UCSB Baseball News
October 2, 2013
Gaucho Baseball Academy Unveils Fall and Winter Camp Schedules
UCSB's Gaucho Baseball Academy has announced its Fall and Winter high school camp schedule. The schedule features three prospect camps and one hitting camp. There will be a youth camp date set by the end of September.
October 1, 2013
UCSB Baseball to Host Open Tryouts
The UCSB baseball team will be hosting walk-on tryouts for all students currently enrolled full-time at the school. The tryouts will be held at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium on the campus of UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
September 23, 2013
UCSB Baseball's 2013 Recruiting Class Ranked No. 31 by Collegiate Baseball
The latest UCSB baseball recruiting class has been tabbed as the 31st best in the country, it was revealed by Collegiate Baseball on Friday.
September 10, 2013
UCSB Baseball Adds Neil Walton as Volunteer Assistant Coach
Former Cal State Fullerton standout infielder Neil Walton has been hired as a volunteer assistant coach by the Gauchos, it was announced by head coach Andrew Checketts today.
August 6, 2013
Trinkwon Sports 22-Game Hit Streak, Earns Promotion in First Summer of Pro Ball
Just months after being selected in the seventh round of the 2013 MLB First Year Player Draft by the Dodgers, former UC Santa Barbara shortstop Brandon Trinkwon is quickly making his name known in the Los Angeles farm system.
July 16, 2013
Gauchos Provide Strong Performances Around the Country in Summer Collegiate Leagues
Lefty Justin Jacome headlines UCSB's group of summer league players with a 0.87 ERA in the West Coast League.
July 1, 2013
Nesovic Named to Baseball America's Freshmen All-America Team
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.– UC Santa Barbara utility player Robby Nesovic was named to Baseball America’s Freshmen All-American Second Team on Monday. With the accolade, Nesovic continues to add to his hardware collection that includes being named the Big West Freshman Field Player of the Year, Freshman All-America by Louisville Slugger, and honorable mention all conference.
June 17, 2013
Gauchos Travel to Santa Ynez to Work with Pony All Stars
Members of the UCSB coaching staff made a trip to Santa Ynez, Calif. to host a free, 2-hour clinic with the Santa Ynez Pony Baseball All Stars on Wednesday. The event was part of the Gaucho Baseball Academy’s summer camp schedule (Camp Schedule). The Gaucho staff focused on hitting and defensive drills that allowed the All Stars to have fun while enhancing their skills.
June 8, 2013
Kuresa and Wilson Selected on Final Day of MLB Draft
Kuresa, a redshirt sophomore first baseman, was taken by Atlanta in the 14th round, with Wilson, a senior, going in the 19th round to Minnesota.
June 7, 2013
Brandon Trinkwon Selected in the Seventh Round by the Los Angeles Dodgers
Trinkwon is UCSB's highest position player draftee since 2006.
June 5, 2013
Nesovic, Hecht Picked as Freshman All-Americans
For the second consecutive year, a pair of Gauchos have garnered Freshman All-American status, as both Robby Nesovic and Dylan Hecht were named to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American Team on Wednesday morning.
June 2, 2013
Rally Falls Short as Texas A&M Eliminates Gauchos, 5-4
UC Santa Barbara’s baseball season came to an end on Sunday at the NCAA’s Corvallis Regional, but as was the case over the entire season, the Gauchos didn’t go quietly in a 5-4 loss to Texas A&M.
