The Aggies led UC Santa Barbara 4-0 after three innings – getting a two-run double from first baseman Cole Lankford in the third – and escaped the Gauchos seventh-inning rally by turning to closer Jason Jester. That got them a 5-4 victory and a shot at the Corvallis Regional’s top-seed, Oregon State. Continue reading
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Austin Pettibone lifted UC Santa Barbara on his shoulders, delivering three pitches for strikes and keeping Texas A&M off-balance for 7 2/3 innings in the Corvallis Regional. The Gauchos responded to his efforts, providing enough offense for a 6-4 victory in their postseason appearance since 2001.
For A&M, workhorse ace Daniel Mengden wasn’t his usual efficient self, lasting just one out into the fourth. He gave up six hits, five runs – four earned – and three walks in front of 1,783 baseball fans at Goss Stadium. Continue reading
UC-Santa Barbara went inside the clubhouse and dugout on Day 1 of the Andrew Checketts era as the Gauchos dropped a 7-3 decision to Oregon State. Checketts would later that weekend get his first win over the Beavers. You can check out the full video below. Continue reading
UC-Santa Barbara new head coach Andrew Checketts had the Media Relations staff follow him on his first day. It gives you an inside perspective of what Coach Checketts dealt with on his first day including the media press conference and meeting with a couple of the team members. You can check out the full video below. Continue reading
UC-Santa Barbara will name current Oregon assistant coach Andrew Checketts as their next head coach. Checketts has been on the Oregon coaching staff since the program returned bringing them to a 3.29 ERA this year. This will be a return to the Big West conference for Checketts who served as the pitching coach at UC Riverside before heading to Eugene. A full release is expected later today after the press conference to announce the hire.