Matadors vs. Gauchos Men’s Baseball Live Updates

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This is David Denenberg reporting live from the CSUN Daily Sundial.

After a three run third inning the Matadors have knotted the game up at 4-4 going into the fourth inning.

In the third inning third baseman Jason Dabbs finally got it right as he threw Gunnar Terhune out at first after a bunt.

Unfortunately for CSUN, Gauchos centerfielder Brian Gump jacked a two run bomb to give the gauchos a 6-4 lead.

4:16

After the Big West leading batting average Ryan Cavan walked then Eric Oliver of the gauchos grounded out to end the inning.

4:19

C.J. Belanger is at the bag as CSUN is down two runs in the bottom of the fourth.

4:20

Belanger has struck out as Richard Cates is up with one out.

4:26

The Matadors had a promising stretch as D’Anna blasted a ground -rule double over th centerfield fence putting John Parham up at the plate with runners in scoring position.

4:26

John Parham has connected on a clean hit to left field to score both Cates and D’Anna and tie this game up at 6-6 here in the bottom of the fourth inning.

4:32

Shane Carlson grounded out to begin the fifth inning and then Matt Valaika flied out to right field.   Currently Robby Cummings is at the bag with two outs.

4:39

Leading off in the bottom of the fifth CSUN second baseman Justin DeMarco hit a double as Dabbs is now at the plte with no outs and a runner in scoring position.

4:40

After the double from DeMarco, Dabbs came through with a double of his own scoring DeMarco to take a 7-6 lead.

4:46

CSUN is now up 8-6 as Belanger hit into a double play that scored Dabbs.  Richard Cates is up now with two outs and no runners on.

4:49

Cates has gotten on base and now stolen second to put himself in scoring position with Pineda at the plate.

4:51

Pineda has grounded out but the Matadors get some help with two runs in the bottom of the fifth.

4:58

John DeAlba of the Gauchos has made this game one run closer with a solo home run prompting CSUN Head Coach Steve Rousey to go to his bulletin for Jimmy Jolicoeur.

5:01

Jolicoeur has delivered for his Matador teamates in the sixth inning as he picked off a runner at second then struck out another batter but the gauchos did tie the game at 8-8 on a sacrifice hit from Brian Gump.

5:07

John Parham is keeping this track meet alive as he has reached third base on an error from Gauchos second baseman Matt Valaika.

5:10

DeMarco is up to bat after designatd hitter Chris Hannick walked putting runners on the corners here in the bottom of the sixth with one out.

5:17

After a DeMarco strikeout CSUN second baseman Jason Dabbs grounded out to end the inning.

5:22

UCSB has taken a one run lead here in the top of the seventh 9-8 after an RBI double from Valaika.

5:24

UCSB is pushing the Matadors hard here in seventh as they have managed to load the bases with one out.  There’s currently no bullpen activity for the Matadors.

5:26

UCSB has capitolized on the this situation by scoring two RBIs on a Mullins ground rule double.  Then the following batter Terhune hit a double of his own to give the Gauchos a commanding 13-8 lead here in the top of the seventh.

5:32

After that five run onslaught that Jolicoeur suffered, Bryan Longpre has been sent in to pitch for the Matadors.

5:35

Ryan Cavan of the gauchos has just scored another  two runs for the Gauchos on a two RBI base hit.

5:38

Shane Carlson of the Gauchos blasted a grand slam to give his team an 18-8 lead.

5:42

After eleven runs on eight hits, the seventh inning stretch has finally arrived as the Matadors find themselves down 19-8.

5:48

Reed and Belanger have both grounded out to begin the bottom of the seventh inning.   Cates stayed in character with a base hit to left field and then Pineda blasted a two run homerun to make the game 19-10.

5:51

Dominic D’Anna took a ball deep to make the game 19-11.  The homerun is the fourth of the season for D’Anna.

6:00

The pitching is getting rocked here  at Matador Diamond as Westley Wright has entered the game for the Matadors with runners on first and second base.

6:10

Chris Hannick is on base safely in the bottom of the eighth after a base hit.  Justin DeMarco is at bat with the Matadors trailing 20-11 here in the bottom of the eighth.

6:15

DeMarco dropped a base hit to bring TS Reed to the plate who popped out to center bringing C.J. Belanger up to bat with two outs.

6:17

Belanger has kept this game a little interesting as he just drove in another run to make the game 20-12 in favour of the Gauchos.

6:27

With one chance left to get nine runs, Pineda is leading off here in the bottom of the ninth.

6:32

The game has just gone final as the Gauchos cruised by the Matadors 21-12 in this offensive clinic at Matador Field.