2002-03 Archive

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June 30, 2003 June 30-Saint Mary's College Director of Athletics Carl R Clapp today announced the hiring of Jedd Soto as the head baseball coach for the Gaels
June 18, 2003 June 18-A member of Pepperdine’s 1992 national championship team and an assistant coach for the Waves the past four seasons, Steve Rodriguez has been named the University’s 16th head baseball coach, Director of Athletics, Dr
June 16, 2003 June 16-West Coast Conference Co-Players of the Year, Santa Clara senior left fielder Scott Dierks and Pepperdine senior shortstop Kevin Estrada, were named CollegeBaseballInsider
June 09, 2003 June 6- Pepperdine head baseball coach Frank Sanchez will take a permanent medical leave-of-absence from his position effectively immediately, Dr
June 05, 2003 San Bruno, CA- Three WCC freshmen have been tabbed as members of the 2003 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team as chosen by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
June 04, 2003 June 4- Seventeen West Coast Conference baseball players were selected in the 2003 Major League Baseball Amateur Player Draft that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday
May 31, 2003 May 31-On the second day of NCAA Regional action, Pepperdine and San Diego were eliminated from their respective NCAA Regionals
May 31, 2003 May 30-The San Diego Toreros and the Pepperdine Waves' baseball teams stumbled on the first day of NCAA Regional baseball action
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May 26, 2003 On the strength of a non-conference schedule that included eight teams that made this year's 64-team field, the Pepperdine baseball team earned its 20th NCAA Championships appearance when it received an at-large bid to this year's tournament
May 26, 2003 May 26-The University of San Diego earned the WCC's automatic bid for baseball on Sunday by defeating Pepperdine in the WCC Championship series
May 25, 2003 May 25-A three-run eighth inning was all San Diego needed to claim its second consecutive WCC baseball championship
May 24, 2003 May 24-Pepperdine sophomores Patrick Rooney and Brent Haapanen hit back-to-back home runs to lead off the 10th inning and power the Waves to a 7-6 extra-inning victory over San Diego Saturday afternoon in Game 2 of the WCC Championship Series at Eddy D
May 23, 2003 May 23-San Diego used a three-run fifth inning to pull away from the Pepperdine Waves and earn an 8-2 win in Game 1 of the 2003 WCC Championship Series
May 23, 2003 May 23- Four Pepperdine players and three San Diego players were named to the 2003 All-WCC First Team
May 22, 2003 May 22- As the WCC season comes to a close, the Pepperdine Waves (23-7 WCC, 35-21 Overall) have clinched a spot as the host of the 2003 WCC Baseball Championship Series
May 19, 2003 May 19-Loyola Marymount's Vince Cordova has been named this week's WCC/Rawlings Pitcher of the Week after striking out a career-high 14 batters in 7
May 19, 2003 May 19- Pepperdine and San Diego will square off in this season's WCC Championship Series at Eddy D
May 18, 2003 May 18-Sunday marked the final day of regular season play in West Coast Conference baseball
May 17, 2003 May 16-Friday represents the beginning of the last weekend of regular season play for West Coast Conference baseball teams
May 17, 2003 May 17-On a busy Saturday afternoon, seven WCC baseball teams took the diamond Behind a brilliant pitching performance from Vince Cordova, LMU downed Portland 3-1, Santa Clara defeated Saint Mary’s 7-2, Gonzaga upended Pepperdine 8-5 and San Francisco out-slugged Sacramento State 10-3
May 15, 2003 May 14-On Wednesday, May 14, the Saint Mary's baseball team was defeated by the No
May 14, 2003 May 13-Four West Coast Conference baseball teams took the field Tuesday afternoon for non-conference action
May 13, 2003 May 13- Pepperdine will host San Diego for the second consecutive season in the WCC Championship Series
May 12, 2003 May 11-Sunday marked the end of another crucial weekend of WCC baseball Pepperdine cruised past Saint Mary’s 15-4, San Diego downed Portland 17-4, Santa Clara eased past Gonzaga 8-1 and San Francisco defeated LMU 6-2
