April 4, 1998 |
Former Cal State Northridge slugger Eric Gillespie languished on the bench during Lake Elsinore's California League opener Thursday night, but he should be in the lineup soon. Gillespie hit 22 home runs as a first baseman in the lower Class-A Midwest League last season, but has been switched to third base, the position he played as a Northridge junior in 1996. Greg Morris, who started at third Thursday, is beginning his third season at Lake Elsinore and at 26 is not considered a prospect.
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.
January 27, 2001 |
Deena Drossin, winner of the women's 10,000 meters in the U.S. Olympic track and field trials last summer, will be inducted into the New York Jewish Sports Hall of Fame on March 25. Drossin, a 1991 graduate of Agoura High, set a meet record of 31:51.05 in the 10,000 at the trials and placed second in the 5,000. BASEBALL * Cal State Northridge postponed its game against Washington State on Friday because of rain and has rescheduled it as part of a doubleheader at 11 a.m. today.