Dillon Tate Q&A: His Experience With the Collegiate National TeamDillon Tate, a junior right-handed pitcher with the Gaucho Baseball program, sat down with UCSB Athletics to discuss his time playing for the USA Collegiate National Team ahead of the squad's international tournament in Haarlem, Netherlands – featuring Japan, Chinese Taipei, and the host country – which begins today.
Tate Selected for Team USA Final RosterUC Santa Barbara sophomore right-handed pitcher Dillon Tate has been named to the final 24-man Collegiate National Team, USA Baseball announced on Monday morning.
Tate Invited to Team USA TryoutsAfter putting together a stellar sophomore season that featured 12 saves and a miserly 1.45 ERA, UC Santa Barbara closer Dillon Tate has been invited to tryouts for the Team USA Collegiate National squad, set to begin Friday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in in Cary, N.C.
UCSB Athletics Receives $1 Million Commitment from Tropicana Student LivingTropicana Student Living and UCSB Athletics announced a $1 million commitment to the school’s Intercollegiate Athletics program Friday. The gift from Tropicana Student Living, a gift intention made through the Gaucho Fund to be paid over several years, will be part of The Campaign for UC Santa Barbara, the university's comprehensive campaign approaching one billion dollars to benefit university programs, students, faculty and staff.
Gaucho Baseball Players Staying Active This SummerAfter helping the 2014 UCSB baseball team to third-best winning percentage in program history (34-17-1, .667%), 21 Gauchos will be headed to different corners of the country this summer to participate in various amateur baseball leagues.
Quartet of Gauchos Picked on Final Day of MLB DraftUCSB's four draftees included Joey Epperson (13th round, 387th overall pick by San Diego), Greg Mahle (15th round, 449th overall by the Los Angeles Angels), Tyler Kuresa (16th round, 470th overall by Minnesota), and Austin Pettibone (24th round, 726th overall by Texas).
Five Gauchos Earn All-Big West HonorsSANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Five members of the UC Santa Barbara baseball team were named to the 2014 Big West All-Conference Team, the conference announced on Tuesday afternoon.
Joey Epperson Named All-American First TeamerSANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara senior outfielder Joey Epperson was named to the College Sports Madness All-American First Team, it was announced on Monday, becoming just the second Gaucho in program history to take home First Team honors.
Gauchos Hold Off Aggies' Rally in 9th for 6-5 VictoryDAVIS, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara scored five times in the second inning of Friday's contest at UC Davis, and those runs turned out be crucial as the Aggies came close to erasing a four-run deficit in the ninth inning before falling 6-5 at Dobbins Stadium.
UCSB Comes Out On Top 7-1 in Series Opening Win at UC DavisClutch hitting and defensive execution made the difference on Thursday afternoon as UC Santa Barbara earned a 7-1 series opening win at UC Davis's Dobbins Stadium that kept the Gauchos playoffs hopes alive with two games left in the regular season.
Gauchos Set Program Mark With Series Opening 10-4 Win at USFUC Santa Barbara staked started Justin Jacome to a 5-0 lead and eventually scored double-digit runs for the sixth time to secure a 10-4 win over San Francisco on Friday afternoon at Benedetti Diamond, clinching a program-record non-conference winning percentage by improving to 21-4-1 on the year.
Cal State Northridge Spoils Senior Day With 4-1 Win Over UCSBUC Santa Barbara mounted threats in both the sixth and seventh innings in Sunday's series finale with Cal State Northridge at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, but couldn't overcome a three-run deficit as the Matadors took an eventual 4-1 sweep-avoiding win.
UCSB Bullpen Secures Another Nailbiter in 4-3 Series Opening Win Over CSUNA four-run UC Santa Barbara third inning turned out be just enough offense as typically effective relief outings from junior lefty Greg Mahle and sophomore closer Dillon Tate helped nail down a 4-3 Gauchos win over Cal State Northridge in Friday's Big West series opener at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
Gauchos Drop Close One to Anteaters, 3-2IRVINE, Calif. – No. 19 UC Santa Barbara took an early 2-0 after five frames, but were unable to hold off No. 20 UC Irvine's late charge in the final innings and took a 3-2 loss Saturday afternoon at Anteater Ballpark.
No. 19 Gauchos Fall 6-2 in Series Opener at No. 20 UC IrvineIRVINE, Calif. – No. 19 UC Santa Barbara on Friday night became just the fourth team this season to score multiple runs off UC Irvine ace Andrew Morales, but they couldn't muster enough offense to hand him his first career loss, as the Anteaters came out on top 6-2 in the Big West series opener at Anteater Ballpark that was nationally televised on ESPN3.
Gauchos Rally Back to Squeak by Highlanders, 6-5SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UCSB clawed their way back from a 5-3 deficit with three runs combined in the sixth and seventh innings to escape with a 6-5 victory Saturday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.