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Softball: How CSUN can top No. 7 UCLA in NCAA first round

Softball: How CSUN can top No. 7 UCLA in NCAA first round

Sean Thomas

May 10, 2015

With an NCAA tournament berth already solidified after clinching a 2-0 win in a doubleheader against the University of Hawai'i on May 2, the CSUN softball team looks to take on the regional competition with a powerful team that has wreaked havoc throughout the 2014-2015 season. Killer offense, pitching...

Softball: Despite first league loss, CSUN claims series win over Long Beach State

Softball: Despite first league loss, CSUN claims series win over Long Beach State

Sean Thomas

April 27, 2015

After 13 straight victories, the Matadors (39-11, 14-1) lost their first conference game of the season en route to taking a two out of three games series victory against the Long Beach State 49ers (22-29, 9-6) over the weekend. Coach Tairia Flower's crew handed the 49ers a 6-2 loss in the first game of S...

The top baseball movies to get you excited for the rest of the season

The top baseball movies to get you excited for the rest of the season

Sean Thomas

April 21, 2015

With the Major League Baseball season well underway, here are the top-five baseball movies that will get you pumped for the rest of the season. 5. MoneyBall Most baseball movies decide to focus on the antics of a particular player or team. Moneyball takes you down the road less traveled by fol...

Softball: CSUN sweeps past UC Riverside, continues Big West perfect run

Softball: CSUN sweeps past UC Riverside, continues Big West perfect run

Sean Thomas

April 21, 2015

The Matadors (37-10,12-0) picked up three hard fought victories against the UC Riverside Highlanders (32-15, 4-8) over the weekend to improve to remain undefeated in conference play, and extend their lead in the big west conference to six. CSUN handed the UC Riverside Highlanders a 1-0 loss during...

Vietnamese Culture Night Tackles Domestic Violence and Support

Vietnamese Culture Night Tackles Domestic Violence and Support

Sean Thomas

April 19, 2015

The Vietnamese Student Association hosted their 2nd annual Vietnamese Cultural Night at the Nordhoff Campus Theatre Friday evening. Domestic violence and acceptance was the key theme to this year's Vietnamese Culture Night as VSA members from all over Southern California gathered to help support the...

Softball: CSUN sweeps UC Santa Barbara to stay undefeated

Softball: CSUN sweeps UC Santa Barbara to stay undefeated

Sean Thomas

April 13, 2015

The Matadors improved to 9-0 in conference play by sweeping the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (15-27, 2-7) over the weekend, bringing their goal of 40 plus wins within six games. CSUN, who sit firmly in first place in the Big West Conference, picked up the first two wins of the weekend on Saturday, 9-4 in ga...

Softball: CSUN routs UC Davis 5-0 to continue perfect run

Softball: CSUN routs UC Davis 5-0 to continue perfect run

Sean Thomas

April 5, 2015

The Matadors (31-10, 6-0) brought their brooms with them to LaRue Field on Saturday to complete the three-game series sweep of the UC Davis Aggies (13-19, 1-5), 5-0, for their eighth win in the last nine games. The Aggies managed to string together just two hits off of senior pitcher Brianna Elder...

Softball: Pair of wins keeps CSUN undefeated in Big West

Softball: Pair of wins keeps CSUN undefeated in Big West

Sean Thomas

April 4, 2015

The Matadors (30-10, 5-0) picked up their 29th and 30th wins of the season with a pair of wins Friday, defeating the UC Davis Aggies (13-18,1-4) 3-2, before capping their day off with a 4-3 victory later in the afternoon. The first game of the double header was sealed for the Matadors by a go-ahead ...

Senior Brianna Elder reflects on her journey, rounds the bases on a historic career

Senior Brianna Elder reflects on her journey, rounds the bases on a historic career

Sean Thomas

April 1, 2015

Shortly following the closing pitch of the last practice before the start of the 2015 Matadors softball season, Brianna Elder jogged out of the home dug out, onto the field, and into the flurry of high fives and congratulations congregating on the third base line. It was the end of the last inter...

Softball: CSUN starts Big West play with dominant wins against Cal Poly

Softball: CSUN starts Big West play with dominant wins against Cal Poly

Sean Thomas

March 30, 2015

The Matadors (27-10, 2-0) swept a pair of games against the Cal Poly Mustangs (17-19, 0-2) in Big West Conference action on Saturday, 3-0 and 3-1, to get the beginning of the conference season off on the right foot. CSUN allowed just five hits from Mustang batters through both of the games, as the...

Softball: CSUN fall to No. 10 UCLA in final conference tuneup

Softball: CSUN fall to No. 10 UCLA in final conference tuneup

Sean Thomas

March 27, 2015

The Matadors dropped a late-inning heart-breaker 6-4 to the visiting No. 10 UCLA Bruins on Thursday in front of a packed home crowd at the Matador Diamond. Marking the last game before CSUN opens their stretch of Big West conference games, Northridge struggled to hold on to an early lead resulting...

Softball: Matadors rebound from loss to beat UConn 8-0 at the Louisville Slugger Invitational

Softball: Matadors rebound from loss to beat UConn 8-0 at the Louisville Slugger Invitational

Sean Thomas

March 22, 2015

The Matadors made up for a 3-2 loss to the Grand Canyon University Lopes (19-16) by beating the UConn Huskies (10-17) 8-0 to split day two of the Louisville Slugger Invitational in Stockton, CA. Senior pitcher Daphne Pofek started for the Matadors, throwing two and two-thirds innings before being...

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