Opening Weekend provided a ton of Southern California action. We even got plenty of SoCal vs. SoCal action with San Diego hosting San Diego State in the brand new (and immaculate) Fowler Park and Cal State Fullerton hosting USC on Opening Night.
A couple of teams decided to play four games on the first weekend, allowing a lot of players an opportunity to play. Overall the 11 teams in our Southern California coverage area finished 24-13 (and that’s including the four SoCal vs. SoCal matchups.)
We provided you with live updates on Twitter (@SoCal_CBDaily) throughout the weekend, but here’s a recap of all the weekend action:
February 15th this year marked the start of the Division 1 College Baseball season. Here are some of the top performances and highlights on the day. We will be providing daily articles as often as possible this season. If you know of an outstanding performance ever that we might miss feel free to send us an email by clicking here. Continue reading
As we continue counting down to the first pitch of the 2013 season, we are running some of the best posters from schools across the country. The team we feature today is the Pepperdine Waves. They are coming off a season which saw them go 36-23 overall with a 16-8 in West Coast Conference play. You can check out the poster below. Future posters can be sent to me by clicking here. Continue reading
The season begins today! To get you ready for the opening weekend of Southern California baseball action, we’ve got where the teams will be playing along with an Around the Horn preview of series to watch. In this opening weekend preview, I also give you the preseason version of Shotgun’s SoCal Squad, your All-Southern California Team.
Teams wil be trying to start strong to open the season and there is an opportunity for teams to makes some noise. Long Beach State travels to Nashville, Tenn. to take on the second-ranked Commodores of Vanderbilt.
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The University of San Diego has been selected to win the 2013 West Coast Conference baseball championship, in a preseason poll of the WCC’s nine head coaches. The Toreros earned six of eight possible first-place votes and 62 overall points in the poll. Last year’s West Coast Conference champion, Pepperdine University, earned 53 points and picked up two first place votes in the annual survey. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
The fifth player on our Top 100 countdown is Pepperdine’s Aaron Brown. The Chatsworth, California native broke out as one of the top two-way players in the country in 2012, putting him on the radar of college baseball fans as the 2013 season nears.
1. Stanford (38-16)
2. Pepperdine (34-21)
3. Michigan State (37-21)
4. Fresno State (30-26) Continue reading
LOS ANGELES — Joe Sever drove in four runs on the day and had the big blow in a four-run sixth inning that broke a 2-2 tie and propelled Pepperdine to a 9-3 win at Loyola Marymount Saturday afternoon at Page Stadium.
Sever blasted a 1-1 fastball over the left-centerfield fence for a three-run homer to give the Waves a 6-2 lead that they did not relinquish. He finished the day 2-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored to go with his four RBI.
LOS ANGELES — The Pepperdine Waves pounded out 17 hits and took over first place in the West Coast Conference with a 9-3 win over Loyola Marymount Saturday afternoon at Page Stadium.
Pepperdine (32-19, 14-6) broke open a 2-2 game with a four-run sixth inning, highlighted by Joe Sever’s three-run home run to left-centerfield. Sever reached base three times, finishing with two hits, two runs and four RBI.
Sever was one of six Waves hitters to record multiple hits led by freshman Austin Davidson’s career-high four knocks. Matt Forgatch had three base hits, including a pair of rocketed doubles that clanged off the Mikos Blue Monster in left field.
LOS ANGELES — Floyd Given hit a bases clearing double off the right-centerfield wall and bested himself with a shot over the right field wall. The outfielder affectionately known to his teammates as “Granpappy” reacehd base three times and finished 2-for-4 with four RBI to help Pepperdine defeat Loyola Marymount 6-3 Friday afternoon at Page Stadium.
The win gave Pepperdine (31-19, 13-6) a crucial West Coast Conference win that moved the Waves into a tie for first place with San Diego. With the loss, Loyola Marymount (23-25, 11-8) must now win their final five WCC games and have Pepperdine win two of three next weekend when San Diego plays in Malibu.