Recapping the action from the Irvine Regional at Anteater Ballpark on Sunday.
UC Irvine- 14, San Diego St.- 3
Jeff Cusick went 4-for-5 with four runs scored and the UC Irvine offense belted out 19 hits in a 14-3 victory versus San Diego State in an elimination game of the Irvine Regional Sunday at Anteater Ballpark.
Ben Orloff, Ronnie Shaeffer, Casey Stevenson and Dillon Bill provided three hits apiece as the Anteaters rebounded from a 5-0 shutout loss to Virginia just one night earlier.
Recapping the action from the Irvine Regional at Anteater Ballpark on Saturday.
Virginia- 5, UC Irvine- 0
IRVINE, CA- Danny Hultzen (Fr., Bethesda, Md.) pitched a masterful 7.1 shutout innings and the Virginia offense broke through for five runs in the fifth and sixth innings as the Cavaliers shut out top-ranked UC Irvine, 5-0, Saturday night at the 2009 NCAA Irvine Regional at Anteater Ballpark in Irvine, Calif. UCI is the top seed in the regional and the No. 6 national seed, while UVa is the No. 2 seed in the regional.
Recapping the action from the Irvine Regional at Anteater Ballpark on Friday.
Virginia- 5, San Diego St.- 1
Irvine, CA- Virginia’s pitching staff outdueled San Diego State phenom Stephen Strasburg as the seventh-ranked Cavaliers notched a 5-1 victory Friday afternoon in the opening round of the 2009 NCAA Irvine Regional at Anteater Ballpark in Irvine, Calif. The Cavaliers recorded two early runs, then rode their pitching before tacking on three runs in the eighth inning against the Aztecs’ bullpen to seal the win and hand Strasburg his first loss of 2009.
The 2009 Irvine Regional, hosted by the #6 national seed UC Irvine at Anteater Ballpark, is arguably the toughest of the sixteen regionals and will be broadcast live on ESPNU. The ACC Tournament champion Virginia Cavaliers are the regionals number two seed, San Diego St. and superstar Steven Strasburg are seeded third, while defending champion Fresno St. rounds out the field as the fourth seed.
The opening game of the regional will be played at 4 pm PDT on Friday and will feature Virginia taking on San Diego St.’s Steven Strasburg. The second game of the regional will see UC Irvine play Fresno St. at 8 pm PDT. The first elimination game is at 4 pm PDT on Saturday, with the winner’s bracket championship game at 8 pm PDT. The second elimination game is at 4 pm PDT on Sunday with the first regional championship game at 8 pm PDT. If necessary, there will be a second regional championship game at 8 pm PDT on Monday.