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You can just hear the sound of the paperboy of yonder past hocking the latest edition.
On Friday night, Cal State Fullerton and San Francisco needed a special edition. The Titans and Dons set a new Goodwin Field record for the longest game played.
USC continued its walk-off magic, UCLA got the first win in a big regional rematch with Cal Poly and Long Beach State broke out the whooping stick.
We’ve got your quick roundup of all the action, plus photo galleries from around the area:
Today was our first opportunity to see the Southern California teams face off with each other in mid-week action — something that makes the SoCal teams unique.
Rather than playing schools from directional schools or baby small conferences like might happen in other parts of the country, the SoCal coaches match up with each other, creating a great atmosphere and competition.
Unlike last season when Cal State Fullerton started the season 10-0, the Titans look vulnerable after a second sloppy game in four days cost Fullerton at USC.
We continue the countdown today with number 70, UC Santa Barbara RHP Dylan Hecht. In his freshman campaign with the Gaucho’s, Hecht worked his way through a very talented bullpen to become the go to guy in the ninth. In 34.1 innings, the right-hander finished the season with a 1.83 ERA and nine saves. His seven saves in conference play led the Big West and his 15 appearances were good for second. The 6’1” freshman also led the Gaucho’s staff with hits/9 innings (4.98), K’s/9 innings (11.8) and WHIP (.917). He was named a 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and was chosen to the All-Big West second team. Continue reading
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – On the heels of a historic 2013 season, head coach Andrew Checketts and the UCSB baseball team today unveiled their exciting and challenging 2014 schedule, including high profile matchups against national powerhouses both on the road and at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. Continue reading
UCSB Athletics held its second-annual Gauchos Back day back on September 25, 2013. Gaucho Vision went Under the Hat with UCSB’s infielder Woody Woodward to get the inside scoop on the orientation for new and current student-athletes alike.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – A big early lead was just enough to keep the Texas A&M Aggies hopes alive for at least a few more hours.
The Aggies led UC Santa Barbara 4-0 after three innings – getting a two-run double from first baseman Cole Lankford in the third – and escaped the Gauchos seventh-inning rally by turning to closer Jason Jester. That got them a 5-4 victory and a shot at the Corvallis Regional’s top-seed, Oregon State. Continue reading
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Even before the game began, Oregon State was bloody.
Playing in the visiting dugout for the first time all season, starting pitcher Andrew Moore noticed a trail of blood leading to the dugout. Then he realized the blood was from Jake Rodriguez – the first-team all-Pac-12 catcher who had just finished warming up Moore.
“It’s just something that happens,” Moore said. “I had a bloody nose in basketball last season right before a game and you just have to wait for it to stop bleeding.” Continue reading
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Austin Pettibone lifted UC Santa Barbara on his shoulders, delivering three pitches for strikes and keeping Texas A&M off-balance for 7 2/3 innings in the Corvallis Regional. The Gauchos responded to his efforts, providing enough offense for a 6-4 victory in their postseason appearance since 2001.
For A&M, workhorse ace Daniel Mengden wasn’t his usual efficient self, lasting just one out into the fourth. He gave up six hits, five runs – four earned – and three walks in front of 1,783 baseball fans at Goss Stadium. Continue reading
Oregon State is right where the Beavers want to be: at home for an NCAA Regional for the fourth time in school history, all since 2005.
As the No. 3 national seed, the Beavers are also set to host the Super Regional should they advance from the Corvallis Regional.
Standing against the Pac-12 Conference champions: No. 2 seed Texas A&M, No. 3 seed UC Santa Barbara and No. 4 seed Texas San Antonio.
Here’s a breakdown, team by team: Continue reading