MALIBU, Calif. — Aaron Brown pitched his first career complete game and the Pepperdine offense knocked 13 hits as the Waves salvaged a 10-5 win against Gonzaga Sunday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.
After Gonzaga (26-11-1, 13-5) held the Waves to only three runs in the first two games of the series, Pepperdine (21-17, 9-6) was able to knock around Bulldogs starter Zack Abbruzza, chasing him after 2 2/3 innings.
Gonzaga took the early lead manufacturing runs in the first and second innings, but Pepperdine responded in the second inning thanks to the hustle of Ranny Lowe, who beat out a two-out chopper to shortstop with runners on the corners to score a run and keep the inning alive. Drew Hacker followed with an RBI single to tie the game. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Pepperdine Salvages 10-4 Win Against Zags
Photos Courtesy of David Cohen.
With a pair of teams entering on five-game winning streaks and a pair of aces on the mound, a close contest was expected, but a back-and-forth extra inning affair assured the UC Irvine and Cal State Northridge fans got their money’s worth Friday Night at Anteater Ballpark.
Taylor Sparks’ 11th inning walk-off single gave Irvine a 4-3 win, but it only came after Northridge tied the game in the eighth inning, escaped jams in the eighth and ninth, took a 10th inning lead only to give the run back and have to get out of another Anteaters threat. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Irvine Wins Wild Affair With Walk-Off in 11th
LOS ANGELES — Sean Silva had the best performance of his short USC career as he combined with Brent Wheatley for a one-hitter to best Arizona State ace Trevor Williams. Behind the stellar pitching, the Trojans manufactured a 5-0 win Friday night at Dedeaux Field.
Silva, a junior college transfer from Fresno City College, shut down the No. 15 Sun Devils through six innings — his longest outing in a USC uniform. He picked up his first win as a Trojan after he allowed only one hit, one walk and two hit batsmen while striking out four. Wheatley followed Silva with three scoreless innings to pick up his second save of the season. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Silva, Wheatley Combine to One-Hit #15 Arizona State
Here are some of the top photos from this past weekend’s matchup between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Ole Miss Rebels. Vanderbilt swept the three game SEC series to up their record to 29-4 and 11-1 in SEC play while Ole Miss is now 23-9 and 4-8 in conference play.
Battle of the Bump
Pitching was the dominant factor for the Commodores and the Rebels this weekend, with all three games won by only a point or two.
Friday starters Bobby Wahl and Kevin Ziomek both shined in a much-anticipated pitcher’s duel. Ziomek earned the win, allowing only 1 run on three hits, with four walks and three strikeouts in 7.1 innings. Wahl gave up one unearned run on five hits and six walks, recording eight strikeouts in 6.2 innings of work. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Vanderbilt makes a clean sweep at Ole Miss
LOS ANGELES — Loyola Marymount knocked around Gonzaga ace Marco Gonzales, both literally and figuratively, for nine hits and seven runs in a 7-4 win Thursday afternoon at Page Stadium.
The Lions (12-13, 4-3) used 11 hits, led by Tommy Cheek’s career-high four knocks, to pick up their fourth win in five games. But the biggest hit may have been the one to Gonzales. Entering the sixth inning, Gonzales had retired 12 of the previous 13 hitters. After a Cheek leadoff single, Tanner Donnels sent a screamer right back where it came from, nailing Gonzales on the outside of his left leg just above the knee. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: LMU Takes Down Gonzales & Gonzaga 7-4
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Nate Ring knocked a career-high five hits and the Cal State Northridge pitching staff held the first five batters in San Diego’s lineup to a combined 1-for-21 in an 8-4 victory Tuesday afternoon at Matador Field.
The Matadors (11-12) picked up their fifth straight win thanks to a solid start from Brandon Warner, who did not factor in the decision despite not allowing a hit until the fifth inning, and a resilient lineup.
After a controversial interference call, on a squeeze bunt attempt and errant throw that hit the runner, negated two Northridge runs and helped San Diego (16-9) escape a bases loaded jam without a run scoring, the Toreros immediately put two runs on the board to tie the game 2-2 and seemed to have stolen all the momentum.
But the Matadors didn’t cower or fade. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Northridge Wins Battle of the Bullfighters
The Vanderbilt Commodores took two out of three games over the weekend against the Florida Gators. Here are some of the best photos from the weekend set. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Vanderbilt takes two from Florida
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Two weeks ago, Kyle Ferramola was a junior college transfer struggling to get any time out of the bullpen because of control issues. Having seen some power from him during a fall batting practice for pitchers, Cal State Northridge head coach Matt Curtis decided to throw him into the batting groups to see what he could do.
With other designated hitter options struggling, Ferramola worked his way into the starting lineup Friday night. He went 2 for 3 with a two-run triple and a walk. The strong performance earned him another start in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader with Utah Valley and Ferramola went off.
Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Sweet Swinging Pitcher Powers Northridge to 5-4 Win
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — A Chester Pak two-run single in the third inning proved to be the difference as Cal State Northridge defeated Utah Valley 4-3 Saturday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader at Matador Field.
The Matadors (8-12) held a 4-0 lead until the sixth inning when starter Calvin Copping ran into trouble. Copping hit a batter, gave up a Baltimore chop single and walked a batter to load the bases. After two runs scored against reliever Oscar Sandoval, Michael Coates entered with the bases loaded.
Coates’ first pitch went to the backstop, cutting the lead to 4-3, but following a walk, Coates got a strikeout and a groundout to end the threat and keep Northridge ahead.
Josh Goossen-Brown recorded the final three outs to close it out and collect his third save. Goosen-Brown also had two hits and an RBI. He played a part in the Matadors’ first run as well. After Goossen-Brown reached on an error that kept the inning alive, Nate Ring delivered an RBI single.
In the third inning, Kyle Attl executed a hit-and-run beautifully to put runners on the corners with no outs. Miles Williams struck out, but Goossen-Brown laid down a bunt single when the pitcher slipped. Two batters later, Pak delivered a hit into right field that scored two.
Check out the 17-shot photo gallery from Saturday’s first game:
Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Northridge Holds On For 4-3 Win Against Utah Valley
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Thomas Eshelman allowed only one hit in seven innings as No. 8 Cal State Fullerton took the first game of a non-conference series with rival Long Beach State, 6-0, Friday night at Blair Field.
Fullerton (18-3) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning when preseason All-American Michael Lorenzen jumped all over a hanging slider and deposited it over the left field wall. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Eshelman, Davis Hold Long Beach to Two Hits