May 31, 2001 |
Pitcher Matt Parris of Highland High was placed on the suspended list Tuesday by the Detroit Tigers' rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate. Eric Gillespie, formerly of Cal State Northridge, was placed on the temporarily inactive list by the Portland Sea Dogs, the Florida Marlins' double-A affiliate. AROUND THE LEAGUES Scanning Tuesday's box scores: Triple A--Tim Laker (Simi Valley, Oxnard College) had three hits for Buffalo (Indians) in a 9-0 victory at Toledo. . . .
April 10, 1996 |
On a team full of potent hitters, Grant Hohman is often taken for granted. The senior infielder says little, plays wherever he is asked, and usually bats fourth or fifth in the Cal State Northridge lineup, following sluggers Adam Kennedy, Eric Gillespie and Robert Fick. Hohman had three hits and drove in a run in the Matadors' 8-2 victory over Pepperdine in a nonconference game Tuesday at Eddie D. Field Stadium. He doubled and played flawlessly at third base, his third position this week.
February 4, 1994 |
When Eric Gillespie was playing Little League baseball as a 10-year-old, a relative somehow caught him on film wearing full catcher's gear. Tools of the trade? A trade of the tools for his infielder's glove quickly was made. A few horrific, fleeting moments behind the plate were enough. Not so remarkably, Gillespie pulled up lame after his first inning at catcher. Rather, he pulled up with a lame excuse. Find another volunteer, he said. "I hated it," Gillespie said.
May 16, 1998 |
Lancaster first baseman-designated hitter Brandon Kingman, a native of Australia, is third in the California League with a .339 batting average. Eric Gillespie (Cal State Northridge) is fourth at .330. Pete Paciorek (Glendale College) is tied for second in home runs with six. Kingman leads the league in runs batted in with 26 and teammate Anton French is second in stolen bases with 14.
May 25, 1996 |
WEST Cal State Northridge 18, Northeastern Illinois 1--Eric Gillespie hit his 22nd and 23rd homers of the season and Jason Cole pitched a six-hitter for the Matadors, who shed the memory of a humiliating loss to Stanford by eliminating Northeastern Illinois at Palo Alto. Northridge (50-17) had four home runs, a triple and two doubles among 19 hits. The Matadors scored in every inning but two and extended an 8-0 lead with eight runs in the seventh inning.
June 13, 1998
Eric Gillespie (Cal State Northridge) of the Lake Elsinore Storm was selected to play in the California League all-star game, but he is on the disabled list with a hand injury and won't return until the end of July. Gillespie, who has played third base and right field this season, is batting .316 with 12 doubles and three home runs in 98 at-bats. He injured his hand diving to first base May 16. The game will be played Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. at The Hangar in Lancaster.