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Akitoshi finds new home in Big West

Akitoshi finds new home in Big West

Eric Blatz

April 29, 2015

Stepping to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning a 6-6 game, junior shortstop Yusuke Akitoshi steps in the batter's box and crouches into his signature batting stance. Flicking his bat back and forth, Akitoshi contemplates the pitch he will see. UC Riverside pitcher Gabe Gentner, having given...

Baseball: Matadors pitcher Joe Ryan earns first career 6-2 win over San Diego State

Baseball: Matadors pitcher Joe Ryan earns first career 6-2 win over San Diego State

Eric Blatz

April 22, 2015

Ryan threw five innings Tuesday, allowing just one earned run in the Matadors 6-2 win over San Diego State. Ryan also added seven strikeouts and two walks to his totals in his first career win. He retired the first nine batters he faced, but eventually gave up his first hit of the game in the top of th...

Baseball: CSUN avoids series sweep against Hawaii

Baseball: CSUN avoids series sweep against Hawaii

Eric Blatz

April 21, 2015

Starting pitcher Rayne Raven pitched into the seventh inning, first baseman Nolan Bumstead and short stop Yusuke Akitoshi each had two RBIs and the Matadors defeated the Rainbow Warriors 7-3 Sunday night to avoid a series sweep. Bumstead and Akitoshi combined for three hits and four RBIs, while center-fi...

Baseball: CSUN loses 1-0 in pitchers duel at the University of Hawaii

Baseball: CSUN loses 1-0 in pitchers duel at the University of Hawaii

Eric Blatz

April 19, 2015

Junior starting pitcher Calvin Copping tossed eight strong innings, but a wild pitch in the bottom of the first proved to be the difference as the Matadors lost to the warriors on Friday night at Les Murkami Stadium in Honolulu. A true pitcher's duel between Copping and Rainbow Wahine starter Lj Brewster...

Baseball: Late game heroics fuel six-run eighth inning as CSUN beats BYU 10-8

Baseball: Late game heroics fuel six-run eighth inning as CSUN beats BYU  10-8

Eric Blatz

April 14, 2015

The CSUN baseball team (22-13, 2-7 Big West) used an six-run eighth inning to rally past BYU for a 10-8 victory on Monday at Matador Field. The Matadors have now improved to 16-7 at home and are 20-6 in non-conference play. Trailing 8-4 in its second-to-last-at-bat, the Matadors sent 10 batters...

Baseball: CSUN falls 1-0 to Long Beach State

Baseball: CSUN falls 1-0 to Long Beach State

Eric Blatz

April 4, 2015

In dropping a 1-0 decision to the Long Beach Dirtbags, the CSUN offense was unable to provide senior pitcher Jerry Keel with any run support. But the story of the night was the Matadors missing bats and their inability to do anything with Dirtbags starting pitcher Tanner Brown. Brown held the Matadors...

Baseball: CSUN Rally Comes Up Short In 3-2 Defeat Of Long Beach

Baseball: CSUN Rally Comes Up Short In 3-2 Defeat Of Long Beach

Eric Blatz

April 3, 2015

CSUN Baseball almost pulled off a comeback against Long Beach State, but fell just short, as they lost 3-2 on Thursday night at Blair Field. Junior pitcher Calvin Copping received the loss, despite pitching six innings, giving up three runs, one of them which was earned. The Dirtbags led 3-0 after...

Baseball: CSU Bakersfield ends six-game winning streak, beats CSUN 10-7

Baseball: CSU Bakersfield ends six-game winning streak, beats CSUN 10-7

Eric Blatz

March 26, 2015

Despite jumping out to a 6-2 lead through four innings, the Matadors could not avoid allowing big innings as Cal State University Bakersfield scored four in the sixth and three in the seventh to secure the win. The Matadors were hampered by five errors in the game, while the Roadrunners only had one...

Baseball: Four-game series ends with the 7-1 Matador victory and sweep of Dartmouth

Baseball: Four-game series ends with the 7-1 Matador victory and sweep of Dartmouth

Eric Blatz

March 22, 2015

The CSUN Matadors (19-5) baseball team swept the visiting Dartmouth Big Green (1-11) in a 4-game series this weekend. Matadors won the fourth game on Saturday, 7-1, over Big Green. With the win, the Matadors extended their winning streak to a season-high six games and they picked up their eighth win...

Baseball: CSUN keeps rolling with doubleheader sweep of Dartmouth

Baseball: CSUN keeps rolling with doubleheader sweep of Dartmouth

Eric Blatz

March 21, 2015

GAME 1 Senior Pitcher Jerry Keel tossed a complete-game and the CSUN Matadors scored eight runs on only five hits in the first game of a doubleheader sweep over the Dartmouth Big Green on Friday at Matador Field. The Senior improved to 3-1, as he struck out five batters, allowed one earn run and...

Pak homer lifts CSUN over Pepperdine

Pak homer lifts CSUN over Pepperdine

Eric Blatz

March 19, 2015

Senior right fielder Chester Pak solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted CSUN to a 4-3 win over the Pepperdine Waves on Tuesday afternoon at Matador field. The Matadors improved to 15-5 on the season and have won four of their last five games. The Matadors led 3-2 heading into the top of ...

Baseball: Sixth inning rally lifts CSUN over George Washington University 10-3

Baseball: Sixth inning rally lifts CSUN over George Washington University 10-3

Eric Blatz

March 14, 2015

CSUN baseball used a six run sixth inning to break open the 3-3 tie, as the Matadors defeated the George Washington Colonials by the final of 10-3 on Friday afternoon at Matador Field. Right fielder Chester Pak was a double shy of hitting for the cycle after he went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three...

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