UCSB Baseball News

  • Gaucho Baseball Academy Unveils Fall and Winter Camp Schedules
    October 02, 2013
    UCSB's Gaucho Baseball Academy has announced its Fall and Winter high school camp schedule. The schedule features three prospect camps and one hitting camp. There will be a youth camp date set by the end of September.
  • UCSB Baseball to Host Open Tryouts
    October 01, 2013
    The UCSB baseball team will be hosting walk-on tryouts for all students currently enrolled full-time at the school. The tryouts will be held at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium on the campus of UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • UCSB Baseball's 2013 Recruiting Class Ranked No. 31 by Collegiate Baseball
    September 23, 2013
    The latest UCSB baseball recruiting class has been tabbed as the 31st best in the country, it was revealed by Collegiate Baseball on Friday.
  • UCSB Baseball Adds Neil Walton as Volunteer Assistant Coach
    September 10, 2013
    Former Cal State Fullerton standout infielder Neil Walton has been hired as a volunteer assistant coach by the Gauchos, it was announced by head coach Andrew Checketts today.
  • Trinkwon Sports 22-Game Hit Streak, Earns Promotion in First Summer of Pro Ball
    August 06, 2013
    Just months after being selected in the seventh round of the 2013 MLB First Year Player Draft by the Dodgers, former UC Santa Barbara shortstop Brandon Trinkwon is quickly making his name known in the Los Angeles farm system.
  • Gauchos Provide Strong Performances Around the Country in Summer Collegiate Leagues
    July 16, 2013
    Lefty Justin Jacome headlines UCSB's group of summer league players with a 0.87 ERA in the West Coast League.
  • Nesovic Named to Baseball America's Freshmen All-America Team
    July 01, 2013
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif.– UC Santa Barbara utility player Robby Nesovic was named to Baseball America’s Freshmen All-American Second Team on Monday. With the accolade, Nesovic continues to add to his hardware collection that includes being named the Big West Freshman Field Player of the Year, Freshman All-America by Louisville Slugger, and honorable mention all conference.
  • Gauchos Travel to Santa Ynez to Work with Pony All Stars
    June 17, 2013
    Members of the UCSB coaching staff made a trip to Santa Ynez, Calif. to host a free, 2-hour clinic with the Santa Ynez Pony Baseball All Stars on Wednesday. The event was part of the Gaucho Baseball Academy’s summer camp schedule (Camp Schedule). The Gaucho staff focused on hitting and defensive drills that allowed the All Stars to have fun while enhancing their skills.
  • Kuresa and Wilson Selected on Final Day of MLB Draft
    June 08, 2013
    Kuresa, a redshirt sophomore first baseman, was taken by Atlanta in the 14th round, with Wilson, a senior, going in the 19th round to Minnesota.
  • Brandon Trinkwon Selected in the Seventh Round by the Los Angeles Dodgers
    June 07, 2013
    Trinkwon is UCSB's highest position player draftee since 2006.
  • Nesovic, Hecht Picked as Freshman All-Americans
    June 05, 2013
    For the second consecutive year, a pair of Gauchos have garnered Freshman All-American status, as both Robby Nesovic and Dylan Hecht were named to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American Team on Wednesday morning.
  • Rally Falls Short as Texas A&M Eliminates Gauchos, 5-4
    June 02, 2013
    UC Santa Barbara’s baseball season came to an end on Sunday at the NCAA’s Corvallis Regional, but as was the case over the entire season, the Gauchos didn’t go quietly in a 5-4 loss to Texas A&M.
  • Gauchos Fall in Taut NCAA Battle With Oregon State, 3-2
    June 01, 2013
    CORVALLIS, Ore. – In a taut, tense pitcher’s duel, UC Santa Barbara battled the No. 3 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, Oregon State, on its home field for nine innings before losing a 3-2 thriller in front of a record crowd of 3,535 at Goss Field in Corvallis, Ore. However, the Gauchos remain alive and will play Texas A&M in an elimination game at noon on Sunday. UCSB freshman pitcher Justin Jacome battled through 6.1 innings against one of the best teams in the nation, allowing just two earned runs and striking out four. OSU’s Andrew Moore, also a freshman, was just a little better as he went 8.0 innings, allowing a mere five hits and one earned run while striking out six. He improved to 13-1 on the season and his earned run average dropped to 1.19. “It was a good baseball game,” said Gauchos’ head coach Andrew Checketts. “Some young pitchers getting after it pretty good I thought out there. Matching each other pitch for pitch, pitch for pitch and pitch for pitch, we just weren’t able to make that last pitch to stay in the game. Good effort on both sides of the field.” The Beavers scored the first run of the game on a home run to left-center field in the second inning by Ryan Barnes. The designated hitter got a pitch up in his eyes from Jacome and powered it over the fence for his second home run of the year. “It wasn’t where I wanted it, it came in too slow and too high,” said Jacome. “He saw it all the way. I wanted it more down and outside, but he saw it all the way in.” The lead didn’t last long as UCSB struck back for runs in the second and third innings. In the second, with one out, freshman Robby Nesovic was hit in the left thigh by a Moore pitch. Nesovic went to second on a passed ball and scored on a single to right center Cameron Newell. Luke Swenson followed with a single, but no more runs came home. In the third, Joey Epperson belted Moore’s first pitch off the fence down the line in left field and then trotted to third on a wild pitch. A ground ball to second base by Brandon Trinkwon scored the go-ahead run for the Gauchos. The lead held until the top of