July 24, 2012
Brandon Trinkwon Leads Several Summer Baseball Standouts
UC Santa Barbara shortstop Brandon Trinkwon, who finished his sophomore season leading the Big West with a .460 on-base percentage, is one of several current and former Gauchos who has been enjoying a great deal of success on the diamond this summer.
July 16, 2012
Greg Mahle Receives Another All-American Honor
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Greg Mahle has become the most-decorated freshman in UC Santa Barbara baseball history as he garnered his third All-American award on Monday.
July 3, 2012
Brett Vertigan Named to All West Region Team
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara center fielder Brett Vertigan has added another award to his mantle.
June 11, 2012
Greg Mahle, Andrew Vasquez Receive More All-American Honors
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – More honors rolled in on Monday for a pair of UC Santa Barbara freshmen as Greg Mahle and Andrew Vasquez were both named Second Team Freshmen All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
June 6, 2012
Four More Gauchos Selected on MLB Draft's Final Day
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Four UC Santa Barbara baseball players were drafted on Wednesday in the final day of Major League Baseball's June amateur draft, giving the program a Big West-leading five taken during the three-day event.
June 6, 2012
Andrew Vasquez, Greg Mahle Named Freshmen All-Americans
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – A pair of sterling first-year campaigns by Andrew Vasquez and Greg Mahle netted each a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American award when Collegiate Baseball released its freshman team on Wednesday.
June 5, 2012
Oakland Selects Brett Vertigan in 10th Round
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Brett Vertigan, who put together one of the finest seasons in UC Santa Barbara baseball history, was selected by the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday in the 10th round of Major League Baseball's Amateur Draft.
May 29, 2012
Brett Vertigan Named to First Team All-Big West as Seven Gauchos are Honored
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara junior center fielder Brett Vertigan was named to the All-Big West First Team, the conference announced on Tuesday, one of seven total Gauchos to be honored in the annual awards.
May 29, 2012
2012 Was a Year of Many Records for Baseball Team
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Under first-year head coach Andrew Checketts, the 2012 UC Santa Barbara baseball team set numerous records and had several players etch their names into the school's history books.
May 27, 2012
Gauchos' Win Gives Checketts First-Year Record
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara first year head coach Andrew Checketts did something on Sunday none of his predecessors were able to accomplish.
May 26, 2012
Edgington's Effort Allows Checketts to Tie Record
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Left-handed pitcher Zak Edgington went eight solid innings and a three-run eighth inning from UC Santa Barbara's offense helped the Gauchos to a 6-2 win over Utah on Saturday.
May 25, 2012
Brett Vertigan, Andrew Vasquez Write History for Gauchos on Friday
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - On the opening day of a four-game, season-ending tournament, a pair of UC Santa Barbara baseball players helped re-write the history books.
May 23, 2012
Gauchos Finish Season With 4 Games This Weekend
UCSB pitchers Matt Vedo and Andrew Vasquez both have broken into the school’s single-season top-10 in strikeouts and Vedo is just the sixth pitcher in school history to K at least 100 batters in a season. Vedo’s 104 punchouts (currently 5th) and Vasquez’s 95 (tied for sixth) have them just 13 strikeouts shy of tying the Gaucho record by teammates in a season. Barry Zito (123) and Bryan Noyes (89) currently hold the mark in the 1997 season. Entering this week, Vedo ranks fifth in the nation with his average of 11.75 strikeouts per nine innings and Vasquez is 26th at 10.39.
May 22, 2012
Matt Vedo, Brett Vertigan Add Names to Record Book in Victory
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The eight UC Santa Barbara seniors had one more chance to go out with a victory in their final home game at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
May 20, 2012
Cal Poly Rallies to Sweep Gauchos
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Cal Poly scored eight runs in the seventh and eighth innings to turn a 7-1 deficit into a 9-8 victory over UC Santa Barbara to complete a three-game sweep.
May 19, 2012
Monster 5th Inning Sinks Gauchos
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Cal Poly exploded for 11 runs in a game-changing fifth inning to defeat UC Santa Barbara, 15-5 on Saturday afternoon at Baggett Stadium.
