Game #1: USC 5 – LBSU 3
Game #2: USC 4 – LBSU 0
Game #3: LBSU 5 – USC 4
LOS ANGELES – Derek Legg scored the eventual game-winning run in the top of the ninth Sunday while Charlie Ruiz threw 1 2/3 perfect innings in relief as the Long Beach State 49ers beat the USC Trojans, 5-4, at Dedeaux Field. The 49ers recorded 13 hits in the game after a combined seven hits in the first two games of the series. Continue reading Big West Recap for Feb. 20th-22nd→
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Stockton, Calif. – In 2009, Pacific welcomes back 20 returning letterwinners as Head Coach Ed Sprague enters his sixth season with a new coaching staff. During the summer of 2008, Sprague brought aboard Don Barbara, Mike McCormick and Chris McCormack after the three worked together at Sacramento State. Barbara is especially familiar with the Big West Conference, as he spent seven years as an assistant coach at Long Beach State (1997-99, 2001-04). For the second straight season, Sprague has Wes Yourth as his director of baseball operations. Rounding out his staff, Sprague will be joined by Noah St. Urbain as an undergraduate assistant coach, after Noah spent three of his four collegiate years with the Tigers (2005, 2007, 2008). Continue reading 2009 Pacific Baseball Season Preview→
Receiving 78 points and seven first-place votes, Cal State Fullerton was tabbed as the favorite to win the 2009 Big West Conference crown, according to the Big West Conference preseason poll conducted by the league’s nine head coaches. The Titans have claimed at least a share of seven of the last 10 league titles and a conference-best 14 overall. UC Irvine was selected to finish second with 67 points and UC Santa Barbara was picked third after receiving 65 points and one first-place nod. Continue reading Big West Preseason Poll→
Stockton, Calif. – In the final game of the 2008 Orange and Black World Series, the Orange Tigers gave themselves a tally in the win column with an 8-4 victory over their Black Tiger counterparts on Nov. 21.
University of the Pacific opens the season on February 20th on the road against the Baylor Bears in Waco, Texas. Pacific returns home to open the season against Sacramento State in a single game slate. They they hit the road again and travel to San Diego for the USD Tournament starting the 26th of February.
Fresno State’s baseball team has been invited by President Bush for a White House ceremony on Nov. 12.
FRESNO, Calif. – Fresno State’s celebration of the 2008 NCAA baseball title will continue well into the fall.
President George Bush has invited the Bulldogs to come to the White House, school officials were notified late Monday. The team will meet with the President sometime between 1 and 4 p.m. Nov. 12.
The visit is part of a program to honor NCAA spring sports national champions. The Bulldogs were the first championship team offered an invitation. White House officials said President Bush, who is a baseball fan and former owner of the Texas Rangers, was excited about Fresno State’s “Underdogs to Wonderdogs” story.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Cal State Northridge (21-25) rode a wave of offense to its 21st victory Wednesday, notching three consecutive doubles in the fourth and cruising to a 4-2 victory over UNLV (20-24). The Northridge pitching effort returned to form behind a strong start from Drew Muren, who tossed five shutout frames before handing off to Davin Tate and the rest of the bullpen.
Muren wrapped us his first career shutout appearance in the fifth by facing just four batters and also posted two perfect innings. The freshman right-hander only got into any real trouble in the second, when Jesse Wight smacked a leadoff double for the Rebels. Muren, however, promptly picked him off and struck out the second man of the inning. Muren then surrendered a single and a walk before getting a fly out to finish the inning. Continue reading Big West Recap→