There were only five games on the Southern California slate Tuesday night, but there was still plenty of action. San Diego State tried to announce its presence with authority at Fowler Park and take the city rivalry season series for the second year in a row.
USC and UCLA tried to even season series while Taylor Sparks went ya-ya for UC Irvine and Cal Poly’s had a late inning offensive explosion.
All of that in a roundup of Tuesday’s Southern California college baseball action with photo galleries from three of the five matchups:
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
Chestnut Hill, Mass. – The Boston College baseball team rounded out its staff by added Jimmy Van Ostrand as a volunteer coach, head coach Mike Gambino announced on Wednesday afternoon. Van Ostrand brings seven years of international and minor league playing experience to the Eagles.
“It is extremely important to me that we surround our players with high character people who can help them develop on the field and also into quality men off the field. I think Jimmy fits that mold and is a great fit with our staff,” Gambino said. “He is coming off a great playing career and comes to us with extensive experience that our boys will be able to draw from. He will be a huge asset to our program and we are extremely lucky and excited to have him join as staff.” Continue reading
An abbreviated version for the Week 7 weekend preview. Find out where all the Southern California teams are playing, what we’ll have our eyes on and then take a trip around the horn.
A number of schools on the quarter system rather than the semester schedule are coming off two week breaks. Several of those teams will oppose Southern California squads this weekend.
But the biggest matchup pits a top 10 Texas A&M squad against a red hot Pepperdine team. There will be a handful of “aces” in this series with both teams possessing top notch weekend rotations.
LOS ANGELES — Junior right-hander Joey Wagman was stellar on the mound, pitching seven scoreless innings and allowing only three hits to help lead Cal Poly to an easy 9-1 victory over Loyola Marymount Friday afternoon at Page Stadium.
Wagnman improved to 2-0 on the season after he gave up only three hits and three walks. He displayed a great mix of his four-pitch arsenal and the Mustang bats gave him plenty support.
By: Trevor Kuss
There are four conference match-ups set for this weekend as the first place Fullerton Titans have their scheduled bye week. The second place Anteaters travel down to the Inland empire to take on the Highlanders of UC Riverside. The UC Davis Aggies will travel back to Davis to take on the visiting UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. The Mustangs will leave the friendly confines of Baggett Stadium in San Luis Obispo and travel up north to Stockton to take on the Pacific Tigers. After hosting Fullerton last weekend Long Beach will welcome Cal State Northridge to Blair Field. Continue reading
By: Trevor Kuss
The Big West is in full swing with only a few weekends left. All nine teams are in action with four conference match-ups taking the field and another team playing out of conference. Long Beach travels to Fullerton for a tough match-up, UC Davis travels south to Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara hosts the Anteaters of Irvine and Riverside will be in Northridge. The lone out-of-conference game has the Pacific Tigers going north to take on the Red Hawks of Seattle University. Continue reading
We start up the 2011 season today with all 12 ACC teams in action with most of the top teams facing weaker competition. The best two non-conference matchups this weekend is the Virginia Cavaliers taking part in the Auburn Tigers tourney while North Carolina heads to Southern California to take part in the USC Tournament while slipping in a game with Cal-State Fullerton on Saturday. You can check out our ACC Atlantic Division and Coastal Division previews to get a full rundown on the conference teams heading into the opening weekend. We have also included our picks from some of our good friends around the country who will be joining us throughout the 2011 season. Continue reading
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Cal Poly’s 2011 baseball schedule, released Thursday by head coach Larry Lee and director of athletics Alison Cone, features 14 games against 2010 NCAA playoff teams, five against Pac-10 schools and out-of-region trips to Oklahoma State and Minnesota for three-game series.
Lee opens his ninth season at the helm of the Mustang baseball program by competing in a tournament hosted by Southern California, playing North Carolina on Feb. 18, Missouri on Feb. 19 and the host Trojans on Feb. 20.
The CBB continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 88 with Matt Jensen of Cal Poly. He is from Clovis California where he attended Clovis East High School. He picked up four letters playing under head coach Jeff Prieto where he hit .458 with six doubles, five triples, eight home runs, 21 RBIs and 36 runs scored. Jensen was also solid on the mound as he went 5-3 with a 2.29 ERA while striking out 55 batters in 52 innings as he threw two complete games and a shutout. He picked up several honors including All-Tri-River Athletic Conference honors all four years and also earned All-Valley and All-Regional honors. He was also named a third-team All-American as a senior. The Seattle Mariners selected him in the 11th round in the 2008 MLB draft but Jensen decided to head to Cal Poly to play under Larry Lee.