May 12, 2003 May 12- San Diego's Josh Hansen was named the WCC/Rawlings Player of the Week after helping the Toreros capture their second straight West Division Title
May 12, 2003 May 12 - San Diego clinched a spot in the WCC Championship Series by winning the West Division crown for the second time in as many seasons
May 12, 2003 May 12-Gonzaga University scored five runs in the top of the fifth inning Monday to break open a tight game and go on to an 11-4 West Coast Conference baseball victory over Santa Clara University at Buck Shaw Stadium
May 10, 2003 May 10-In a busy day of WCC baseball action, all eight league schools took the diamond for important conference games
May 09, 2003 May 9-Friday marked the beginning of another pivotal weekend of West Coast Conference baseball
May 08, 2003 May 7-The University of Portland baseball team was swept in their two-game series with the University of Washington today
May 08, 2003 May 8- Gonzaga's Eric Rodland and Pepperdine's Cory Brightwell were named to the Verizon Academic All-District VIII baseball team on Thursday
May 07, 2003 May 7- Pepperdine swept the WCC/Rawlings Player/Pitcher of the Month honors for April as the Waves held onto their lead in the Coast Division
May 05, 2003 May 4-Six WCC baseball teams wrapped up an important weekend of conference play on Sunday
May 05, 2003 May 5 - San Diego and San Francisco remain tied atop the West Division after each squad earned three-game sweeps over the weekend
May 05, 2003 May 5- Ty Harper and Jacob Barrack led Pepperdine to a series victory over Santa Clara, extending their lead over the Broncos in the Coast Division to two games
May 04, 2003 May 3-In a busy Saturday afternoon of WCC baseball action, Gonzaga claimed a double header sweep of Saint Mary’s, winning 14-0 and 8-5, while USF also collected a double header sweep, defeating Portland 13-6 and 8-7
May 02, 2003 May 2-West Coast Conference baseball teams enter a crucial weekend of conference play
May 01, 2003 Apr 30-San Jose State senior Markum King had a grand slam and six RBIs as San Jose State University won, 8-3, over Saint Mary’s in a non-conference baseball game Wednesday afternoon at Blethen Field
April 30, 2003 Apr 29-Five West Coast Conference teams took the field in non-conference action on Tuesday
April 29, 2003 Apr 29 - Santa Clara stands just one game behind Pepperdine in the Coast Division and San Francisco is tied with San Diego at the top of the West Division heading into a full weekend of WCC play
April 28, 2003 Apr 28- Gonzaga's Eric Dworkis struck out 10 batters and tossed his second complete game of the season as the Bulldogs downed San Diego 14-0
April 28, 2003 Apr 28 - Santa Clara will go into a weekend series at Pepperdine only one game behind the Waves in the Coast Division after sweeping Loyola Marymount
April 27, 2003 Apr 26-In a busy Saturday afternoon of WCC baseball action, all eight league schools took the diamond
April 27, 2003 Apr 27-All eight WCC baseball teams were in action Sunday afternoon Portland snapped Pepperdine's nine-game winning streak with a 4-2 win, while Santa Clara moves within a game of the Coast Division leading Waves with a 5-4 win over LMU
April 26, 2003 Apr 25-Inclement weather cut short a full slate of WCC baseball action Pepperdine collected their eighth straight win with a 14-3 victory over Portland, while Santa Clara remained two games behind the Waves in the West Division with a 6-4 win over LMU
April 23, 2003 Apr 23-Two late homeruns by the Saint Mary’s baseball team lifted the Gaels to a 6-4 victory over the UC Davis Aggies on Wednesday, April 23, on Louis Guisto Field
April 23, 2003 Apr 22-Five West Coast Conference baseball teams took the diamond Tuesday afternoon
April 21, 2003 Apr 21 - Pepperdine earned a #26 national ranking in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Poll and retained their two game lead over Santa Clara in the Coast Division with a sweep of San Francisco
