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Akitoshi finds new home in Big West

Photo credit: Raul Martinez

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...

From the Batter’s Box Episode 4

From the Batter's Box Episode 4

Daniel Shin

April 25, 2015

This week, on "From the Batter's Box," Sean and Eric are joined by Jordan Ball and duke it out over their top fantasy Baseball draft picks. Spoiler: LA Dodgers Starting Pitcher Clayton Kershaw is somewhere in the top 3. [soundcloud url="" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false"...

Baseball: CSUN loses 1-0 in pitchers duel at the University of Hawaii

Photo credit: Jordan Ball

Eric Blatz

April 19, 2015

Junior starting pitcher Calvin Copping tossed eight strong innings, but a wild pitch in the bottom of the first proved to be the difference as the Matadors lost to the warriors on Friday night at Les Murkami Stadium in Honolulu. A true pitcher's duel between Copping and Rainbow Wahine starter Lj Brewster...

Baseball: Late game heroics fuel six-run eighth inning as CSUN beats BYU 10-8

File Photo/The Sundial Photo credit: Raul Martinez

Eric Blatz

April 14, 2015

The CSUN baseball team (22-13, 2-7 Big West) used an six-run eighth inning to rally past BYU for a 10-8 victory on Monday at Matador Field. The Matadors have now improved to 16-7 at home and are 20-6 in non-conference play. Trailing 8-4 in its second-to-last-at-bat, the Matadors sent 10 batters...

Baseball: In Walk-Off fashion, CSUN beats No.13 UCSB 3-2

Matador players rush the field in excitement to celebrate and give junior third baseman William Colantono congratulations for his walk-off hit in the 13th inning vs 13th ranked UCSB. (Photo credit: BHEphotos) Photo credit: BHEphotos

Jordan Ball

April 12, 2015

The Matadors (21-13, 2-7 Big West) snapped a six-game losing streak in a 13 inning 3-2 win over the No. 13 Gauchos on Sunday afternoon. Junior third baseman William Colantono hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the Matadors a much needed victory. “To Will’s credit,...

Baseball: CSUN falls 3-2 to the No. 13 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos

Los Angeles Dodgers former manager Tommy Lasorda (holding jersey) was in attendance at Matador Field signing autographs for his new book and watching CSUN take on 13th ranked UCSB. (Photo credit: BHEphotos)

Jordan Ball

April 11, 2015

CSUN’s late ninth inning rally attempt falls short as they lose 3-2 to No. 13) UC Santa Barbara and drop their six straight conference game. The pitching and defense was stifling for both teams through seven innings, keeping the score tied at zero. “I thought [again] they did a nice job, gr...

From the Batter’s Box 3: Kris Bryant’s Rookie Problem

From the Batter's Box 3: Kris Bryant's Rookie Problem

Daniel Shin

April 8, 2015

@sptjourno, @The_Blatz_Mamba The Sundial's 'From the Batter's Box' baseball podcast is back with episode 3. Spring Training is underway and our hosts Sean Thomas (@sptjourno) and Eric Blatz (@The_Blatz_Mamba) make their winning team predictions and get in-depth with the situation surrounding Chicago C...

Baseball: CSU Bakersfield ends six-game winning streak, beats CSUN 10-7

Justin Toerner steals second during home game Saturday against Dartmouth. Halie Cook/Contributor

Eric Blatz

March 26, 2015

Despite jumping out to a 6-2 lead through four innings, the Matadors could not avoid allowing big innings as Cal State University Bakersfield scored four in the sixth and three in the seventh to secure the win. The Matadors were hampered by five errors in the game, while the Roadrunners only had one...

Baseball: Four-game series ends with the 7-1 Matador victory and sweep of Dartmouth

Ryan Raslowsky slides in to home plate after advancing to the third on a wild pitch at the bottom of the 3rd inning.
Halie Cook/Contributor

Eric Blatz

March 22, 2015

The CSUN Matadors (19-5) baseball team swept the visiting Dartmouth Big Green (1-11) in a 4-game series this weekend. Matadors won the fourth game on Saturday, 7-1, over Big Green. With the win, the Matadors extended their winning streak to a season-high six games and they picked up their eighth win...

Baseball: CSUN keeps rolling with doubleheader sweep of Dartmouth

Photo credit: Jordan Ball

Eric Blatz

March 21, 2015

GAME 1 Senior Pitcher Jerry Keel tossed a complete-game and the CSUN Matadors scored eight runs on only five hits in the first game of a doubleheader sweep over the Dartmouth Big Green on Friday at Matador Field. The Senior improved to 3-1, as he struck out five batters, allowed one earn run and...

Baseball: Copping throws complete game in victory against Dartmouth

Matador starting pitcher today Calvin Copping (21) and infielder Nick Blaser (5) walk into dugout after their win. Photo credit: Jordan Ball

Jordan Ball

March 20, 2015

The pitching was stingy early, keeping the game tied at 1-1 through seven innings. But a go-ahead two-run home run by senior right fielder Chester Pak, broke the game open in the eighth propelling CSUN to a 6-1 victory against Dartmouth. "Usually when a new guy comes out of the [bull] pen, we say...

Pak homer lifts CSUN over Pepperdine

Chester Pak goes one for three in the day, but that one hit was a homerun that gave the Matadors the 4-3 edge versus Pepperdine University on March 17. (Raul Martinez/ Staff Photographer)

Eric Blatz

March 19, 2015

Senior right fielder Chester Pak solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted CSUN to a 4-3 win over the Pepperdine Waves on Tuesday afternoon at Matador field. The Matadors improved to 15-5 on the season and have won four of their last five games. The Matadors led 3-2 heading into the top of ...

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