Category Archives: Big West

UC-Irvine keeps USD bats quiet

FROM PRESS RELEASE

IRVINE, Calif. — UC Irvine’s shutout streak extended to 36 consecutive innings as the Anteaters blanked 11th-ranked San Diego, 4-0 Tuesday at Anteater Ballpark. Starting pitcher Daniel Bibona struck out a career-high 12 batters as UCI climbed to a program-best 8-0 overall while San Diego dropped to 5-5. Continue reading

Baseball America Links

Every Monday Baseball America comes out with their weekend review. Aaron Fitt ended up attending the San Diego Tournament which featured some of the best pitching matchups of the season. The full article available here.

The three strikes segment focuses on the Shooter-Hunter matchup in Minnesota, Texas A&M bats warming up, and some more thoughts on the USD tourney. The full article is available here.

John Manuel sat down for a chat session to discuss BA Top 25. The full chat transcript is available here. Baseball America’s Top 25 is available here.

Dairy Queen Classic Day 3 Recap

Tulane 5 TCU 3

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Junior centerfielder Aja Barto hammered a solo home run and junior closer Mason Griffin retired all four batters he faced as the Tulane University baseball team defeated TCU, 5-3, in day three of the Dairy Queen Baseball Classic Sunday at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Continue reading

Dairy Queen Classic Day 2 Recap

Pepperdine 10 TCU 4

MINNEAPOLIS — #29 Pepperdine scored six runs in the top of the ninth to complete its second consecutive rally, and The Waves claimed a 10-4 win over TCU on Saturday at the Minnesota Dairy Queen Classic in Minneapolis.

The Waves (5-1) extended their winning streak to four games, while TCU fell to 3-3. The Waves trailed yesterday to Tulane 2-1 in the sixth inning, but rallied to claim a 4-2 win over the #18th-ranked Green Wave. Pepperdine improved to 2-0 at the Dairy Queen Classic with the win. Continue reading

TCU and Pepperdine win on Day 1 of Dairy Queen Classic

TCU 7 Minnesota 4

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Down to their last strike in the ninth inning, Clint Arnold came through with a clutch single that tied the game at four where the TCU Horned Frogs eventually came away with a 12-inning, 7-4 victory over Minnesota at the Dairy Queen Classic. Andrew Cashner (1-0) was outstanding in relief as he held the Golden Gopher bats in check for four innings, while racking up nine strikeouts. Continue reading

CBB previews the Dairy Queen Classic

The CBB was recently asked to preview the Dairy Queen Classic for Gopher Nation. We discussed the top players that are playing in the tournament hosted by the Minnesota Gophers with TCU, Pepperdine, and Tulane joining them. We talk about how strong Brett Hunter’s fastball is and how Tulane has become a national power. The full article is available here.

Toreros get back on Winning Track

The San Diego Toreros got back on the winning track on Tuesday with a 5-3 victory over Long Beach State. Freshman third baseman Victor Sanchez of San Diego went 3-3 with two homers and drove in three runs. LBSU starter Manny McElroy was rocked around in 3.1 innings for all five runs on six hits and two walks. His record drops to 0-1 on the year San Diego reliever Matt Couch picked up his first victory of the year to even his record at 1-1 while AJ Griffin picked up his first save of the season by pitching the final two innings where he only allowed one walk.

Long Beach State Recap
San Diego Recap

Fullerton takes TCU Series

FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 24, 2008) – Clint Arnold’s bid for a game-tying three run home run in the ninth fell just shy of leaving the ballpark and the No. 14 Cal State Fullerton Titans held on for the 7-4 series clinching win. The Titans scored three times in the final two innings to break a 4-4 tie as they handed TCU its first series loss in almost two years.

A passed ball in the top of the first inning proved costly as the Titans jumped out to an early 2-0 lead. Josh Fellhauer singled to lead off the game and moved to second when Jeff Newman was hit by the pitch. Both runners moved up 90 feet on the passed ball and Gary Brown drove in the first run of the game with a ground out to short. A Corey Jones sacrifice bunt pushed the lead to 2-0.

TCU Recap
Fullerton Recap

Conference USA Recap for 2/23

We will be providing Daily Recaps on Conference USA throughout the season. All the recaps are excerpts from the Press Releases. Click on the respective schools link at the bottom of the recap for the full release.

Southern Miss 6 Lipscomb 3

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss hitters started cold but rallied to overcome a early 3-0 deficit to win 6-3 Saturday evening in front of 3,322 fans at Pete Taylor Park. Continue reading