May 31, 2002 |
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.
February 15, 1992 |
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.
March 9, 2001 |
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.
April 10, 1989 |
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.
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 By today's standards, it is obsolete.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.
February 7, 1987 |
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.