June 1, 2013
Gauchos Fall in Taut NCAA Battle With Oregon State, 3-2
CORVALLIS, Ore. – In a taut, tense pitcher’s duel, UC Santa Barbara battled the No. 3 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, Oregon State, on its home field for nine innings before losing a 3-2 thriller in front of a record crowd of 3,535 at Goss Field in Corvallis, Ore. However, the Gauchos remain alive and will play Texas A&M in an elimination game at noon on Sunday. UCSB freshman pitcher Justin Jacome battled through 6.1 innings against one of the best teams in the nation, allowing just two earned runs and striking out four. OSU’s Andrew Moore, also a freshman, was just a little better as he went 8.0 innings, allowing a mere five hits and one earned run while striking out six. He improved to 13-1 on the season and his earned run average dropped to 1.19. “It was a good baseball game,” said Gauchos’ head coach Andrew Checketts. “Some young pitchers getting after it pretty good I thought out there. Matching each other pitch for pitch, pitch for pitch and pitch for pitch, we just weren’t able to make that last pitch to stay in the game. Good effort on both sides of the field.” The Beavers scored the first run of the game on a home run to left-center field in the second inning by Ryan Barnes. The designated hitter got a pitch up in his eyes from Jacome and powered it over the fence for his second home run of the year. “It wasn’t where I wanted it, it came in too slow and too high,” said Jacome. “He saw it all the way. I wanted it more down and outside, but he saw it all the way in.” The lead didn’t last long as UCSB struck back for runs in the second and third innings. In the second, with one out, freshman Robby Nesovic was hit in the left thigh by a Moore pitch. Nesovic went to second on a passed ball and scored on a single to right center Cameron Newell. Luke Swenson followed with a single, but no more runs came home. In the third, Joey Epperson belted Moore’s first pitch off the fence down the line in left field and then trotted to third on a wild pitch. A ground ball to second base by Brandon Trinkwon scored the go-ahead run for the Gauchos. The lead held until the top of the sixth when OSU rallied for a run after there were two outs. Dylan Davis, the Pac 12 Player of the Year, started the procession with double to left field. Barnes followed with an RBI single to center field. Danny Hayes was hit by a pitch and Kavin Keyes reached on an error to load the bases, but no more damage was done. UCSB had a golden opportunity in the top of the sixth when Trinkwon started things with a double to deep right center field and was moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Woody Woodward. Tyler Kuresa was hit by a pitch and stole second without a throw, putting runners on second and third. But that is where the runners would remain as Nesovic fouled out and Newell grounded out sharply to second, ending the inning. The Beavers challenged in the seventh, loading the bases with one out on Jacome, but Greg Mahle was summoned and he responded with consecutive strikeouts of Davis and Barnes to end the inning. Playing as the home team in name only, the Gauchos threatened in the bottom of the eighth inning. Epperson led off with a single, was sacrificed to second by Trinkwon and moved to third on another wild pitch. After Woodward struck out, Kuresa was intentionally walked. He scooted to second on a wild pitch, but the ball did not go far enough astray to allow Epperson to score. Nesovic walked, setting the stage for one of the game’s most important plays. Newell followed Nesovic and hit a hard shot to the left side. Beaver shortstop Tyler Smith dove to his knees to snag the screamer and threw a bullet to second baseman Andy Peterson to force Nesovic and end the inning. OSU scored the winning run in the top of the ninth. With one out, Peterson placed a perfect bunt along the third base line. Three Gauchos surrounded the ball, but they helplessly watched as it rolled to a halt on the foul line. Michael Conforto then took a Mahle pitch on his hip to put runners on first and second and that was enough as Checketts walked out to the mound to summon closer Dylan Hecht. After getting the first batter he faced , Davis, to ground out to third, advancing the runners to second and third, Hecht had some control issues, walking Barnes and Hayes to force in Peterson with what turned out to be the winning run. Keyes struk out to end the threat, but UCSB went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the ninth to end the game. The Gauchos return to the field on Sunday to play Texas A&M for the second time in three days. The Aggies eliminated Texas-San Antonio in Saturday’s first game. On Friday, UCSB won the first match-up ever between the schools, 6-4. First pitch is scheduled for noon and Nesovic will be on the hill for the Gauchos while the Aggies will counter with right handed Rafael Pineda.
May 31, 2013
Pettibone, Gauchos Open Corvallis Regional with 6-4 Win Over Texas A&M
UCSB won its first NCAA Tournament game since 2001 and its Regional-opening win since 1986 with a 6-4 win over Texas A&M Friday.
