The Sundial

Softball: Not a lot of positives in last loss of year as CSUN tries to keep head up


Alonso Tacanga

May 12, 2012

After a 4-1 loss to UC Santa Barbara Saturday afternoon at Matador Diamond signaled the end of the most futile of seasons in CSUN’s history, catcher Mikayla Thielges pitched the idea that 2012 had been a worthy learning experience. “This season was not a waste at all,” she said. With the Mata...

Softball: Pagano, Matadors go 0-2 against UCR to fall into tie for last place in Big West


Alonso Tacanga

May 5, 2012

RIVERSIDE – In a season full of struggles, hitting pitcher Mia Pagano has been the brightest spot for CSUN. So with the Matadors down to their last out and trailing by one in Game 2 of a Saturday doubleheader at UC Riverside, it wasn't strange to see head coach Tairia Flowers call upon the junior to save them. At least that's what it looked like. “Not necessarily ...

Softball: Looking to move up in standings, Matadors visit bottom-feeding Highlanders for three-game series

CSUN catcher Mikayla Thielges attempts to catch the ball during a game against Cal State Fullerton Saturday. Thielges and the Matadors are looking to bounce back from a 11-0 loss to the Titans as they head to Riverside for a three-game series. Photo credit: Shohba Limbu / Contributor

Alonso Tacanga

May 2, 2012

There’s no way around it. For the majority of 2012, the Matadors have not played well. Sunday’s 11-0 loss to Fullerton was an exaggerated illustration of how poorly the Matadors (10-36, 5-10 Big West) have struggled offensively at times this season. While the Titans hit the ball as if it had ca...

Softball: Pagano makes comeback for Game 1 win, CSUN splits doubleheader against Titans


Alonso Tacanga

April 28, 2012

Three years into her career at CSUN, pitcher Mia Pagano had yet to do what she did Saturday to get a 5-2 win against the Titans. Getting relieved at the end of the sixth inning after having all but gift-wrapped the first game of a doubleheader at Matador Diamond moments before, Pagano had to g...

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...

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