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CBD Visit: Matadors Show Resiliency, Limit Kris Bryant in 8-4 Win

Nate Ring was on base all game.NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Cal State Northridge outfielder Nate Ring collected five hits while the pitching staff held Golden Spikes candidate Kris Bryant 0-for-5 for only the second time in his collegiate career as the Matadors defeated San Diego 8-4 Tuesday afternoon at Matador Field.

Northridge (11-12) won its fifth consecutive game with Ring knocking four singles and a two-run double in the seventh inning that put the Matadors ahead for good.

Playing its fifth game in five days, San Diego (16-9) struggled offensively as Bryant and the first five hitters in the Toreros’ lineup combined to go 1-for-21. Northridge starter Brandon Warner (5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, K) and a combination of five relievers held Bryant hitless for only the fifth time this season and stopped his 26-game streak of reaching base at least once that dated back to the final weekend of last season.

The Matadors scored six runs in the seventh and eighth innings to pull away from San Diego after it had tied the game with two runs in the top of the seventh inning. Louis Cohen picked up the win while Anthony Cortez picked up his first collegiate save after he was called on to face Bryant with two on and two out in the ninth inning. Cortez got Bryant to strikeout on a pitch low and away.
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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 Interview with Matt Curtis (Cal-State Northridge)

We recently had a chance to catch up with Cal-State Northridge head coach Matt Curtis after the 2011 Southern California Media Day on Wednesday. Curtis is entering his first season with the Matadors after spending the last ten years as a member of the Fresno State coaching staff. He discussed some of the challenges he faces this year with his new squad and his results in the Coaches Cookoff from the Media Day in which he says he wasn’t prepared for the time limit. The full audio interview is available below.  Continue reading CBD Interview with Matt Curtis (Cal-State Northridge)

Cal-State Northridge releases 2011 Schedule

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

RidgeCarpenterCal-StateNorthridgeNORTHRIDGE, Calif. – Featuring eight games against teams that competed in the 2010 NCAA postseason, nine mid-week contests, a four-game tournament in Beaumont, Texas, and 30 games at Matador Field, head coach Matt Curtis released his 2011 schedule Friday afternoon.

Two of the three scheduled doubleheaders that CSUN will participate in will take place against their first two opponents – Feb. 19 against Seattle and Feb. 26 against Valparaiso. The first game of every doubleheader will start at 11:00 a.m. with the second starting 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.

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Matt Curtis named Head Coach at Cal-State Northridge

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

MattCurtisCalStateNorthridge NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – Matt Curtis, who for the last ten years has been a major contributor in one of the West Coast’s most successful college programs, has been hired as head baseball coach at Cal State Northridge. Curtis comes to CSUN from Fresno State where he served as assistant coach, a program that has won five consecutive Western Athletic Conference titles, made four NCAA tournament appearances in the last five years, and won the 2008 College World Series.

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