May 29, 2013
Nesovic Named Big West Freshman Player of the Year, Six Other Gauchos Nab All-Conference Honors
The designated hitter/right-handed pitcher led the team with a .343 batting average and twice had outings of 6.2 innings or more with zero earned runs.
May 27, 2013
UCSB Baseball Earns NCAA Regional Berth
Gauchos will open up against Texas A&M, potentially face Oregon St. and UTSA.
May 25, 2013
Gauchos Pull Off Sweep Over UC Davis to End Regular Season
UCSB finishes the year in second place in the Big West Conference with a 17-10 record.
May 24, 2013
Gauchos Pile it on in 8-1 Win at UC Davis
Joey Epperson matches a career high with four hits, while Robby Nesovic allows just a single unearned run in 6.2 innings.
May 23, 2013
Woodward Leads Offensive Charge in 10-5 Series-Opening Victory With UC Davis
The sophomore second baseman picks up four hits with four RBI's.
May 21, 2013
Gauchos Edged 2-1 in Midweek Pitcher's Duel at UCLA
Justin Jacome and Greg Mahle combine to allow just two runs, while the UCLA pitching staff limited the Gauchos to just three hits.
May 19, 2013
UCSB Captures 7-3 Victory on Senior Day
It is the first time in program history that the Gauchos have gone an entire season without losing a series at home.
May 18, 2013
Gauchos Drop 3-2 Decision to Pacific
Despite starting pitcher Robby Nesovic’s third consecutive quality start, the Gauchos offense couldn’t muster enough Pacific’s John Haberman, who delivered his team a 3-2 victory on Saturday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
May 17, 2013
Pettibone Dominates Again, Woodward Collects Five RBIs in 12-1 Victory Over Pacific
Austin Pettibone pitched yet another gem and Woody Woodward had a career-high five RBIs as the Gauchos soundly defeated the visiting Pacific Tigers 12-1 on Friday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
May 16, 2013
UCSB Finishes Up Home Schedule With Pacific
The Gauchos have a chance at making history – if they beat Pacific, they will go undefeated in home series for an entire year for the first time in program history.
May 15, 2013
Gauchos Rout Loyola Marymount 11-3 in Jacome's Return
In his first start since Apr. 27, Justin Jacome allowed just one run while pitching into the seventh.
May 14, 2013
UCSB Baseball's Wednesday Game at LMU Added to Broadcast Schedule
Gerry Fall's call can be heard on AM 1290 and on UCSBgauchos.com.
May 13, 2013
Newell's Crafty Bunt Gives UCSB its Second Straight Walk-Off Win at Home
Newell, Trinkwon, and Kuresa each collect 3+ hits on the day.
May 12, 2013
Gauchos Fall to CSUN in Series Finale
The loss snaps a four game win streak for the Gauchos.
May 11, 2013
Nesovic Powers UCSB to Series Win Over CSUN in 6-2 Saturday Victory
Gauchos have now won a season-best four consecutive series, their longest streak since 2001.
May 10, 2013
Pettibone Goes the Distance, Offense Rallies Late for 6-1 Win at CSUN
The sophomore righty throws his second complete game, allowing just one run.
May 9, 2013
Gauchos Face Cal State Northridge in Pivotal Big West Series
UCSB looking to end CSUN's eight-game winning streak.
May 6, 2013
Joey Epperson Grabs Big West Field Player of the Week Honors
The junior left fielder's Sunday walk-off home run was part of an 8-14 weekend.
May 5, 2013
Epperson's Walk-Off Blast Gives Gauchos 7-6 Win Against Anteaters
The junior left fielder's first career home run garnered the Gauchos' their third consecutive series victory.
May 4, 2013
Nesovic Does It All in 5-3 Win Over No. 19 UC Irvine
The freshman righty collects the win on the mound and delivers three hits, including his third home run of the year, with the bat.
May 3, 2013
Gauchos Topped by No. 19 UC Irvine in Series Opener
UCSB loses a game despite outhitting the opponent for the second consecutive game.
