February 25, 1994 |
Four of the nation's top college baseball players and two of the nation's top teams will be featured in this weekend's Anaheim Hilton & Towers tournament, which begins today at Cal State Fullerton. The Titans, ranked third by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball Magazine and second by USA Today, will face San Diego at 3 p.m. today. Georgia Tech, ranked No. 1 by Baseball America and USA Today and No. 2 by Collegiate Baseball, will play Oklahoma at 7 tonight.
January 29, 1994
Dante Powell had four hits, including a two-run homer, and three runs batted in to lead a 19-hit attack for Cal State Fullerton in a 12-2 nonconference baseball victory over Stanford in the season opener Friday at Stanford. Fullerton (1-0), ranked sixth in the country by Baseball America, scored three runs in the sixth inning and five in the seventh to put the game out of reach. Junior right-hander Mike Parisi gave up eight hits in seven innings for the victory, yielding both Stanford runs.
January 28, 1994 |
Before the Cal State Fullerton baseball season was so abruptly ended last spring with two losses to USC in the NCAA Regionals, the Titans had been ranked as high as third nationally, outfielder Dante Powell was swiping bases by the dozen and Fullerton alumnus Kevin Costner was attending every Titan NCAA game. So here comes 1994, and plenty of questions lie between the Titans and "A Perfect World." The infield. Is it fixable? Two things here.
January 6, 1994 |
In the middle of Cal State Fullerton's basketball game last week with Oklahoma Baptist, the No. 1-ranked NAIA team in the nation, an Oklahoma Baptist stat girl turned to Tim Murphy with a question. "Where are you guys ranked?" the girl innocently asked Murphy, who helps out the Titan sports information department. Uh, how low do the rankings go? The Titans, 2-8, have yet to defeat a Division I team this season.
August 1, 1993 |
If it's Tuesday, this must be . . . Bakersfield? Shortstop Mark Loretta sometimes has trouble with his bearings. Things have been a little blurry since he signed in June with the Milwaukee Brewers. Loretta, a 1989 graduate of St. Francis High, first spent a few days in Chandler, Ariz., working out some kinks at Milwaukee's rookie-league facility before embarking on his professional career. "They wanted to make sure I was still in shape," Loretta said.
March 11, 1993 |
The names, the games and the aims for the 1993 high school baseball season. And remember, without stats, baseball would be like cricket--no American would understand it. So let's start with Irvine, then work our way down. Beat the rush, engrave now, play later: Irvine Coach Bob Flint really won't have much an excuse if his team doesn't win the Sea View League. Eight, count 'em, eight starters are back from a team that was second in the Southern Section 4-A. Just fill out that lineup card, Bob.
February 24, 1993 |
Casey Burrill of USC was confident that arm surgery would cure his throwing problems and enable him to resume his career as a catcher, but hardly expected the procedure to make him a better person. Burrill, a senior from Newhall, had surgery after his sophomore season. Last year, he played first base and was a designated hitter while transfer Bobby Hughes established himself as one of the nation's best catchers.
February 2, 1993 |
Titan Field is a long way from Omaha, Neb., site of the College World Series, and it is not even close to the CBS television cameras that beamed the Cal State Fullerton baseball team nationwide in June. The field is no longer home to third baseman Phil Nevin, who batted .402 last season with 22 home runs and 86 runs batted in and was the first pick in the amateur draft last June.