June 23, 2009
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -
Now that the 2009 season has ended, a number of Matadors have decided to continue their efforts on the diamond in preparation for the upcoming season. Throughout the summer, baseball and softball fans are encouraged to visit GoMatadors.com as Athletic Media Relations interns Nick Bocanegra, Lauren Olivas, and Jaclyn Rymer provide the latest statistics and information pertaining to Softball Assistant Coach Kia Fennell and a number of student-athletes from the Matador baseball team as they compete on a variety of teams across the country this summer.
Right-Handed Pitcher, USSSA Pride - National Pro Fastpitch
Fennell pitched a shutout inning last Thursday in 2-0 loss to the Rockford Thunder, retiring three of the four batters she faced in her only appearance on the mound this season.
First Baseman, Bourne Braves - Cape Cod League
D'Anna will be playing with the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod League this summer. D'Anna is currently recuperating from an injury that prematurely ended his 2009 season with the Matadors.
Right-Handed Pitcher, Humboldt Crabs - West Coast League
DeBoo has started strong for the Crabs with one victory, two saves, and a 0.71 ERA. In the 15 innings he has pitched, the right-hander has only allowed eight singles and zero extra base hits, and crafted an 8:1 strikeout to walk ratio.
Right-Handed Pitcher, Palm Springs Power - Southern California Collegiate Baseball Association
Longpre pitched a total of four innings in four games over the past week for Palm Springs, helping the team earn four victories, preserving his team-low 0.00 ERA in the process. In his most recent outing, Longpre gave up only one hit, one walk, struckout four batters, and recorded a save in a 7-5 victory over the L.A. Aftershock.
Pitcher/First Baseman, San Luis Obispo Blues - Sierra Baseball League
Peterson will compete this summer for the San Luis Obispo Blues, one of fifteen teams that comprise the Sierra Baseball League.
Second Baseman, Wareham Gatemen - Cape Cod League
In his first eight games with the Gatemen, Pineda is batting .207 with six hits, four runs, two doubles, one RBI, two stolen bases, and a walk. The former 2008 Big West Freshman of the Year went 3-for-4 in the opening game for Wareham, while scoring a run, in a 5-4 victory over the Cotuit Kettleers on June 13.
Second Baseman, Sedalia Bombers - M.I.N.K League
Reed has started the past five games at second base for the Sedalia Bombers, going 6-for-19 for a .316 average. One of the primary base-running threats for the Matadors in his first two seasons on-campus, Reed has already swiped three stolen bases to lead the team. Reed also hit the first home run of his collegiate career, a blast that he described as a "bomb."
Outfielder, Edenton Steamers - Coastal Plain League
Swanson has started every game in the outfield while leading the Edenton Steamers with a .368 batting average. In addition to his solid play in the field, Swanson has also hit four doubles, drove in three RBIs and has stolen four bases.
Shortstop, San Luis Obispo Rattlers - California Collegiate League
During the previous week, Vickers hit .181, scored once, and added two hits in the process. Playing in four of the eight games, he was named the designated hitter on one occasion, and took the field as the Rattlers' shortstop in the other three games.