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CBD Visit: Irvine Makes Three Early Runs Last

IRVINE, Calif. — UC Irvine wanted an insurance run.

Leading 3-2, the Anteaters got a leadoff walk from Grant Palmer to start the bottom of the seventh inning. Head coach Mike Gillespie had Chris Rabago sacrifice Palmer to second base to set up preseason All-Americans Taylor Sparks and Connor Spencer, who combined for 159 hits and 85 RBI in 55 games last season.

All Sparks or Spencer needed was to knock a base hit. But instead, Sparks racked up his seventh strikeout in four games and Spencer grounded out to end the inning — and continued the Sparks/Spencer First Hit Watch that is now a combined 31 at bats deep. Two All-Americans now 0-for-31.

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SoCal Roundup: USC Upsets No. 2 Fullerton

Today was our first opportunity to see the Southern California teams face off with each other in mid-week action — something that makes the SoCal teams unique.

Rather than playing schools from directional schools or baby small conferences like might happen in other parts of the country, the SoCal coaches match up with each other, creating a great atmosphere and competition.

Unlike last season when Cal State Fullerton started the season 10-0, the Titans look vulnerable after a second sloppy game in four days cost Fullerton at USC.

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CSU Bakersfield Selected By Coaches To Win 2014 WAC Title

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WAC - Cal State-BakersfieldDENVER, CO – Bakersfield has been selected as the favorite to win the 2014 Western Athletic Conference regular season baseball crown in a vote by the league’s 10 head coaches.

The Roadrunners received 80 points and eight first place votes after winning a share of last season’s WAC regular season title. The ‘Runners went 37-22 overall last season with an 18-9 mark in the WAC. CSUB went 2-1 at last year’s WAC Tournament.
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CSU Bakersfield releases 2014 Schedule

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BakersfieldSchedulePhoto_thumb.jpgBAKERSFIELD, Calif.–Bakersfield head baseball coach Bill Kernen announced the 2014 Roadrunner schedule Dec. 9.

The Roadrunners begin the campaign with a three-game series against the defending Horizon League Champion, UW-Milwaukee Feb. 14-16. The ‘Runners will play five teams; UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 18, May 6), Towson University (Feb. 21-23), Cal Poly (Apr. 1, Apr. 15), Oklahoma (away, Apr. 4-6), and Kansas State (away, Apr. 22-23) that made the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The Sooners and the Wildcats were Super Regional participants. Continue reading

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2013 WAC Preseason Coaches Poll

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WACLogoDENVER – Dallas Baptist has been selected as the favorite to win the 2013 Western Athletic Conference regular season baseball crown in a vote by the league’s 10 head coaches.

The Patriots received 80 points and eight first place votes after a 41-19 season last year as an independent. DBU advanced to its second-straight NCAA Tournament last season. DBU joins the WAC this season after playing as a Division I independent the past nine seasons. As an independent, the Patriots have made three trips to the NCAA tournament, including an NCAA Super Regional appearance in 2011. Continue reading

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Big 12 Quick Hits 2/18

Baylor vs. Oral Roberts (Postponed)

  • Doubleheader scheduled for tomorrow, starting at 12:05 PM.

Kansas 3 Bowling Green 1 (Game 1)

  • Kansas took the lead in the seventh on a two-run single from LF Tucker Tharp.
  • SS Kevin Kuntz led the Jayhawks with two hits. Kansas had six hits total.
  • Freshman LHP Wes Benjamin picked up the win in his first career start, going seven innings and allowing only one run on five hits. Benjamin walked one and struck out three.
  • Tanner Poppe picked up his first save of the season, allowing a hit and striking out a batter in the ninth. Continue reading