The Nevada Wolf Pack took the final game of their series with Saint Mary’s by a score of 6-1. The Wolf Pack were led by a very successful performance from Mario Rivera who pitched 5.1 innings while only letting up one run on three hits. Matt Bowman who went 3-4 with 3 RBI’s including two home runs to power the offense in the victory. Kenny Fuglerud led the Gaels on a tough hitting day by going 2-4 and driving in the only run.
Cal-State Northridge won the final game of their non-conference series against UNLV 9-4. Edwin Quirante gave the Matadors six innings on the mound and gave up three runs on seven hits. The offense was led by Clemson transfer Jorge Andrade Jr who went 3-5 at the plate to continue his strong start to the season. Efren Navarro Jr. led the Rebels with three hits and two RBI’s.
This gives the Matadors a record of 2-1 on the young season. The next game will be against Pacific on Friday and the Rebels will head home to host Pepperdine.
The University of San Diego finished off the series sweep on Sunday with a 4-1 victory of the Cal Poly Mustangs. Ricardo Pecina started for the Toreros by going six scoreless innings while only giving up six hits. He also struck out two batters. Anthony Slama followed up on the mound by pitching two innings of shutout baseball. San Diego then brought in AJ Griffin to pitch the ninth where he gave up one run on a hit. San Diego was led on offense by Jordan Abruzzo who went 2-3 with an RBI. Cal Poly starter Thomas Eager gave a solid outing by pitching five innings while letting up three runs and striking out seven. Wes Dorrell, Brett Morel, and Adam Buschini all had two hits in the losing effort. San Diego visits Texas for a three game set next weekend and Cal Poly will return to action on Tuesday against University of Southern California.
Danny Rosen of FSU has been a pleasant surprise in camp this spring. The Tallahassee Democrat checks in with an article about the former walk-on and the contributions he is expected to make during this season. Article can be read here.
The Nevada Wolfpack fought off a good comeback by the Saint Mary’s Gaels to win 6-5 on Saturday. Nick Sansone had the tie-breaking hit in the top of the ninth to drive in Chris Siewart to take the 6-5 lead which proved to be the winning run. Rod Scurry led the Wolfpack on the mound for 6 innings and only surrendered one run and two hits. Nick Sanson led the Wolfpack offense by going 3-5 with an RBI. The Saint Mary’s starter Brandon Berl gave up four runs and seven hits in his 5.2 innings of work. Eric Cattoni was the only Saint Mary’s starter to have multiple hits in the game by going 2-3 with 2 runs scored, 3 stolen bases, and an RBI. The teams finish the series off on Sunday.
The Matadors of Cal-State Northridge routed the Rebels of UNLV on Saturday by a score of 16-7. The Matadors were led by DH Kris Kasarjian who went 3-4 with 4 RBI’s. UNLV starter Matt Hutchison only lasted 3.1 innings while giving up 7 runs (3 earned) . This was a tough start to Hutchison’s career and hopefully he bounces back soon. The teams finish the series on Sunday.
San Diego pulled out a thrilling 7-6 victory over Cal Poly today in 10 innings. The winning hit was delivered by Logan Gelbrich who was pinch hitting for AJ Griffin with the bases loaded in the bottom of the tenth inning. Shane Buschini led the Torero offense by going 2-4 with a homer and 4 RBI’s. Brent Morel led the Cal Poly offense by going 3-5 with 2 RBI’s. Both teams will be at it on Sunday to finish out the series.
The Oregon State Beavers completed the sweep on Saturday of the Vulcans of Hawai’i-Hilo. They were led by a solid pitching performance by Anton Maxwell who pitched 5 innings while surrendering 4 hits and one run in the 10-2 victory. The offense was led by Darwin Barney again with a 2-3 performance while scoring 2 runs and driving 2 in. Oregon State will be off next weekend before heading to Georgia to take on the Dawgs.
CSTV contributer Jean Neuberger checked in with the Ole Miss baseball team as they are preparing for the opener on February 10th against New Orleans. The article focuses on Zack Cozart who was named an All-American in some pre-season publications. The full article is available here.
The University of Hawaii Baseball program came up with a solid 8-1 victory on Friday evening over the Santa Clara Broncos. They were led by a great earlt season start by Ian Harrington who gave them 6.2 innings of one run baseball. The Rainbows were led on offense by Kris Sanchez who went 3-4 with two doubles and two runs. Santa Clara starter Matt Wickswat was roughed up in his 2.2 innings of work while giving up five runs while walking four batters. Broncos senior Kevin Drever went 3-4 and scored the only run.