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Softball: CSUN looks for hot hitting to continue in SLO

CSUN catcher Mikayla Thielges gets ready to swing at a ball in a game against Oregon State on March 28. Thielges and the Matadors will head to San Luis Obispo to face Cal Poly in a three-game series this weekend. Photo credit: Yoko Maegawa / Contributor

Alonso Tacanga

April 11, 2012

A struggling offense for most of 2012, the Matadors broke out of a four-game slump that had seen them score only a single run in the stretch in the second game of a Sunday doubleheader. Facing New Mexico for the second time in the afternoon at Matador Diamond, CSUN put up 10 runs on a season-hi...

Softball: Matadors’ offense outdueled by powerful New Mexico


Alonso Tacanga

April 8, 2012

Having witnessed two teammates succumb before the powerful New Mexico bats, CSUN pitcher Brianna Elder tried just about everything to escape the same fate and – in the process – give her team a chance at a late rally during the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Lobos at Matador D...

Softball: Matadors done in by Aggie pitcher’s one-hitter, swept by UC Davis


Alonso Tacanga

April 7, 2012

After going through two extra-inning games in which they went scoreless through the first seven innings, the Aggies came out swinging during Saturday's series finale and led from start to end in a 3-0 win over CSUN at Matador Diamond. The Matadors (7-27, 2-4 Big West), who lost all momentum they'd gotten from a road ...

Softball: Extra innings not kind to Matadors as Aggies down them twice in doubleheader


Alonso Tacanga

April 6, 2012

In a long afternoon of softball at Matador Diamond, the Matadors (7-23, 2-3 Big West) came up short twice in extra innings against UC Davis, assuring themselves a loss for the three-game series against Aggies this weekend. In what was already slated to be a lengthy Friday with a doubleheader against UCD s...

Softball: Matadors take Big West-opening series at Pacific


Alonso Tacanga

April 2, 2012

The Matadors (7-24, 2-1 Big West) led from wire to wire Monday afternoon at Bill Simoni Field and held off Pacific (21-13, 1-2) in the ninth inning to take a 5-4 win, claiming a Big West Conference-opening three-game road series 2-1. CSUN opened up the final game of the set with a three-run fi...

Softball: OSU makes sure Matadors head into Big West season on losing note

Pitcher Alexa Limon and catcher Mikayla Thielges try to strike out Mary Brenner (16) of Oregon State Wednesday. CSUN lost twice to the Beavers and heads into Big West play on a seven-game losing streak. Yoko Maegawa / Contributer

Jonathan Andrade

March 28, 2012

The CSUN pitchers couldn’t stop the potent Oregon State offense during Wednesday’s home doubleheader at Matador Diamond. The Matador pitchers were rocked for a combined 18 runs on the day while the bats of CSUN (5-23) only managed to muster a combined two runs in both games. The Matadors ...

Softball: Matadors looking for momentum in doubleheader

Pitcher Alexa Limon looks for the strike against Harvard on March 10. The Matadors host OSU in a doubleheader. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Alonso Tacanga

March 27, 2012

The last three weeks haven’t exactly spelled success for the Matadors. Losers of three of four home games during the weekend of March 9-11, CSUN hoped a three-game series at Matador Diamond against New Mexico the following weekend would bring in some much-needed wins as it prepares for the start of Big West C...

Softball: Pitching woes lead to back-to-back Matador losses to Harvard

Matador pitcher Mia Pagano looks for a strike against Harvard Saturday afternoon. Pagano recorded three strikeouts, but her opening pitches allowed two runs for the Crimson. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Senior Photographer

Anthony Carpio

March 10, 2012

A slow start on pitching led to CSUN’s 5-2 loss against Harvard Saturday afternoon at Matador Diamond. The Matadors (5-18) were swept by the Crimson (5-3) in the Northridge Classic, winning both Saturday’s game as well as Friday’s. “I think we did a better job from yesterday,” CSUN head coach Tairia Flowers. “We put the ball i...

Softball: Matadors win first of year, drop four more

Alonso Tacanga

February 28, 2012

The Matadors continue to rack up loss after loss, but at least they got the winless monkey off their back during their time at the NFCA Cathedral Classic over the weekend. CSUN (1-14) entered the competition with an 0-10 record and lost the first two games of the Classic Thursday before finally earning...

Softball: Matadors have another 0-5 weekend in Las Vegas

Alonso Tacanga

February 20, 2012

Things couldn’t get worse for CSUN after it started its season by going 0-5 while being outscored 50-5 at the Kajikawa Classic a week ago. Unfortunately for them, things didn’t get better either. CSUN followed up a more-than-inauspicious season-opening weekend with an equally-poor trip to Las...

Valentine’s Feature: Married Matador coaches Jason and Tairia Flowers make home/work relationship work

Jason Flowers poses during a November photo shoot. Flowers says his coaching style is  “upfront and blunt” and credits his wife Tairia for having a “better poker face.” Sundial File Photo

Alonso Tacanga

February 13, 2012

A month into his head-coaching tenure with the CSUN women’s basketball program, Jason Flowers received some news that made him feel like he was in a movie. His wife, Tairia Flowers, had just been named the head coach of the CSUN softball team. “When it went down,” Jason said of the sum...

Get to Know: Tracy Allen

Monique Muñiz

April 12, 2011

Full name: Tracy Nicole Allen Date of Birth: Jan. 18, 1989 Place of Birth: Riverside, California Height: 5’ 11” Position: Third base Major: Communications Stats: In 38 games: .269 batting average, five home runs, 23 RBIs, 17 runs, 29 hits, and six doubles FAVORITES Food: Mexican Music: Country Movie: Cinderella Man Song: “Tomorrow” by...

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