May 18, 2012
Wagman Goes the Distance as Cal Poly Tops Gauchos
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Junior righ-hander Joey Wagman tossed a complete-game on Friday night, giving Cal Poly a 5-1 victory over UC Santa Barbara in the opening game of a three-game series between the Big West Conference rivals.
May 17, 2012
UCSB Baseball Heads to Cal Poly for Final Big West Weekend
Freshman Greg Mahle was recognized as one of the best two-way players when he was named to the College Baseball Hall of Fame John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Watch List. Mahle is one of just 20 players to be so honored. The Westminster, Calif. native went 5-for-10 with three RBI vs. Fullerton and is hitting .333 (10th in the Big West) with 28 RBI. The lefty has four saves overall this year and a 1.93 ERA in conference action.
May 13, 2012
No. 8 Fullerton's Late Rally Upends Gauchos
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Cal State Fullerton scored six runs in the final two innings – including five in the ninth – on Sunday to turn a very tight game into a 9-3 victory, earning the Titans a series win over UC Santa Barbara.
May 12, 2012
Matt Vedo, Gauchos Dominate No. 8 Fullerton
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara baseball team got its first signature win of the Andrew Checketts era in a 7-1 victory over No. 8 Cal State Fullerton on Saturday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
May 11, 2012
Gauchos Rally Not Enough
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – A furious rally that saw UC Santa Barbara score seven unanswered runs was not enough on Friday afternoon as No. 8 Cal State Fullerton jumped out to a huge lead and held on, 9-7.
May 10, 2012
Gauchos Host #8 Fullerton in Final Home Series of Season
Freshman Greg Mahle was recognized as one of the best two-way players when he was named to the College Baseball Hall of Fame John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Watch List. Mahle is one of just 20 players to be so honored. The Westminster, Calif. native is hitting .322 with 25 RBI – both third on the team – and he has four saves and has struck out 39 hitters in 41.1 innings pitched with a 3.00 ERA in 13 relief appearances. Read more about Greg by clicking here.
May 7, 2012
Greg Mahle Named to National Watch List
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara freshman Greg Mahle has been one of the Gauchos' best hitters and pitchers this season and he was thusly named to the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Watch List.
May 6, 2012
UCSB Falls to Irvine on Sunday
IRVINE, Calif. – The good news for the UC Santa Barbara baseball team was that it snapped a 21-inning scoreless streak against UC Irvine on Sunday at Anteater Ballpark. The bad news is that UCSB's output was not enough in a 5-4 loss that allowed the Anteaters to sweep the weekend series.
May 5, 2012
Several Sparkling Defensive Plays Not Enough for Gauchos
IRVINE, Calif. – Runs were again at a premium on Saturday afternoon at Anteater Stadium as UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine locked into a second straight pitcher's duel.
May 4, 2012
Gauchos Unable to Break Through vs. UC Irvine's Thurman
IRVINE, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara baseball team did three better than Cal State Fullerton and four better than Long Beach State, but in the end, scored as many runs off of UC Irvine's Andrew Thurman as the other two Big West first place teams did.
May 3, 2012
UCSB Heads to Irvine; Will Be Featured on ESPN
For the first time in over two decades, the UC Santa Barbara baseball team will be featured on television and will make its inaugural appearance on the ESPN family of networks this season.The Gauchos' game at UC Irvine on Sunday, May 6 will be televised on ESPNU with first pitch slated for 2 p.m. It will mark the first time since the 1990 season that UCSB has been featured on either a regional or national TV network. For more information, click here.
April 29, 2012
Gauchos Score Late to Win Thriller Over UC Davis
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Two big hits tied Sunday's game for UC Santa Barbara but it was a non-hit by the Gauchos that ended up winning the game.
April 28, 2012
Gauchos Unable to Complete Comeback, Fall to UC Davis
One day after putting together a dominant offensive performance against visiting UC Davis, the favor was returned by the Aggies, who tallied 16 hits on their way to a 10-6 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Saturday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
April 27, 2012
Gauchos' Offense, Andrew Vasquez Dominate UC Davis
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – It was billed as a match-up of two of the best pitchers in the Big West. After all, both UC Davis' Dayne Quist and UC Santa Barbara's Andrew Vasquez were both named to the National Pitcher of the Year Watch List this past week.
