April 12, 1990
Estancia High School rallied from a four-run deficit to defeat El Modena, 7-4, in the championship game of the Pride of the Coast baseball tournament Wednesday at Estancia. Estancia (12-5) scored two runs in the fourth and five in the sixth. Rueben Mora walked with the bases loaded to force in the tying run in the fifth. Colby French followed with a three-run double to right-center field. Greg Brannis (5-4) pitched one inning in relief for the victory.
February 14, 1994
Cal State Fullerton rallied for five runs in the ninth inning to beat Texas, 18-14, in a nonconference baseball game Sunday in front of 5,184 at Austin, Tex. It was the ninth consecutive victory for Cal State Fullerton (10-1), the sixth-ranked team in the nation by Baseball America. It also was the first time Texas has been swept at home since Arizona State did it in 1988. Texas (6-3) is ranked ninth by Baseball America.
May 25, 1995 |
Cal State Fullerton senior first baseman D.C. Olsen is no stranger to Louisiana, Louisiana State and the Tigers' Alex Box baseball stadium. Olsen lived in nearby Mandeville, La., for three years before his family moved to Fullerton after his freshman year in high school. LSU, in fact, tried to recruit him for football. "I think they must have known about me from my high school coaches in Louisiana since I started on the varsity there as a freshman," Olsen recalled Thursday.
March 22, 1990
Lionel Hastings and Jim Betzsold hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning and Mater Dei High School defeated St. Paul, 7-0, in an Angelus League baseball game Wednesday at Mater Dei. Sean Sutton (2-1) allowed two hits and struck out five before being replaced by Colin Gawronski after six innings. Mater Dei is 8-2 overall, 2-0 in the league.
April 15, 1990
Dennis Briggs tripled, doubled and singled in each game of a doubleheader to lead Katella High School to a sweep of Los Amigos in nonleague baseball play Saturday at Boysen Park. Katella won the first game, 9-1, and the second, 4-0. Briggs had four runs batted in and Steve Ramey had two hits, scored and had two RBIs in the first game for Katella (13-4). In the second game, Briggs scored twice, and Danny Allen had two hits, two RBIs and scored a run.
May 31, 1994 |
Cal State Fullerton is back in the College World Series. Fullerton edged top-seeded Oklahoma State, a powerful host team, 6-5, in the 10th inning on Monday in the NCAA Midwest I regional final. Relief pitcher Rob Gaiko, facing his first batter, hit pinch hitter Robert Matos with the bases loaded, forcing in Jeff Ferguson with the winning run. It gave the Titans their second World Series trip in three years. It was Fullerton's eighth regional championships in 16 years.
May 3, 1993
D.C. Olsen's two-run single in the 10th inning helped Cal State Fullerton to an 11-9 victory over Arizona in a nonconference baseball game Sunday in Tucson. Fullerton lost the first two games of the series, but the victory was the 999th in the career of Titan Coach Augie Garrido. Garrido, in his 25th season, has a mark of 999-478. He has an opportunity for victory No. 1,000 on Wednesday, when the Titans travel to Cal State Northridge for a 3 p.m. nonconference game.
May 31, 1993 |
John Swanson hit two home runs for Cal State Long Beach in 56 regular-season games. But during the East Regional of the NCAA tournament, he hit three in four games. Swanson's solo homer during the fifth inning, and Cobi Cradle's two-run homer during the sixth powered Long Beach to a 13-3 victory over Notre Dame Sunday at Tallahassee, Fla. The victory gave Long Beach the regional title and advances the 49ers to the College World Series in Omaha for the third time in five years.
May 2, 1994 |
Good pitching finally beat good hitting Sunday as Cal State Fullerton bounced back from the frustration of two consecutive losses to Nevada to win the third game of an important Big West Conference baseball series. Nevada's strong hitting overwhelmed the Titans in the first two games of the series, which matched the two teams with the best conference won-loss records. But Sunday, Titan right-hander Dan Ricabal was in top form.