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SoCal Roundup: Record Pitcher’s Duel

There are pitcher’s duels and then there are lights out pitcher’s duels that end in 1-0 games that finish in less than two hours. That’s what took place in San Luis Obispo in a big matchup between UC Irvine and Cal Poly. See if the ‘Eaters could get a series win or if the Mustangs forced a Sunday rubber match.

That plus an extra-inning walk-off homer and much more in Saturday’s Southern California college baseball roundup that features photo galleries from Santa Barbara and San Diego State (coming soon). Continue reading SoCal Roundup: Record Pitcher’s Duel

SoCal Roundup: Morales Outduels Imhof

In the Big West battle of the season, UC Irvine ace Andrew Morales matched up with Cal Poly stud Matt Imhof. The two pitchers definitely flashed their stuff, combining for 21 strikeouts on the night. See how the game played out.

That plus more, including how the San Diego squads did in crucial conference battles for both teams, in Friday’s Southern California college baseball roundup that features photo galleries from Fullerton, Santa Barbara and Pepperdine. Continue reading SoCal Roundup: Morales Outduels Imhof

Dylan Stuart Shuts Down Fullerton

Thomas Eshelman struck out 12 and tossed his third consecutive complete game for Cal State Fullerton, but for the second week in a row, he also took the loss. UC Riverside (21-23, 9-7) took the series opener behind a brilliant, 39-pitch, four-inning save by Dylan Stuart.

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SoCal Roundup: Midweek Bubble Watch

The only two Southern California teams that seem secure in the postseason matched up for the second week in a row with No. 27 Pepperdine traveling to No. 7 Cal Poly this time. A familiar middle-of-the-lineup face who had been struggling seems to be back in the groove as he led his team to a victory.

It only took one swing in the UCLA/Fullerton game and Michael Cederoth had an unusual outing as he tried to lead San Diego State to a win at Long Beach State. Cederoth also tried to trim the national saves lead on Sam Moore, but Moore got into Irvine’s game at San Diego even though the ‘Eaters jumped out to a 13-2 lead.

That plus more in Tuesday’s Southern California college baseball roundup that features photo galleries from San Diego and UCLA:

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2014 NCAA REGIONAL PROJECTIONS (May 6th)

The 2014 College Baseball season is starting to hit its stretch run as we start to look forward to what the 2014 NCAA Baseball Tournament will look like. These are our latest look at the projections at what the tournament bracket will look like if the tournament started today. All questions and comments can be discussed in the section below the post. Continue reading 2014 NCAA REGIONAL PROJECTIONS (May 6th)

SoCal Roundup: Rivalry Shutdown Central

The Long Beach/Fullerton rivalry started off with plenty of drama courtesy of a 1-0 game. But whose way did it go? And could No. 4 Cal Poly rebound from its three-game losing streak? Find out below.

That plus more, including how a dropped flyball changed the Pepperdine/LMU opener in Friday’s Southern California college baseball roundup that features photo galleries from Irvine and Northridge

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SoCal Roundup: Kissing Your Sister

With UC Santa Barbara, Pepperdine and Cal State Northridge not having lights at their fields, it opens up the possibility of being able to catch multiple games in one day when those teams play at home and then other Southern California squads host night games.

But not having lights also opens up the possibility of games being suspended, postponed or even called due to darkness. That was the case on Tuesday when UCLA visited Santa Barbara and ended up going into extra innings where the game came to a completely unsatisfactory conclusion after 12 innings.

That plus more in Tuesday’s Southern California college baseball roundup that features photo galleries from Fullerton, Pepperdine and LMU:

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2014 NCAA Regional Projections (April 30th)

The 2014 College Baseball season is in full swing but it is never too early to take a look at the 2014 NCAA Baseball Tournament. These are our latest look at the projections at what the tournament bracket will look like if the tournament started today. All questions and comments can be discussed in the section below the post.

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SoCal Roundup: Early and Late

In the Big West, runs were at a premium on Sunday. It was either early first inning runs that proved to be the difference or late-inning heroics that determined the outcome. See which teams scored early or completed a late-inning rally to finish off the weekend.

All that plus more in Sunday’s Southern California college baseball roundup that features video interviews and photo galleries from Long Beach State, Fullerton & San Diego State: Continue reading SoCal Roundup: Early and Late

Long Beach Shuts Down Cal Poly for Series Win

LONG BEACH, Calif. — With two outs in the first inning, Long Beach State first baseman Ino Patron hit a hard but seemingly innocuous grounder to first base. But the ball squirted past Tim Wise, allowing Patron to reach. Back-to-back base hits by Richard Prigatano and Michael Hill plated Patron with an unearned run.

That was it.

For the next eight innings, neither No. 2 Cal Poly nor the Dirtbags (20-21, 7-5) could scratch across a run as Long Beach State took a 1-0 victory and the biggest series win in Troy Buckley’s head coaching tenure.

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