April 26, 2012
Gauchos Host UC Davis for 3 Games Starting Friday
Six-foot-six freshman left-hander Andrew Vasquez has been named to the College Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher of the Year Watch List – one of just 51 pitchers in the nation to be so honored. Vasquez leads the Big West with his 1.79 ERA and his .190 batting average against is second. Vasquez’s 73 K’s are second-most behind his Friday opponent, UC Davis’ Dayne Quist and the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. native is seventh in the Big West with his 60.1 innings pitched.
April 24, 2012
Andrew Vasquez Named to National Pitcher of the Year List
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara freshman pitcher Andrew Vasquez has been sparkling in his first season as a Gaucho and now he finds himself in elite company.
April 23, 2012
UCSB's Winning Streak Ends at Saint Mary's
MORAGA, Calif. - Five Saint Mary's pitchers held UC Santa Barbara to just four hits as the Gauchos' four-game winning streak came to an end with a 2-1 loss on Monday at Louis Guisto Field.
April 23, 2012
Brett Vertigan Named Big West Player of the Week
UC Santa Barbara junior centerfielder Brett Vertigan has been named the Big West Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday.
April 22, 2012
Zak Edgington's Strong Outing, Offense Help Finish Off Sweep of Pacific
STOCKTON, Calif. - Zak Edgington battled some wildness, but when the dust settled on Sunday the Gauchos' left-handed starter had shut down the top-hitting team in the Big West as the UC Santa Barbara baseball team finished off a three-game sweep of Pacific with a 6-2 victory.
April 21, 2012
Marc Venning Celebrates Birthday With a Bash in Gauchos' 9-2 Win
STOCKTON, Calif. - Marc Venning made sure to celebrate his 22nd birthday in a big way by clubbing a pair of doubles and driving in three runs as UC Santa Barbara defeated Pacific, 9-2 on Saturday night, to already capture the weekend series.
April 20, 2012
Gauchos Use Clutch Plays to Beat Pacific, 6-5
STOCKTON, Calif. - A scary moment turned into the right moment for the UC Santa Barbara baseball team on Friday night vs. Pacific.
April 19, 2012
UCSB Baseball Heads to Pacific for 3 Games
• Vasquez Vanquishes Villains Six-foot-six freshman left-hander Andrew Vasquez leads all Big West pitchers with a 1.66 ERA and his .191 batting average against is third. The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. native’s 66 strikeouts are second only to teammate Matt Vedo’s 70. Vasquez has pitched into the sixth inning in all but one of his starts and has struck out at least six hitters in all but one of his outings. Vasquez’s 54.1 innings pitched are ninth-most in the Big West.
April 18, 2012
Gauchos Face Trojans in Midweek Matchup
UCSB senior left-hander Kevin Gelinas (1-0, 1.32 ERA) will make the start for the Gauchos and he will be opposed by right-hander Andrew Triggs (3-4, 3.39 ERA).
April 18, 2012
Gauchos Use Late Rally, Extra Innings to Defeat USC
LOS ANGELES - After scoring three ninth inning runs to send Wednesday's game into extra innings, the UC Santa Barbara baseball team made sure to utilize the bonanza stanzas in defeating USC in a non-conference game, 5-4, in 12 innings.
April 15, 2012
Gauchos' Rally Falls Short in Long Beach
LONG BEACH, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara baseball team had the tying run 90 feet away on Sunday afternoon and it appeared, with two outs in the ninth, that the Gauchos would get that run home.
April 14, 2012
Long Beach Takes Both Games in Twinbill
LONG BEACH, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara baseball team dropped a day-night doubleheader to Long Beach State on Saturday and in each game, a couple of well-timed hits could have changed things around.
April 13, 2012
UCSB-Long Beach State Rained Out on Friday - Doubleheader Planned for Saturday
The opening game of the UC Santa Barbara and Long Beach State weekend series was rained out and cancelled on Friday. The two teams will open their Big West Conference series with a doubleheader on Saturday.
