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CBD Visit: CSUN Gets Pair of One-Run Victories in Doubleheader Sweep

Kyle Ferramola hit two homers.NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Kyle Ferramola, a pitcher inserted into the designated hitter role for the first time Friday to inject some power, did just that in Cal State Northridge’s 5-4 win in the second game of a doubleheader sweep of Utah Valley Saturday afternoon.

In his second career start, Ferramola hit two solo home runs, including a shot that proved to be the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth after Utah Valley (9-15) had tied the game with two runs in the top half of the inning.

Northridge (9-12) took a 2-0 lead in the third inning, spurred by a Houdini act by Ryan Raslowsky after he was caught in a rundown between third base and home. Raslowsky went wide avoiding Utah Valley’s tag attempt and was called safe by umpire Johnny Pineda, much to the dismay of the Wolverines’ coaches, players and fans.

The Wolverines tied the game with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings, but Raslowsky hit a leadoff triple in the fifth and scored on a Kyle Attl single. Ferramola hit his first collegiate home run in the sixth inning. He initially received the silent treatment from his teammates after returning to the dugout, before they erupted in celebration.

Utah Valley tied the game again in the eighth inning with the help of two walks and two passed balls, but Ferramola’s second bomb pushed the Matadors ahead for good.

In the first game, Northridge took another one-run contest, 4-3, as it held off a late rally by the Wolverines in the sixth inning of a scheduled seven inning contest. Utah Valley loaded the bases with one out and scored a pair of runs on a walk and an errant throw.

Reliever Michael Coates was brought in to put out the fire. After allowing a run on a wild pitch on his initial offering, Coates stranded the tying and go-ahead runs with an infield pop and groundout. He turned the ball over to Josh Goossen-Brown, who collected the first of his two saves on the day, with a hitless seventh inning.

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CBD Photo Gallery: Sweet Swinging Pitcher Powers Northridge to 5-4 Win

Kyle Ferramola hits his first homer.NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Two weeks ago, Kyle Ferramola was a junior college transfer struggling to get any time out of the bullpen because of control issues. Having seen some power from him during a fall batting practice for pitchers, Cal State Northridge head coach Matt Curtis decided to throw him into the batting groups to see what he could do.

With other designated hitter options struggling, Ferramola worked his way into the starting lineup Friday night. He went 2 for 3 with a two-run triple and a walk. The strong performance earned him another start in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader with Utah Valley and Ferramola went off.

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CBD Photo Gallery: Northridge Holds On For 4-3 Win Against Utah Valley

Josh Goossen-Brown had two hits & a save.NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — A Chester Pak two-run single in the third inning proved to be the difference as Cal State Northridge defeated Utah Valley 4-3 Saturday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader at Matador Field.

The Matadors (8-12) held a 4-0 lead until the sixth inning when starter Calvin Copping ran into trouble. Copping hit a batter, gave up a Baltimore chop single and walked a batter to load the bases. After two runs scored against reliever Oscar Sandoval, Michael Coates entered with the bases loaded.

Coates’ first pitch went to the backstop, cutting the lead to 4-3, but following a walk, Coates got a strikeout and a groundout to end the threat and keep Northridge ahead.

Josh Goossen-Brown recorded the final three outs to close it out and collect his third save. Goosen-Brown also had two hits and an RBI. He played a part in the Matadors’ first run as well. After Goossen-Brown reached on an error that kept the inning alive, Nate Ring delivered an RBI single.

In the third inning, Kyle Attl executed a hit-and-run beautifully to put runners on the corners with no outs. Miles Williams struck out, but Goossen-Brown laid down a bunt single when the pitcher slipped. Two batters later, Pak delivered a hit into right field that scored two.

Check out the 17-shot photo gallery from Saturday’s first game:

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CBD’s Around the Horn (February 15th)

OpeningDayPhotoFebruary 15th this year marked the start of the Division 1 College Baseball season. Here are some of the top performances and highlights on the day. We will be providing daily articles as often as possible this season. If you know of an outstanding performance ever that we might miss feel free to send us an email by clicking hereContinue reading

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North Dakota Baseball set to join WAC in 2013-2014

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NorthDakotaLogoDENVER—The Western Athletic Conference announced today that an invitation for affiliate membership has been issued to and accepted by North Dakota to join the conference in baseball starting with the 2013-14 academic year.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of North Dakota to our baseball league,” said WAC Interim Commissioner Jeff Hurd. “UND will be a great fit with the other baseball teams in the conference and we believe North Dakota will play a viable role in advancing WAC baseball into the future.” Continue reading

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Utah Valley University releases 2013 Schedule

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UtahValleyUniversityOREM, Utah — Utah Valley University baseball has released it 2013 schedule which includes a two-game midweek series at National Champion Arizona in February.

The three-time Great West Conference champion Wolverines begin play at a tournament in Palm Springs, California and will go for their fourth straight conference tournament title at the year-end GWC Tournament in May in Newark, N.J. Continue reading

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Brian Guiliana named Head Coach at NJIT

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NEWARK, NJ—Brian Guiliana has been promoted to head coach of the baseball team at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Director of Athletics Lenny Kaplan announced today.

Guiliana, who has been the full-time assistant coach of the Highlanders since 2010, takes over leadership of the program from former head coach Mike Cole, whose contract was not renewed this summer. Continue reading

NJIT Head Coach and Player Arrested

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) head coach Michael J. Cole and senior outfield Anthony Caiola were arrested on May 24th by BYU Police Department after the Highlanders were eliminated from the Great West Conference Tournament. Both were arrested for the same three charges of Failing to Stop attempted command of Police Officer, Trespassing, and Pubic Intoxication.  Continue reading

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NCBWA Names National Players of the Week

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA)­ released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending May 8, today. Utah Valley senior first baseman Goose Kallunki was named National Hitter of the Week, while Oklahoma State junior left-hander Andrew Heaney was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. Continue reading

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CBD Photo Gallery: Fullerton Win Streak to 7

Carlos Lopez tries to avoid a tag.FULLERTON, Calif. — Maybe Cal State Fullerton should play all of its games on Sunday? For the third Sunday in a row, the Titans’ offense had double-digit hits and its best showing of the weekend.

The Titans (8-3) won their seventh straight game, finishing off the weekend sweep of Utah Valley State (2-8) with an 11-3 win Sunday afternoon at Goodwin Field.

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