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CBD Photo Gallery: Irvine Squeezes Out 5-4 Win Over Davis

Chris Rabago applies the tag.IRVINE, Calif. — UC Davis closer Max Cordy had already unleashed a wild pitch while attempting to intentionally walk a batter, so UC Irvine couldn’t risk trying a suicide squeeze in the bottom of the ninth inning. Instead, with runners on the corners, pinch hitter Ryan Cooper was called on to put down a safety squeeze.

But Cooper laid down a great bunt and pinch runner Justin Castro got a great read. Castro sprinted down the line and slid into UC Davis catcher Izaak Silva, who blocked the plate expertly. However, Castro was able to slip his foot through the five-hole and tapped the corner of home plate with his tippy toe to give Irvine a 5-4 walk-off win Friday night at Anteater Ballpark.

Castro ran for Jerry McClanahan at first base after McClanahan drew a leadoff walk. Castro moved to second on a Scott Gottschling sacrifice bunt and advanced to third on Cordy’s intentional walk throw that went over the head of Silva and all the way to the backstop. After Kris Paulino’s intentional pass was completed, Cooper was sent to the plate to pinch hit despite not having a hit since March 8 (0-for-24).

Cooper still doesn’t have a hit, but he does have a walk-off game-winner to his credit. Continue reading

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CBD Column: Pac-12 Weekend Preview

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The No. 6 ranked Bruins will travel to Waco, Texas to take on the Baylor Bears this weekend. It will be UCLA’s first visit to Baylor in program history. UCLA (2-1) is coming off a series victory against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Bruins dropped the opener 6-2 in 10 innings Friday night, but rallied on Saturday by defeating the Gophers 14-0. On Sunday, sophomore starter Grant Watson kept the Gophers quiet by throwing six scoreless innings and tallying a career high eight strikeouts. Baylor (1-3) is coming off a win at home Tuesday against Texas State. The Bears were swept on the road at UC Irvine last weekend. Continue reading

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2013 Big West Conference Preseason Poll

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BigWest_thumb.gifCal State Fullerton was selected to successfully defend its Big West Conference title this season, according to the ten conference coaches that voted on the 2013 Big West Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll. The Titans earned nine first-place votes en route to a total of 99 points and was followed by UC Irvine, who collected the remaining first place vote and posted an overall 82 point total. Rounding out the top three after securing 75 points was Long Beach State. Continue reading

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2012 Big West Coaches Poll Released

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The Cal State Fullerton Titans were selected as the favorite to capture the 2012 Big West Conference title according to the 2012 Big West Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll after receiving six of the nine first-place votes and totaling 76 points. Picking up three first-place votes was UC Irvine, who was selected second with 70 points. Rounding out the top three after collecting 58 points were the 49ers of Long Beach State. Continue reading

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UC Davis releases 2012 Schedule

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DAVIS, Calif. – The 2012 baseball schedule, which features games against seven teams who advanced to the NCAA Division I Championship, has been announced by UC Davis head coach Matt Vaughn.

“When you can look at a schedule and see teams that played in the regionals and super regionals in your schedule, it adds excitement,” said Vaughn. “Getting the chance to play teams of this caliber shows that UC Davis baseball is headed in the right direction, and serves to prepare us for the Big West schedule.” Continue reading

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UC-Davis names Matt Vaughn as Head Coach

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DAVIS, Calif. – Rex Peters, who spent the past nine seasons as head coach of the UC Davis baseball team, has announced his resignation to pursue another coaching opportunity and associate head coach Matt Vaughn, who has been a part of the program for more than 20 years, has been named head coach, it was announced by interim director of athletics Nona Richardson on Monday.

Peters leaves UC Davis after compiling a record of 234-265-1 in his nine years as head coach which includes two postseason appearances. Vaughn, an Aggie pitcher from 1989-92, enjoys a long affiliation with UC Davis and has spent the last 19 seasons as an assistant under former head coach Phil Swimley and Peters. Continue reading

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Big West Weekend Preview (May 27th-29th)

By: Trevor Kuss
The final week of Big West play has 5 games set for action, with all 9 teams active. The Highlanders will travel up to Davis to take on the Aggies. Long Beach State heads over to UC Irvine to take on the Anteaters. Fullerton is back in action and taking on last place Northridge. Pacific travels to Santa Barbara to take on the Gauchos. Cal Poly, having already completed their conference season, will be taking on Cal State Bakersfield.  Continue reading

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Big West Weekend Preview (May 20th-22nd)

By: Trevor Kuss
There are four conference match-ups set for this weekend as the first place Fullerton Titans have their scheduled bye week. The second place Anteaters travel down to the Inland empire to take on the Highlanders of UC Riverside. The UC Davis Aggies will travel back to Davis to take on the visiting UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. The Mustangs will leave the friendly confines of Baggett Stadium in San Luis Obispo and travel up north to Stockton to take on the Pacific Tigers. After hosting Fullerton last weekend Long Beach will welcome Cal State Northridge to Blair Field. Continue reading

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Big West Weekend Preview (May 13th-15th)

By: Trevor Kuss
The Big West is in full swing with only a few weekends left. All nine teams are in action with four conference match-ups taking the field and another team playing out of conference. Long Beach travels to Fullerton for a tough match-up, UC Davis travels south to Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara hosts the Anteaters of Irvine and Riverside will be in Northridge. The lone out-of-conference game has the Pacific Tigers going north to take on the Red Hawks of Seattle University. Continue reading