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Big West Midweek Recap

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Titans Shut Down Waves, 9-1
Fullerton, Calif.Erik Komatsu and Jared Clark each had 3 hits and drove in a pair of runs Tuesday night to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 9-1 non-conference baseball victory over visiting Pepperdine.

The Titans improved to 30-16 and reached the 30-win mark for the 34th time in their 34-year Div. I history while Pepperdine fell to 28-16. Fullerton‘s win avenged a 13-2 loss in Malibu on March 18 to lefthander Robert Dickmann (3-5), who took the loss Tuesday after allowing 4 runs in 4 innings.

Freshman lefthander Kevin Rath (1-0) picked up his first collegiate victory after allowing only 1 run and 4 hits in 4 innings. Michael Morrison (3 IP), Jason Dovel (1 IP) and Ryan Ackland (1 IP) combined to pitch 5 innings of scoreless relief. The Titans turned three double plays and Rath picked off a pair of runners to thwart the Waves’ offense.

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Big West Weekend Recap

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Friday #7 UC Irvine 4 @ CS Northridge 1
Saturday UCI 1, CSN 0
Sunday UCI 1, CSN 4

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – Cal State Northridge (20-24, 6-12) dispatched UC Irvine (30-12, 8-7) 4-1 Sunday, ending a seven-game slide to the ‘Eaters that started in 2006. Northridge avoided the sweep and claimed its 20th win, giving the program its first 20-win season since 2006 and its second since winning the Big West title in 2002.

Ryan Juarez made his third outstanding start in a row on the day and continued what has been the Matadors’ best weekend for starting pitching. Juarez wiggled out of trouble in the first after two walks and an error in the field and settled down considerably after that, handling the ‘Eaters easily in the second and third. A leadoff double bit him in the fourth as Francis Larson came around to score on a balk and a ground out, but Juarez retired the side in order in the fifth and came out unscathed in the sixth and seventh.

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Big West Recap for Sunday

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UC Irvine Sweeps New Mexico, 12-1
ALBUQUERQUE, NM Dillon Bell led the Anteaters with a career-high five RBI and Daniel Bibona held the Lobos to a one run as UC Irvine swept New Mexico, 12-1, Sunday at Isotopes Park. Ollie Linton and Ryan Fisher added three RBI apiece as UCI improved to 28-10 overall

Bell was 3 for 5 on the day, including his second home run of the series to pace a 17-hit attack against the Lobos. Linton also led the club, going 4 for 5 while Fisher was 2 for 4 with a run scored. Ben Orloff extended his hitting streak to a team-high 13 games, batting 3 for 4 and Casey Stevenson added three hits, batting 3 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

New Mexico scored its lone run in the bottom of the first on Mike Brownstein’s solo home run off Bibona.

The Anteaters took a 2-1 lead in the third on Bell’s two-run single to right to score Eric Deragisch and Linton. UC Irvine added five runs in the fifth with a leadoff home run by Linton and a two-run round-tripper by Bell to highlight the frame.

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Big West Saturday Recap


UC Irvine Wins Series Over
New Mexico With 11-6 Decision
ALBUQUERQUE, NMDillon Bell and Josh Tavelli combined for six RBI to lead UC Irvine to a series win over New Mexico with an 11-6 decision Saturday at Isotopes Park. Centerfielder Ollie Linton recorded a stolen base to become UCI’s single-season record holder with 29 as the Anteaters improved to 27-10 overall.

New Mexico (27-18) took an early 2-0 lead on Ian Hollick’s solo home run in the first and an RBI single by Scott Gracey in the second. However, the Anteaters tied the game in the top of the third on Linton’s run-scoring single to plate Bell, who had led off the inning with a double, and a sacrifice fly by Eric Deragisch.

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Big West Friday Night Recap


Eric Deragisch Clutch as No. 11 UC Irvine Defeats New Mexico 5-3
ALBUQUERQUE, NM. — Eric Deragisch drove in the game-tying and game-winning runs to lead No. 11 UC Irvine past New Mexico, 5-3, Friday at Isotope Park. The win lifted the Anteaters to 26-10 overall while the Lobos fell to 27-18 on the season.

Deragisch was 3 for 4 with two runs batted in while Francis Larson also drove in a pair of runs on 1 for 4 hitting. Ollie Linton paced the team, going 4 for 5 with three runs scored while Ben Orloff continued his hot hitting, batting 2 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored.

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Big West Recap for 4/20

UC Riverside 7 @ #5 UCI 5

#18 CSF 2 @ Pacific 1

#24 LBSU 4 @ Cal St. Northridge 1

Cal Poly 4 @ UC Davis 2

USC 0 @ UCSB 6

No. 5 UC Irvine Upset by UC Riverside
IRVINE, Calif. — The fifth-ranked Anteaters were upset by UC Riverside, losing 7-5 in the series finale Sunday at Anteater Ballpark. The loss dropped UCI to 6-6 in the Big West (24-9 overall) while the Highlanders improved to 11-23 (5-4 Big West) overall. It was the Anteaters’ first series loss to an unranked opponent this season and the first time UCI has lost two straight games. Continue reading

UC Irvine Takes Series 4-1

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Fri. UCI 10 – LBSU 5
Sat. UCI 1- LBSU 5
Sun. UCI 4 – LBSU 1

LONG BEACH, Calif. — UCI starter Daniel Bibona held Long Beach State to one run to lead the No. 7 Anteaters to a 4-1 win over No. 16 Long Beach State Sunday at Blair Field. UCI improved to 23-6 overall and 5-4 in the Big West while Long Beach State dropped to 19-14 overall (2-4 Big West).

Bibona retired nine of the first 10 batters he faced. The southpaw worked himself out of a jam in the fourth, retiring three straight after giving up a single and a base on balls to start the frame. Outfielder Dillon Bell’s diving catch on Rylan Sandoval’s sinking line drive ended the Dirtbag threat. Bibona matched a career-best 6.2 innings, struck out five and scattered six hits to improve to 5-1. Continue reading

Jefferies’ Career Day Gives Aggies Series Victory Over Gauchos

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Fri. UC Davis 2 – UCSB 9
Sat. UC Davis 16 – UCSB 2
Sun. UC Davis 18 – UCSB 14

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Davis scored five runs in the 11th inning, and junior catcher Jake Jefferies had a career-best five hits and six RBI’s off three two-run doubles to help the Aggies claim an 18-14 victory and series win over UC Santa Barbara in a Big West Conference baseball game live on Big West TV Sunday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. Continue reading

Fullerton’s 17 Runs Just Barely Enough in Series Win

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Fri. CSF 12 – CS Northridge 0
Sat. CSF 2 – CS Northridge 4
Sun. CSF 17 – CS Northridge 15

Fullerton, Calif. – Three home runs and nine RBI by Cal State Northridge catcher Chirs Hannick was not enough to overcome No. 16 Cal State Fullerton Sunday afternoon as the Titans defeated the Matadors 17-15 to take the Big West Conference series at Goodwin Field. Continue reading

Bama, Illinois, Campbell, Louisville, Towson, and San Diego pick up wins

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Alabama 7 Southeastern Louisiana 0

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama left-hander Miers Quigley threw one less scoreless inning Wednesday night than Southeastern Louisiana used pitchers in leading the Crimson Tide to a 7-0 win at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

Quigley (4-1) held the Lions to six singles in seven innings for his fourth win of the season and third straight victory. He added three strikeouts and did not walk a batter in his 90-pitch gem. Continue reading