April 12, 2012
UCSB Travels to Long Beach for Important Big West Series
Six-foot-six freshman left-hander Andrew Vasquez leads all Big West pitchers with a 1.10 ERA and a .174 batting average against. The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. native’s 62 strikeouts are second only to teammate Matt Vedo’s 67. Vasquez has pitched into the sixth inning in all but one of his starts and has struck out at least six hitters in every one of his outings. He has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his starts and has allowed just six earned runs in his 49.0 innings pitched this year.
April 10, 2012
Vedo, Home Runs Spark Gauchos to 6-5 Win Over Cal Poly
Matt Vedo pitched 6.2 solid innings, striking out a season-high 12 batters, and UC Santa Barbara belted a pair of home runs in a 6-5 non-conference win over visiting Cal Poly on Tuesday at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
April 9, 2012
2001 Team Honored on Throwback Tuesday With a New Start Time
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Throwback Tuesdays continue when the Gauchos host Cal Poly in a non-conference game on Tuesday, April 10 with first pitch now scheduled at 2 p.m.
April 7, 2012
Gauchos Outhit Matadors in Finale of Series
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Cal State Northridge freshman left-hander Jerry Keel again helped the Matadors salvage a weekend series.
April 6, 2012
Vertigan Sparks UCSB to 8-4 Win Over Cal State Northridge
Brett Vertigan tripled and hit his first career home run on Friday as UC Santa Barbara recorded its third straight Big West Conference win, 8-4 over visiting Cal State Northridge.
April 5, 2012
Gauchos Use Good Pitching, CSUN Errors to Win 11-1 Laugher
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – A bevy of mistakes from Cal State Northridge and UC Santa Barbara's ability to capitalize on them turned Thursday's game into a laugher.
April 4, 2012
UCSB Hosts CSUN in Three-Game Series Starting on Thursday
Six-foot-six freshman left-hander Andrew Vasquez leads all Big West pitchers with a 1.26 ERA and 55 strikeouts, doing all that through seven starts and 43.0 innings pitched. Vasquez has pitched into the sixth inning in all but one of his starts and has struck out at least six hitters in every one of his outings. His .177 batting average against is fourth among conference pitchers.
April 3, 2012
Gaucho Miscues On Mound and In Field Too Much to Overcome
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The CSU Bakersfield team dinked and dunked UC Santa Barbara and Spenser Messmore took care of the rest.
April 1, 2012
UCSB Takes Advantage of Riverside Blunders in Sunday Victory
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – A head-scratching decision will be what UC Riverside considers on its bus ride back from Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
March 31, 2012
Gauchos Unable to Overcome Tough Riverside Pitching
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara baseball team had its opportunities vs. UC Riverside right-hander Eddie Orozco on Saturday, but were never able to break through against one of the Big West's best pitchers.
March 30, 2012
Strong Pitching, Timely Hitting Gives Gauchos a 5-3 Win Over UC Riverside
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – A pair of UC Santa Barbara freshmen took control of Friday's Big West Conference opener to lead the Gauchos to a 5-3 victory over UC Riverside.
March 28, 2012
UCSB Opens Big West Play on Friday vs. UC Riverside
UC Santa Barbara junior centerfielder Brett Vertigan has a hit in every one of the Gauchos’ first 23 games and leads the team with his .413 batting average. While the team still has 33 games left, it’s important to know that the highest batting average in single-season history was Bill Geivett’s .412 clip in 1985 and the UCSB hitting streak mark is 35, set by Ryan Spilborghs in 2001.
March 27, 2012
Marc Venning, Greg Mahle Combine for 6 RBI to Lead Gauchos Past Pepperdine
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – At a possible turning point in Tuesday's non-conference game, the UC Santa Barbara baseball team didn't shy away and took control en route to a 10-5 victory over Pepperdine.
March 25, 2012
Offense Comes Alive for Baseball Team as Gauchos Beat USF
OAKLAND, Calif. - A six-run sixth inning opened the floodgates for a UC Santa Barbara baseball team that had been shutout in its past two games, allowing the Gauchos to salvage the final game of a three-game series vs. USF, 9-5.
March 24, 2012
USF Uses Dominant Pitching to Sweep Gauchos
OAKLAND, Calif. – A pair of dominant pitching performances by the University of San Francisco staff limited UC Santa Barbara in a doubleheader on Saturday. The Dons swept the Gauchos, winning 2-0 and 4-0.
