It is rare that a two-way player can dominate both on the mound and with the bat, but on Sunday, a pair of lefty SoCal studs did just that. Louie Lechich and Aaron Brown lifted their teams to shutout wins to cap off impressive weekends for a pair of West Coast Conference contenders.
At Dedeaux Field, crosstown rivals USC and UCLA squared off in front of a packed house for a dramatic back-and-forth contest that included a blown save from All-American David Berg, but who came out on top?
That plus all of Sunday’s other Southern California college baseball action, including some photos from USC, Pepperdine and UC Riverside: Continue reading
Andrew Morales still has not given up an earned run for UC Irvine, but it was a sacrifice that proved to be the difference in the ‘Eaters game. UC Santa Barbara had another strong showing with a split in Tucson, but both ranked SoCal teams struggled to put runs on the board Saturday. Find out how life in Texas has been for a couple of Big West programs.
When USC and UCLA face off on Sunday, they will be looking to not be the only winless team in the “No-Longer-Dodgertown-Classic” weekend series. Plus all the other Southern California college baseball action as we’ve got your quick roundup of all the Southern California action, plus photo galleries from around the area:
A pair of underrated West Coast squads tried to make statements on Friday with UC Santa Barbara taking it to an Mississippi State while San Diego was one infield single away from taking down top 15 squad Oklahoma State twice in a doubleheader.
USC and UCLA got off to troublesome starts in the “No-Longer-Dodgertown-Classic” weekend series against Houston and Pepperdine. Plus all the other Southern California college baseball action as we’ve got your quick roundup of all the Southern California action, plus photo galleries from around the area:
Over a decade ago, Todd Asalon and Northern Kentucky University had an idea of where their athletics program wanted to be, but it wasn’t until later that the idea came to fruition.
This past weekend, the Northern Kentucky baseball team competed in its first games at the Division I level. But, Friday night’s opener at Lamar wasn’t just the beginning – it was a reward years’ worth of work. Continue reading
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MACON, Ga. – For the second time in the past three seasons, FGCU and Mercer shared the top spot in the Atlantic Sun Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll. The two teams previously tied in the 2011 poll. The Eagles and Bears both compiled 81 points in the poll with Mercer earning three first-place votes and FGCU receiving two first-place nods. Continue reading
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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Northern Kentucky University announced today that it has accepted an invitation to join the Atlantic Sun Conference and will begin reclassification to NCAA Division I status in athletics during the 2012-13 academic year.
The Atlantic Sun’s Board of Presidents voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the invitation to NKU, pending its successful reclassification. The NKU Board of Regents voted unanimously this afternoon to accept the invitation from the Atlantic Sun and reclassify.
“This day has been a long time in the making,” said NKU President James Votruba. “Today we begin a new era not just for our athletics program, but for our institution and our region. Division I athletics will help position the university regionally and nationally in a way that otherwise would not be possible.