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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

Jonathan Andrade

April 27, 2012

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 to keep...

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

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

Jonathan Andrade

April 25, 2012

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)...

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

Jonathan Andrade

April 23, 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 ground...

Men’s volleyball: Inexperienced Matador offense falters in playoffs, falls in straight sets

Men’s volleyball: Inexperienced Matador offense falters in playoffs, falls in straight sets

Jonathan Andrade

April 21, 2012

CSUN couldn't find a rhythm on offense in its MPSF Tournament first-round match-up against No. 1 USC and saw its season come to an end as it fell in straight sets to the overpowering Trojan offense. Northridge, the tournament's eighth seed, only hit .012 against USC. CSUN’s offensive leaders sophomore Brandon Lebrock and freshman Julius Hoefer only combined to tal...

Men’s volleyball: No. 8 Matadors visit USC, seek upset of top-seeded Trojans in first round of MPSF Tournament

Men’s volleyball: No. 8 Matadors visit USC, seek upset of top-seeded Trojans in first round of MPSF Tournament

Jonathan Andrade

April 20, 2012

The No. 8 Matadors made it to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation playoffs, but won’t have an easy time trying to get by No. 1 USC in the first round Saturday night at the Galen Center. The Matadors (12-17, 9-6 MPSF) only clinched their playoff spot last Thursday, but the Trojans (21-4, 17-4) ...

Terry Kennedy conquers CSUN staircase

Terry Kennedy conquers CSUN staircase

Jonathan Andrade

April 18, 2012

Finding skateboarders in front of Manzanita Hall are nothing new, but people stopped to watch professional skateboarder Terry Kennedy Wednesday afternoon. The 26-year-old Long Beach native made a surprise appearance in an attempt to conquer the steps between Manzanita Hall and Sierra Hall. “...

Weekly Column: I love LA: All home teams enjoying great seasons

Weekly Column: I love LA: All home teams enjoying great seasons

Jonathan Andrade

April 17, 2012

Some cities are happy with having one successful team in one of the major professional sports, but the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers, Kings and Galaxy have their fans gushing with excitement from the successes each team has been having as of late. Lakers (39-23) The purple and gold have...

Baseball: Matadors head to Westwood and seek redemption against UCLA

Baseball: Matadors head to Westwood and seek redemption against UCLA

Jonathan Andrade

April 16, 2012

The Matadors may have gotten a confidence boost coming out of their Big West Conference series win over No. 27 Cal Poly, and they could sure use it when they face familiar foe, No. 11 UCLA today. CSUN (16-19, 4-5 Big West) hosted UCLA (24-8, 10-5 Pac-12) Feb. 21 and was dismantled by the Bruins’ bats, 19-7,...

Men’s volleyball: With playoff spot secured, CSUN ‘uninspired’ in loss to USC

Men’s volleyball: With playoff spot secured, CSUN ‘uninspired’ in loss to USC

Jonathan Andrade

April 15, 2012

USC spoiled the Matadors’ Senior Night with a straight-set sweep, solidifying both teams spots in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament. With the win, the Trojans wrapped up the first seed in the tournament and will face the eighth seed: the Matadors. The first-round game will be playe...

Student finds his passion and travel through paintball

Jonathan Andrade

April 11, 2012

A simple game of cops and robbers wasn’t enough for Jason Bornstein. Now, the thrill of hunting someone else down to keep himself in the game is nothing new for the senior communications major. “I always felt I was winning but we never really knew because it was always ‘I got you, I got you first,’” Bornstein said. It wasn’t until elementary school that Bornstein, 24, firs...

Men’s volleyball: Clinging to MPSF’s eighth seed, Matadors need victory to secure spot in playoffs

Men’s volleyball: Clinging to MPSF’s eighth seed, Matadors need victory to secure spot in playoffs

Jonathan Andrade

April 11, 2012

After dropping two of three games over the break, CSUN holds a slim lead for eighth place over UC San Diego with only two matches left in the regular season. Saturday the Matadors (11-15, 7-12 MPSF) dropped a five-set thriller at Stanford, nearly coming back from a two-set deficit but falling short in ...

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