February 17, 1989
Relief pitcher Matt Patuano, in his first at-bat for Chapman College, singled to right field to drive in the winning run as the Panthers defeated Biola, 6-5, in 10 innings in a nonconference baseball game Thursday at Hart Park in Orange. Patuano was forced into the lineup in place of the designated hitter when he entered the game in the eighth inning. He drove in Mike Grahovac, who had singled to open the inning and moved to third after two groundouts.
April 24, 1987 |
Connie Clark says it doesn't hurt to have a little good fortune to go along with a good fastball. Softballs can take funny bounces, she figures, no matter how hard they're pitched. With a little luck and a lot of strikes, Clark had won 30 straight games entering Thursday's nonconference game against UCLA. The Cal State Fullerton pitcher's last loss came last April. But those funny bounces finally caught up with her against the Bruins.
March 24, 1987
Mark Kaplan, UC Irvine's No. 1 singles player, defeated John Lecler of Fresno State, 6-2, 6-2, to lead the Anteaters past the Bulldogs, 6-0, in the final of the UCI intercollegiate tennis tournament at Irvine Monday afternoon. Kaplan, ranked 14th in the nation with a 21-6 record, defeated Sven Salumaa, 6-7, 6-4, 6-0, to lead Irvine over Indiana, 5-2, in a semifinal Monday morning. In the other semifinal, Fresno State defeated the University of San Diego. Irvine was helped in the final by No.
February 22, 1989 |
A year ago, Cal State Fullerton softball player Missy Coombes began her sophomore season with high hopes. Coombes had hoped to improve on an impressive freshman season that included a spot on the all-Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. team. She hit .336 that year, third-best on the Titan roster, and led the team with 38 RBIs. But as her sophomore season progressed, Coombes' dreams of success waned. Instead of having her usual high-energy level, Coombes was constantly fatigued.