Articles Tagged With ‘Baseball’

Central Coast umpire pay dispute may impact prep baseball games

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Central Coast baseball umpires and high school officials are engaged in a pay dispute that could result in teams primarily playing games on Saturdays this spring in order to accommodate out-of-area crews. [Tribune] On Friday, contentious talks... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly loses series to national runner-up Michigan

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In a pre-Election Day special, the 5th-ranked Michigan Wolverines rallied in the late innings Sunday to defeat the Cal Poly Mustangs 4-2 and win the deciding game of a non-conference series played this weekend in San Luis... (Continue reading)

Former Arroyo Grande baseball star dies

Former Arroyo Grande High School Baseball star Ryan Teixeira died Saturday at the age of 20. Teixeira had been battling two forms of cancer over the last two years. In 2015, Teixeira’s senior year at Arroyo Grande High, he was... (Continue reading)

Star pitcher who lost eye retires, returns to Cal Poly

Seven months after losing his right eye in a freak accident involving an exercise band, former Cal Poly ace and minor league pitcher, Matt Imhof, announced he is retiring from baseball as a player and returning to school. Imhof says... (Continue reading)

Banished superfan returns to SLO in new colors

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Two years after bringing UC Irvine banners, costumes and masks to San Luis Obispo, superfan Keith Franklin is returning to Baggett Stadium to cheer on Irvine’s biggest rival. Franklin, 51, is now an avowed “anarchist” and a... (Continue reading)

California bans smokeless tobacco at ballparks

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Sunday that bans smokeless tobacco at all ballparks in the state. [CBS Los Angeles] The new law, AB 768, imposes a ban that Major League Baseball has called for, but failed to deliver... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly wins its SLO Regional opener

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Cal Poly won its first regional game at Baggett Stadium 4-2 over Sacramento State Friday evening. Mustang ace Matt Imhof pitched seven and two thirds innings, allowing one earned run. Imhof shut out Sacramento State until the... (Continue reading)

SLO Regional scouting: Cory Hahn comes to town

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The most acclaimed player at the first NCAA regional hosted by Cal Poly will not take the field this weekend in San Luis Obispo. The 2010 Mr. Baseball California, Cory Hahn, is a graduated senior at Arizona... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly completes sweep of Davis

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The fifth-ranked Cal Poly Mustangs opened Big West Conference play with a sweep of UC Davis, capping the weekend series with a 9-1 victory Sunday. Sophomore righty Casey Bloomquist pitched eight strong innings, allowing one unearned run... (Continue reading)

Field of dreams fades in Santa Maria

An independent baseball scout and agent from Morro Bay now says he won’t be helping bring a professional baseball team to Santa Maria because city officials there have not been cooperative. (Santa Maria Times) Jim Hayes had been part of... (Continue reading)