Saturday, March 31, 2018

Golden Eagles Take Opener Over Chico State

Recap, photo courtesy of CAL State LA
LOS ANGELES -- Cal State LA's baseball team got a big night at the plate from Nic Bereaud and an outstanding start on the mound from Nate Adams in a big California Collegiate Athletic Association series-opening win over Chico State.

Bereaud had a three-hit night that featured a pair of home runs and Adams limited a hot-hitting Chico State team to just two earned runs over 6 1/3 innings and the Golden Eagles took the opener, 9-5, Thursday night at Reeder Field. Cal State LA (17-9, 14-7 CCAA), which has won 11 of its last 13 games, remained in a first-place tie with Cal State Monterey Bay in the conference race.

Bereaud was 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs, three runs scored and three RBI. Jordan Peabody was 3-for-5 with one run and one RBI in the leadoff spot for the Golden Eagles, while Anthony Ayala was 3-for-5 with two RBI and played some outstanding defense at shortstop.

Andre Gregory drove in a pair of runs and Jorge Garcia scored two runs for the Golden Eagles.

Dustin Miller was 3-for-5 with one run scored and one RBI for Chico State (16-13, 12-11 CCAA). Kyle Blakeman and Cameron Santos had two hits each.

Adams picked up his first win of the season in his second start with a solid start. He gave up seven hits and two earned runs while walking one and striking out six. Gabe Ramos finished up, allowing only one earned run over the final 2 2/3 innings.

Casey Costello got the start for Chico State and allowed seven hits and four earned runs over 5 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out two.

The Golden Eagles scored single runs in the first, second and fourth innings to take a 3-0 lead behind Adams. Gregory gave the Golden Eagles a 1-0 lead in the first with a run-scoring double and Cal State LA left the bases loaded. Bereaud smacked a leadoff home run in the second inning to make it 2-0 and Noe Garcia's sacrifice fly in the fourth made it 3-0.

Chico State struck for two runs in the sixth to make it 3-2, but Cal State LA responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning. Bereaud belted a two-run home run to right-centerfield to stretch the lead to 5-2 and Ayala picked up a clutch, two-out, two-run single to make it 7-2.

Peabody drove in a run in the eighth inning with a bunt single and the Golden Eagles got their final run on a bases-loaded walk by Gregory.

Golden Eagles Battle Admirably Against No. 1 Team

Recap, photo courtesy of CAL State LA
LOS ANGELES -- Cal State LA's women's tennis team battled admirably on Friday against the top-ranked team in the NCAA Division II.

The short-handed Golden Eagles, still playing without injured No. 2 singles player Amanda Schneider, picked up a pair of hard-fought singles points in a 7-2 loss to Hawaii Pacific at the Cal State LA Tennis Complex. Cal State LA (7-10), which beat Hawaii Pacific last year in Los Angeles, was unable to duplicate that result on Friday.

The match did feature three outstanding singles contests. Cal State LA's Mariko Sagara beat Debora Echeverria at No. 4 singles, 6-4, 7-5, and Chelsey Ruiz rallied for a big 3-6, 7-5, 10-7 win over Barbora Kijasova at No. 5 singles. The Golden Eagles' Luciana Di Laura, who moved up to the No. 2 singles spot in Schneider's absence, fell in a three-set match to Lara Meccico, 3-6, 6-0, 10-2.

The Golden Eagles dropped all three doubles contest to fall into an early deficit.

Cal State LA will return to action on Tuesday with a match at NCAA Division I Cal State Northridge.

Hawaii Pacific 7, Cal State LA 2
3/30/2018 at Los Angeles, Calif.

