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CBD Photo Gallery: Fullerton Slides Past Loyola Marymount

Colton Plaia jumps to avoid a sliding Michael Lorenzen.FULLERTON, Calif. — “U-G-L-Y. Ugly!”

That’s how Cal State Fullerton first-year head coach Rick Vanderhook described the Titans 6-2 win over visiting Loyola Marymount Wednesday evening at Goodwin Field.

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SoCal Weekend Wrap: Several Competitive Series Wins

A Dirtbag scores on a Justin Jones wild pitch.What a busy but outstanding weekend of college baseball in Southern California!

With 10 of the 11 teams in our SoCal coverage area playing at home this weekend, there was plenty of baseball to watch. I racked up 468 miles of driving on what felt like hundreds of different traffic-infested highways and freeways, but I was able to attend seven different games this weekend, providing you with live updates on Twitter (@SoCal_CBDaily) throughout the entirety.

We posted six photo galleries of action from SoCal games this weekend, including Sunday’s wild 11-10 rubber match between Cal State Fullerton and Texas Christian. We also have videos talking with players and coaches that are being worked on in the editing room and should be available soon, but first a recap of the weekend action. Continue reading

Joey Wagmon allowed only three hits in seven innings

CBD Photo Gallery: Cal Poly’s Wagman Dominates LMU

Joey Wagman allowed only three hits over seven innings.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.

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CBD Column: SoCal Wk 2 Weekend Preview

Home Sweet Home!

Ten of the 11 Southern California squads will play host this weekend as several teams try to rebound from average to sub-par opening weeks.

Things have been upside down in the first week as the only undefeated is USC — a team that hasn’t made the NCAA Tournament since 2005. The two squads ranked preseason, UCLA and Fullerton, both lost their opening weekend series.

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CBD Column: Southern California Wk 1 Power Rankings

The college baseball season is officially under way in Southern California and that means it’s time for the SoCal Power Rankings. A pair of relative surprises sit atop the first SoCal Power Rankings as USC and Pepperdine both are off to stellar starts while Fullerton and UCLA dropped opening weekend series.

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2012 West Coast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. — The University of San Diego has been selected to win the 2012 West Coast Conference baseball championship in a preseason poll of the WCC’s nine head coaches. The Toreros earned five first-place votes and 59 overall points in the poll. Last year’s second place finisher, Gonzaga University, earned 57 points and picked up three first place votes in the annual survey. Continue reading

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NCBWA Names 2012 Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List

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Wichita, Kan. (NCBWA) — Forty-five players have been named to the initial watch list for the eighth annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball, as announced by the association Wednesday. Continue reading

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Baseball America releases 2011-2012 Recruiting Class Rankings

Baseball America has released their 2011-2012 Recruiting Class rankings for the class that will be eligible for the start of the 2012 season. Leading the pack is the Vanderbilt Commodores which got a first round pick in Tyler Beede among other talented players to Nashville. The rest of the top five is filled out by Texas, Southern Miss, NC State, and Ole Miss.

You can check out the full top 25 compiled by Baseball America’s staff below.  Continue reading

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Loyola Marymount named Danny Ricabal as Pitching Coach

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Danny Ricabal, who has spent the last six years serving as a pitching coach at various levels in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization, has been named pitching coach for the LMU baseball team, it was announced by Head Coach, and Ricabal’s former teammate at Cal State Fullerton in 1994, Jason Gill. Ricabal most recently guided the Inland Empire 66ers to the wild card round of the 2011 Class-A Advanced Southern Division playoffs. Including the 2011 playoff berth, Ricabal went to the postseason in five of the six years coaching in professional baseball. Continue reading