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CSUN homers twice, wins first Big West series of the season

Ignacio Marquez

May 8, 2011

Two long home runs by the catchers and a dominant pitching performance has Cal State Northridge baseball in an unfamiliar place this season: a conference series victory. The Matadors (20-25, 3-11 Big West) took the first two games of a three-game Big West series against UC Santa Barbara at Matador Field, sn...

Baseball: Last-place Matadors face Gauchos in home Big West series

Ignacio Marquez

May 4, 2011

The sinking in the Big West Conference standings continues and time is an enemy at this point as the Cal State Northridge baseball team prepares for the final month of the season. A good start to a promising season with a new coaching staff has been recently marred by a funk that has been impossible ...

Matadors streaking downward in Big West Conference play

Ignacio Marquez

May 2, 2011

Another Sunday loss and the Matadors are swept and brushed away by one more Big West Conference team. The Cal State Northridge baseball team dropped its sixth straight series by getting swept out of Dobbins Stadium at UC Davis as the Aggies took the series by winning the finale, 8-4, in the three-game...

Baseball: Out-of-sync Matadors face Aggies on the road

Ignacio Marquez

April 27, 2011

Struggles and inconsistency has been the story for the Matadors all season long. The pitching works on some days and the offense works on other days, but they do not seem to meet at any time. Coach Matt Curtis said before facing Cal Poly in a Big West Conference series two weeks ago that he wo...

Baseball: CSUN lose offense-powered game, series against Pacific

Ignacio Marquez

April 24, 2011

Losing it’s rubber-game against the University of the Pacific left the Matadors with a sour taste, especially after having a lead and blowing it in the fourth inning. “It’s frustrating. It was a five-run lead we needed to come out and throw strikes, quality strikes not just serve it up to them and pound hits,” CSUN...

Baseball on two-game winning streak

Ignacio Marquez

April 13, 2011

A weekend removed from being buried in their worst stretch of the season, the Matadors finally have something to smile about, at least for the time being. The CSUN baseball team (17-16, 0-3 Big West) has won the last two games by riding the arms of its pitching staff and just in time to take on the bulk of the Big West Conference. With all but two non-conference games left on t...

Baseball: Pitchers fail, Matadors swept in first Big West series of season

Ignacio Marquez

April 3, 2011

IRVINE, Calif. – It was the silent bats against LMU and San Diego State that doomed the Matadors over the past four games. Now it’s the arms. The Cal State Northridge baseball team (14-14, 0-3 Big West) came into the weekend series and it was unable to figure out a way to stop a UC Irvine (18-...

Baseball: Matadors begin Big West play at UC Irvine

Ignacio Marquez

March 30, 2011

Twenty-five games in the books before beginning what the team has been focused on since the start of the season: Big West Conference play. “As a team, conference is what we’ve been focused on; it’s what we’ve been building for and what we’ve been building towards. That’s the opportunity ...

CSUN Baseball: Lions maul Matadors in 8-0 win

Ignacio Marquez

March 27, 2011

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Matadors’ recent hot hitting and scoring was nowhere to be found, along with the spring sunny skies. In an overcast Saturday afternoon, the Cal State Northridge baseball team (13-10, 0-0 Big West) scraped nothing but two hits in an 8-0 pounding at the hands of Loyola Marymount on Saturday at Page Field. After averaging almost seven ...

CSUN goes 2-1 against the Sacramento State Hornets

Ignacio Marquez

March 20, 2011

Northridge errors were the big problem a week ago, but CSUN came back this weekend committing only three errors against the Sacramento State Hornets. “We emphasized it this week in practice; we did some team defensive drills and did individual groundball drills. Our defense, for the most part, did a good job,” coach Matt Curtis said. The Matadors have moved past that and started raining in...

Baseball: Matadors on a three-game winning streak after Muren’s grand slam

Ignacio Marquez

March 9, 2011

The first three-game winning streak of the season looks great, especially after looming around .500 for the first nine games of the year. Back-to-back road wins over the weekend and a victory over the San Diego State Aztecs, 12-9, at Matador Field suddenly have the Matadors as winners of five of their last seven games. The Cal State Northridge baseball team’s (8-5, 0-0 Big West) biggest problem from the start has been...

CSUN baseball splits in home opener

Ignacio Marquez

February 21, 2011

The Matadors’ start in the 2011 season earned mixed results. The Cal State Northridge baseball team split a four-game weekend series with Seattle University that included a double-header Saturday at Matador Field. Sunday Despite two superb performances by catcher Steven Keller and third baseman Tommy Simis, the Matadors were not able to come back from a 4...

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