April 21, 2003 Apr 21 - San Diego's Joey Prast went 9-for-17 with two homeruns and seven RBI to lead the Toreros to a 3-1 record and a place atop the West Division Standings
April 19, 2003 Apr 19-On a busy Saturday afternoon, all eight WCC baseball teams were in action, with six of the eight teams slated to face each other in double headers
April 18, 2003 Apr 18-Four West Coast Conference baseball teams took the field on Friday Behind the arm of senior Eric Bowden and the bat of freshman Sam Battle, the Saint Mary's Gaels collected a 10-5 win over San Diego
April 18, 2003 Apr 17-With the upcoming holiday weekend, WCC baseball teams began weekend conference play on Thursday
April 15, 2003 Apr 15-Four WCC teams were in action Tuesday afternoon with rivalries taking center stage
April 14, 2003 Apr 14-A number of conference matchups highlight the week ahead, as all eight WCC teams will be in action over Easter Weekend
April 14, 2003 Apr 14 - San Francisco's Ryan Hanson has been named the WCC/Rawlings Player of the Week
April 13, 2003 Apr 13-In a busy day of WCC baseball, all eight league teams took the field, wrapping up a big weekend of conference action
April 12, 2003 Apr 11-West Coast Conference baseball teams began another big weekend of conference action as all eight WCC teams took the diamond Friday afternoon
April 12, 2003 Apr 12-Mother Nature cut short a full slate of WCC baseball action Saturday afternoon
April 10, 2003 Apr 10-Former USF hurler Jesse Foppert was called up to the Giants Thursday afternoon
April 10, 2003 Apr 9-The Gonzaga University Bulldogs (15-16-1) won their second non-conference game in two days on the backs of some unlikely heroes as GU held on for a 7-3 win over Lewis-Clark State (27-7) at August/A
April 09, 2003 Apr 8-Tuesday represented a tough day of non-conference baseball action Gonzaga eased past Washington State 10-1 and San Diego held-off USC 4-3
April 08, 2003 Apr 7-As the WCC season heads toward its midpoint, a number of key conference matchups highlight the week, as well as a pair of non-conference contests against top-10 ranked teams
April 07, 2003 Apr 7- Santa Clara's Scott Dierks is this week's WCC/Rawlings Player of the Week after leading the Broncos to four conference wins
April 06, 2003 Apr 6-West Coast Conference baseball teams wrapped up an important weekend of conference action as all eight league teams took the field Sunday afternoon
April 05, 2003 Apr 5-In a busy day of WCC baseball action, Pepperdine collected their second straight win over San Diego, downing the Toreros 6-3, LMU slipped by Saint Mary’s 4-1, and Santa Clara picked up their second win in as many days over the USF Dons 7-3 at Benedetti Diamond on the USF campus
April 04, 2003 Apr 4-All eight WCC teams took the diamond Friday afternoon in conference action
April 04, 2003 April 4- Jonathan Oller from Loyola Marymount and Jacob Barrack from Pepperdine have been selected as the WCC/Rawlings Player and Pitcher of the Month for March
April 03, 2003 Apr 2-Junior right hander Brandon Boesch scattered seven hits over eight innings to help lead Pepperdine to a 2-1 victory over No
April 03, 2003 Apr 3- In the last three weeks, WCC teams have enjoyed great success against a number of the nation’s top-10 ranked teams, posting a 5-1 record
April 02, 2003 Apr 1-Six WCC baseball teams were in action on April Fool’s day USF knocked off #4 ranked Stanford 9-5, while LMU out-slugged #8 Long Beach State 11-6
April 01, 2003 March 31- In the third week of conference play, San Diego took control of the West Division by taking two-of-three from Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles
March 31, 2003 Mar 31 - Joey Prast and Aaron Wilson of San Diego have been tabbed as the WCC/Rawlings Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
March 30, 2003 Mar 30-All eight WCC baseball teams were in action Sunday afternoon, wrapping up pivotal three-game conference series
March 29, 2003 Mar 28-Friday marked the first day of another packed weekend of WCC baseball action
March 27, 2003 Mar 26-The Portland and LMU baseball teams were in action Wednesday afternoon The Pilots fell to Washington 10-3, while the Lions rally came up short as LMU was defeated by UC RIverside 5-3
