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June 15, 1996
* When: Today. * Time: 3:30 p.m. * Site: Matador Field, Cal State Northridge. * Admission: Adults $5, 12 and under $2. * Directions: Corner of Lindley Avenue and Halsted Street.
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May 31, 2002 | ERIC STEPHENS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Batesole has the Cal State Northridge baseball team back in the top 25 and heading to the playoffs. As the Matadors prepared for the NCAA regionals that begin today, the 38-year-old coach got a nice reward for those feats. Except that reward didn't come from Northridge, where the promise of upgraded facilities and a new baseball stadium has gone with the wind.
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April 8, 1993 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hawaii's Rainbow Stadium is Baseball America's choice for the nation's finest collegiate baseball stadium. According to one man's poll--Cal State Northridge Coach Bill Kernen--the school's Matador Field is the worst baseball field in Division I. So when Kernen's players went from Matador Field to Rainbow Stadium last weekend, it was akin to going from the outhouse to the penthouse. "It was like playing pro ball for us," Northridge second baseman Chris Olsen said.
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March 9, 2001 | From Staff Reports
Tim Arroyo hit two doubles and a single, and Jason Gorman homered as Cal State Northridge defeated Temple, 8-2, on Thursday in a nonconference baseball game at Matador Field. Bill Murphy (4-0) allowed six hits and two runs in 5 1/3 innings for Northridge (11-6), which plays Temple (0-12) in an 11 a.m. doubleheader today.
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February 15, 1992 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The frustration of Cal State Northridge's tortoise-like start in baseball all but disappeared Friday at Matador Field. It was replaced by anger and confusion. After going to great lengths to transform a collection of small ponds into a playable surface, the Matador offense turned to muck. Northridge produced only four singles against UC Irvine's David Bladow in a 4-1 loss.
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March 9, 2001 | From Staff Reports
Tim Arroyo hit two doubles and a single, and Jason Gorman homered as Cal State Northridge defeated Temple, 8-2, on Thursday in a nonconference baseball game at Matador Field. Bill Murphy (4-0) allowed six hits and two runs in 5 1/3 innings for Northridge (11-6), which plays Temple (0-12) in an 11 a.m. doubleheader today.
SPORTS
April 10, 1989 | KEVIN BAXTER, Times Staff Writer
Call it parity. Or call it parody. Either word could be used to describe the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. baseball race. With just a month left in the conference season, four teams are bunched within 1 1/2 games of first place. But only Cal Poly Pomona, at 9-6, is more than a game above .500 in conference play. And even the Broncos are a dismal 6-15 outside the CCAA. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is one of the teams chasing Pomona and, on Sunday, Ron Crowe moved the Mustangs a step closer to the conference lead.
SPORTS
May 5, 1994
The scoreboard at Matador Field, installed in the early 1970s, is older than most of the players on the Cal State Northridge baseball team. "At that time, it was a very good scoreboard," said Bob Hiegert, the school's athletic director and former baseball coach. By today's standards, it is obsolete. Several area high schools have better scoreboards. If all goes according to plan, the baseball, softball and football facilities might soon have new scoreboards.
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February 7, 1987 | STEVE ELLING, Times Staff Writer
A slew of tobacco-spewing scouts turned out to watch Cal State Northridge junior right-hander Jeremy Hernandez make his season debut against Pepperdine on Friday, and five even brought along their Juggs radar guns to check out the howitzer on Hernandez. But Hernandez, the Matadors' top pitcher last season with a mark of 6-6 and an ERA of 2.56, wasn't quite up to snuff. As a result, none of the guns--Hernandez's arm or the mechanical ones--were around for very long.
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January 7, 1999 | STEVE HENSON
Classrooms will double as rest stops for Cal State Northridge baseball players. The Matadors have been flying down the fast lane all week, practicing from 8 a.m. until dark. The marathon workouts will continue until the second semester begins Feb. 1. "Pure baseball every day," Coach Mike Batesole said. "This is a great time of the year. We'll go six days a week. I think we might take Sundays off." Only in college baseball can January be considered spring training. But the season begins Jan.
