The Sundial

Lancers come back late to beat Matadors

Lancers come back late to beat Matadors

Tyler Wainfeld

May 8, 2019

The baseball team’s losing streak hit four after giving up a one-run lead in the eighth inning, dropping a tight game to California Baptist University 4-3 on Tuesday at Matador Field. With the Matadors up 3-2 entering the top of the eighth, junior Cruz Daddario was called out of the bullpen a...

Matadors of the Year

Tyler Wainfeld

May 7, 2019

Lamine DianeFreshman, BasketballThe first player ever to win Big West Freshman of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Player of the Year honors in the same season, Diane was electric from the first game of the year, dropping 34 points in his debut game against New Mexico, a school record for a player'...

Santa Barbara wins Sunday to sweep Matadors

Santa Barbara wins Sunday to sweep Matadors

Tyler Wainfeld

May 6, 2019

The baseball team fell short of a ninth-inning comeback bid against UC Santa Barbara, who beat the Matadors 5-3 on Sunday at Matador Field to secure the series sweep.The Gauchos took the lead in the top of the ninth after two singles and an intentional walk to start the inning preceded a 2-RBI single to...

Gaucho offense steals the spotlight in victory over CSUN

Gaucho offense steals the spotlight in victory over CSUN

Tyler Wainfeld

May 4, 2019

Despite two home runs from freshman Denzel Clarke, including the first inside-the-park home run in the 21st century for CSUN, the Matadors dropped game one of a three-game series against UC Santa Barbara 16-7 on Friday at Matador Field. The Gauchos came into the game leading the Big West in runs, hom...

Returning to realize a dream

Returning to realize a dream

Tyler Wainfeld

May 1, 2019

At the end of the 2016 baseball campaign, Jose Ruiz Jr. had a decision to make. The then-freshman had already had an up-and-down season, though as the school year progressed, the bad times had started to weigh on his mind.No longer was he the standout player that he was at Downey High School, where he ...

Dominant pitching, timely hitting key victory over Hawaii

Dominant pitching, timely hitting key victory over Hawaii

Tyler Wainfeld

April 27, 2019

After losing a tight contest on Friday, the offense broke out in a big way on Saturday, backing up senior Isaiah Nunez’s 7 1/3 innings of dominance on the mound in the baseball team’s 10-2 victory over the University of Hawaii at Matador Field. The game started off on a similar note to F...

Late comeback falls short in loss to Hawaii

Late comeback falls short in loss to Hawaii

Tyler Wainfeld

April 27, 2019

Despite erasing a 3-0 deficit in the seventh inning, the baseball team dropped their series-opening game against the University of Hawaii 4-3 on Friday at Matador Field, making it now five straight losses in conference play. “(Hawaii) did a good job of getting the big hit,” head coach Gre...

Tennis team drops regular season finale

Tennis team drops regular season finale

Tyler Wainfeld

April 23, 2019

Senior Day saw seniors Monika Van de Vondel and Skyla Alcon play their final home matches at CSUN, the women’s tennis team fell 5-2 to regular season conference champions UC Santa Barbara on Friday at Matador Tennis Complex. The day started off on a poor note with the Gauchos taking the doubles p...

Matadors of the Week

Matadors of the Week

Tyler Wainfeld

April 23, 2019

Parker Caston Jr.Junior, trackThe track and field team had an excellent showing at the Long Beach Intercollegiate on Saturday, recording five first place finishes while seven student-athletes set personal records. Though Caston Jr. was unable to beat his previous best, he did finish first in the 400-met...

Fighting for a seat at the table

Fighting for a seat at the table

Tyler Wainfeld

April 16, 2019

Southern California has long been known as a hotbed for college baseball coaches from across the nation to come recruit for their schools. With the sun shining and the temperature sitting above 70 degrees seemingly every day of the year, there isn’t a time when baseball isn’t being played somewhere,...

Matadors of the Week

Matadors of the Week

Tyler Wainfeld

April 16, 2019

Sean SkellyJunior, baseballThe catcher/DH had a fantastic series at CSU Long Beach. Despite the team dropping two of the three games, Skelly went 5 for 10 with two home runs and three runs scored. In Sunday's loss, Skelly went 2 for 2 with a home run, while also reaching base via a walk and hit by pitc...

Matadors of the Week

Matadors of the Week

Tyler Wainfeld

April 9, 2019

Kyle BarretSenior, BaseballThe Matador second baseman had himself quite the series in CSUN's sweep of UC Riverside. Barret reached base in an impressive 11 of 15 plate appearances over the three games, including a perfect 6 for 6 in Friday's game, which included a career-high four hits and three runs s...

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