March 21, 2012
UCSB Baseball, Coming Off Sweep, Heads North to Face USF
UCSB leads all Big West teams in team batting average at .307 and there are several other offensive categories in which the Gauchos have at least one player on top of the heap. Bryce Tafelski leads the conference in hitting (.436); Brandon Trinkwon is tops in slugging percentage (.612), on-base percentage (.539) and walks (20); Brett Vertigan leads all players in hits (37), runs scored (24), triples (4) and total bases (52); Lance Roenicke leads all conference players in doubles (9).
March 16, 2012
Vasquez, Venning Lead Gauchos to Doubleheader Sweep of Rhode Island
UC Santa Barbara rode an outstanding pitching performance by freshman Andrew Vasquez and a 16-hit attack in the first game and a perfect 5-for-5 game at the plate by third baseman Marc Venning in the second game to a doubleheader sweep of Rhode Island on Friday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
March 15, 2012
Key Hitting, Strong Relief Keys Gauchos Win Over Rhode Island
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Coaches will always stress the importance of key hitting and a strong bullpen and the UC Santa Barbara baseball team used both to take the first game of a three-game set with Rhode Island on Thursday.
March 14, 2012
Weather Pushes Up Baseball Series to Thursday & Friday
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Due to imending weather, the UC Santa Barbara baseball team's three-game series this coming weekend has been changed.
March 14, 2012
UCSB Baseball Faces Rhode Island on Thursday & Friday
• Nice for Bryce Senior Bryce Tafelski leads the Gauchos with his .483 batting average (14 hits in 29 at-bats) and enjoyed his first four-hit game on March 11 at Nevada. Tafelski’s .545 on-base percentage also leads UCSB.
March 13, 2012
UCSB Edged in Low-Scoring Affair by Fresno St.
Junior center fielder Brett Vertigan provides the game's only extra base-hit.
March 13, 2012
Video: Baseball: 3-13: UCSB Falls to Fresno State, 3-2
March 11, 2012
Gauchos Drop Series Finale to Nevada
RENO – The University of Nevada (9-6) baseball team defeated UC Santa Barbara (7-8) by a score of 11-7 on Sunday at Peccole Park to win the series, 2-1. With the victory the Wolf Pack improved to 9-6 on the season while the Gauchos dropped to 7-8. It was UCSB's first series loss on the road this season while the Pack has won every weekend series this year taking two of three games from each opponent.
March 10, 2012
Gauchos Use 18-Hit Attack to Down Wolf Pack
RENO – The UC Santa Barbara baseball team bounced back in a big way in the second game of its series at Nevada on Saturday, knocking off the Wolf Pack 13-5.
March 9, 2012
Gauchos Downed By Nevada in First Game of Weekend Series
RENO – Nevada used an 11-run sixth inning to rip open a close game in the opener of a three-game series at Nevada and defeat UC Santa Barbara, 12-2, on Friday afternoon.
March 8, 2012
UCSB, Aiming to Remain Perfect on Road, Plays Nevada This Weekend
• V is for Vertigan Junior centerfielder Brett Vertigan was named the Big West Player of the Week this week as he went 12-for-18 with seven runs scored, two doubles and three stolen bases. Vertigan reached base in 14 plate appearances and hit .667 with a .700 on-base percentage for the week.
March 6, 2012
Bakersfield Edges Gauchos, 7-6
Four different UC Santa Barbara players collected two hits on Tuesday afternoon, but it wasn’t enough as Cal State Bakersfield took advantage of six hit batsmen and six walks en route to a 7-6 comeback win at wind-swept Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
March 5, 2012
Brett Vertigan Named Big West Player of the Week
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – After a dominating week in which he reached base 14 times in four games, UC Santa Barbara junior Brett Vertigan was named the Big West's Player of the Week.
March 5, 2012
Throwback Tuesday Honors 1996 Regional Team
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Throwback Tuesdays, a new promotion for the UC Santa Barbara baseball team in 2012, begins when the Gauchos host CSU Bakersfield on March 6 with first pitch at 2 p.m.
March 4, 2012
Gauchos Fall in Extras to Loyola Marymount
Lions 10-inning victory gives them a 2-1 series win.
