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Baseball: Muren, Keel head team with offseason accolades

CSUN might not have had the season they wanted as a team but junior pitcher Alex Muren and freshman ace Jerry Keel have had nothing but good news this offseason. Muren was drafted in the 12th round by the Minnesota Twins with the 370th overall pick in this season’s MLB draft. Last season Muren pitched […]

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Matadors devoured by lowly Tigers, swept in season finale

Northridge (23-30, 10-14) headed into the weekend preparing to face the worst team in the Big West but you wouldn’t have known it after Pacific (16-40, 6-18) completed the three-game sweep Sunday, 6-1. The Tigers had only won three conference games all season but manhandled the CSUN offense en route to winning its first conference […]

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CSUN commits costly errors, falls to UC Davis

CSUN commits costly errors, falls to UC Davis

Northridge has had a knack of getting on the scoreboard early at Matador Field but Friday was an exception. The Matadors (22-25, 9-10 Big West) allowed UC Davis (23-28, 9-10) to build up a nine-run lead through the first four innings en route to a 9-5 conference loss. CSUN waited until it was plenty behind […]

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Baseball: CSUN starts home stretch vs. UCI

Baseball: CSUN starts home stretch vs. UCI

CSUN only came away with six Big West Conference wins in head coach Matt Curtis’ inaugural season last year. This year, with nine conference games remaining, the Matadors (20-23, 7-8 Big West) have already passed their 2011 mark and are in the mix to make a move for double figures in the win column. “We […]

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Baseball: Matadors take first two games against Riverside; look for first sweep of the season

Baseball: Matadors take first two games against Riverside; look for first sweep of the season

CSUN looked to have the advantage heading into the series over UC Riverside and quickly showed its dominance taking the first two games of the weekend for the series win, beginning with a 8-7 victory in 10 innings. The offense provided the runs while the pitching managed to stave off a Highlander comeback in the […]

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Baseball: Matadors like their chances against UC Riverside

Baseball: Matadors like their chances against UC Riverside

The Matadors have to like their chances heading into a series against a team that’s ranked lower than they are in the Big West Conference. Northridge (18-22, 5-7 Big West) has already faced the top four ranked teams in the conference and will next face the seventh-ranked UC Riverside (14-24, 4-8) this weekend at Cunningham […]

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Baseball: CSUN making push in Big West race

Baseball: CSUN making push in Big West race

Since conference play started, the Matador offense has kept up with what the best the Big West Conference has to offer. After a series win over then-ranked Cal Poly and only needing one big inning to take the series from Long Beach State, CSUN is in the hunt for post-season play. Last season, the Matadors […]

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Baseball: CSUN capitalizes on LBSU error to take game in 12 innings

Baseball: CSUN capitalizes on LBSU error to take game in 12 innings

Entering the second game of the Matadors’ home series against Long Beach State, CSUN was 3-0 when Jerry Keel is on the mound against a Big West Conference opponent this season. Four hours and 13 minutes later, CSUN improved its record to 4-0 with Keel on the hill. With multiple lead changes and 12 innings […]

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Baseball: CSUN offense can’t keep up with Dirtbag bats in latter innings

Baseball: CSUN offense can’t keep up with Dirtbag bats in latter innings

Heading into Friday’s game, the visiting Long Beach State Dirtbags had only managed to hit one ball beyond the outfield walls this year. But they hadn’t played at Matador Field. With the walls 325-feet away down the line, a three-run dinger by LBSU’s Juan Avila made all the difference as the CSUN bats were unable […]

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Baseball: CSUN looks for hot hitting to continue vs. LBSU

Baseball: CSUN looks for hot hitting to continue vs. LBSU

CSUN’s bats are hot after a 5-2 non-conference victory over CSU Bakersfield Tuesday. CSUN (17-20, 4-5 Big West) will need the hot hitting to continue if it plans on scoring runs against the Dirtbags, who notched their second shutout of 2012 in their last outing at USC. Long Beach State (19-19, 9-3) has used its […]

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Baseball: Matadors’ HRs, defense puts away Roadrunners

Baseball: Matadors’ HRs, defense puts away Roadrunners

The Matador bats came out swinging and hit three home runs, but defense was the unsung hero of Tuesday afternoon’s 5-2 victory over Cal State Bakersfield at Matador Field. Matador Harley Holt faced off against Scott Brattvet in what appeared to be a pitcher’s duel at the beginning. In the top of the first, Holt […]

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Baseball: CSUN tries to beat non-conference rival CSUB for second time in 2012

Baseball: CSUN tries to beat non-conference rival CSUB for second time in 2012

CSUN outdueled CSU Bakersfield in the first meeting between the two on Apr. 10 and have another chance today to prove that the walk-off win wasn’t a fluke. In the first matchup, the Matadors (16-20) narrowly came away with a victory over the Roadrunners (18-18) after a Ryan Raslowsky grounder was mishandled by the CSUB […]

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