Matt Florer threw the second no-hitter in Loyola Marymount history Tuesday night in a 5-0 victory over Cal State Northridge.
Florer (2-1), a senior left-hander, struck out a career-best five, walked five and hit a batter in the Lions' first no-hitter since Bob Seus tossed one against Long Beach State in 1980. Florer, from Mission Viejo, Calif., threw 134 pitches in his ninth career start and 14th appearance this season for Loyola Marymount (21-19). Read More
BERKELEY — David Esquer walks a few steps outside his campus office right into the construction zone that is Evans Diamond.
There on Thursday, the lights will come on for California's first night game, and the coach proudly points to the place where a new, modern scoreboard soon will hang at his home ballpark. Read More
The USF baseball team finds itself with a familiar feeling to start the 2013 season, which kicks off Friday against Cal Poly.
Once again the Dons were not picked to win the West Coast Conference title, which they last claimed in 2011, and once again they will rely on pitching and defense, hoping for enough offense to stay competitive. The Dons finished 29-30 last season, and have higher hopes this season. Read More
STANFORD — Two and a half years ago, Cal’s baseball program was placed on the chopping block. The community responded by providing the funding to keep the program alive, and the team responded by making a historic run to the College World Series in 2011.
While the program was saved — and will even get lights and a new scoreboard at Evans Diamond this spring — the near death of the program is not without repercussions. Read More
Under normal circumstances, I’d question the wisdom of a pitcher as talented as Mark Appel turning away a $3.8 million professional contract to return for his senior year of college baseball. But when Stanford sent out a brief statement announcing Appel’s decision Friday, it seemed like the right move. Read More
STANFORD — If Wednesday’s Bay Area college baseball media day proved anything, it’s that if one hopes to break into the postseason this season, one will have to rely on good pitching.
And a lot of it. Read More
Three Bay Area schools were selected Monday for the 64-team NCAA Division I college baseball tournament, including USF, which will be making its first trip to the postseason since 2006.
The Dons will be part of the UCLA regional. The Bruins (33-21) are the regional’s No. 1 seed, UC Irvine (39-16) is the second seed, Fresno State (40-14) is the third seed and USF is the fourth seed. USF opens regional play against UCLA on Friday at 6 p.m. Read More
Despite neither team turning in a dominant regular season, the Stanford and Cal baseball teams have a chance to cap off their respective years with a national title.
Stanford earned a spot in the Cal State Fullerton Regional, while Cal learned it will head to the Midwest as part of the Oklahoma Regional when the field for the Division I college baseball tournament was announced Monday. Read More