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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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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

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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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SoCal Roundup: Seven-Run Rally

UCLA faced a nightmare inning late on Saturday while Fullerton saw the resurrection of its offense. A pair of doubleheaders in NorCal featured tight games while Josh Frye tried to maintain his scoreless streak while facing the No. 2 team in the country.

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

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Frye Leads Dirtbags to Upset of No. 2 Cal Poly

LONG BEACH, Calif. — All good things must come to an end.

And Josh Frye finally had his scoreless streak snapped at 30.2 innings pitched, but by the time Cal Poly (36-6, 12-2) got to the 6-foot-7 senior Saturday afternoon at Blair Field, Long Beach State already had the game in hand.

The Dirtbags (19-21, 6-5) scored six runs (only three earned runs) off starter Justin Calomeni to chase him from the game in the fourth inning. And when Frye did allow two runs to score, Long Beach immediately answered with a run in the bottom of the sixth, taking a 7-2 victory to even the series with the Mustangs.

Frye needed just 100 pitches over eight innings to earn his fourth win. He allowed six hits and two runs (one earned) while tying his career high with six strikeouts.

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Fullerton Snaps 6-Game Losing Streak With Walk-Off

FULLERTON, Calif. — Rain was pouring down, drenching everything at Goodwin Field Friday night.

Cal State Fullerton’s players were doing the dreaded task of putting the tarp on the field. Yet, there was nothing but smiles on the Titans’ faces.

After a rough two weeks that featured a pair of Big West series losses, a 16-inning loss at Fresno State on Wednesday and their head coach being under an administrative investigation, the Titans finally had something to smile about.

For 21.1 straight innings, Cal State Fullerton (19-17, 4-6) had been held scoreless. But with two outs and a pair of runners on base, Tanner Pinkston grounded one up the middle and Jared Deacon raced home from second base to give the Titans a 1-0 win over Hawai’i (15-23, 3-10)  in 10 innings.

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Trojans Snap 9-Game Losing Streak Against UCLA

Timmy Robinson wasn’t on the roster the last time USC defeated crosstown rival UCLA. He was still in high school. But the sophomore outfielder blasted a three-run homer in the first inning to help the Trojans end a nine-game losing streak to their crosstown rivals with a 10-0 victory Thursday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Continue reading

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SoCal Roundup: Best Catcher in the Country?

In college baseball, starting catchers often get the mid-week games off to rest their legs in preparation for the more important weekend series, especially during the conference season, but with an extra day of rest thanks to the Easter schedule, Shane Zeile was behind the plate for UCLA on Tuesday.

He proved to be a difference maker in the Bruins’ matchup with Loyola Marymount and afterwards his coach lauded high praise on him, calling Zeile one of the top catchers in the country.

Check out how Zeile impacted the game, what else Savage had to say about him and get the full roundup of Tuesday’s Southern California college baseball action. We’ve got you covered with photo galleries from San Diego State, USC and UCLA:

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