January 30, 1997 |
Cal State Fullerton baseball fans won't have to wait to get a reading on the strength of this year's team. The Titans play a three-game series at home beginning Friday against Stanford, which might have the best pitching staff in college baseball this season. Baseball America ranks Stanford No. 1, mainly because of its pitching. Stanford's top three pitchers--Kyle Peterson, Chad Hutchinson and Jeff Austin--are each regarded as potential first-round draft choices.
April 30, 1996 |
Cal State Fullerton, which has lost four of its last five games, dropped to No. 3 this week in national rankings by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball. It marks the first time this season Fullerton (39-8) hasn't been top-ranked in one of the two polls. The polls disagree on the No. 1 spot. Baseball America has Florida (36-12) first, followed by USC (36-12-1), Fullerton, Florida State (39-9) and Wichita State (37-6).
April 18, 1996 |
Redondo has jumped out to a surprising 19-0 start and earned points toward a national ranking in Baseball America's top 25. The main reason for the success is on the mound, where the Seahawks have three dominating pitchers--who own 17 of the team's 19 victories. Junior Jared Moon (5-0, 0.58 earned-run average in 42 1/3 innings), senior Andy Wagenbrenner (6-0, 0.61 ERA in 34 innings) and senior Ian Herweg (6-0, 2.03 ERA in 38 innings), lead a pitching staff that has given up 34 runs all season.
March 6, 1996
I'm writing to complain about the lack of coverage of CSUN baseball in the Valley edition of The Times. The Matadors are ranked No. 3 in the nation by AP Collegiate Baseball and No. 12 by Baseball America. On Feb. 23, CSUN traveled to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and swept a three-game series to become ranked as shown above. Yet on Wednesday, Feb. 28, your paper had more than a half of a page layout on a Cal Poly SLO player and maybe an obscure paragraph on CSUN. One would think that as a Valley edition paper, The Times might take a little more interest in our local sports than a player that is our rival and is some 150 miles up the coast!
November 7, 1995
Ryan Owens, the shortstop on Sonora's Southern Section Division II baseball championship team, said Monday he has committed to Cal State Fullerton, and will sign Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. Owens, who hit .400 as a junior for a team that was 24-4-2, recently was rated as one of the nation's top 100 high school prospects by Baseball America.
February 28, 1995 |
Cal State Fullerton is ranked as college baseball's No. 1 team in both polls after winning the Anaheim Hilton & Towers Classic Sunday at Titan Field. The Titans (14-2) moved into the top spot in the rankings in Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America after defeating Pepperdine, Notre Dame and Texas in the tournament. Collegiate Baseball's top 10 includes Louisiana State (6-1) in second, followed by Florida State, Miami, Texas, Clemson, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Oklahoma State and Mississippi State.
April 20, 1994 |
Let's get this over with quickly: Critic and former Columbia University provost Jacques Barzun once wrote: "Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America better learn baseball." Ever since he pronounced this curse 40 years ago, there has been no end in the supply of twinkly-eyed Barzun-clones who arrive with spring to fill the airwaves with woody essays about baseball being what Homer had in mind when he wrote the Odyssey.
April 13, 1994
Mark Kotsay had two doubles and drove in two runs and scored three as Cal State Fullerton beat Loyola Marymount, 7-5, in a nonconference baseball game Tuesday at Fullerton. The victory ended Fullerton's two-game losing streak. The Titans (28-8) are ranked fourth in the nation by Baseball America. Jeff Ferguson and Bret Hemphill each had two hits and drove in two runs for Fullerton, which scored three runs in the first inning. Each had a double.
March 10, 1994
Capistrano Valley 1993 RECORDS: OVERALL: 14-10 LEAGUE: 7-8 COACH: Bob Zamora RECORD AT SCHOOL: 268-136-2 RETURNING STARTERS YR. POS. B-T Ryan Gauntner Sr. OF R-R Dom Lombardi Sr. C R-R Gabe Payne Sr. OF R-R Levi Roquemore Sr. 1B R-R Chris Tullar Sr. C R-R Pete Zamora Sr. P L-L TOP RETURNERS YR. POS. B-T Brian Harnetiaux Sr. Inf R-R Mark Janko Sr. 2B R-R Dan Lauder Sr. SS R-R Bobby Sprain Sr. P R-R Dave Wise Sr. 3B R-R TOP NEWCOMERS YR. POS. B-T Keith Carson Sr. P R-R Paul Day Jr.