March 26, 2003 Mar 25-Five WCC teams took the diamond Thursday afternoon in non-conference action
March 25, 2003 Mar 24-If playing a West Coast Conference doubleheader on Sunday afternoon wasn't enough, Gonzaga (10-11-1, 2-4 WCC) and Santa Clara (10-18, 2-3) had to use extra innings on Monday afternoon to decide matters in the rubber game of the series
March 24, 2003 Mar 23-Once again, all eight WCC baseball teams squared off in conference action Sunday afternoon
March 24, 2003 Mar 24- San Francisco's Nick Cirbo garnered Player of the Week honors after guiding the Dons to a 3-1 record last week
March 22, 2003 Mar 22-Mother Nature cut short a busy day of WCC Baseball action USF claimed their second straight win over LMU 9-4, USD downed Portland 11-9, Pepperdine defeated Saint Mary's 6-1, while the Santa Clara/Gonzaga game was postponed due to inclement weather
March 21, 2003 Mar 21-Six WCC baseball teams were in action Friday night San Francisco posted a huge 12-6 win over a hot LMU team, Saint Mary’s defeated Pepperdine 7-1 and San Diego downed Portland 8-3
March 19, 2003 Mar 19-The Pepperdine and LMU baseball teams beat a pair of #5 ranked teams on Wednesday
March 18, 2003 Loyola Marymount sweeps the honors this week as third baseman Jonathan Oller wins WCC/Rawlings Player of the Week for the second consecutive week and Vincent Cordova garners Pitcher of the Week honors
March 18, 2003 Mar 18-In a busy day of non-conference baseball action, five WCC teams took the diamond Tuesday
March 18, 2003 Mar 17-Jeremy Farrar’s two-run double in the eighth inning Monday helped Washington State to a 6-3 win over Portland, extending the Pilot winless streak to 10 games
March 16, 2003 Mar 16-Loyola Marymount continued their recent success versus Portland with a big 14-2 win over the Pilots
March 15, 2003 Mar 15-Seven WCC teams were in action Saturday as Loyola Marymount captured their second straight win over Portland with a 15-5 win, Saint Mary's evened their series with Santa Clara with a 7-2 win, while USF held on to beat USD 3-2
March 15, 2003 Mar 14-In a busy day of WCC baseball action, all eight teams took the diamond on Friday
March 14, 2003 March 13-A day after scoring five runs over the final three innings to collect a tie the Gonzaga University Bulldogs (7-9-1) once again rallied from an early deficit to defeat Illinois State (4-5) in day four action of the Pepsi/Johnny Quik Classic in Fresno, Calif
March 13, 2003 March 12-Three WCC baseball teams were in action Wednesday afternoon Gonzaga registered a rare tie, playing Cal Poly to a stalemate 8-8, Portland gave #21 ranked Arizona all they could handle before falling 15-12 and Pepperdine fell to UC Irvine 9-4
March 13, 2003 March 12-San Francisco’s Armand Gaerlan and LMU’s Jonathan Oller have been named the WCC/Rawlings co-Players of the Week, while Gonzaga's Ed Clelland was tabbed as the WCC/Rawlings Pitcher of the Week
March 12, 2003 March 11-Freshman outfielder Jonnie Knoble powered his first career homerun, finishing 4-for-4 at the plate to lead USF to a 6-2 victory against San Francisco State in non-conference action Tuesday at Benedetti Diamond
March 12, 2003 March 10-Gonzaga University junior left-hander Ed Clelland scattered 5 hits Monday afternoon as he pitched a complete game shutout against Bowling Green State University (1-3) during first day action at the Pespi/Johnny Quik Baseball Classic in Fresno, Calif
March 12, 2003 March 11-Freshman catcher Jeff Clement clubbed a pair of home runs, drove in three runs and scored three times to highlight USC's 9-6 victory over Pepperdine Tuesday afternoon at Eddy D
March 12, 2003 March 11-The Loyola Marymount baseball team exploded for nine runs in the first three innings to down Cal State Northridge 9-4, Tuesday afternoon at Matador Field
March 12, 2003 March 11-The Gonzaga University Bulldogs (6-9) exploded for seven unanswered runs in the top of the ninth inning to put an exclamation point on their second win of the Pespi/Johnny Quik Classic in Fresno
