Dillon Tate, a junior right-handed pitcher with the Gaucho Baseball program, sat down with UCSB Athletics to discuss his time playing for the USA Collegiate National Team ahead of the squad's international tournament in Haarlem, Netherlands – featuring Japan, Chinese Taipei, and the host country – which begins today.
The 2014 collegiate summer league season has been a good one so far for the 25 participating members of the UC Santa Barbara baseball program, particularly on the pitching side where 11 Gauchos have combined for a 1.86 ERA over 111 innings pitched.
The UC Santa Barbara baseball team signed three promising prospects to National Letters of Intent, the program announced this week, adding to one of the most robust recruiting classes on the west coast.
After putting together a stellar sophomore season that featured 12 saves and a miserly 1.45 ERA, UC Santa Barbara closer Dillon Tate has been invited to tryouts for the Team USA Collegiate National squad, set to begin Friday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in in Cary, N.C.
Tropicana Student Living and UCSB Athletics announced a $1 million commitment to the school’s Intercollegiate Athletics program Friday. The gift from Tropicana Student Living, a gift intention made through the Gaucho Fund to be paid over several years, will be part of The Campaign for UC Santa Barbara, the university's comprehensive campaign approaching one billion dollars to benefit university programs, students, faculty and staff.
After helping the 2014 UCSB baseball team to third-best winning percentage in program history (34-17-1, .667%), 21 Gauchos will be headed to different corners of the country this summer to participate in various amateur baseball leagues.
UCSB's four draftees included Joey Epperson (13th round, 387th overall pick by San Diego), Greg Mahle (15th round, 449th overall by the Los Angeles Angels), Tyler Kuresa (16th round, 470th overall by Minnesota), and Austin Pettibone (24th round, 726th overall by Texas).
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara senior outfielder Joey Epperson was named to the College Sports Madness All-American First Team, it was announced on Monday, becoming just the second Gaucho in program history to take home First Team honors.
DAVIS, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara scored five times in the second inning of Friday's contest at UC Davis, and those runs turned out be crucial as the Aggies came close to erasing a four-run deficit in the ninth inning before falling 6-5 at Dobbins Stadium.
Clutch hitting and defensive execution made the difference on Thursday afternoon as UC Santa Barbara earned a 7-1 series opening win at UC Davis's Dobbins Stadium that kept the Gauchos playoffs hopes alive with two games left in the regular season.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – UCSB Starter Austin Pettibone followed up his four-hit shutout last week by tossing five-hit shutout against the USF Dons to lead the Gauchos to a 6-0 victory Saturday afternoon at Benedetti Diamond.
UC Santa Barbara staked started Justin Jacome to a 5-0 lead and eventually scored double-digit runs for the sixth time to secure a 10-4 win over San Francisco on Friday afternoon at Benedetti Diamond, clinching a program-record non-conference winning percentage by improving to 21-4-1 on the year.
UC Santa Barbara mounted threats in both the sixth and seventh innings in Sunday's series finale with Cal State Northridge at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, but couldn't overcome a three-run deficit as the Matadors took an eventual 4-1 sweep-avoiding win.
A four-run UC Santa Barbara third inning turned out be just enough offense as typically effective relief outings from junior lefty Greg Mahle and sophomore closer Dillon Tate helped nail down a 4-3 Gauchos win over Cal State Northridge in Friday's Big West series opener at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
With Gaucho baseball and softball both hosting their final home series of the year this weekend, UCSB is proud to announce Walk Off Weekend. Giveaways, ticket specials, merchandise offers, and discounted food and beverage will all be in store over the weekend as the Gauchos wrap up another campaign.