While fellow Big West power UC Irvine was dealt an incredibly difficult regional, just 20 minutes away, Cal St. Fullerton was handed what some consider the easiest road to the Super Regionals. The #2 national seed, Fullerton will be joined at Goodwin Field by the SoCon Tournament champs, Georgia Southern, the West Coast Conference champion Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Mountain West Tournament winners, Utah.
The opening game of the regional will be played at 3 pm PDT on Friday and will feature Georgia Southern taking on Gonzaga. The second game of the regional will see Cal St. Fullerton play Utah at 7 pm PDT. The first elimination game is at 2 pm PDT on Saturday, with the winner’s bracket championship game at 6 pm PDT. The second elimination game is at 2 pm PDT on Sunday with the first regional championship game at 6 pm PDT. If necessary, there will be a second regional championship game at 6 pm PDT on Monday.
Salt Lake City, UT – Christian Bergman hurled his first career complete game to lead No. 1 UC Irvine to its 30th win as the Anteaters defeated Utah 10-1 Friday at Spring Mobile Ballpark. The Anteaters extended their win streak to a season-high seven games, improving to 30-10, while Utah dropped to 14-24.
Bergman recorded a career-high nine strikeouts, pitching a four-hitter to improve to 7-1. Bergman, who did not allow a walk in the outing, faced four over the minimum in the winning effort.
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Utah senior Corey Shimada and San Diego State junior Stephen Strasburg have been named the Mountain West Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively.
Shimada, from Murray, Utah, hit .533 (8-for-15) from the plate, with eight RBI, as Utah went a combined 3-1 vs. Gonzaga and Southern Utah last week. In a 16-9 win in game one of a two-game series at Gonzaga, Shimada went 3-for-5 from the plate with three RBI. He followed with a 1-for-3 performance in a 3-2 loss in game two. Continue reading Mountain West Players of the Week→
There was three substantial size upsets today with the UMass, Utah, and Evansville all picking up wins. The UMass Minutemen fought off a late Arizona rally in the final two innings to pick up a 9-8 victory over the Wildcats. The Evansville Aces grabbed a 2-0 victory in Game 1 of a doubleheader with number 19th ranked Pepperdine Waves. The biggest upset of the day was the Utah Utes picking up a 2-0 shutout victory over the number seven ranked Texas A&M Aggies. Continue reading UMass, Utah, and Evansville pick up Upset Wins→
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The TCU Horned Frogs have been selected to win their fourth straight regular season Mountain West Conference baseball championship in 2009 in a vote of the seven MWC head coaches and a select media panel. The Horned Frogs received nine first-place votes and 75 points overall, while San Diego State received 56 points and one first-place vote to finish second in the poll. Continue reading 2009 Mountain West Preseason Poll→
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg has announced the hiring of Pete Flores to the baseball coaching staff. He will serve as a volunteer assistant.
“We are really excited to have Pete join us,” Kinneberg said. “The people he’s been around in his playing and coaching career give him new ideas to bring to the team and I’m very anxious to see him work on the field.”
I know it is early but we have come across two schedules for the 2009 season.
The first one is the University of Oregon who returns to playing College Baseball after a long absence. They will be led by longtime Cal-State Fullerton coach George Horton who is assembling a great team for the Ducks. They will open the season on Feb. 20th when they start a four game set at Saint Mary’s. The Ducks will open up their new home stadium on Feb. 27th against defending National Champion Fresno State as they visit for a three game set. Following that visit, they will head to Washington for two non-conference games. Continue reading 2009 Schedules for Utah and Oregon→