San Diego 6, San Diego State 3
LOS ANGELES — Dylan Covey put together his best start of the season to lead San Diego past rival San Diego State, 6-3, in an elimination game in the Los Angeles Regional Saturday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
San Diego fell behind 2-0, but rallied for five runs in the fifth inning with redshirt senior Austin Green striking the big blow. After San Diego State starter Michael Cederoth walked in a run, Philip Walby entered to pitch. Green greeted him with a two-run liner through the left side. Continue reading
San Francisco has played 24 innings in two days, and are now guaranteed at least another nine, after the Dons defeated South Dakota 4-3 in 13 innings in the Eugene Regional at PK Park.
“We are trying to set a record for most innings played in a regional appearance,” said San Francisco head coach Nino Giarratano. “Hopefully we can stay here and play all 18 innings in two games, not just one tomorrow.” Continue reading
San Diego State opened the season by ruining San Diego’s grand opening of its brand new $13.8 million stadium, Fowler Park. The Aztecs wanted to finish the season in the same fashion when the two teams met Saturday afternoon in an elimination game of the Los Angeles Regional.
Instead, it was the Toreros that got the satisfaction of putting out their city rival. Dylan Covey produced his strongest outing of the season to lead San Diego to a 6-3 win at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Continue reading
Cal Poly 9, San Diego 2
LOS ANGELES — Joey Wagman pitched eight strong innings, allowing only one hit after the fourth inning to pick up his school record 13th win of the season as Cal Poly defeated San Diego (35-24) by a 9-2 score Friday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
The Mustangs (40-17) took a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning after Wagman escaped a two-on, no-out jam in the top half of the inning. After a nine-pitch sixth inning from Wagman, the offense exploded for six runs, highlighted by two-run singles from Brian Mundell and Jimmy Allen. Continue reading
Joey Wagman was on the ropes. His team was trailing 2-1 Friday afternoon in the first game of the Los Angeles Regional.
He was in danger of allowing San Diego to open up the game. To start the sixth inning, Wagman, Cal Poly’s ace, walked the No. 8 hitter and then threw away a potential double play ball.
He stepped off the mound to compose himself as the nation’s premier slugger, San Diego’s Kris Bryant, strolled to the plate. Continue reading
The #2 seed Rice Owls meet the #3 seed San Francisco Dons, Friday afternoon in game one of the Eugene Regional at PK Park.
In the bottom of the eleventh inning, a lower liner off the bat of first baseman Blake Fox, mixed with the afternoon sun and evaded San Francisco’s left fielder Derek Atkinson.
Center fielder Leon Byrd trotted home from second, resulting in a 3-2 Rice victory. Continue reading
Los Angeles will the site of one of the most intriguing regionals this season. All four teams are within a couple hours drive, so they know each other, at least in passing, and their fans will have the opportunity to come out and show their support.
It also could be one of the most competitive regionals with light-hitting UCLA hosting and three lower-seeds that each have the talent to compete with the Bruins. But UCLA has the pedigree, having finished in the top three of the Pac-12 eight consecutive years. The Bruins also have the experience having advanced to the College World Series in two of the last three seasons. Continue reading
#1 Seed Oregon Ducks
The Oregon Ducks and PK Park were once again selected as a regional host site for the second straight year. The announcement that a regional would take place in Eugene again, made Oregon one of eight programs (Florida State, LSU, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Virginia, and UCLA) to be awarded back-to-back hosting opportunities. It’s quite a feat if you consider that Oregon reinstated baseball in 2009. Continue reading
The NCAA Director/West Coast Conference Coordinator of Umpires Tom Hiler recently allowed the WCC into a recent umpire clinic to give us insight into how umpires prepared for the season. You can check out the video below. Continue reading
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Kris Bryant’s nation-leading 29th home run and an 11-3, sixth-inning lead were not enough for San Diego on Tuesday night at the Riverside Sports Complex. UC Riverside rallied from an eight-run deficit to take a 12-11 victory in ten innings. And with the win, the Highlanders may have played spoiler for San Diego’s chances to receive an at large selection in the NCAA Tournament.
Devyn Bolasky scored in six consecutive plate appearances, including tallying the game-tying run in the ninth inning and the game-winner in the 10th inning. Continue reading