May 30, 2001 |
Freedom of speech returned for Matt Harrington on Tuesday, and he quickly put his constitutional right to use, with his advisor speaking to nine major league teams before noon. Harrington, 19, was unable to talk to any team but the Colorado Rockies, who made him the seventh overall pick last year, until one week before the June 5 draft. Negotiations with the Rockies were contentious and dissolved months ago. The right-handed pitcher from Palmdale High is playing for the St.
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October 26, 1996 |
Amid reports that Long Beach is making a pitch to keep the Riptide baseball team, the City Council on Monday will consider formalizing the terms of a deal to bring the minor league club to South County. Still contingent on approval from Saddleback College to build a 4,500-seat ball park on campus for the Riptide, the proposal before the City Council would in effect make the city a minority partner with the ballclub.
March 19, 2008 |
OMAHA -- Rosenblatt Stadium and the Titan House are only about three miles from the Qwest Center, where Cal State Fullerton will open the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday against Wisconsin, and the Titans are hoping some of the baseball karma reaches that far. "We're going to talk to some of those guys and find out the secret to Omaha," guard Frank Robinson said of the baseball team. "I heard it's Titanville over there so I'm going to call someone and see what they did." The baseball team has appeared at the College World Series at Rosenblatt so often that a group of alumni in 2003 swung a deal to rent out a house across the street every time they came and they have been back in 2004, 2006 and 2007, winning the title in 2004.
January 4, 1993
Cal State Fullerton is ranked eighth and Cal State Long Beach 11th in the preseason Collegiate Baseball Division I poll, it was announced Sunday. Last season, the Titans finished with a 46-17 record, reaching the championship game of the College World Series before losing to Pepperdine, which is ranked ninth in the preseason poll. Other ranked Southern California teams include USC (12), UCLA (14) and Cal State Northridge (25).
August 23, 1993 |
A team of top college baseball players from the United States withdrew Sunday from a tournament in Nicaragua after a window on its bus was shattered and four players were slightly injured during a period of civil unrest. Pitchers Steve Reich of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and John Kelly of the University of Connecticut were cut by flying glass but not seriously injured, team spokesman Mike Lantz said.
February 3, 1994
ANTELOPE VALLEY CO-COACHES: Tim Fieckert and Joe Watts, second season LAST SEASON: 6-26; eighth in Foothill Conference, 5-19 PLAYERS TO WATCH: When scanning the roster, one name rises to the surface immediately--catcher Jack Cox. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound sophomore was an All-Foothill Conference selection last season after leading the team in several offensive categories. Cox, from Antelope Valley High, batted .353 with seven home runs and 28 runs batted in.