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UCR spells trouble for Matadors

Ignacio Marquez

May 11, 2011

With issues at both the defense and offense for most of the season, the Matadors had finally found a bright spot in the long tumultuous year. After winning two of three games against UC Santa Barbara, the Cal State Northridge baseball team (20-27) improved its Big West Conference record to 3-1...

CSUN falls just short of sweep

Ignacio Marquez

May 9, 2011

A day after clinching their first Big West Conference series victory of the season, the Matadors could not keep the momentum going as tough pitching stifled the lineup. The bats could not break through UC Santa Barbara’s pitching as the Cal State Northridge baseball team (20-26, 3-12 Big Wes...

CSUN homers twice, wins first Big West series of the season

Ignacio Marquez

May 8, 2011

Two long home runs by the catchers and a dominant pitching performance has Cal State Northridge baseball in an unfamiliar place this season: a conference series victory. The Matadors (20-25, 3-11 Big West) took the first two games of a three-game Big West series against UC Santa Barbara at Matador Field, sn...

Baseball: Last-place Matadors face Gauchos in home Big West series

Ignacio Marquez

May 4, 2011

The sinking in the Big West Conference standings continues and time is an enemy at this point as the Cal State Northridge baseball team prepares for the final month of the season. A good start to a promising season with a new coaching staff has been recently marred by a funk that has been impossible ...

Matadors streaking downward in Big West Conference play

Ignacio Marquez

May 2, 2011

Another Sunday loss and the Matadors are swept and brushed away by one more Big West Conference team. The Cal State Northridge baseball team dropped its sixth straight series by getting swept out of Dobbins Stadium at UC Davis as the Aggies took the series by winning the finale, 8-4, in the three-game...

Was it the right move for Major League Baseball to take control of the Dodgers?

Ignacio Marquez

May 1, 2011

“Welcome to a new era of Dodger baseball. I intend to restore the glory days of Dodger baseball with a team worthy of support from our fans. We’ve committed not just to buy this team, but to win a world championship,” said Frank McCourt, current owner of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers,...

CSUN continues to drop in Big West

Ignacio Marquez

May 1, 2011

With two lackluster losses, the Matadors continue to sink in the standings and now rest in the dark of the conference cellar. The Cal State Northridge baseball team dropped the first two matchups in the three-game series against UC Davis at Dobbins Stadium and now dropped to a season-low six gam...

Baseball: Out-of-sync Matadors face Aggies on the road

Ignacio Marquez

April 27, 2011

Struggles and inconsistency has been the story for the Matadors all season long. The pitching works on some days and the offense works on other days, but they do not seem to meet at any time. Coach Matt Curtis said before facing Cal Poly in a Big West Conference series two weeks ago that he wo...

Baseball: CSUN lose offense-powered game, series against Pacific

Ignacio Marquez

April 24, 2011

Losing it’s rubber-game against the University of the Pacific left the Matadors with a sour taste, especially after having a lead and blowing it in the fourth inning. “It’s frustrating. It was a five-run lead we needed to come out and throw strikes, quality strikes not just serve it up to them and pound hits,” CSUN...

Baseball: Matadors seek first Big West Conference win

Ignacio Marquez

April 19, 2011

Little has gone right for the Matadors lately. The pitching is inconsistent, the bats are struggling and grabbing that elusive first conference victory has been as difficult as finding cheap gas. As a result, the Cal State Northridge baseball team’s record has dropped to a season-low two games unde...

Baseball: Matadors remain winless in Big West Conference play

Ignacio Marquez

April 17, 2011

While riding the arms of their inconsistent staff, the Matadors seemed poised to start a run after gaining momentum with two straight victories in which they gave up a combined three runs. That failed to occur as the Cal State Northridge baseball team dropped the first two games in its road we...

Baseball on two-game winning streak

Ignacio Marquez

April 13, 2011

A weekend removed from being buried in their worst stretch of the season, the Matadors finally have something to smile about, at least for the time being. The CSUN baseball team (17-16, 0-3 Big West) has won the last two games by riding the arms of its pitching staff and just in time to take on the bulk of the Big West Conference. With all but two non-conference games left on t...

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