LONG BEACH, Calif. – Head coach Troy Buckley and the Long Beach State Dirtbags have put together another challenging schedule for the 2015 season. The Dirtbags 2015 slate features eight opponents who made the postseason in 2014 and two who made the Super Regionals.
Fresh off its first postseason appearance in six years, the Dirtbags will again face one of the toughest schedules in the country as they look to get back into the NCAA Tournament. The eight opponents who made the tournament in 2014 account for 22 games in the 55-game schedule and six of the eight opponents will be played in the nonconference portion of the schedule. Continue reading Long Beach State releases 2015 Schedule
The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, CA had an article last week that the Cal Poly administration has targeted the baseball program’s Baggett Stadium for the next series of renovations in the athletic department. The Cal Poly football program recently moved into a new locker room while the volleyball and basketball programs have seen extensive updates in recent years. Continue reading Cal Poly targets Baggett Stadium for Renovations
According to a release from Cal State Fullerton baseball, RHP Phill Bickford has decided to leave the Titans program to continue his baseball career elsewhere. Bickford went 6-3 with a 2.13 ERA in 20 appearances including ten starts with Fullerton in the 2014 season. He spent the summer in the Cape Cod League with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox where he made 14 appearances (1 start) with a 1-1 record and an ERA of 2.25 while serving as the closer accumulating eight saves. Continue reading Fullerton’s Phil Bickford leaves program
IRVINE, Calif. — The UC Irvine Baseball team will renew old acquaintances and also faces a pair of first-time opponents in 2015.
Coming off an NCAA postseason run that culminated in a College World Series appearance, the Anteaters open the season as they did in 2014. UCI takes on Fresno State (Feb. 13-15) in the season opener for the second consecutive year but will travel to the Bulldogs’ home field. The weekend against Fresno State will be followed by a trip to California, where UCI will face the Golden Bears (Feb. 20-22) in four games which includes a double-header slated for Feb. 21. Continue reading UC-Irvine releases 2015 Schedule
UC-Irvine third base coach Ben Orloff holds up Chris Rabago against USD in 2014.
Riverside—UC Riverside Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jim Wooldridge today named former Highlanders standout and 14-year major leaguer Troy Percival ’91 the fifth head baseball coach in UC Riverside’s six decades of NCAA competition. Continue reading UC Riverside announces Troy Percival as Head Coach
FULLERTON, Calif. – The four-time national champion Cal State Fullerton baseball program has been selected to represent the United States at the 2015 World University games from July 3-14 in Gwangju City, South Korea. Continue reading Cal State Fullerton to represent USA at 2015 World University Games
Deadspin.com has acquired the documents and videos in regards to Rick Vanderhook’s suspension from April 17th. The videos are extremely disturbing while the documents include some very interesting punishment for players. One of the punishments is detailed below.
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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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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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