Category Archives: West Coast Conference

CBB talks with Jordan Wyckoff (Part 2)

Coach Wyckoff
Coach Wyckoff

The College Baseball Blog recently had the opportunity to talk with Jordan Wyckoff who just completed his second season with the Franklin and Marshall College Diplomats. He just finished his summer coaching in the Alaskan Baseball League where he served as an assistant coach for the Mat-Su Miners. This is our second opportunity to speak with Coach Wyckoff this fall as we focus this time on his Alaskan League experience. Continue reading

USF’s Nino Giarratano talks about Team USA Experiance

San Fransisco head coach Nino Giarratano spent the summer with Team USA’s Collegiate National Team. The team had a perfect record of 24-0 as they won the FISU Tournament in the Czech Republic and the Haarlem Baseball Week over the Cuban Olympic team. The interview with Coach Giarratano is wide ranging and talks about some of the great experiences he had in Europe and some of the great opportunities that this trip provided him. Continue reading

2009 College Baseball Schedule- University of San Diego

Head Coach Ritch Hill- USD
Head Coach Rich Hill- USD


SAN DIEGO, Calif. ­ The University of San Diego head baseball coach, Rich Hill, has announced the Toreros’ 2009 schedule.

The Toreros’ schedule features yet another strong caliber of opponents, much like the 2008 season. Eight NCAA Tournament participants including the University of Oklahoma, Long Beach State, Rice, Pepperdine University, UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton, Stanford University and Arizona State highlight USD’s schedule. The Toreros will compete in 16 games against this top competition.

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2009 College Baseball Schedule- Pepperdine

Head Coach Steve Rodriguez-Pepperdine

Steve Rodriguez and Pepperdine University have release their schedule. Pepperdine will start their season against the Cal State Northridge with the Friday and Sunday game at Pepperdine and the Saturday game at Northridge. Pepperdine will travel down to USC for a mid-week game on Wednesday the 25th of February. On February 27th Pepperdine will travel to Davis, California to Play UC Davis in a three game weekend series. They will then return to Los Angles to play UCLA in a mid-week contest. They finally get to return home to play in a four game series against Evansville. They will play a DH on Saturday.

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CCBL 2008 All-League Team

Led by Most Valuable Player A.J. Pollock of the Falmouth Commodores and the trio of hard-hitting catcher Tommy Medica, infielder Joseph Sanders and pitcher Chris Manno of the league champion Harwich Mariners, the 2008 All-League Team has been announced by Cape Cod Baseball League Commissioner Paul Galop. Continue reading

Brian Matusz Signs Four-Year Contract with the Baltimore Orioles

Brian Matuzs
Brian Matusz

SAN DIEGO, Calif. ­ Former University of San Diego All-American Brian Matusz has come to terms with the Baltimore Orioles, signing his first Major League Baseball contract.

Matusz, the fourth overall pick by the Orioles in the 2008 MLB draft and the consensus best pitcher available, received a $3.2 million bonus and a four-year major league deal as part of his contract with the Orioles. That bonus is the second-highest in this year¹s draft, trailing only the $6.15
million the Rays gave No. 1 overall selection Tim Beckham. The total value of the deal has yet to be reported.

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Loyola Marymount Hires Jason Gill As Head Coach

Jason Gill
Jason Gill


Loyola Marymount University Athletics Director Dr. William Husak formally announced on Thursday that Jason Gill has been named head coach of the LMU baseball program. After serving as an assistant coach at LMU in 1999 and 2000, Gill, who has spent the last four years working under head coach George Horton at Oregon and Cal State Fullerton, will return to the bluff to become the seventh head coach of the Lions’ program.

“I’m excited to make my return to LMU, a program that has always held a special place in my heart,” Gill said.  “The people in and around the Lion family have always been supportive, and I look forward to re-joining that group as the head baseball coach.  I believe in the direction that Dr. Husak is taking the program and the Athletic Department, and I feel that LMU as a whole is structured and ready to win from top to bottom.  Upon reflecting on my personal experiences at the university, and talking to current and former coaches, it is extremely clear that LMU is destined for great things.  The bottom line is it is a great time to be a Lion.”
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Riverbats win NYCBL Championship in 10 Innings

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – Championship Series’ Most Valuable Player Ryan Nokelby (Texas Lutheran) plated Jeff Abrams (Binghamton) with a 10th-inning sacrifice fly as the Brockport Riverbats edged the Glens Falls Golden Eagles, 3-2, in 10 innings to win the 2008 New York Collegiate Baseball League championship. The Riverbats won the best-of-three series, two games to one. The title is the first in the five-year history of the franchise. Continue reading

Cape Cod All-Star Game Report: Eastern Division

The College Baseball Blog took in the Cape Cod All-Star game on Saturday night which was won by the Eastern All-Stars 8-6 in an exciting game. We take a look at the Eastern Division today with some thoughts on the pitchers that saw action in the All-Star game. Continue reading