June 5, 2013 |
Jason Dietrich always wanted to put on Cal State Fullerton pinstripes. He cheered for the Titans baseball team as a teenager, and visualized himself as a player jogging onto Goodwin Field to an ovation one day. That dream didn't materialize. But at 39, Dietrich is finally wearing those pinstripes and has played a major behind-the-scenes role for a Fullerton team that is among college baseball's best. As pitching coach, Dietrich guides one of the game's stingiest - and youngest - staffs.
June 3, 2013 |
Behind eight efficient innings from freshman pitcher Thomas Eshelman, Cal State Fullerton booked a date in the super-regionals with UCLA for the fourth times in the last seven postseasons. Despite sitting in the visitor's dugout in their home stadium, the Titans (51-8) looked right at home in a comfortable 6-1 win over Arizona State on a brisk Sunday night at Goodwin Field. “We took advantage of what they did wrong and played the way we play,” Titans Coach Rick Vanderhook said.
May 31, 2013 |
Cal State Fullerton took the first step Friday night toward what it hopes will be a return to the College World Series, defeating Columbia, 4-1, by using a familiar and simple formula: Score early and ride stellar pitching the rest of the way. Titans right-hander Grahamm Wiest delivered his best performance of the season, pitching a three-hitter, his first complete game of the year. And third baseman Matt Chapman homered, drove in two runs and scored twice for the Titans. "We're good at formulating a plan and sticking to it," Chapman said.
May 30, 2013 |
Fullerton Regional When: Friday through Monday. Where: Goodwin Field, Cal State Fullerton. Time: 4 and 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 8 p.m. Monday (if necessary). Friday's games: New Mexico (37-20) vs. Arizona State (35-20-1), 4 p.m.; Cal State Fullerton (48-8) vs. Columbia (27-19), 8 p.m., ESPNU. FYI: Fullerton, which has won four national titles, has a 2.56 team earned-run average, sixth-best in the nation. ... Arizona State pitcher Ryan Kellogg (11-0, 3.26 ERA)
May 29, 2013 |
Rick Vanderhook, Cal State Fullerton's baseball coach, has an in-your-face style and an edge - he doesn't mince words. Cody Decker, who played at UCLA when Vanderhook was a Bruins assistant, sums him up in two words: "Insane … genius. " Vanderhook also comes with a look - Philip Seymour Hoffman would nail the role - and is apt to wax poetic about Fullerton baseball with very little prompting: "We're middle-class American and there is nothing wrong with that," he said. And, later: "It's baseball.
May 11, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - WhatsApp is one of Silicon Valley's most buzzed-about companies, yet it actively avoids the spotlight, operating out of a small office in Mountain View, Calif., with no sign on the building entrance or on the office door. Unlike most start-ups eager for media attention, WhatsApp Inc. says it doesn't want or need it. Its popular mobile messaging app has spread so quickly by word of mouth that in just four years it has amassed hundreds of millions of users who collectively send as many as 18 billion messages a day. WhatsApp belongs to a new generation of messaging services that are revolutionizing 20-year-old text messaging technology and escalating the mobile messaging wars.
April 25, 2013 |
"Incredible Crew" ( Cartoon Network , Thursdays). This single-camera teenage sketch comedy, created by Nick Cannon, premiered the last of its 13 episodes in mid-April, but they continue in rotation, are highly re-watchable and deserve your attention, whether or not you fit the target demographic. This is one of the most imaginative shows the year has produced -- absurdist, energetic, silly and smart, with high production values and a cast of talented performers locked in with one another from the get-go.
March 28, 2013 |
A priceless collection of jewelry salvaged from the wreckage of the luxury liner Titanic has been added to "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" at the Luxor in Las Vegas . The display, called " Jewels of Titanic " are to be shown through May 31. A selection of 15 pieces -- studded with diamonds, sapphires, pearls and even gold nuggets -- are featured. Among them is a platinum ring set with three European-cut diamonds. The centerpiece is a 2-carat, pear-shaped stone. The collection also showcases a charm necklace inscribed "This Be Your Lucky Star.
March 16, 2013
The violin of the Titanic bandleader, who played as he and bandmates went down with the ship, has been recovered, according to a British auction house. The instrument bears a message from the musician's sweetheart. "For Wallace, on the occasion of our engagement. From Maria. " Like the 1997 James Cameron movie, that story might spur a few tears. As the Agence France-Presse reports, auction house Henry Aldridge & Son says it has confirmed the violin is that of Wallace Hartley.
March 14, 2013 |
Top-seeded Long Beach State versus injury-ravaged Cal State Fullerton went just as you might expect a game with that billing would go. Fullerton's Titans were tenacious enough in Thursday night's opening round of the Big West Conference tournament. They just weren't deep enough. Long Beach withstood Fullerton's pluckiness and slow-it-down pace to emerge with a 75-66 victory at the Honda Center. "It was grind for us all game," Long Beach Coach Dan Monson said. The 49ers advance to Friday's 6:30 p.m. semifinal game against UC Irvine.