September 17, 1991 |
Loyola Marymount is expected to announce today that it has hired Jody Robinson as baseball coach. Robinson, 37, was an assistant at Cerritos College, Cal State Fullerton, Illinois and, most recently, Cal State Northridge. He also was head coach at Long Beach City College from 1981-84. He replaces Chris Smith, who resigned last spring.
April 9, 1992 |
Jody Robinson, Loyola Marymount's first-year coach, lives just down the street from the Cal State Northridge baseball field, where he worked as an assistant coach last season. "I came here right from home today," Robinson said. "That was my only smart move." That's because a group of his former pupils pounded his current pitching staff for 14 hits in a 12-3 victory at Matador Field on Wednesday.
January 26, 1992 |
With many of the best players gone from last year's 38-22 squad, the Loyola Marymount baseball team appears to be entering a rebuilding season. All-America shortstop Chris Gomez has transferred to Cal State Long Beach and pitcher Chad Dembisky, a 12-game winner, has enrolled at Cal State Fullerton. The Lions also have a new coach, former Cal State Northridge assistant Jody Robinson, who must make do with a 30-member squad that has 15 freshmen and only four seniors.
February 25, 1991
San Jose State trimmed visiting Cal State Northridge, 3-2, Sunday to snap the Matadors' seven-game winning streak in baseball. With Matadors runners on first and third in the ninth inning, Andy Hodgins hit into a double play to end the game. Northridge coaches disputed Dave Nicewenger's call at first base. Coach Bill Kernen said Hodgins was "at least five feet" past first base.
June 13, 1993 |
Cal State Dominguez Hills infielder Greg Bergeron, who led the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. in batting with a .403 average last season, said he is transferring to Loyola Marymount. Bergeron, who will be a senior and have one year of eligibility remaining, said he received a release from the Dominguez Hills, which makes his eligible to play next season. He is expected to play second base and bat leadoff for the Lions. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Bergeron played first base at Dominguez Hills.
June 4, 1993 |
Loyola Marymount sophomore Jesse Ibarra was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the fifth round of Thursday's major league baseball draft. Although he was a pitcher, designated hitter, third baseman and outfielder for Loyola, Ibarra was drafted as a right fielder. He was eligible to be drafted as a sophomore because he will turn 21 on July 12. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Ibarra batted .299 with 17 home runs and 52 runs batted in last season and was 2-1 with four saves and a 3.