Singles competition
1. Lena Lutzeier (HPU) def. Elizaveta Sokolova (CSLA) 6-2, 6-2
2. Lara Meccico (HPU) def. Luciana Di Laura (CSLA) 3-6, 6-0, 10-2
3. Oceane Adam (HPU) def. Isabella Lopez (CSLA) 6-0, 6-1
4. Mariko Sagara (CSLA) def. Debora Echeverria (HPU) 6-4, 7-5
5. Chelsey Ruiz (CSLA) def. Barbora Kijasova (HPU) 3-6, 7-5, 10-7
6. Heloise Le Normand (HPU) def. Snezana Ivanovic (CSLA) 6-1, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Lara Meccico/Barbora Kijasova (HPU) def. Isabella Lopez/Luciana Di Laura (CSLA) 8-4
2. Lena Lutzeier/Oceane Adam (HPU) def. Elizaveta Sokolova/Mariko Sagara (CSLA) 8-3
3. Debora Echeverria/Leticia dos Santos (HPU) def. Chelsey Ruiz/Snezana Ivanovic (CSLA) 8-4

Match Notes
Hawaii Pacific 12-2
Cal State LA 7-10
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (3,6,2,1,5,4)

#5 Waves Blank Pacific 7-0 at Home

Laura Gulbe (Photo by: Catt Ott)
MALIBU, Calif. – Laura Gulbe clinched her third match in the last four duals at Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center on Friday afternoon, as she propelled the No. 5 Pepperdine women’s tennis team to 7-0 West Coast Conference win against Pacific.
With the blank of Pacific (5-7, 1-1 WCC), the Waves (13-1, 3-0 WCC) have won the last seven-straight matches including three sweeps throughout.
Pepperdine LogoRESULTS
#5 Pepperdine 7, Pacific 0
1: #25 Luisa Stefani (PEPP) def. Maayan Sela (UOP) – 6-0, 6-1
2: #12 Mayar Sherif (PEPP) def. Dohee Lee (UOP) – 6-2, 6-0
3: #60 Evgeniya Levashova (PEPP) def. Anna Ramos Vinolas (UOP) – 6-1, 6-3
4: #95 Laura Gulbe (PEPP) def. Anneroos Nederstigt (UOP) – 6-1, 6-0
5: Dzina Milovanovic (PEPP) def. Sabrina Rodriguez (UOP) – 6-2, 6-1
6: Adrijana Lekaj (PEPP) def. Jessica Kaye (UOP) – 6-0, 6-0
Order of Finish: 6, 1, 4*, 5, 2, 3
1: #30 Luisa Stefani/Mayar Sherif (PEPP) def. Maayan Sela/Dohee Lee (UOP) – 6-1
2: #70 Evgeniya Levashova/Dzina Milovanovic (PEPP) vs. Anna Ramos Vinolas/Karina Vyrlan (UOP) – 5-1, unfinished
3: Laura Gulbe/Adrijana Lekaj (PEPP) def. Sabrina Rodriguez/Anneroos Naderstigt (UOP) – 6-0
Order of Finish: 1, 2*
Pepperdine LogoMATCH RECAP
Pepperdine opened doubles with a 4-0 advantage on all three courts. Despite dropping a point in the match, the Waves’ No. 1 pair, #30 Mayar Sherif and Luisa Stefani, finished first with a 6-1 win over Maayan Sela and Dohee Lee. On court three, Laura Gulbe and Adrijana Lekaj would clinch the overall with an uncontested 6-0 win over Sabrina Rodriguez and Anneroos Nederstigt. #70 Evgeniya Levashova and Dzina Milovanovic were up 5-1 over Anna Ramos Vinolas and Karina Vyrlan on court two before the match went unfinished due to the clinch.
Pepperdine would not stop the momentum in singles, carrying the energy en route to six first set wins to set the tone for the second-straight match. Lekaj dominated her match on six with a pair of 6-0 set wins to finish the first singles match of the day over Jessica Kaye. #25 Stefani would close up shop next with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Maayan Sela on court one.
With the clinch on the table, #95 Gulbe stepped up to the plate for the third time in the last four matches, downing her opponent 6-1, 6-0 on court four to win the overall match for Pepperdine.
Although the match was clinched, the winning ways weren’t done, as Milovanovic would be the next to finish with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Savrina Rodriguez on court five. #12 Sherif stayed solid on court two towards a 6-2, 6-0 win over Dohee Lee. In the last match still in action, Levashova dominated Anna Ramos Vinolas with a 6-1, 6-3 final mark to secure the 7-0 conference sweep for her team.
Pepperdine LogoNOTABLES

