Category Archives: West Coast Conference

San Francisco Dons release 2009 Schedule

Head Coach-Nino Giarratano- University of San Francisco
Head Coach-Nino Giarratano- University of San Francisco

Head Coach Giarratano and the Dons open the 2009 season with a 4 game series with the University of Texas-San Antonio with a double header schedule for Saturday. They follow that with a single road game with UC-Davis on February 24th.
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Gonzaga Bulldogs Hit The Diamond After Producing Solid Summers

Outfielder Drew Heid returns for his junior season.
Outfielder Drew Heid returns for his junior season.

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

Gonzaga University’s baseball team returned to the diamond this past week to begin their fall season.

The Bulldogs return six players that hit better than .300 for a last year’s squad that reached the 30-win plateau for the second consecutive season. This past summer a number of current and incoming Zags played in various collegiate summer leagues and nine players took home all-league honors following solid seasons for their respective clubs.
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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 CBB talks with Jordan Wyckoff (Part 2)

Rivals Links

Our good friend Kendall Rogers of Rivals has been putting out some great articles about many different conferences and teams recently. He checked in yesterday with a preview of the ACC conference heading into the Fall Ball workouts. Continue reading Rivals Links

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 USF’s Nino Giarratano talks about Team USA Experiance

2009 College Baseball Schedule- University of San Diego

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

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

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

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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 CCBL 2008 All-League Team

Brian Matusz Signs Four-Year Contract with the Baltimore Orioles

Brian Matuzs
Brian Matusz
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

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

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES

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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