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San Diego 6 Fullerton 2
FULLERTON, Calif. – The 21st-ranked University of San Diego baseball team scored four unanswered runs in picking up a 6-2 win over No. 16 Cal State Fullerton Tuesday evening in a non-conference game at Goodwin Field.
With the win, the Toreros improve to 8-7 overall and improve to 6-1 against ranked opponents this season. With the loss, the Titans fall to 8-5, suffered their first home loss of the season and saw their five-game winning streak come to an end. Continue reading
The 2008 Southwest Diamond Classic will take place in Frisco TX from Thursday-Saturday. The University of Alabama, UT-Arlington, Dallas Baptist, and Nevada will take part in the four team tournament which will be hosted at the home of the Frisco Roughriders. Continue reading
The UC-Irvine Anteaters will open the season at the University of Nevada. The Anteaters are coming into the season after going 47-17-1 and qualifying for the CWS after winning the Texas Regional and the Wichita State Super Regional. They will have a new coach in 2008 with Mike Gillespie taking over for Dave Serrano who left for Cal-State Fullerton. Nevada comes into the season coming off a 35-26 campaign while going 15-9 in the WAC which was good enough for second place in the conference.
Fri., Feb. 22
UC-Irvine: RHP Scott Gorgen vs. Nevada: RHP Rod Scurry
Sat., Feb. 23
UC-Irvine: RHP Bryce Stowell vs. Nevada: LHP Chris Garcia
Sun., Feb. 24
UC-Irvine: RHP Christian Bergman vs. Nevada: RHP Mario Rivera
UC-Irvine Game Notes
Nevada Game Notes
CSTV continues their series of previews with the West Coast Conference and the WAC. Sorensen picks San Diego to win the West Coast Conference with Pepperdine as a contender and Santa Clara is the darkhorse. The preview is available here. He picks Fresno State to win the conference with Louisiana Tech and Nevada in the contender category and Sacramento State in the darkhorse category. The full preview is available here.
The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) has announced their 2008 Preseason Poll and Team. The Preseason poll is led by defending conference champion Fresno State who received six out of seven first place votes with Louisiana Tech getting the other vote. Continue reading
Cal-Riverside started the season on Thursday night with a solid 8-4 victory over the Nevada Wolf Pack. Aaron Wible led the Highlanders by getting two hits in his four at bats with 2 RBI’s. Carl Uhl also provided a 3-4 night in the lead-off role including a double. Marc Rzepczynski started the game and went 5 innings while only giving up two runs both earned. He was followed by Pat Cassa who finished off the game by going four innings and giving up two runs in the ninth inning. The Wolf Pack offensive stars were Konrad Schmidt and Matt Suleski who both had two hits in the game. Nevada starter Ryan Rodriguez went five innings giving up three runs but only one was earned. Patrick Mason followed him to the mound and was hammered for two runs in only 1/3 of an inning of work. Jordan Salazar finished the game off for the Pack where he went 2.2 innings while giving up three runs but none were earned. Both teams will be in action tomorrow for Game 2 of the series.
The Nevada Wolf Pack took the final game of their series with Saint Mary’s by a score of 6-1. The Wolf Pack were led by a very successful performance from Mario Rivera who pitched 5.1 innings while only letting up one run on three hits. Matt Bowman who went 3-4 with 3 RBI’s including two home runs to power the offense in the victory. Kenny Fuglerud led the Gaels on a tough hitting day by going 2-4 and driving in the only run.
Saint Mary’s Recap
The Nevada Wolfpack fought off a good comeback by the Saint Mary’s Gaels to win 6-5 on Saturday. Nick Sansone had the tie-breaking hit in the top of the ninth to drive in Chris Siewart to take the 6-5 lead which proved to be the winning run. Rod Scurry led the Wolfpack on the mound for 6 innings and only surrendered one run and two hits. Nick Sanson led the Wolfpack offense by going 3-5 with an RBI. The Saint Mary’s starter Brandon Berl gave up four runs and seven hits in his 5.2 innings of work. Eric Cattoni was the only Saint Mary’s starter to have multiple hits in the game by going 2-3 with 2 runs scored, 3 stolen bases, and an RBI. The teams finish the series off on Sunday.
Saint Mary’s Recap
The Saint Mary’s Gaels knocked off the Wolfpack of Nevada by a 5-4 score on Friday evening. The Wolfpack led 3-0 after six innings but the Gaels put up four runs in the bottom of the seventh and then one in the eigth to pick up the victory. The winning pitcher for the Gaels was Scott Schneider and Taylor Stanton pitched a perfect ninth inning with two K’s to pick up the save. Randy Wells picked up a 2-4 night including a big 2-run single in the seventh inning. Senior catcher Ian Gordon drove in the winning run in the eighth inning to win the game for the Gaels. Ryan Rodriguez started the game for Nevada but tired in the seventh inning where he was responsible for all four runs scored in the inning. Daniel Kastam led the offense with a 2-4 night with 2 RBI’s. The teams return to action on Saturday at 1 pm local time. Brandon Berl will start for the Gaels and Rod Scurry for the Wolfpack in both starters first collegiate starts.
St. Mary’s Recap