  • The Waves have gone 3-1 against opponents ranked in the top-12 of the Oracle/ITA rankings.
  • Pepperdine has won the last seven matches and has collected six sweeps this season.
  • Laura Gulbe is on a seven-match winning streak in singles, while Evgeniya Levashova is on a six-match streak.
  • In doubles, Ashley Lahey and Adrijana Lekaj have won six-consecutive matches.
  • The No. 1 doubles position has gone 12-2 this season for the Waves in dual action.
  • The Waves have gone 58-13 in singles action and 27-8 in doubles play this season.
  • The Waves have five ranked in the Oracle/ITA singles rankings #12 Mayar Sherif, #15 Ashley Lahey, #25 Luisa Stefani, #61 Evgeniya Levashova and #95 Laura Gulbe.
  • The team has three doubles pairs ranked with Sherif and Stefani ranking #30, Sherif and Lahey ranking #33 and Milovanovic and Levashova ranking #70.
    Pepperdine LogoNEXT UP
    Pepperdine remains in Malibu early next week for a non-conference matchup against USC at 1:30 p.m. at Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center.

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    Friday, March 30, 2018

    Eagles drop game one to CBU

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. — On Major League Baseball's Opening Day, Concordia Baseball hit the road for a four game series against the California Baptist Lancers (17-10, 10-7 PWC). The Eagles posted four hits but failed to get a run on the board through nine innings, dropping the contest 14-0.

    California Baptist was picked as the favorite in the 2018 PacWest preseason coaches poll with seven first place votes. The Lancers added four players to the preseason All-PacWest team including the preseason pitcher of the year, Dylan Stowell.

    Starting on the hill in tonights matchup was Alex Zalasky. The LHP threw for five innings, allowed eight runs, and struck out three Lancers. The sophomore is 3-5 in the 2018 season after receiving todays loss. In relief, Isaiah Bettencourt allowed eight hits and striking out two after 2.1 innings pitched.

    In an effort to wake up Concordia's bats, Davis Tominaga doubled to right center field in the fourth inning but was left on third. Tony Garcia III followed with a double to right center of his own in the seventh. Mike Nava and Bailey Collins hit a single a piece in an eighth inning potential rally but the Eagles bats fell short once again.

    Tritons Power Past Pioneers in Series Opener

    LA JOLLA, Calif. -- The Cal State East Bay baseball team dropped the opener of its four-game California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) road series at UC San Diego on Thursday under the lights at Triton Ballpark, as UCSD pulled away to win by a final score of 25-2.

    The loss drops the Pioneers a game below the .500 mark at 13-14 for the season.

    The Tritons needed just 16 hits to tally their 25 runs, as they scored in bunches. The home team hit six home runs against Pioneer pitching, including a pair of grand slams.

    UCSD also took advantage of three East Bay defensive errors, which led to three unearned runs in the first off starter Andrew Fernandez and three unearned in the fourth off Ransome Alexander.

    Alexander pitched a scoreless third, and freshman Stas Kuntz retired the side in order in the seventh, but the Tritons scored multiple runs in each of the other six innings.

    Offensively, the Pioneers totaled seven hits. They scored their first run in the second inning on singles by Dallas Dey and Kyosuke Ushimaru and an RBI ground out by Jacob Eder. They picked up their second run in the ninth on a single by Nolan Jekich and an RBI double by Matt Cantelme.

    Jekich was the only CSUEB player to reach base twice in the game, going 1-for-1 with a walk in two plate appearances off the bench.