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January 7, 1999 | STEVE HENSON
Classrooms will double as rest stops for Cal State Northridge baseball players. The Matadors have been flying down the fast lane all week, practicing from 8 a.m. until dark. The marathon workouts will continue until the second semester begins Feb. 1. "Pure baseball every day," Coach Mike Batesole said. "This is a great time of the year. We'll go six days a week. I think we might take Sundays off." Only in college baseball can January be considered spring training. But the season begins Jan.
SPORTS
June 15, 1996
* When: Today. * Time: 3:30 p.m. * Site: Matador Field, Cal State Northridge. * Admission: Adults $5, 12 and under $2. * Directions: Corner of Lindley Avenue and Halsted Street.
SPORTS
May 5, 1994
The scoreboard at Matador Field, installed in the early 1970s, is older than most of the players on the Cal State Northridge baseball team. "At that time, it was a very good scoreboard," said Bob Hiegert, the school's athletic director and former baseball coach. By today's standards, it is obsolete. Several area high schools have better scoreboards. If all goes according to plan, the baseball, softball and football facilities might soon have new scoreboards.
SPORTS
April 8, 1993 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hawaii's Rainbow Stadium is Baseball America's choice for the nation's finest collegiate baseball stadium. According to one man's poll--Cal State Northridge Coach Bill Kernen--the school's Matador Field is the worst baseball field in Division I. So when Kernen's players went from Matador Field to Rainbow Stadium last weekend, it was akin to going from the outhouse to the penthouse. "It was like playing pro ball for us," Northridge second baseman Chris Olsen said.
SPORTS
February 15, 1992 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The frustration of Cal State Northridge's tortoise-like start in baseball all but disappeared Friday at Matador Field. It was replaced by anger and confusion. After going to great lengths to transform a collection of small ponds into a playable surface, the Matador offense turned to muck. Northridge produced only four singles against UC Irvine's David Bladow in a 4-1 loss.
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January 30, 1992 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beyond the barbecue dinners, pranks, storytelling and cortex-rattling pillow fights, what occurred on and around the Cal State Northridge baseball field earlier this month bore little resemblance to summer camp. There was, from Jan. 12-17, around-the-clock work detail, fielding fundamentals, batting practice, conditioning exercises and psychological orientation--with a twist of adventure. And, while there were shenanigans, what transpired was the antithesis of a baseball fantasy camp.
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April 19, 1987 | LARRY ROSOFF
Should the Cal State Northridge baseball team fall a game shy of either winning the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. title or being selected as the second conference representative to the NCAA Division II West Regional postseason tournament, the Matadors likely will point to the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against Chapman College as their downfall.
SPORTS
February 5, 1986 | GARY KLEIN
Baseball Coach Terry Craven was irritated after Cal State Northridge's season opener Tuesday against Cal State Long Beach. "This would've been nice," Craven said, "if they hadn't screwed up my scoreboard." Craven was upset with the students operating the Matador Field scoreboard, which locked up on the number 16 during the seventh inning. But he probably should have blamed his players. They were the ones who made the board tilt in an impressive 18-3 win at home.
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April 10, 1989 | KEVIN BAXTER, Times Staff Writer
Call it parity. Or call it parody. Either word could be used to describe the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. baseball race. With just a month left in the conference season, four teams are bunched within 1 1/2 games of first place. But only Cal Poly Pomona, at 9-6, is more than a game above .500 in conference play. And even the Broncos are a dismal 6-15 outside the CCAA. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is one of the teams chasing Pomona and, on Sunday, Ron Crowe moved the Mustangs a step closer to the conference lead.
SPORTS
March 24, 1989 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Only time will tell whether the ultra-aggressive, free-swinging Chae-Ho Chong leaves a lasting imprint on the way baseball is played at Cal State Northridge. Matador baseball, however, already has left an indelible mark on Chong. In fact, judging from the body bruises and ever-present black eye he seems to sport, it has left quite a few. Take, for example, the broken nose Chong suffered last season after being hit by a ball while playing first base against UC Riverside .
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