CBB News Sources
Friday #7 UC Irvine 4 @ CS Northridge 1
Saturday UCI 1, CSN 0
Sunday UCI 1, CSN 4
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – Cal State Northridge (20-24, 6-12) dispatched UC Irvine (30-12, 8-7) 4-1 Sunday, ending a seven-game slide to the ‘Eaters that started in 2006. Northridge avoided the sweep and claimed its 20th win, giving the program its first 20-win season since 2006 and its second since winning the Big West title in 2002.
Ryan Juarez made his third outstanding start in a row on the day and continued what has been the Matadors’ best weekend for starting pitching. Juarez wiggled out of trouble in the first after two walks and an error in the field and settled down considerably after that, handling the ‘Eaters easily in the second and third. A leadoff double bit him in the fourth as Francis Larson came around to score on a balk and a ground out, but Juarez retired the side in order in the fifth and came out unscathed in the sixth and seventh.
UC Irvine Wins Series Over New Mexico With 11-6 Decision
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Dillon Bell and Josh Tavelli combined for six RBI to lead UC Irvine to a series win over New Mexico with an 11-6 decision Saturday at Isotopes Park. Centerfielder Ollie Linton recorded a stolen base to become UCI’s single-season record holder with 29 as the Anteaters improved to 27-10 overall.
New Mexico (27-18) took an early 2-0 lead on Ian Hollick’s solo home run in the first and an RBI single by Scott Gracey in the second. However, the Anteaters tied the game in the top of the third on Linton’s run-scoring single to plate Bell, who had led off the inning with a double, and a sacrifice fly by Eric Deragisch.
Eric Deragisch Clutch as No. 11 UC Irvine Defeats New Mexico 5-3
ALBUQUERQUE, NM. — Eric Deragisch drove in the game-tying and game-winning runs to lead No. 11 UC Irvine past New Mexico, 5-3, Friday at Isotope Park. The win lifted the Anteaters to 26-10 overall while the Lobos fell to 27-18 on the season.
Deragisch was 3 for 4 with two runs batted in while Francis Larson also drove in a pair of runs on 1 for 4 hitting. Ollie Linton paced the team, going 4 for 5 with three runs scored while Ben Orloff continued his hot hitting, batting 2 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored.
UC Riverside 7 @ #5 UCI 5
#18 CSF 2 @ Pacific 1
#24 LBSU 4 @ Cal St. Northridge 1
Cal Poly 4 @ UC Davis 2
USC 0 @ UCSB 6
No. 5 UC Irvine Upset by UC Riverside
IRVINE, Calif. — The fifth-ranked Anteaters were upset by UC Riverside, losing 7-5 in the series finale Sunday at Anteater Ballpark. The loss dropped UCI to 6-6 in the Big West (24-9 overall) while the Highlanders improved to 11-23 (5-4 Big West) overall. It was the Anteaters’ first series loss to an unranked opponent this season and the first time UCI has lost two straight games. Continue reading
CBB News Sources
Stockton, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara offense (21-9, 5-1) powered the Gauchos to a 12-2 win against University of the Pacific (6-22, 1-5) on Sunday at Klein Family Field. UCSB pounded out 12 runs on 16 hits as senior starting pitcher Chuck Huggins (6-1) tamed the Tigers, allowing only two runs in seven innings of work.
The Gauchos scored a run in the first inning to take an early lead that they would never relinquish. Following a pair of singles from Chris Fox and Eric Oliver, left fielder Mike Zuanich singled through the left side, scoring Fox for the first run of the game. The Gauchos first inning run gives them 33 on the year, second only to the fourth inning in which they have scored 35 runs.
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Stockton, Calif. – Steve Cook’s two-RBI double in the top of the ninth inning catapulted UC Santa Barbara (20-8, 4-0) to a 5-4 come-from-behind win against division rival Pacific (5-21, 0-4) on Friday night at Klein Family Field.
The Gauchos entered the top of the ninth inning trailing 4-3. With one out, Patrick Rose’s infield single got things started. Freshman right fielder Mark Haddow walked in the ensuing at-bat, putting runners on first and second. That’s when Cook strolled to the plate and hit a 1-0 pitch from Tigers reliever Larry Holscher (1-3) into the left center field gap, scoring Rose and Haddow to put the Gauchos in front, 5-4. Zach Samuels (2-1) picked up the win pitching the final three innings of relief, slamming the door on the Tigers to secure the Gaucho victory.
Oklahoma 6 USF 1
TAMPA, Fla. — Sophomore Chase Anderson struck out six batters and junior Trey Sperring had three RBIs in Oklahoma’s 6-1 victory on Tuesday over South Florida at Red McEwen field. The win improved the Sooners’ overall record to 16-5 while the Bulls fell to 10-7.
In his fourth start of the year, Anderson delivered his best outing as a Sooner, striking out a season-high six batters. Anderson (2-1), who struggled in his last start allowing four runs in 1 1/3 innings against Washington State, limited the Bulls’ offense on Tuesday to one run off five hits and two walks. Continue reading
FROM PRESS RELEASES
JMU 8 Georgia State 3
PANTHERSVILLE, Ga., March 9, 2008 – James Madison University took command with a six-run fourth inning and sophomore Kyle Hoffman (Reading, Pa./Twin Valley) pitched eight innings in an 8-3 victory to complete a Colonial Athletic Association sweep of Georgia State University on Sunday afternoon at The Field at Panthersville. Continue reading
Kendall Rogers of Rivals checks in with Jim Yanko the pitching coach of Pacific. He is entering his first season back with the University of the Pacific after a long battle with brain cancer. The article is very inspirational and is a must read for someone that is having a bad day or even a good day. The full article is available here.
We will be providing Daily Recaps on Conference USA throughout the season. All the recaps are excerpts from the Press Releases. Click on the respective schools link at the bottom of the recap for the full release.
Southern Miss 6 Lipscomb 3
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss hitters started cold but rallied to overcome a early 3-0 deficit to win 6-3 Saturday evening in front of 3,322 fans at Pete Taylor Park. Continue reading