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Baseball: Matadors like their chances against UC Riverside

Baseball: Matadors like their chances against UC Riverside

Jonathan Andrade

May 2, 2012

The Matadors have to like their chances heading into a series against a team that’s ranked lower than they are in the Big West Conference. Northridge (18-22, 5-7 Big West) has already faced the top four ranked teams in the conference and will next face the seventh-ranked UC Riverside (14-24, 4-8) this weekend at Cunningham Stadium. The Matadors have avoided sweeps against all the top teams so far this season ...

Baseball: CSUN making push in Big West race

Baseball: CSUN making push in Big West race

Jonathan Andrade

May 1, 2012

Since conference play started, the Matador offense has kept up with what the best the Big West Conference has to offer. After a series win over then-ranked Cal Poly and only needing one big inning to take the series from Long Beach State, CSUN is in the hunt for post-season play. Last season, the Matadors (18-22, 5-7 Big West) only mustered up a 6-18 conference record in head coach M...

Baseball: CSUN capitalizes on LBSU error to take game in 12 innings

Baseball: CSUN capitalizes on LBSU error to take game in 12 innings

Gilberto Manzano

April 28, 2012

Entering the second game of the Matadors' home series against Long Beach State, CSUN was 3-0 when Jerry Keel is on the mound against a Big West Conference opponent this season. Four hours and 13 minutes later, CSUN improved its record to 4-0 with Keel on the hill. With multiple lead changes ...

Baseball: CSUN offense can’t keep up with Dirtbag bats in latter innings

Baseball: CSUN offense can’t keep up with Dirtbag bats in latter innings

Jonathan Andrade

April 27, 2012

Heading into Friday's game, the visiting Long Beach State Dirtbags had only managed to hit one ball beyond the outfield walls this year. But they hadn’t played at Matador Field. With the walls 325-feet away down the line, a three-run dinger by LBSU’s Juan Avila made all the difference as the CSUN bats were unable to keep...

Baseball: CSUN looks for hot hitting to continue vs. LBSU

Baseball: CSUN looks for hot hitting to continue vs. LBSU

Jonathan Andrade

April 25, 2012

CSUN’s bats are hot after a 5-2 non-conference victory over CSU Bakersfield Tuesday. CSUN (17-20, 4-5 Big West) will need the hot hitting to continue if it plans on scoring runs against the Dirtbags, who notched their second shutout of 2012 in their last outing at USC. Long Beach State (19-19, 9-3)...

Baseball: Matadors’ HRs, defense puts away Roadrunners

Baseball: Matadors’ HRs, defense puts away Roadrunners

Contributor

April 24, 2012

The Matador bats came out swinging and hit three home runs, but defense was the unsung hero of Tuesday afternoon’s 5-2 victory over Cal State Bakersfield at Matador Field. Matador Harley Holt faced off against Scott Brattvet in what appeared to be a pitcher’s duel at the beginning. In the...

Baseball: CSUN tries to beat non-conference rival CSUB for second time in 2012

Baseball: CSUN tries to beat non-conference rival CSUB for second time in 2012

Jonathan Andrade

April 23, 2012

CSUN outdueled CSU Bakersfield in the first meeting between the two on Apr. 10 and have another chance today to prove that the walk-off win wasn’t a fluke. In the first matchup, the Matadors (16-20) narrowly came away with a victory over the Roadrunners (18-18) after a Ryan Raslowsky ground...

Baseball: Matadors keep up with No. 11 UCLA before seven-run seventh inning does them in on the road

Baseball: Matadors keep up with No. 11 UCLA before seven-run seventh inning does them in on the road

Gilberto Manzano

April 17, 2012

WESTWOOD – The Matadors hadn’t forgotten an embarrassing 19-7 loss in their home opener on Feb. 21 to their rivals from Westwood. At Jackie Robinson Stadium for a second go-round against the No. 11 Bruins Tuesday night, CSUN came out swinging, scoring early and taking a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning. “(The home opener) w...

Baseball: Matadors head to Westwood and seek redemption against UCLA

Baseball: Matadors head to Westwood and seek redemption against UCLA

Jonathan Andrade

April 16, 2012

The Matadors may have gotten a confidence boost coming out of their Big West Conference series win over No. 27 Cal Poly, and they could sure use it when they face familiar foe, No. 11 UCLA today. CSUN (16-19, 4-5 Big West) hosted UCLA (24-8, 10-5 Pac-12) Feb. 21 and was dismantled by the Bruins’ bats, 19-7,...

Baseball: Matadors can’t keep up with Mustang bats in Game 2, split doubleheaeder

Baseball: Matadors can’t keep up with Mustang bats in Game 2, split doubleheaeder

Alonso Tacanga

April 14, 2012

Thirty minutes after surviving a nerve-wracking slugfest of a Game 1 in which he pinch-ran a crucial run for CSUN (15-19, 3-5 Big West), pitcher Alex Muren got on the mound for Game 2 to make sure the Mustangs’ powerful offense was held in check at least once Saturday afternoon at Matador Field. Eight Cal Poly hits later, it was clear that offense dominating defense was going to remain the theme of the after...

Baseball: CSUN hosts Mustangs in Big West home opener

Baseball: CSUN hosts Mustangs in Big West home opener

Jonathan Andrade

April 11, 2012

The Matadors (14-18, 2-4 Big West) head into their Big West Conference home opener Friday against No. 27 Cal Poly (20-11, 4-2) with some momentum after a thrilling 4-3 win over CSU Bakersfield Tuesday afternoon in non-conference play. The walk-off victory displayed the scrappiness of the CSUN...

Baseball: Matadors take advantage of Bakersfield ninth-inning error in 4-3 win

Baseball: Matadors take advantage of Bakersfield ninth-inning error in 4-3 win

Jonathan Andrade

April 10, 2012

A three-run blast by sophomore Miles Williams gave CSUN an early lead but it took a botched grounder by Roadrunner shortstop Tyler Shryock to earn the Matadors a 4-3 non-conference win over Cal State Bakerfield Tuesday afternoon at Matador Field. Williams blasted the first pitch of his first-inning at-bat over the left-field w...

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