Baseball

Francisco Martinez

As the season changes and the college baseball season comes to a close, the Central Coast's summer baseball clubs are preparing for this year's season with the pandemic still looming over them.

Thomas Wilmer

Correspondent Tom Wilmer explores a long vanished era in Hot Springs, Arkansas when mobsters such as Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, Bugsy Siegel and their cohorts selected Hot Springs as their annual go-to vacation spot. 

As most schools continue with distance learning this fall, high school sports will be put on hold until—at least—early next year. KCBX speaks to a local athlete and coach about what the delay means for them.

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on their home turf in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Thomas Wilmer

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, The Milwaukee Brewers’ Class “A” farm team has an incredibly passionate fan base. Appleton, Wisconsin and the entire Fox Cities region consider the Rattlers as “their team” but so do folk from around the state and even Michigan’s Far North Upper Peninsula. 

Thomas Wilmer

 Join correspondent Tom Wilmer reporting from Detroit, Michigan at Comerica Park, the home of the Detroit Tigers. Wilmer visits with Ron Colangelo, Vice President Communications for the Detroit Tigers in the press box.

Associate Producer, Elaine Masters reports from San Diego--It started when nine-year old Dan Schlossberg was watching the World Series with his dad. Hanging on every play his dad explained changed his life. 

Mustangs fall to Pepperdine ending postseason hopes

Jun 2, 2014
Owen Main/ Fansmanship.com

The Cal Poly Mustangs fell to the Pepperdine Waves 10-6 on Sunday night at Baggett Stadium in San Luis Obispo, ending the team's hopes of advancing in the NCAA Division I tournament.

The Mustangs tied up the game in the eighth inning at 6-6, after trailing 5-0 earlier in the game. But, in the ninth inning, Pepperdine broke the tie and won the gam. The Waves now advance to the Super Regionals for the first time since implementation of the 64-team field in 1999.

Owen Main/ Fansmanship.com

The Cal Poly Mustangs were victorious against Sacramento State at Baggett Stadium, home of the university's first ever NCAA regional playoff game Friday.

Cal Poly scored runs early and maintained the lead throughout the game with a 2-4 final score.

Tickets for the match-up sold out Thursday morning within just a couple of hours, according to Cal Poly Tickets.

Cal Poly plays Pepperdine at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, and that game is sold out too.

Cal Poly Baseball grabs Big West Championship

May 19, 2014
Owen Main/ Fansmanship.com

 The Cal Poly baseball team is celebrating its first-ever championship in the Big West Conference. The title comes after a weekend sweep over Cal State Northridge in Southern California. 

The Mustangs finished the season with six straight victories, increasing the team's standings nationally to as high as No. 4 with the ESPN-USA Today poll. The team now moves into the post-season with the Division I regionals set for next week.

This will be the third time the team has made it this far, all three within the last five years, and all under Coach Larry Lee.

Cal Poly baseball team ranked No. 1 in the nation

Apr 21, 2014
Owen Main/ Fansmanship.com

The Cal Poly baseball team is having a record-breaking season this year, and with this weekend's sweep of Cal State Fullerton, the Mustangs now sit higher in the national rankings than any time in school history.

Just about every NCAA Division I poll released Monday ranks the Mustangs as the second best team in the nation, but one—the Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll—puts Cal Poly at the very top.

The Mustangs play again on Tuesday, welcoming San Jose State to the newly expanded Baggett Stadium for a 6:00 p.m. game.