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SoCal Roundup: Frosh SS Web Gems

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Both Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount have both been strong defensively and are among the top West Coast Conference teams, despite having to rely on a pair of freshmen shortstops. But rather than being bothered by being thrust into the fire, Manny Jefferson and David Fletcher have thrived under the pressures of being regular starters for […]

SoCal Roundup: Suspended Due to Darkness

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Cal State Fullerton and UC Santa Barbara matched up in a wacky contest that featured a Thomas Eshelman walk, a Joey Epperson strikeout, 18 runs and no resolution. There was a resolution at Dedeaux Field even though it took 13 innings. That plus more in a roundup of Friday’s Southern California college baseball action with […]

Fullerton Gets Measure of Retribution Against UCLA

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Cal State Fullerton’s season ended last year with UCLA celebrating on the Titans’ home field, having earned a College World Series berth after sweeping the Fullerton Super Regional. Before the game, the Titans’ coaching staff told the players to remember the crushing feeling they had watching the Bruins’ joy. The Titan players responded, grinding out a […]

Kaprielian Struggles Early, Finishes With Career-High 12 K

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LOS ANGELES — Arizona State forced UCLA starter James Kaprielian to throw 41 pitches in the first inning, scoring two runs on an error after loading the bases with no outs. But head coach Tim Esmay thought the Sun Devils (13-11, 3-4) could have easily put together a five- or six-run inning in the situation. In […]

Cal Poly Improves to 18-3 With Win Over Cal

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I took my first trip up to the Central Coast of California to get another look at Cal Poly southpaw Matt Imhof against a Pac-12 lineup (the Mustangs’ third series against Pac-12 competition). Behind three hits from Mark Mathias, Cal Poly took a 4-1 victory over California at Baggett Stadium Friday night. Imhof didn’t dazzle […]

Matadors WALK Away Victorious

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NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — “A win is a win…I’ll leave it at that. A win is a win.” That’s how Cal State Northridge first-year head coach Greg Moore summed up the Matadors’ 1-0 victory over Stony Brook. The Wednesday afternoon affair at Matador Field featured only eight combined hits and a walk-off walk.

SoCal Roundup: Walk-Off Winners

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Three games came down to the wire and required walk-off wins — two to help a pair of SoCal squads wrap up a series win and one to crush the heart of the opponent after a valiant comeback. UCLA went for a sweep while USC tried to win its first Pac-12 series. Cal State Fullerton […]

Cameron Neff Shuts Down No. 8 Fullerton

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FULLERTON, Calif. — St. Mary’s head coach Eric Valenzuela after his team’s 6-0 win at No. 8 Cal State Fullerton Friday night at Goodwin Field: Freshman Cameron Neff said he had some nerves, pitching against No. 8 Cal State Fullerton in front of what Valenzuela posited might have been the biggest crowd Neff has ever seen. […]

Hoosiers Scrap Out 11th Inning Win at Long Beach

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On Long Beach Little League Day at Blair Field, there was some Little League defense early on as the two teams combined for six errors on the day. The game’s first two runs were unearned and a Long Beach State mental error helped set up the eventual game-winning run. Indiana scored first in the fourth […]

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