Defense wins championships and it can win or lose rivalry games as well. See whether it was Fullerton or Long Beach’s defense that came away shining. Could San Diego even a crucial WCC series with Loyola Marymount?
And UC Santa Barbara had quite an offensive day, but one impressive Gaucho hit streak did come to an end.
That plus all of Saturday’s Southern California college baseball action with photo galleries from the rivalry matchups in San Diego and Fullerton: Continue reading
UC Santa Barbara had to pull off a comeback to take down Wagner, but it was really one man that did almost all the damage — Tyler Kuresa. Find out what he did plus see how two sets of SoCal conference rivals fared against each other as the Big West and WCC’s biggest rivals squared off.
A roundup of all of Friday’s Southern California college baseball action and some bonus material from up the coast at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo: Continue reading
Three games came down to the wire and required walk-off wins — two to help a pair of SoCal squads wrap up a series win and one to crush the heart of the opponent after a valiant comeback.
UCLA went for a sweep while USC tried to win its first Pac-12 series. Cal State Fullerton tried to rebound after being shutout Saturday night and something must be in the water in San Diego — a day after the Toreros put up 18 runs their crosstown rivals matched the output.
All of Sunday’s Southern California college baseball action, including some photos and video interviews from UC Santa Barbara’s dramatic 3-2 battle with Wichita State: Continue reading
Cal State Fullerton was shutdown by a freshman. UC Irvine took a pair on the chin. Long Beach State lost in 11 innings. UC Santa Barbara and Cal State Northridge combined to give up 30 runs. Only UC Riverside seemed to escape the Southern California Big West blues on Saturday afternoon.
That plus all of Saturday’s other Southern California college baseball action, including some photos from Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State and Cal State Fullerton along with video interviews from Long Beach and Fullerton: Continue reading
There were some aces that were missing their sharp kitchen utensils on Friday afternoon. Instead of knifing through lineups like they were ripened pears, pitchers like West Virginia’s Harrison Musgrave, Irvine’s Andrew Morales and Fullerton’s Thomas Eshelman struggled to have the success they normally have.
Granted, those three staff aces are still going to give their team a chance to compete every time out, so were their squads able to pick them up when they didn’t have their A+ stuff?
That plus all of Friday’s other Southern California college baseball action, including some photos from the last two days at Cal State Northridge, some highlights and clips from Pepperdine and Cal State Fullerton: Continue reading
Jared Hager of the America East Conference and myself recorded a Google Hangout to discuss the upcoming 2014 season. You can check out the full video below.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — For the first time in America East baseball history, two teams were selected as co-preseason favorites as Binghamton University and Stony Brook University tied atop the 2014 preseason coaches’ poll. Both teams received three first-place votes and 31 points in a vote of the league’s head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own team. Continue reading
Lowell, MA— (1)Maine eliminated (4)Stony Brook with a 3-1 win in game five of the America East Conference tournament. On the mound for the Black Bears was Mike Connolly who gave up eight hits for one run through a complete nine innings. Strong hitters for Maine include; Michael Fransoso (2 for 4) picking up two RBIs and scoring once, Sam Balzano (1 for 4) scoring once, and Eric White (3 for 4) accounted for all six of Maine’s hits. Continue reading
Lowell, MA— Fourth seeded Stony Brook eliminated third seeded Albany 3-1 in game three of the America East Conference tournament. Brandon McNitt started on the mound for the Seawolves giving up five hits for one run through seven innings before Chad Lee came in to relieve him giving up two hits for no runs through his one inning of play. He battled out of a jam in the fifth inning as the Great Danes had loaded up the bases and were threatening to tie the game up at 2. Seawolves head coach Matt Senk visited McNitt to see how he was doing but decided to stick with him. “McNitt has been solid for us this year,” said Senk, “I thought he had good good stuff today so I thought he could get out of it.” Continue reading
Maine off to a fast start
Lowell, MA– (1)Maine defeated (4)Stony Brook 7-0 in game 1 of the the America East championship. Tommy Lawrence was on the hill for the Black Bears and pitched a complete game shut-out giving up only two hits throughout the game. Eric White (2 for 4) was great for Maine scoring twice and picking up four RBIs to go along with his homerun in the fifth inning. Other standouts include Alex Calbick (2 for 3) who picked up one RBI and scored twice, Troy Black (2 for 4) scored twice, Michael Fransoso (2 for 4) scored once, and Scott Heath (2 for 2) who picked up two RBIs. Maine scored all of their runs in the first and fifth innings. Continue reading