May 2, 2013
Gauchos Test Their Mettle Against No. 19 UC Irvine
UCSB looking to avenge 2012's sweep at the hands of the Anteaters
April 29, 2013
Newell Takes Home Big West Field Player of the Week Honors
The sophomore center fielder hit .643 over four games.
April 28, 2013
Gauchos Fall Short of UC Riverside Sweep With 8-5 Loss
Tyler Kuresa collects four RBIs in the loss.
April 27, 2013
Jacome Leads Gauchos to Shutout of UC Riverside
The freshman lefty collects his fourth win and seventh quality start of the season.
April 26, 2013
Gauchos Come Out on Top in 10-7 Slugfest
Robby Nesovic and Cameron Newell each collect three hits in the victory.
April 25, 2013
Gauchos Head South to Take On UC Riverside
Coach Checketts returns to the school at which he spent seven years.
April 24, 2013
UCSB Bats Come Alive in 12-4 Win Over USD
Catcher Jackson Morrow hit his first career home run in the rout.
April 21, 2013
Gauchos Unable to Finish Off Sweep of Long Beach State
Brandon Trinkwon and Robby Nesovic each hit a home run in the loss.
April 20, 2013
Newell's Clutch Single Gives UCSB Walkoff Win Over Long Beach, 5-4
Cameron Newell lined a single to the right side, through a five-man infield, to score Luke Swenson with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as UC Santa Barbara came back to beat Long Beach State on Saturday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
April 19, 2013
Pettibone, Trinkwon Lead Gauchos Over Long Beach State in 2-1 Nailbiter
The sophomore righty picks up his fifth win of the season with his 8 1/3 inning outing.
April 18, 2013
Gauchos Host Long Beach State in Key Big West Series
April 16, 2013
Gauchos Fall Victim to Long Ball in 7-5 Loss to USD
Freshman Connor Baits suffers the loss to drop his record to 1-1.
April 15, 2013
Robby Nesovic Nabs Big West Pitcher of the Week Honors
The freshman righty threw 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball against the fourth-ranked team in the nation in Cal State Fullerton.
April 14, 2013
Gauchos Hand No. 4 Cal State Fullerton First Conference Loss With 2-0 Shutout
Freshman starter Robby Nesovic earns his first career with scoreless 6 2/3 inning outing.
April 13, 2013
Cal State Fullerton Rides Early Lead to 10-2 Saturday Victory
Center fielder Cameron Newell extends his hitting streak to 12 games in the loss.
April 12, 2013
Gauchos End Up On Wrong End of Wild Ninth Inning in 4-3 Loss
UCSB plates two runs in the top of the ninth to take a 3-2 lead, but is unable to hold on.
April 11, 2013
Gauchos Face Major Test in No. 4 Cal State Fullerton
April 9, 2013
Nesovic's First Career Homer Pays Pepperdine Back in 5-4 Win
Eight of nine UCSB starters collect a hit in Tuesday's win.
April 7, 2013
UCSB Comeback Falls Short in 7-6 Loss to Cal Poly
Gauchos tie season-high with four errors in the loss.
April 6, 2013
Gauchos Use 11-Run Sixth Inning to Clinch Cal Poly Series
16 batters come to the plate in UCSB's biggest inning in over three years.
April 5, 2013
Gauchos Top Cal Poly in First Game of Important Weekend Series, 4-2
Austin Pettibone tossed eight solid innings and Dylan Hecht struck out the side in the top of the ninth to lead UC Santa Barbara past No. 17 Cal Poly in a Big West game Friday afternoon in Santa Barbara. The game was part of the Blue-Green Rivalry Series.
April 2, 2013
UCSB Edged By Pepperdine in Tuesday Tuneup
Bullpen combines to throw five scoreless innings in the loss.
March 31, 2013
UCSB Earns Series Split With Hawai'i After Sunday Victory
Brandon Trinkwon and Dalton Kelly each drive in three runs for the Gauchos.
