Sun Devils.

The Dirtbags broke out with a seven-run third inning (besting their total runs in the first four games) and added a four-run seventh. Arizona State couldn’t do anything against Nick Sabo: 8 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 8 K. Richard Prigatano and Ino Patron combined for four runs, five hits and five RBI. Prigatano added a SB. Patron hit Long Beach’s first home run at Blair Field this season.

West Virginia 6, San Diego State 2

The Aztecs (3-2) fell in the series opener to West Virginia (2-2) and the Mountainteers ace Harrison Musgrave (6 IP, 2 ER, 8 K). Mike RoBards allowed four runs in six inning. Tyler France supplied a two-run double for SDSU’s only runs.

Seattle 4, Cal State Northridge 2

Jerry Keel (6.2 IP, 3 ER) fell to 0-2 on the season as the Matadors continued to struggle putting runs on the board. Chester Pak and Daniel Timmerman each reached three times. Northridge managed a season-high nine hits, but only put up two runs. They have only scored eight runs in five games.  Seattle DH Michael McCann was 4-for-5 with a double, homer and three RBI.

Here’s the top photos from CBD photographer David Cohen:

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    Jerry Keel Pitched 6.2 innings giviing up 3 runs. Photos by David Cohen
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    Connor Moore went 5 innings allowing 2 runs, 1 earned. Photos by David Cohen
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    Cray Landon makes a diving catch. Photos by David Cohen
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    Jerry Keel struck out 6, walking 3 and allowed 8 hits in the loss. Photos by David Cohen
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    Daniel Timmerman is met by Nick Blaser after scoring the Matadors first run. Photos by David Cohen
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    Connor Moore makes a diving tag on Chester Pak Photos by David Cohen
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    Griffin Andreychuk fields the ball at short. Photos by David Cohen
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    Grant Newton stays on the bag ahead of Ranny Lowe. Photos by David Cohen
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    Michael McCann hits a 2 run homer in the 7th inning. Photos by David Cohen
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    Michael McCann rounds third. Photos by David Cohen
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    Michael McCann is greeted by Brian Olson after crossing the plate. Photos by David Cohen
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    Brett Balkan make it close, but the ball gets to Grant Newton in time to record the out. Photos by David Cohen
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    Will Dennis throws the ninth inning to earn the save. Photos by David Cohen
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Wright State 3, UC Irvine 1

Mike Gillespie gambled choosing to save ace Andrew Morales for Saturday’s matchup against No. 19 Arizona State. Elliott Surrey was solid (5 IP, 2 ER, 9 K), but  the ‘Eaters managed only three hits in seven innings against Travis Hissong.

San Diego 17, Northern Kentucky 3

Louie Lechich homered twice as the Toreros (3-1) pounded out 19 runs on 18 hits. PJ Conlon struck out nine and allowed one earned run in seven innings.