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CBD Photo Gallery: Unlikely HR Sends Texas Forward

OMAHA, Neb. — Texas sophomore shortstop C.J. Hinojosa turned on a 2-0 fastball in the seventh inning Wednesday night and produced the first home run of the 2014 College World Series.

It also proved to be the only run of the night as Texas defeated UC Irvine, 1-0, in a Bracket One elimination game won thanks to stellar pitching, outstanding defense and one Hinojosa swing.

With their season on the line for a second straight game, Texas (45-20) turned the ball over to Chad Hollingsworth (4-0) for his second start of the season. After delivering a two-hit shutout in the Regionals against rival Texas A&M in the first, Hollingsworth was nearly as unhittable in the second.

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CBD Photo Gallery: Buehler Bullies Eaters Out of Bullpen

OMAHA, Neb. — Behind Walker Buehler’s dominance out of the bullpen, Vanderbilt defeated UC Irvine, 6-4, Monday night at TD Ameritrade Park.

The Commodores (48-19) scored three runs in the fifth inning to overcome Tyler Beede‘s shaky start that put them in a 4-2 hole, but then never looked back.

Buehler was unhittable on the mound. The right-hander pitched 5.1 innings and only allowed three baserunners — none via hits. UC Irvine (41-24) had no answer for Buehler’s mid-90s fastball and power breaking ball.

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CBD Photo Gallery: Irvine Rallies Past Texas In Eighth

OMAHA, Neb. — The UC Irvine Anteaters rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to defeat Texas, 3-1, in the 2014 College World Series opener at TD Ameritrade Park.

Taylor Sparks capped a 3-for-4 day with a one-out RBI triple to tie the game. His second extra-base hit of the game scored Adam Alcantara and chased Texas starter Nathan Thornhill. Continue reading

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2014 CWS Game 1: UC Irvine 3 Texas 1

OMAHA, Neb. – Stymied for seven innings, UC Irvine finally struck in the eighth inning, rallying past Texas, 3-1, in the opening game of the 2014 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.

Taylor Sparks was 3-for-4 for UC Irvine (41-23), including the game-tying triple with one out in the eighth. With Adam Alcantara on second following a sacrifice bunt, Sparks sent the first pitch he saw from Texas ace Nathan Thornhill (8-3) to the wall in left center, plating the Anteaters left fielder.

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UC-Irvine’s Mike Gillespie named NCBWA Coach of the Year

MikeGillespieOMAHA – One of college baseballs most accomplished skippers, UC Irvine’s Mike Gillespie, was tabbed as the 2014 National College Baseball Writers Association Coach of the Year by the association at a national media conference on Saturday, June 14, at TD Ameritrade Park. Gillespie is the seventh recipient of the annual award that is voted upon by the NCBWA Board of Directors. Continue reading

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2014 Stillwater Super Regional: UC Irvine 1 Oklahoma State 0

STILLWATER, Okla. — A first-inning run stood up and Andrew Morales pitched a complete-game gem to lift UC Irvine over Oklahoma State, 1-0, Saturday night as the Anteaters won the Stillwater Super Regional and earned a berth in the College World Series. Continue reading

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Super Regional Friday Roundup: Death By Small Ball

Two wins. That’s all it takes. Two wins during the Super Regional round punches a ticket for a team to advance to the ultimate college baseball destination…Omaha.

For eight squads, that first win was within grasp on Friday. See who took the early advantage on the left side of the bracket:

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UC-Riverside Doug Smith Retires

UC-RiversideSchedulePhotoRiverside—UC Riverside Baseball Coach Doug Smith announced today that he is retiring after nearly 40 years with the program including the last 10 as the team’s head coach. Highlanders Pitching Coach Bobby Applegate has been named the team’s interim head coach, and a national search for Coach Smith’s fulltime replacement will begin immediately.

“I’ve been honored and privileged to be a part of UC Riverside and the Highlanders baseball program for 36 years,” said Smith, “and during that time I have been fortunate to be surrounded by great mentors, great peers, and great student-athletes. I have been a very lucky man. I look forward to continuing my relationship with UC Riverside Athletics, this time as a fan and supporter.” Continue reading