March 3, 2012
Pettibone, Vertigan Team Up to Take Down LMU
The Gauchos have won four of their last five games after their 10-2 win on Saturday.
March 2, 2012
Gauchos Outhit LMU in Tough Loss
Loyola Marymount took advantage of five UC Santa Barbara errors and some wildness on the mound en route to a 9-5 win on Friday at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium in Santa Barbara.
March 1, 2012
UCSB, Riding Hot Streak, Opens Homestand on Friday
• The Schedule Friday March 2, 2012 at 2 p.m. Saturday March 3, 2012 at 1 p.m. Sunday March 4, 2012 at 1 p.m. UC Santa Barbara vs. Loyola Marymount (2-6) at UCSB’s Caesar Uyesaka Stadium (1,000) Overall record vs. the Lions – 68-60-1
February 28, 2012
Gauchos Play Midweek Game at Fresno State
• Austin Powers Freshman right-hander Austin Pettibone had quite the series at San Jose State last weekend. Called upon to close out Friday’s game, Pettibone entered with the bases loaded and one out. The Yorba Linda, Calif. native struck out both batters he faced for his first career save. He then pitched 6.0 solid innings on Sunday, allowing just five hits and two earned runs in his first career victory.
February 28, 2012
Matt Vedo, Gaucho Offense Dominate Fresno State
FRESNO, Calif. – A dominating performance from UC Santa Barbara starting pitcher Matt Vedo and an exceptional offensive attack helped the Gauchos cruise to their fourth straight victory, 7-1 over Fresno State.
February 26, 2012
Pettibone and Roenicke Help Gauchos Sweep Spartans
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Another terrific pitching performance by the UC Santa Barbara baseball team's pitching staff carried the Gauchos to a 5-2 victory over San Jose State in a three-game sweep.
February 25, 2012
Strong Pitching Carries Gauchos Past San Jose State
SAN JOSE, Calif. – A strong start by freshman Andrew Vasquez and Jeremy Peterson pitched a solid 2.1 final innings on Saturday as the UC Santa Barbara baseball team won for the third time in four games, knocking off San Jose State, 3-2.
February 23, 2012
Gauchos Make First Road Trip of Season to San Jose State
UCSB has added two more games to its broadcast schedule, both of which are taking place this week. The Voice of the Gauchos, Gerry Fall, will have the call on Friday night when the Gauchos play at San Jose State and again on Tuesday when the Gauchos play at Fresno State. Click here to listen live.
February 22, 2012
Jeremy Peterson's loss becomes UCSB's gain
The college baseball season is just starting, but pitcher Jeremy Peterson has already taken a bunch of losses for UCSB:
February 19, 2012
UCSB Finishes Series With No. 23 Oregon State
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Earlier on Sunday, UC Santa Barbara head coach Andrew Checketts got his first career victory in dramatic fashion, and with a chance to add to it later on in the day, the Gauchos were unable to pull off the sweep.
February 18, 2012
Gauchos Drop Game One of Doubleheader, Game Two to be Completed Sunday
The delayed game's first pitch will be at 11:30 AM on Sunday morning, with the originally scheduled series finale to take place 40 minutes after the first game has ended.
February 17, 2012
Gauchos Open Checketts Era vs. Oregon State in Front of Packed House
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – A packed house that left standing room only at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium saw the UC Santa Barbara baseball team go toe-to-toe with No. 23 Oregon State on Friday afternoon in the inaugural game for new UCSB head coach Andrew Checketts, but it was two costly errors that allowed the Beavers to top the Gauchos, 7-3.
February 16, 2012
Checketts Era Begins on Friday when Gauchos Open 2012 Season vs. Oregon State
New head coach Andrew Checketts will make his UCSB debut after being named the ninth head coach in program history on June 22, 2011. Checketts will be the first new head coach since Bob Brontsema took over in 1994. Checketts, an Oregon State All-American pitcher as a senior, joined UCSB after three seasons at the University of Oregon where he was the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.
January 31, 2012
UCSB Baseball Will Have Majority of Games Broadcast This Season
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UCSB Athletics is pleased to announce that for the third straight season Gaucho baseball will have the majority of its games broadcast both on commercial radio and online. With an exciting 2012 schedule that opens on Feb. 17 vs. two-time College World Series champion Oregon State, there is excitement surrounding the program and new head coach Andrew Checketts.
