When San Francisco beat Cal State Fullerton in a 19-inning contest earlier this year, the game lasted 4 hours, 55 minutes. On Wednesday night at Page Stadium, Loyola Marymount and Cal State Northridge battled for a full 45 minutes longer, despite only needing 13 innings to decide a victor.
But on the 453rd pitch of the night, LMU cleanup hitter Tanner Donnels sharply chopped a ball to first base. William Colantono bobbled the ball and fired home late, allowing David Fletcher to slide in with the winning run to give the LMU Lions a 12-11 win in the bottom of the 13th.
“The first pitch I saw, I just tried to take a good swing to it,” Donnels said. ”I barreled it up pretty good and I was lucky enough that the first baseman bobbled it a little bit and we got the win.”
FULLERTON, Calif. — Jason Monda is supposed to be one of the run producers in the middle of Washington State’s lineup after the senior led the team with 40 RBI last season. Against No. 1 Cal State Fullerton, Monda had started the season 0-for-8.
He was 0-for-5 Saturday when he came to the plate with two outs and the bases loaded in the 11th inning. Continue reading
Eric Lopez recently sat down with Stetson baeball head coach Pete Dunn to discuss the Hatters upcoming season. You can check out the full audio below.
Chris Jones of WHUSports, the official student radio station of UConn has an interview with Huskies head baseball coach Jim Penders previewing the 2014 season. They discuss the expectations for the team during 2014 and the injury to number 1 pitcher Carson Cross. You can check out the interview below.
James Penders Interview
Eric Lopez of SportsTalkFlorida.com recently sat down with Florida State assistant coach Mike Martin, Jr to discuss the Seminoles upcoming 2014 season. He talks about the depth of the pitching staff compared to the past, the role of Jameis Winston, and other issues.
Mike Martin Jr. Interview
Lelo Prado, the head coach of the South Florida Bulls, recently sat down with Eric Lopez of SportsTalkFlorida.com to take a look at his 2014 squad. Prado’s squad is entering the newly formed AAC conference which contains former Big East members and some Conference USA teams. You can listen to the interview below.
Lelo Prado Interview
Eric Lopez of SportsTalkFlorida.com recently caught up with longtime Miami Hurricanes baseball coach Jim Morris to discuss the upcoming season. Lopez and Morris talk about some of the returnees and facing off against Florida State in a non conference series.
FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas baseball head coach Dave Van Horn recently visited with RazorVision to provide an offseason update. You can check out the full video below. Continue reading
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FULLERTON, Calif. – Austin Diemer charged in on Kevin Kramer’s line drive in the 10th inning Friday evening at Goodwin Field. Brian Carroll initially began to sprint from first base toward second but realized the ball was hanging up. He put on the brakes, stopping about 40 feet off first.
As the ball began descended toward the spot Diemer was about to be, Carroll began to return back to first. But he only took two steps before reversing course once more. Diemer tried to catch it straight on with his glove tilted forward rather than turning his glove sideways or attempting a basket catch.
Kramer’s sinking liner hit Dimer’s glove. Instead of sticking in his webbing when he tried to clasp down on the ball, the ball hit the palm of his glove and slipped off the fingertips as Diemer attempted to close the mitt. Carroll and Kramer were unable to take extra bases as the ball fell right behind Diemer, but the “hit,” as it was ruled by the official scorer, set up Eric Filia’s fourth single — a game-winning grounder through the right side. Continue reading