FROM PRESS RELEASE
San Diego 6 Fullerton 2
FULLERTON, Calif. – The 21st-ranked University of San Diego baseball team scored four unanswered runs in picking up a 6-2 win over No. 16 Cal State Fullerton Tuesday evening in a non-conference game at Goodwin Field.
With the win, the Toreros improve to 8-7 overall and improve to 6-1 against ranked opponents this season. With the loss, the Titans fall to 8-5, suffered their first home loss of the season and saw their five-game winning streak come to an end. Continue reading
The West Coast Conference announced the 2008 Preseason Conference Poll as selected by the coaches. San Diego is selected to finish in first place as they received seven out of a possible eight first place votes with Santa Clara getting the other one. Pepperdine comes in second place followed by Santa Clara in third place. The conference should be decided by these three schools as they all return veteran squads. The rest of the poll is filled with LMU, Gonzaga, San Francisco, Portland, and St. Mary’s. The full press release is available by clicking here.
We have been posting articles for over two weeks now on teams releasing their 2009 signees. We continue the tradition today with some more press releases. Click on the respective team for the full press release.
St. Mary’s (CA)
The Patten Lions knocked off the Saint Mary’s Gaels on Tuesday by a score of 13-11 in seven innings due to darkness. The Gaels used nine pitchers in the game and three of them did not record an out but gave up 3 runs a piece. It looks from the box score that Saint Mary’s was using this game to test out some of their younger pitchers. Saint Mary’s was led by Kyle Jensen who went 3-4 with three RBI and Anthony Alliotti who went 2-3 with a run batted in.
Saint Mary Recap
The Nevada Wolf Pack took the final game of their series with Saint Mary’s by a score of 6-1. The Wolf Pack were led by a very successful performance from Mario Rivera who pitched 5.1 innings while only letting up one run on three hits. Matt Bowman who went 3-4 with 3 RBI’s including two home runs to power the offense in the victory. Kenny Fuglerud led the Gaels on a tough hitting day by going 2-4 and driving in the only run.
Saint Mary’s Recap
The Nevada Wolfpack fought off a good comeback by the Saint Mary’s Gaels to win 6-5 on Saturday. Nick Sansone had the tie-breaking hit in the top of the ninth to drive in Chris Siewart to take the 6-5 lead which proved to be the winning run. Rod Scurry led the Wolfpack on the mound for 6 innings and only surrendered one run and two hits. Nick Sanson led the Wolfpack offense by going 3-5 with an RBI. The Saint Mary’s starter Brandon Berl gave up four runs and seven hits in his 5.2 innings of work. Eric Cattoni was the only Saint Mary’s starter to have multiple hits in the game by going 2-3 with 2 runs scored, 3 stolen bases, and an RBI. The teams finish the series off on Sunday.
Saint Mary’s Recap
The Saint Mary’s Gaels knocked off the Wolfpack of Nevada by a 5-4 score on Friday evening. The Wolfpack led 3-0 after six innings but the Gaels put up four runs in the bottom of the seventh and then one in the eigth to pick up the victory. The winning pitcher for the Gaels was Scott Schneider and Taylor Stanton pitched a perfect ninth inning with two K’s to pick up the save. Randy Wells picked up a 2-4 night including a big 2-run single in the seventh inning. Senior catcher Ian Gordon drove in the winning run in the eighth inning to win the game for the Gaels. Ryan Rodriguez started the game for Nevada but tired in the seventh inning where he was responsible for all four runs scored in the inning. Daniel Kastam led the offense with a 2-4 night with 2 RBI’s. The teams return to action on Saturday at 1 pm local time. Brandon Berl will start for the Gaels and Rod Scurry for the Wolfpack in both starters first collegiate starts.
St. Mary’s Recap
Both Jedd Soto and Steve Rodriguez have signed new contracts at their respective schools. Soto has been with Saint Mary’s since the 2004 season where he has a 60-96 record. I know that record doesn’t sound great but the program was in shambles before he joined and has increased the win total in every year since joining the program. The press release for Soto is available here. They will open the season on January 26th when they host Nevada.
Steve Rodriguez of Pepperdine University signed his new deal through the 2012 season. He has been the head coach of the Waves since the 2004 season and has a 113-76 record. Rodriguez knows that the expectations are always high at Pepperdine because he was a member of the 1992 National Championship squad. His press release about his new contract is available here. The Waves will open in Vegas against the Rebels of UNLV on Groundhog Day. (Just found out Runnin’ Rebels is for the Basketball program only)
Jedd Soto sat down with guest host Rich Davi to discuss his Saint Mary’s Baseball program. It is a very interesting interview in which he goes into details about his preparations and expectations for the season. He also talks about how the stability of his staff has helped create a good working relationship between the coaches and the players. The full interview is linked here.
Louisville has released the 2007 schedule. They will be appearing in my neck of the woods April 13th-15th at Uconn. The full schedule is available in PDF format.
St. Mary’s and Head Coach Jedd Soto have released the 2007 schedule. They play a very challenging schedule including visiting my favorite coach in Paul Mainieri at LSU. The full schedule is available here.
LSU also have released new artist renderings of the New alex Box Stadium which is due to open in 2008. The drawings are available here.
St. Louis and Head Coach Bob Hughes have announced the signing of five student athletes for the 2008 season. They are continuing to build a good program in the A-10. Full release here.