January 26, 2012
Mark Patton: The Gauchos Once Had a Hammer
It is for UCSB baseball, which is benefitting again from some alumni that held their kegger parties at Gaucho games a quarter century ago.
January 26, 2012
Gaucho Baseball Hosting an Open House on Sunday
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara baseball team is excited to announce that on Sunday, Jan. 29 it will be hosting an "Open House" at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium to conclude the Baseball Alumni Reunion Weekend.
January 23, 2012
Gaucho Baseball Featured on ESPN This Season
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – For the first time in over two decades, the UC Santa Barbara baseball team will be featured on television and will make its inaugural appearance on the ESPN family of networks this season.
January 17, 2012
Baseball Season Tickets Now On Sale
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara baseball team, led by new head coach Andrew Checketts, has released an impressive 2012 schedule that includes 27 home games against previous national champions Oregon State, Fresno State, Pepperdine, USC, Cal State Fullerton and more. And now, UCSB Athletics is pleased to announce that season tickets for the season are now on sale!
January 11, 2012
Events for Highly Anticipated Baseball Weekend Filling Up Fast
With less than three weeks remaining UCSB Athletics is pleased to announce that events for the January 27-28 Baseball Reunion Weekend are quickly filling up.
November 18, 2011
UCSB Baseball Signs 15 Players to NLI's
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – New baseball coach Andrew Checketts built a lot of his collegiate reputation on his recruiting abilities and his first recruiting class at UC Santa Barbara definitely shows why he came so highly regarded.
November 16, 2011
UCSB Baseball Announces a Night for Baseball & Reunion Weekend
Baseball head coach Andrew Checketts and UCSB Athletics are excited to announce events surrounding the annual reunion weekend as we celebrate baseball in Santa Barbara. The weekend is set for January 27-28, 2012.
November 4, 2011
UCSB Baseball Announces Exciting 2012 Schedule
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara baseball team has released its 2012 schedule and the 56-game slate features some quality opponents – including five postseason teams from a season ago – that the Gauchos will face both home and away.
October 29, 2011
Former UCSB Star Skip Schumaker Wins World Series
October 17, 2011
It's Gaucho vs. Gaucho in World Series
For the second straight season, two former UC Santa Barbara baseball players have helped their team to the World Series.
August 24, 2011
Former Gaucho Skip Schumaker Takes to Mound
ST. LOUIS -- Skip Schumaker has long wanted the opportunity to pitch in a Major League game. Now that he's done it, though, once is enough.
August 4, 2011
UCSB Adds Zach Etheredge as Volunteer Assistant Coach
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Zach Etheredge, who played in the Chicago White Sox system and has worked as an assistant coach for the Cape Cod League’s Cotuit Kettleers, has joined the UC Santa Barbara baseball team staff as a volunteer assistant coach.
August 1, 2011
Gauchos Add Jason Hawkins to Baseball Staff
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara baseball coach Andrew Checketts has added Jason Hawkins, the former head coach at Occidental College, to the Gaucho coaching staff the team announced on Monday.
July 22, 2011
Checketts Hires Cornejo as Assistant Coach
New UC Santa Barbara baseball coach Andrew Checketts made his first coaching hire, bringing in Eddie Cornejo to join his staff as an assistant coach.
July 8, 2011
Roenicke, Wallace, Vertigan Named Summer All-Stars
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Three UC Santa Barbara baseball players who are playing with the summer league Santa Barbara Foresters have been named California Collegiate League All-Stars.
July 5, 2011
Beck Wheeler: A Great Example
June 8, 2011
Johnson Invited to Team USA Training Camp, Will Also Take Part in Kevin Durant Skills Academy
Orlando Johnson has been invited to attend the 2011 World University Games Team Training Camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. beginning on July 29. There, he will be competing for a spot on the U.S. National Team that will play at the Games in Shenzhen, China from Aug. 12-22.
24 Gauchos Garner Big West Academic All-Conference Distinction
A total of 24 UC Santa Barbara student-athletes that compete in winter or spring Big West Conference sponsored sports were honored with Academic All-Conference honors it was announced on Friday.