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Riley Ornido pitches at Dante Benedetti Diamond early this season. (Courtesy / USF Dons Baseball)

College Baseball: Playoff hopes dim for San Francisco as Dons drop two to BYU

The University of San Francisco baseball team's late-season slide continued this weekend,…

 

Riley Ornido pitches at Dante Benedetti Diamond early this season. (Courtesy / USF Dons Baseball)

College Baseball: USF Dons slip into third place in West Coast Conference race with series loss to Pepperdine

The top four teams in the West Coast Conference standings at season's…

 

The San Francisco Dons baseball team stands for the National Anthem in 2018 at Dante Benedetti Diamond. (Christina Leung for USF Athletics)

College Baseball: San Francisco Dons head to Pepperdine for pitching-heavy series

The USF baseball team is bound for Malibu, but relaxing on the…

 

Thomas Ponticelli has recorded nine strikeouts in Friday's game against Portland. (Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

USF baseball leads West Coast Conference

The slow starts that have plagued USF baseball over the past few…

Thomas Ponticelli has recorded nine strikeouts in Friday's game against Portland. (Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
Stanford starter Chris Castellanos was dominant against Brigham Young on Saturday. (Courtesy Bob Drebin/ISI Photos)

Stanford baseball advances past BYU in regionals

PALO ALTO — With one out in the sixth inning of Saturday’s…

Stanford starter Chris Castellanos was dominant against Brigham Young on Saturday. (Courtesy Bob Drebin/ISI Photos)
USF third baseman Allen Smoot’s strong play over the last two years has significantly improved his draft stock. (Courtesy Chris M. Leung/USF Athletics)

Allen Smoot emerges as a bright spot amidst gloomy conditions for USF baseball

BENEDETTI DIAMOND — Friday’s cloudy weather and intermittent rain was a fitting…

USF third baseman Allen Smoot’s strong play over the last two years has significantly improved his draft stock. (Courtesy Chris M. Leung/USF Athletics)
The USF baseball team has a solid amount of depth on the mound, which should help them down the road during their WCC schedule. (Courtesy Stephanie Trapp/USF Athletics)

Depth, adversity of last year bolsters USF pitching staff

Pitching depth is difficult to come by for baseball teams at any…

The USF baseball team has a solid amount of depth on the mound, which should help them down the road during their WCC schedule. (Courtesy Stephanie Trapp/USF Athletics)

San Francisco Seals summer collegiate baseball begins 30th season

ALAMEDA — With the College World Series next weekend and the Major…

Daulton Jefferies throws in the last year’s regional tournament. Jefferies projected to be a top pick in this year’s draft but had his season derailed by injury. (Juan DeLeon/2015 AP)

Bay Area college baseball stars aim to overcome inopportune injuries

Daulton Jefferies won’t be hosting any grand draft-day celebrations. “I don’t really…

Daulton Jefferies throws in the last year’s regional tournament. Jefferies projected to be a top pick in this year’s draft but had his season derailed by injury. (Juan DeLeon/2015 AP)
Steve Kerr was unsure how to address one of the teams he played for versus the team he now coaches in Sunday’s pregame press conference in Oakland. They’re two of the best teams of all time, so that’s one of those good problems to have. (Ben Margot/AP)

Steve Kerr doesn’t know if Bulls or Warriors are ‘they’

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, a member of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls…

Steve Kerr was unsure how to address one of the teams he played for versus the team he now coaches in Sunday’s pregame press conference in Oakland. They’re two of the best teams of all time, so that’s one of those good problems to have. (Ben Margot/AP)

Cal baseball completes sweep of No. 3 Oregon State

The Cal baseball team swept one of the best teams in the…

In this photo taken Wednesday, March 2, 2016, University of San Francisco baseball players take turns running from third base to home plate during a drill at USF's Negoesco soccer stadium in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP)

USF baseball starts season without field, embraces ‘VagaDon’ mentality

Standing in front of a soccer goal post and running baseball practice…

In this photo taken Wednesday, March 2, 2016, University of San Francisco baseball players take turns running from third base to home plate during a drill at USF's Negoesco soccer stadium in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Hilary Scheinuk/AP Photo/The AdvocateAfter decades of trying to figure out the correct balance between offense and pitching

New flat-seam baseball in college game should help hitters

JACKSON — Tim Corbin sounded more like a philosopher than Vanderbilt's coach…

Hilary Scheinuk/AP Photo/The AdvocateAfter decades of trying to figure out the correct balance between offense and pitching
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP PhotoIn this Jan. 13

Stanford ace Quantrill ready to build resume as sophomore

STANFORD — The way Cal Quantrill tells it, his big league father…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP PhotoIn this Jan. 13
Courtesy USF AthleticsJustin Maffei

USF hoping bats can do enough to back pitching

The USF baseball team finds itself with a familiar feeling to start…

Courtesy USF AthleticsJustin Maffei
Zach Sanderson/StanfordPhoto.comStaying put: Stanford’s Mark Appel was the only first-round draft pick not to sign

Appel’s decision to stay at Stanford can pan out

Under normal circumstances, I’d question the wisdom of a pitcher as talented…

Zach Sanderson/StanfordPhoto.comStaying put: Stanford’s Mark Appel was the only first-round draft pick not to sign