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SoCal Roundup: Rain, Rain Go Away

“Rain! Rain! Go away! Don’t ever come back until baseball season is over.” (or something like that)

Instead of an exciting matchup between USC and Cal Poly or some tripleheader USD Tournament action, all there was to do in Los Angeles tonight was listen and watch games online since everything in Southern California was cancelled on Friday.

There still were some great games played by some SoCal squads. Could James Kaprielian overcome UCLA’s struggling offense? How would Thomas Eshelman respond after struggling his last outing?

We’ve got your quick roundup of all the action, plus photo galleries from around the area:

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2014 CBD Season Preview: Ivy League

IvyLeagueSmallAfter an exciting finish in last year’s Ivy League Baseball Championship it is fair to say that coach Whalen and the Big Green will be looking for some redemption come the 2014 season.

After Columbia swept Dartmouth in the Championship it was no surprise that the Lions had lived up to their pre-season rankings. This victory clinched their 11th Ivy League title in program history, and second in the last six years which has head coach Brett Boretti and the rest of the program excited for the upcoming 2014 season. With the competitive nature of the Ivy League continuously growing, 2014 promises to showcase great talent on the diamond. Continue reading

Columbia releases 2014 Schedule

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ColumbiaHomePlateFeaturedNEW YORK – Head baseball coach Brett Boretti has announced the 2014 schedule, featuring early season trips to Florida, Georgia and Texas to prepare the Lions for their Ivy League title defense.

“We feel we have once again put together a very challenging schedule that will test us throughout the season,” commented Boretti. “The early trips should give us a chance to learn a lot about our team.” Continue reading

Princeton releases 2014 Schedule

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PrincetonSchedulePrinceton baseball head coach Scott Bradley has released the 2014 schedule, it was announced Wednesday. The Tigers will face three teams that advanced to the NCAA tournament, along with hosting seven home dates at Clarke Field.

Princeton opens the year on the road, playing its first 14 games on the road on both coasts. The season commences at 2013 NCAA participant UC Santa Barbara from Feb. 28-Mar. 2, before remaining in the East Coast for the remainder of the regular season. Continue reading

Penn releases 2014 Schedule

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YurkowPennPHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania baseball team and W. Joseph Blood head coach John Yurkow announced their schedule for the 2014 season on Thursday. The early non-conference portion of the season features trips to such places like Dallas, Texas and Annapolis, Md., while the Ivy League portion kicks off at the end of March. Continue reading

Penn names John Yurkow as Head Coach

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YurkowPennPHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s Director of Athletics, Steven J. Bilsky W’71, has announced the promotion of John Yurkow to the position of W. Joseph Blood Head Coach of Baseball.

Yurkow has spent the last seven seasons as the Quakers’ top assistant coach. In that position, his duties have included handling all aspects of recruiting, hitting instruction, infield instruction, and coaching third base. Continue reading

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2013 Fullerton NCAA Regional Day 3 Recap

Cal State Fullerton outfielders celebrate.

Mary Breen contributed to this article. Photos by David Cohen.

Cal State Fullerton 6, Arizona State 1

Thomas Eshelman followed suit and dominated on the mound for Cal State Fullerton as the Titans (51-8) punched their ticket to the Super Regionals with a 6-1 victory over Arizona State Sunday evening at Goodwin Field.

Eshelman just did what Grahamm Wiest and Justin Garza did ahead of him on Friday and Saturday, securing a three-game sweep of the Fullerton (CA) Regional. The Titans advance to the Sweet 16 of college baseball, the Super Regionals. They will host UCLA next weekend beginning Friday at 4 p.m. with games scheduled Saturday at 7 p.m. and, if necessary, Sunday at 7 p.m. as well. Continue reading

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2013 Fullerton NCAA Regional Day 2 Recap

Nick Ferraresi scores the winning run.Columbia 6, New Mexico 5 

Fourth-seeded Columbia rallied for five runs in the eighth inning to erase a 5-0 deficit and send the game into extra innings where the Lions defeated New Mexico 6-5 on a Nick Crucet RBI single in the 13th inning. Continue reading