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Strong Pitching powers the Matadors to victory against George Washington

Strong Pitching powers the Matadors to victory against George Washington

Daniel Robles

March 5, 2016

CSUN (7-3 overall) defeated George Washington University (3-6 overall) 4-2 on the road in the first game of a doubleheadeStarting pitcher Kenny Rosenberg set the Matadors up for their win, giving CSUN six strong innings while allowing only two runs on four hits while also adding six strikeouts.Junior pitcher Conner O...

CSUN blanks Pepperdine on the road

CSUN blanks Pepperdine on the road

Lynn Rosado

February 24, 2016

Along with two homers and an RBI single, CSUN’s baseball team shut out the Pepperdine University Waves to secure a 3-0 road win Tuesday.After losing a three-game series against CSU Bakersfield to start the season, the Matadors were able to put runs on the board for the starting pitcher, sophomore...

The Matadors finish the series 1-2 against CSU Bakersfield

The Matadors finish the series 1-2 against CSU Bakersfield

Kelsey Earl

February 23, 2016

After losing the first game of the three-day series to Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners 5-8, CSUN came back in the second game on Saturday with a win. The game started out close as both teams remained scoreless until the fourth and fifth innings. CSUN scored first in the fourth inning with a run...

Bumstead leads Matador baseball as offensive asset

Bumstead leads Matador baseball as offensive asset

Lynn Rosado

February 17, 2016

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Nolan Bumstead went from the snowy Canadian mountains to the sunny Southern California beaches to further his athletic and academic success. The sophomore engineering major earned the Canadian equivalent of a 4.0 while pitching for the Canadian Junior National...

Sophomore pitcher utilizes two sports to calm nerves

Sophomore pitcher utilizes two sports to calm nerves

Harry Bennett

February 17, 2016

Joe Ryan, a 19-year-old right-handed pitcher for the CSUN baseball team sits on the side of the pool at the Student Recreation Center thinking back on what got him where he is today. He glares at the subtle ripples expanding throughout the water that are reminding him of the countless relationships...

CSUN baseball gears up for Big West title run

CSUN baseball gears up for Big West title run

Harry Bennett

February 16, 2016

In preparation for the 2016 season, the CSUN baseball team gathered at Matador field to address expectations for their season. After team photos and individual portraits, players were dispersed into groups of four to meet with assistant coaches, media, and special guest Ross Porter.During his 28 years as a spor...

Baseball: Calvin Copping drafted by Washington Nationals in 25th round of 2015 MLB Draft

Baseball: Calvin Copping drafted by Washington Nationals in 25th round of 2015 MLB Draft

Kenneth Berry

June 10, 2015

Junior pitcher Calvin Copping will forego his senior year at CSUN after the Washington Nationals drafted him 764th overall in the 25th round. The right-hander had a career-high six wins, 86 strikeouts in 88.2 innings pitched. Copping had a career-low 3.05 ERA with 14 games started in 15 appearances. "It's...

Baseball: Jerry Keel drafted by San Diego Padres in ninth round of 2015 MLB Draft

Baseball: Jerry Keel drafted by San Diego Padres in ninth round of 2015 MLB Draft

Kenneth Berry

June 9, 2015

Senior pitcher Jerry Keel was drafted by the San Diego Padres, 267th overall in the ninth round of the 2015 MLB Draft, making him the highest drafted Matador since the Toronto Blue Jays selected Brian Slover in the eighth round in 2009. Keel's selection makes it 11 straight years that a CSUN player...

Baseball: Streak of drafted CSUN players on the line at the 2015 MLB Draft

Baseball: Streak of drafted CSUN players on the line at the 2015 MLB Draft

Kenneth Berry

June 8, 2015

The 2015 Major League Baseball draft, which begins on Monday, June 8, and continues through Wednesday, June 10 could continue the streak of Matador players that have been drafted since 2005. The draft will cover the first two rounds which includes compensation and competitive balance picks. It wil...

Baseball: CSUN’s season ends on senior day in 5-1 loss to UCI

Baseball: CSUN’s season ends on senior day in 5-1 loss to UCI

Kenneth Berry

May 26, 2015

The Matadors (33-24, 8-16 Big West) faltered during stretches in the season and finished their last game of the regular season with a 5-1 loss to the UC Irvine Anteaters (33-23, 15-9 Big West) The Matadors couldn't capture the same late-inning offensive spark that got them a 9-4 victory in the secon...

Baseball: Matadors lose 7-3 against UC Irvine ending five game win streak

Baseball: Matadors lose 7-3 against UC Irvine ending five game win streak

Jordan Ball

May 21, 2015

The Matadors (32-23, 7-15 Big West) could not overcome their slow start losing 7-3 against UC Irvine (32-22, 14-8 Big West). Missed opportunities helped hinder the Matadors. They had three innings in a row where the batters left a runner on third base and had six innings, in total, leaving runners...

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...

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