June 2, 2013 |
Just one year ago, Cal State Fullerton right-hander Justin Garza was busy finishing his senior year at Bonita High in La Verne by winning a Southern Section Division 3 title. From CIF to NCAA tournament in a matter of months, Garza made it look like high school all over again, going 8 1/3 innings with nine strikeouts in a 1-0 victory over nationally ranked Arizona State on Saturday night at Goodwin Field in Fullerton. The victory has the Titans (50-8) one win away from an NCAA super regional, a date they can set with a victory Sunday night.
May 31, 2013 |
Cal State Fullerton took the first step Friday night toward what it hopes will be a return to the College World Series, defeating Columbia, 4-1, by using a familiar and simple formula: Score early and ride stellar pitching the rest of the way. Titans right-hander Grahamm Wiest delivered his best performance of the season, pitching a three-hitter, his first complete game of the year. And third baseman Matt Chapman homered, drove in two runs and scored twice for the Titans. "We're good at formulating a plan and sticking to it," Chapman said.
May 30, 2013 |
Fullerton Regional When: Friday through Monday. Where: Goodwin Field, Cal State Fullerton. Time: 4 and 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 8 p.m. Monday (if necessary). Friday's games: New Mexico (37-20) vs. Arizona State (35-20-1), 4 p.m.; Cal State Fullerton (48-8) vs. Columbia (27-19), 8 p.m., ESPNU. FYI: Fullerton, which has won four national titles, has a 2.56 team earned-run average, sixth-best in the nation. ... Arizona State pitcher Ryan Kellogg (11-0, 3.26 ERA)
May 29, 2013 |
Rick Vanderhook, Cal State Fullerton's baseball coach, has an in-your-face style and an edge - he doesn't mince words. Cody Decker, who played at UCLA when Vanderhook was a Bruins assistant, sums him up in two words: "Insane … genius. " Vanderhook also comes with a look - Philip Seymour Hoffman would nail the role - and is apt to wax poetic about Fullerton baseball with very little prompting: "We're middle-class American and there is nothing wrong with that," he said. And, later: "It's baseball.
May 26, 2013 |
Kevin Harvick pulled away from Kasey Kahne on a restart with 11 laps left to win the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in three seasons, a race stopped for nearly 30 minutes Sunday night when a TV camera support rope snapped. Kahne led 156 laps and appeared to have the strongest machine in NASCAR's longest race, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. But Harvick took the low line following the last of 11 cautions and slowly pulled away. Kahne finished second, Kurt Busch third and polesitter Denny Hamlin was fourth in his second full race since returning from injury.
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May 20, 2013 |
The roommate of Maribel Ramos is expected to appear in court Tuesday on suspicion of murder after the missing Army veteran was found dead Thursday near Modjeska Canyon in Orange County, authorities said. Ramos, a 36-year-old Cal State Fullerton student just a few weeks shy of graduation, had been missing since the first week of May. Orange police said a body found in the brush Thursday in unincorporated Orange County near Santiago Canyon Road and Jackson Ranch Road was identified as Ramos after an autopsy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2013 |
The slaying of 36-year-old Army veteran and soon-to-be college graduate Maribel Ramos has stunned Cal State Fullerton, where she was a well-known member of the campus community. Cal State Fullerton President Mildred Garcia released a statement calling Ramos "a wonderful role model for our students" who will be deeply missed. "Maribel was a beloved student and military veteran who was actively engaged here on our campus and in the community," Garcia said. "We honor her for her past service to our country as an airborne paratrooper in the Army and her commitment to her education.
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May 18, 2013 |
A motive remains unclear in the slaying of 36-year-old Army veteran and soon-to-be college graduate Maribel Ramos, whose body was found in a remote Orange County canyon. Authorities on Friday announced that they had arrested her roommate in connection with the slaying. Police said Kwang Chol "KC" Joy, 54, voluntarily submitted to an interview with detectives after he was contacted Friday morning, and was later arrested on suspicion of killing Ramos. Police declined to release additional information, saying that the case was being submitted to the Orange County district attorney's office.
March 29, 2013 |
Early this year, Orange County Register executives approached officials at three local universities with an offer they couldn't resist - weekly, six-page sections packed with positive news about their schools. For $275,000 apiece, UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton and Chapman University were promised a half-page ad in each of 45 sections over the next year, along with feature stories, events coverage, personality profiles and other light fare produced by Register staffers. The schools jumped at what one UCI marketing official called "an exciting new partnership.