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San Diego State coach Tony Gwynn Passes Away

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TonyGwynn.jpgSAN DIEGO – San Diego State head baseball coach Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54.

Gwynn’s sweet left-handed swing made him one of San Diego’s best-loved athletes. He was nicknamed “Mr. Padre” during his 20-year major league career.

“For more than 30 years, Tony Gwynn was a source of universal goodwill in the national pastime, and he will be deeply missed by the many people he touched,” Major League Commissioner Bud Selig said.

Gwynn had been on a medical leave from his job as baseball coach at San Diego State, his alma mater, since late March. Agent John Boggs said Gwynn died Monday at a hospital in suburban Poway. Continue reading San Diego State coach Tony Gwynn Passes Away

2014 Corvallis Regional: Day 3 Recap

Oregon State 6 UNLV 1

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Senior Ben Wetzler pitched a complete-game four-hitter and Oregon State eliminated UNLV 6-1 on Sunday to remain in contention for the Corvallis Regional title.

Wetzler struck out 10 and raised his record to 12-1 with his school-record 36th career victory. He is 8-0 with a 0.66 ERA in eight home starts and has not allowed more than two runs in any outing. Continue reading 2014 Corvallis Regional: Day 3 Recap

2014 Corvallis Regional: Day 2 Recap

UNLV 2 North Dakota State 1

CORVALLIS, Ore.  – UNLV baseball (36-24) fought off elimination in the NCAA tournament by beating North Dakota State (25-26) 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.  Continue reading 2014 Corvallis Regional: Day 2 Recap

2014 Lafayette Regional: Day 2 Recap

Louisiana 9 San Diego State 2

LAFAYETTE, La. – The top-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team bounced back from a tough loss yesterday to roll to 9-2 win over San Diego State in an elimination game on Saturday at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field in the Lafayette Regional.

Louisiana moves to 54-8 overall with the win and will face the loser of the Jackson State/Mississippi State winner’s bracket game tomorrow at 1 p.m. in another elimination game at “the Tigue”. SDSU closes out their season with a 42-21 record. Continue reading 2014 Lafayette Regional: Day 2 Recap

2014 Corvallis Regional: Day 1 Recap

UC-Irvine 10 UNLV 3

CORVALLIS, Ore. — UC Irvine exploded for five runs in the fifth inning and went on to defeat UNLV, 10-3, in the opening game of the NCAA Corvallis Regional at Goss Stadium Friday afternoon.

“It’s win number one in a regional, so we’re fired up to get that win,” said head coach Mike Gillespie. “It was a combination, as everyone in this room saw, of some big hits and a lot of opportunities. All coaches and all teams take the pledge to just give people three outs per inning, and there were a few free-bees this game, and we were able to capitalize on a few of them.”

Continue reading 2014 Corvallis Regional: Day 1 Recap

2014 Lafayette Regional: Day 1 Recap

Mississippi State 5 San Diego State 2

LAFAYETTE, La. – Mississippi State’s pitching took center stage Friday in the opening round of the Lafayette Regional.

Trevor Fitts and Myles Gentry combined on a dominant three-hitter as MSU opened postseason play with a 5-2 win over San Diego State at Louisiana-Lafayette’s Tigue Moore Field. Continue reading 2014 Lafayette Regional: Day 1 Recap

2014 Corvallis Regional (In-Game Tweets)


2014 Lafayette Regional (In-Game Tweets)


2014 Corvallis (OR) Regional preview

Corvallis, Ore. – No. 1 in the polls. No. 1 overall seed. Limping into the postseason after losing three of four to end the season.

Since senior second baseman Andy Peterson sustained a sprained ankle at the bottom of a celebratory pile on May 17 – when Oregon State defeated Washington 1-0 on Logan Ice’s walk-off double – the Beavers have struggled to score runs. Continue reading 2014 Corvallis (OR) Regional preview