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CSUN baseball sweeps series against UC Davis

CSUN baseball player pitches the ball

Josue Aguilar

May 15, 2016

The CSUN baseball team beat the UC Davis Aggies 4-2 on Sunday afternoon, sweeping the series and giving CSUN a 31-16 overall record. The Matadors got off to a strong start, forcing three straight outs and setting the tone for the game. Sophomore pitcher Andrew Weston started and pitched for five innings...

Three-run seventh inning fuels the Matadors’ 5-4 come back win

baseball player walks off the field

Diego Marquez

May 13, 2016

In the final home series of the year, the Matadors were able to steal the opening game from the UC Davis Aggies, 5-4, on Friday. The Matadors were able to get on the board early thanks to senior Branden Berry, who hit a towering solo home-run into left field to put the Matadors up, 1-0. In the...

CSUN baseball slumping in Big West play, despite strong record

Two CSUN baseball players meet up after ending

Lynn Rosado

April 20, 2016

Despite having long win streaks and beating Pac-12 teams, such as UCLA, the Matadors are currently struggling to match the success of the first half of the season. Although CSUN holds an overall record of 22-13, their conference record of 1-8 puts them in sixth place in the Big West. At one point,...

CSUN drops double header to Long Beach, continues losing streak

CSUN student athlete throws baseball from pitcher's base

Josue Aguilar

April 11, 2016

The CSUN baseball team lost to conference rival Long Beach State, 6-3 and 0-12, Sunday afternoon in a double header. This gives CSUN its fourth and fifth straight losses in Big West Conference play and drops them to 21-10 overall. Sophomore pitcher Kenny Rosenberg started the first game and struggled ea...

CSUN swept by Fullerton in final two games of series

Student baseball athlete pitches during game

Diego Marquez

April 3, 2016

The Matadors fell short both Saturday and Sunday in conference games against the Cal State Fullerton Titans. On Saturday, the Titans took the game 2-1, while Sunday 8-5. Game Two, Saturday There were some bright spots for the Matadors in game two, as junior Fred Smith picked up two hits for th...

ICYMI: Portland ends CSUN’s win streak

Baseball player slides into base

Lynn Rosado

March 27, 2016

Facing the University of Portland Pilots in a double header, the Matadors came back in the second game to win 2-1 in 15 innings, but could not do the same in the first losing 6-5. Junior starting pitcher Conner O’Neil went seven innings with two earned runs on three hits and nine strikeouts in the...

Late rally sparks CSUN past George Washington in extra innings

Catcher Dylan Alexander slides into third base, Sunday, February 28, 2016. Alexander went one for one hitting against Northern Colorado. (Josue Aguilar/Sundial)

Daniel Robles

March 5, 2016

CSUN (8-3 overall) put on its rally caps to beat the George Washington Colonials, 6-5, in 11 innings during the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday. The Matadors trailed for most of the game, but they were able to string together multiple rallies to send the game into extra innings. Junior...

CSUN holds off George Mason behind strong pitching

Max Zeronian / File Photo

Peter Felsch

March 3, 2016

CSUN was powered by strong pitching, as they defeated the George Mason Patriots, 1-0 on the road on Thursday. The Matadors were led by senior pitcher Angel Rodriguez. He dominated on the mound striking out 12 batters, including the first 11 he faced, allowing three hits and earned a complete game...

Student artist, athlete shows creativity off field

Angel Rodriguez is playing his senior year of college baseball as a relief pitcher for the Matadors. (Raul Martinez / The Sundial)

Diego Marquez

February 25, 2016

Standing at 6-feet-2 inches and approximately 180 pounds, CSUN baseball senior pitcher Angel Rodriguez mirrors the quintessential image of a collegiate baseball player. However, Rodriguez pictures himself as more than that. He also sees himself as an artist. "There was always something that intrigued...

CSUN blanks Pepperdine on the road

CSUN standing together while the national anthem is played at the beginning of the game. File Photo / Ashley Grant Photo credit: Ashley Grant

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...

Bumstead leads Matador baseball as offensive asset

Sophomore infielder Nolan Bumstead is an Engineer major who is balancing baseball and a perfect GPA. (Ashley Grant/The Sundial)

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 Joe Ryan is a former water polo player that uses his water techniques to help him on the baseball field. (Ashley Grant / The Sundial)

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...

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