CSUN Baseball/Softball Summer Report

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.

Kia Fennell

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.

Dominic D'Anna

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.

Chris DeBoo

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. 

Bryan Longpre

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. 

Jacob Peterson

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. 

Ryan Pineda

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. 

TS Reed

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." 

Billy Swanson

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. 

Robert Vickers

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. 

 

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