March 30, 2013
'Bows Outlast Gauchos to Take 2-1 Series Lead
Sophomore infielder Peter Maris drives in three runs in the losing effort.
March 29, 2013
Hawai'i Strikes Late to Even Series With Gauchos
UCSB falls to 1-1 in conference play after the loss.
March 28, 2013
Gauchos Squeak Out First Conference Win Over Hawai'i
Tyler Kuresa collects three RBIs in the victory.
March 27, 2013
Gauchos Face Hawai'i to Start Big West Conference Play
March 23, 2013
Gauchos Smash Three Homers in 7-3 Win Over Cal Poly
Steven Fisher, Brandon Trinkwon, and Marc Venning each collect their first round-tripper of the year in home win.
March 22, 2013
Gauchos Blanked at Cal Poly
UCSB musters only two hits off of Mustang starter Joey Wagman.
March 20, 2013
Gauchos Face Cal Poly in Non-Conference Series
March 18, 2013
Gaucho Baseball Academy Announces Summer Prospect Camps
March 17, 2013
Gauchos Drop Series Finale to Sacramento State
UCSB can't overcome 8-0 first inning deficit.
March 16, 2013
Gauchos Claim Series Over Sacramento State With 5-4 Saturday Win
Marc Venning gives UCSB the win with an eighth inning RBI single that broke a 4-4 deadlock.
March 15, 2013
Pettibone Mixes Efficiency and Effectiveness in 5-0 Shutout Over Sacramento State
The sophomore righty picks up his first shutout and complete game in his UCSB career,
March 12, 2013
Mahle's Spectacular Start, Kuresa's Solid Bat Lift Gauchos to Upset Over No. 17 Notre Dame
Mahle throws scoreless four innings to key Gauchos to first win over ranked opponent in 2013.
March 10, 2013
Nesovic's Four RBIs Not Enough in 11-6 Loss at Texas
Luke Swenson goes 3-4 in the losing effort.
March 9, 2013
Gauchos Fall in Ninth Inning Heartbreaker at Texas
Jackson Morrow and Robby Nesovic combine for all three of UCSB's hits.
March 8, 2013
Gauchos Suffer 5-1 Defeat in Texas Series Opener
Starting pitcher Austin Pettibone picks up his first loss of the year, going 6+ IP with four earned runs allowed.
March 4, 2013
Gauchos Pound St. Mary's for Fourth Straight Win, 10-1
UC Santa Barbara exploded for three runs in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth, and freshman Kenny Chapman tossed six innings of three-hit ball as the Gauchos routed visiting Saint Mary’s 10-1 on Monday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
March 3, 2013
Trinkwon, Mahle Give Gauchos Second Walk-Off Win of the Weekend
Greg Mahle earns his second win of the season by throwing five shutout innings of relief.
March 2, 2013
Newcomers Push Gauchos Past San Jose State in 7-2 Victory
Freshman lefty Justin Jacome earns his first collegiate victory with a 7 inning, 2 ER performance.
March 1, 2013
Gauchos Outlast San Jose State in Walk-Off Thriller
Mahle has a spectacular ninth inning, throwing a scoreless inning to get the win and forcing in the game winning run.
February 27, 2013
Gauchos Finish up Homestand With San Jose State, St. Mary's
February 26, 2013
Gauchos Edged In Tuesday Tuneup
UCSB drops to 4-4 on the season.
February 24, 2013
Gauchos Salvage Series Split with 6-2 Win Over USF
Andrew Vasquez picks up his first victory of the season, allowing just one hit over 5.1 innings.
February 23, 2013
Gauchos Drop Pair of Decisions in USF Doubleheader
UCSB falls to 3-3 with the losses.
February 22, 2013
Pettibone, Kuresa Lift Gauchos Past San Francisco in Home Opener, 6-1
UC Santa Barbara’s scheduled home opener against UCLA on Tuesday afternoon was postponed a week because of the forecast of bad weather making Friday’s game against the University of San Francisco the team’s first home game of the season.
