IRVINE, Calif. — The UC Irvine bats had an awakening Saturday afternoon, knocking 14 hits in a 9-2 win over BYU at Anteater Ballpark’s Cicerone Field.
BYU starter Adam Miller struggled with his command. He pitched only two innings, allowing three runs on two hits and four walks and a hit batsman.
With plenty of offensive support, starting pitcher Crosby Slaught cruised through six innings, allowing only two hits as the Anteaters got their first series win of the season.
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MALIBU, Calif. — Jon Moscot was in control the whole way. The right-handed junior pitched a complete game gem for Pepperdine and the Waves (9-4) took the series opener 2-1 against Rhode Island Friday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.
Moscot mowed through the URI (4-6) lineup with nine strikeouts. He allowed only one unearned run on five hits and one walk. The 6-foot-4, 200 pounder said his ability to get his breaking ball over for a strike enabled him to mix his pitches better and keep Rhode Island’s hitters off balance. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Pepperdine’s Jon Moscot Shuts Down Rams
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Yet again!
In another last at bat finale for Long Beach State, the Dirtbags (4-9) were forced to swallow the bitter pill of a heartbreaking defeat. For the fifth consecutive game, the Dirtbags saw their opponent score the go-ahead run in its final at bat. This time it was Arizona State that took a 3-2 win in 12 innings Friday night at Blair Field. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Snakebitten Long Beach Falls Late Once More
IRVINE, Calif. — After 21 scoreless innings to begin the season, UC Irvine’s Kyle Hooper finally gave up a run. In the fifth inning, Brigham Young was able to put together a pair of singles and a groundout to end Hooper’s scoreless stretch, but that was all the Cougars would get on the night.
Despite only having four hits, Irvine (7-5) took the opener of the three-game set 3-1 Thursday night at Anteater Ballpark.
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LOS ANGELES — It took 13 of them, but USC singled Cal State Fullerton into submission Tuesday night in the Trojans 7-4 win at Dedeaux Field. The Trojans (9-3) used 13 singles to keep the pressure on Fullerton’s (9-4) young pitching staff throughout the game.
USC’s only non-single came from Dante Flores in the second inning, but Flores was stranded on third after a triple, so all the Trojans’ production came from singles. All but one player in the Trojans’ lineup had a hit and the 2-6 batters in the lineup each had multi-hit performances.
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FULLERTON, Calif. — Maybe Cal State Fullerton should play all of its games on Sunday? For the third Sunday in a row, the Titans’ offense had double-digit hits and its best showing of the weekend.
The Titans (8-3) won their seventh straight game, finishing off the weekend sweep of Utah Valley State (2-8) with an 11-3 win Sunday afternoon at Goodwin Field.
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FULLERTON, Calif. — “U-G-L-Y. Ugly!”
That’s how Cal State Fullerton first-year head coach Rick Vanderhook described the Titans 6-2 win over visiting Loyola Marymount Wednesday evening at Goodwin Field.
What exactly was ugly? Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Fullerton Slides Past Loyola Marymount
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant had been quiet all game. But when he got an opportunity with a runner on first base and the game tied in the ninth inning, his bat suddenly got loud, even drowning out the raucous San Diego dugout.
After seeing a breaking ball early in the count, Bryant knew that UC Riverside closer Joie Dunyon was going to come back with one later in the count. When Dunyon did, Bryant laced the two-strike pitch into left-centerfield field, sending it knifing through the cold night. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: San Diego Rallies to Beat UC Riverside
FULLERTON, Calif. — The Cal State Fullerton Titans held on for a wild 11-10 win over Texas Christian Sunday afternoon at Goodwin Field. The Titans rode a nine-run fourth inning to a travel curfew shortened eight inning victory to take the weekend series against the visiting Horned Frogs.
Just as the first two games had, the series rubber match came down to the final inning. Fullerton got out of a bases loaded jam with a play that head coach Rich Vanderhook said he didn’t remember ever seeing.
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LOS ANGELES — For the second straight game, USC dominated Akron, winning 10-2 Saturday afternoon at Dedeaux Field. The Trojans moved to 6-0 on the season while the Zips dropped to 0-5.
Ben Mount led the way on the mound for USC, pitching seven innings to pick up his first win of the season. The only runs Mount allowed came on a long home run by Joey Havrilak that ricocheted off the parking structure beyond the right field fence.
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