the sixth when OSU rallied for a run after there were two outs. Dylan Davis, the Pac 12 Player of the Year, started the procession with double to left field. Barnes followed with an RBI single to center field. Danny Hayes was hit by a pitch and Kavin Keyes reached on an error to load the bases, but no more damage was done. UCSB had a golden opportunity in the top of the sixth when Trinkwon started things with a double to deep right center field and was moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Woody Woodward. Tyler Kuresa was hit by a pitch and stole second without a throw, putting runners on second and third. But that is where the runners would remain as Nesovic fouled out and Newell grounded out sharply to second, ending the inning. The Beavers challenged in the seventh, loading the bases with one out on Jacome, but Greg Mahle was summoned and he responded with consecutive strikeouts of Davis and Barnes to end the inning. Playing as the home team in name only, the Gauchos threatened in the bottom of the eighth inning. Epperson led off with a single, was sacrificed to second by Trinkwon and moved to third on another wild pitch. After Woodward struck out, Kuresa was intentionally walked. He scooted to second on a wild pitch, but the ball did not go far enough astray to allow Epperson to score. Nesovic walked, setting the stage for one of the game’s most important plays. Newell followed Nesovic and hit a hard shot to the left side. Beaver shortstop Tyler Smith dove to his knees to snag the screamer and threw a bullet to second baseman Andy Peterson to force Nesovic and end the inning. OSU scored the winning run in the top of the ninth. With one out, Peterson placed a perfect bunt along the third base line. Three Gauchos surrounded the ball, but they helplessly watched as it rolled to a halt on the foul line. Michael Conforto then took a Mahle pitch on his hip to put runners on first and second and that was enough as Checketts walked out to the mound to summon closer Dylan Hecht. After getting the first batter he faced , Davis, to ground out to third, advancing the runners to second and third, Hecht had some control issues, walking Barnes and Hayes to force in Peterson with what turned out to be the winning run. Keyes struk out to end the threat, but UCSB went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the ninth to end the game. The Gauchos return to the field on Sunday to play Texas A&M for the second time in three days. The Aggies eliminated Texas-San Antonio in Saturday’s first game. On Friday, UCSB won the first match-up ever between the schools, 6-4. First pitch is scheduled for noon and Nesovic will be on the hill for the Gauchos while the Aggies will counter with right handed Rafael Pineda.
  • Pettibone, Gauchos Open Corvallis Regional with 6-4 Win Over Texas A&M
    May 31, 2013
    UCSB won its first NCAA Tournament game since 2001 and its Regional-opening win since 1986 with a 6-4 win over Texas A&M Friday.
  • Nesovic Named Big West Freshman Player of the Year, Six Other Gauchos Nab All-Conference Honors
    May 29, 2013
    The designated hitter/right-handed pitcher led the team with a .343 batting average and twice had outings of 6.2 innings or more with zero earned runs.
  • UCSB Baseball Earns NCAA Regional Berth
    May 27, 2013
    Gauchos will open up against Texas A&M, potentially face Oregon St. and UTSA.
  • Gauchos Pull Off Sweep Over UC Davis to End Regular Season
    May 25, 2013
    UCSB finishes the year in second place in the Big West Conference with a 17-10 record.
  • Gauchos Pile it on in 8-1 Win at UC Davis
    May 24, 2013
    Joey Epperson matches a career high with four hits, while Robby Nesovic allows just a single unearned run in 6.2 innings.
  • Woodward Leads Offensive Charge in 10-5 Series-Opening Victory With UC Davis
    May 23, 2013
    The sophomore second baseman picks up four hits with four RBI's.
  • Gauchos Edged 2-1 in Midweek Pitcher's Duel at UCLA
    May 21, 2013
    Justin Jacome and Greg Mahle combine to allow just two runs, while the UCLA pitching staff limited the Gauchos to just three hits.
  • UCSB Captures 7-3 Victory on Senior Day
    May 19, 2013
    It is the first time in program history that the Gauchos have gone an entire season without losing a series at home.
  • Gauchos Drop 3-2 Decision to Pacific
    May 18, 2013
    Despite starting pitcher Robby Nesovic’s third consecutive quality start, the Gauchos offense couldn’t muster enough Pacific’s John Haberman, who delivered his team a 3-2 victory on Saturday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
  • Pettibone Dominates Again, Woodward Collects Five RBIs in 12-1 Victory Over Pacific
    May 17, 2013
    Austin Pettibone pitched yet another gem and Woody Woodward had a career-high five RBIs as the Gauchos soundly defeated the visiting Pacific Tigers 12-1 on Friday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
  • UCSB Finishes Up Home Schedule With Pacific
    May 16, 2013
    The Gauchos have a chance at making history – if they beat Pacific, they will go undefeated in home series for an entire year for the first time in program history.
  • Gauchos Rout Loyola Marymount 11-3 in Jacome's Return
    May 15, 2013
    In his first start since Apr. 27, Justin Jacome allowed just one run while pitching into the seventh.
  • UCSB Baseball's Wednesday Game at LMU Added to Broadcast Schedule
    May 14, 2013
    Gerry Fall's call can be heard on AM 1290 and on UCSBgauchos.com.
  • Newell's Crafty Bunt Gives UCSB its Second Straight Walk-Off Win at Home
    May 13, 2013
    Newell, Trinkwon, and Kuresa each collect 3+ hits on the day.
  • Gauchos Fall to CSUN in Series Finale
    May 12, 2013
    The loss snaps a four game win streak for the Gauchos.
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