March 09, 2003 Mar 9-In another busy day of WCC baseball action, all eight league teams took the diamond for important conference games
March 04, 2003 March 4-LMU pitcher Kyle Huddy threw a complete-game shutout as Loyola Marymount downed UCLA 9-0,Tuesday afternoon at Page Stadium
March 03, 2003 March 2-In another busy day of WCC baseball action, Gonzaga blanked in-state rival Washington State 10-0, LMU rallied to defeat San Jose State 8-7, Pepperdine downed Fresno State in a pitcher's duel 3-1, and Saint Mary's pounded Pacific 16-1
March 03, 2003 March 1-All eight WCC baseball teams took the field on the first day in March Gonzaga played two games, beating WCC rival Portland 9-5 but falling to BYU 10-1
March 03, 2003 February 28-In a busy day of WCC diamond action, LMU downed San Jose State 9-7, Pepperdine shut out Fresno State 3-0, and Portland out-slugged BYU 9-5
February 26, 2003 February 26-Santa Clara's Will Thompson and Loyola Marymount's Kyle Huddy have been named this week's WCC/Rawlings Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
February 26, 2003 February 26-Junior right fielder Cory Brightwell hit a one-out grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning to complete a comeback and lift Pepperdine to a 13-10 victory over visiting UC Riverside in a non-conference game Wednesday afternoon at Eddy D
February 26, 2003 February 25-The Santa Clara University baseball team's ninth inning rally fell just short as California held on for a 7-5 victory Tuesday night in Buck Shaw Stadium
February 24, 2003 February 23-In another full day of WCC baseball action, Saint Mary's collected their second straight win over Sacramento State, beating the Hornets 7-3, Gonzaga fell to Washington 7-3, UC Santa Barbara outlasted Santa Clara 5-4 in 10 innings, and Pepperdine fell to Tulane 11-4
February 23, 2003 February 21-Six WCC baseball teams took the diamond on Friday Gonzaga pounded in-state rival Washington 13-2, San Diego eased past UC Irvine 7-1, and LMU rallied past Cal Poly 5-4
February 23, 2003 February 22-In a full slate of diamond action, Gonzaga collected their second straight rout of in-state rival Washington, beating the Huskies 16-1, Portland won their home opener 3-1 over George Fox, Saint Mary's eased past Sacramento State 5-4, LMU downed Cal Poly 11-9, and Santa Clara po
February 19, 2003 Feb 18-Pepperdine, San Francisco and Loyola Marymount were all victorious on Tuesday, with the Waves earning a big win over #7 USC
February 17, 2003 February 15-Seven WCC baseball teams were in action Saturday Santa Clara evened their three-game series with San Diego State at 1-1 with a big 9-6 win at Tony Gwynn Stadium, while LMU earned their first win of the season, downing Washington 5-3
February 17, 2003 February 14-Valentine's Day turned out to be a tough day for the six WCC baseball teams that took the field
February 11, 2003 February 11-Loyola Marymount’s Chris Pettit and Pepperdine’s Chris Kelly were selected as the WCC/Rawlings Co-Players of the Week, while the Waves’ Brandon Boesch was named the Pitcher of the Week
February 09, 2003 February 7-Four WCC baseball teams took the diamond Friday Pepperdine won their season-opener 1-0 over Washington, while LMU fell 5-4 to California
February 07, 2003 February 6-The Saint Mary's baseball team (1-3) defeated the Sacramento State Hornets (3-1), 3-2, in its home opener at Louis Guisto Field on Thursday, February 6
February 03, 2003 February 2-In a full docket of WCC baseball action, San Diego fell to the defending national champion Texas Longhorns 7-2 and Santa Clara rallied to beat Hawaii Hilo 7-5
January 31, 2003 January 31-The San Diego baseball team gave the defending national champion Texas Longhorns all they could handle before falling 9-7 in the series opener of a three-game series
January 13, 2003 Jan 13 - Pepperdine University has been selected by the WCC Baseball Coaches as the preseason favorite to finish first in the West Coast Conference standings
August 08, 2002 August 8-The West Coast Conference announced the appointment of Tom Hiler as it’s new Coordinator of Baseball Officials

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