February 22, 2013
Gauchos part of Challenger camp at Girsh
February 21, 2013
Gauchos Face USF to Start Home Schedule; Saturday's Start Time Pushed Up to 11 AM
UCSB looks to avenge 2012 series loss to the Dons
February 18, 2013
Baseball Home Opener Rescheduled
The matchup against UCLA will move to next Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.
February 17, 2013
Late Rally Gives Gauchos Series Win at Fresno State
Eight run outburst in seventh inning leads to Gauchos’ first series victory over Fresno State since 2005.
February 16, 2013
Pettibone Leads Gauchos to First Win
The sophomore righty continues his winning ways from 2012 with a strong six inning effort.
February 15, 2013
Gauchos Fall 8-1 to Fresno State in Season Opener
UCSB commits four errors in loss.
February 14, 2013
Gauchos Open Season Against Fresno State
UCSB looks to improve on its 13-10 record in season openers since 1990.
February 13, 2013
Baseball Season Preview: Gauchos Set Their Sights on Omaha
Andrew Checketts's second season as skipper of the Gauchos is shaping up to be a great one. In its present state, the UCSB roster features a blend of productive returners – such as shortstop Brandon Trinkwon and third baseman Marc Venning –and extremely promising first year players.
February 7, 2013
UCSB Baseball to Have 47 Games Broadcast This Season
UCSB Athletics and the Santa Barbara News Press radio will team up to broadcast a vast majority of UCSB Baseball’s games this season, with 30 games carried over the air by KZSB AM 1290 and online through UCSBgauchos.com and another 17 games appearing exclusively online.
February 1, 2013
Trinkwon Earns Preseason All-American Nod
The junior shortstop becomes the second Gaucho this season – after Andrew Vasquez – to earn a preseason All-American honor.
January 23, 2013
UCSB Baseball Unveils its Competitive 2013 Schedule, Season Tickets Now Available
Head coach Andrew Checketts and the UCSB Baseball team are proud to announce the 2013 schedule, featuring marquee matchups both at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium and on the road against top opponents from around the country, including 15 games against opponents ranked in the Collegiate Baseball preseason poll and nine games against opponents who made the 2012 postseason.
January 3, 2013
Checketts Named One of the Top College Head Coaches Under 40
December 18, 2012
Gauchos and Challengers Have A Blast
Continuing their commitment to the Santa Barbara baseball community, the UCSB baseball spent time with the Dos Pueblos Little League Challenger Division on Sunday, Oct. 21st.
December 18, 2012
UCSB Baseball Signs 10 Recruits to NLI's
December 13, 2012
Andrew Vasquez Earns Preseason All-American Honors
December 3, 2012
Gaucho Baseball Academy Prospect Camp Rapidly Approaching
Sign ups have begun for the Gaucho Baseball Academy’s Winter Prospect Camp, to be held December 15-16.
November 30, 2012
UCSB Baseball Announces Alumni Weekend 2013
October 29, 2012
Gaucho Baseball Academy Announces their Second Prospect Camp
October 26, 2012
Gauchos to Take on LMU in Fall Scrimmage
October 26, 2012
UCSB Baseball's 2012 Recruiting Class Ranked No. 12 by Baseball America
The ranking tops all Big West teams and is the highest ever in program history.
October 23, 2012
Gauchos Baseball Academy Announces "Hawk's Holiday Hitting Camp"
October 3, 2012
Gaucho Baseball Academy to Host Prospect Camp
September 26, 2012
UCSB Baseball's 2012 Recruiting Class Ranked Eighteenth in Nation
Collegiate Baseball has pegged the 2012 UCSB Baseball recruiting class as the eighteenth-best in the nation in their latest recruiting results.
September 14, 2012
UCSB Baseball Announces Walk-On Tryouts
Full-time UCSB students are eligible.
September 11, 2012
UCSB Baseball Announces the Upcoming Gauchos Baseball Academy Schedule
The Gaucho Baseball Academy is designed for athletes looking to play and excel at the next level.
September 7, 2012
Gauchos Shine in Summer Collegiate Leagues