IRVINE, Calif. — UC Irvine sophomore Matt Whitehouse needed exactly 100 pitches for a complete game 3-1 victory against Portland Saturday afternoon at Anteater Ballpark. The left hander allowed only three hits, keeping the Pilots (3-8) off-balance throughout the game and without a hit until the fifth inning.
UC Irvine (8-2) chased starter Zach Torson in the third inning, putting up three runs, including two on a Dominique Taylor triple to left-centerfield, and that was all Whitehouse needed.
After the Pilots finally got a hit on the board in the fifth inning, Jeff Melby came around to score after a walk and a pair of sacrifices.
Connor Spencer and Ronnie Shaeffer both finished with two hits for Irvine.
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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
MALIBU, Calif. — Portland defeated Pepperdine 4-3 in 10 innings Sunday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.
The Pilots scored the winning run when Cody Lenahan singled to centerfield and Turner Gill raced home from second base to beat Matt Gelalich’s throw.
But just how close was play at the plate?
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MALIBU, Calif. — Pepperdine second baseman Joe Sever had done everything all game for the Waves. But as he ran toward home plate in the bottom of the tenth inning Sunday afternoon, the only thing he could do is hope for a booted ball or an errant throw.
With Tony Cooper on first base and Sever on third with one out in the tenth, Sam Meyer ht a grounder to second base. Instead of the error Sever hoped for, Portland’s Cody Lenahan started the tailor-made 4-6-3 double play to end the game and give the Pilots a 4-3, extra-inning victory at Eddy D. Field Stadium.
MALIBU, Calif. — Pepperdine tied the game in the eighth inning, but the Waves (22-14, 5-4)couldn’t get the winning run home from second base in the ninth inning or the tying run from third base in the tenth inning as Portland took a 4-3 extra inning win in the series finale at Eddy D. Field Stadium Sunday afternoon.
The Waves rallied back from an early 3-0 deficit. They scored a pair of runs in the fifth inning on a bases loaded double by second baseman Joe Sever (pictured). In his next at bat in the eighth inning, Sever singled, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored when he stole third and the throw went into the outfield.
Portland (20-10, 7-5) got a leadoff double in the tenth inning and moved the runner to third. It looked like Pepperdine might escape the jam after the Waves nailed a runner at the plate on a squeeze play, but on the very next pitch Cody Lenahan singled to centerfield and Turner Gill just barely beat the throw for the go-ahead run.
Sever singled in the bottom half of the inning and moved to third base on a perfectly executed hit-and-run, but Sam Meyer grounded into a game-ending double play to give the Pilots the win and avoid the series sweep.
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SAN BRUNO, Calif. — The University of San Diego has been selected to win the 2012 West Coast Conference baseball championship in a preseason poll of the WCC’s nine head coaches. The Toreros earned five first-place votes and 59 overall points in the poll. Last year’s second place finisher, Gonzaga University, earned 57 points and picked up three first place votes in the annual survey. Continue reading
The MLB Signing Deadline is fast approaching as all teams have until midnight on August 15th to sign their prospects or they will head to college. Here is the latest news and notes from around the country.
Bubba Starling’s career with the Nebraska Cornhuskers on the football field is on hold right now according to Huskers head football coach Bo Pelini in the Omaha-World Herald. Starling was selected by Kansas City Royals with the fifth overall pick and is being advised by Scott Boras. If he does not sign with the Royals, Starling will get back on the practice field with the Nebraska football program and will not be able to sign with a MLB team until the 2014 MLB Draft. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily throughout the season will be providing our Quick Hits on games throughout the country. Special thanks to William Knox and Mark Rafferty for contributing to this report. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for instant reaction and the best up to minute coverage on college baseball in the country. We also have a Facebook page which can be joined by clicking here. Continue reading
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OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 20, 2011) – Ten NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists today for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The list of finalists follows this release. Continue reading
Here are some of my thoughts from the mid-week action on Tuesday, March 1st. Most of the southern squads were in action while some northern squads were still stuck in the northeast as they haven’t started their spring trip yet. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for the most up to date news on College Baseball on the Internet.