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Senior shortstop Tyler Howsley has committed just four errors this season in 99 defensive chances.
First-Place, Fifth-Ranked Tritons Host Sonoma State for Spring Break Trio
Release: Wednesday 03/22/2017 
by UCSD

THE SCHEDULE
Games 23-25
vs. Sonoma State (11-8, 8-7 CCAA)
Saturday, March 25 • 6 p.m.
Triton Ballpark • La Jolla
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Sunday, March 26 • 11 a.m. (DH)
Triton Ballpark • La Jolla
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The fifth-ranked University of California San Diego baseball program is back home this weekend to continue California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) play with another three-game series against a North opponent. The Tritons (18-4, 10-2 CCAA) welcome Sonoma State (11-8, 8-7 CCAA) into Triton Ballpark, with the primetime opener on Saturday, March 25, set for a 6 p.m. first pitch. Sunday's doubleheader begins at 11 a.m., with both games scheduled for the regulation nine innings, and about a 30- to 40-minute break in between. The Tritons are 11-2 at home.

This week's series will pit two of the top pitching staffs in the NCAA Division II against one another, with the Tritons sixth in ERA (2.58) and the Seawolves right behind in seventh (2.67). They are 2-3 in the CCAA behind Chico State (2.43). UCSD currently tops the CCAA South by a game and a half over two-time reigning West Region champion Cal Poly Pomona. Sonoma State sits fourth in the six-team North, which defending CCAA champion Chico State leads at 14-1.

ADMISSION POLICIES FOR TRITON BALLPARK
General admission tickets to all regular-season home games at Triton Ballpark are $5. UCSD students are admitted FREE with valid identification. Dogs and other pets are not allowed, nor are coolers. UCSD Concessions is on site for all home contests.

PARKING INFO
Parking on the UCSD campus is free on weekends, but a permit is required for weekday contests. They can be purchased at the machine near the entrance to the Triton Ballpark parking lot. Please be aware of the danger of foul balls to your vehicle when parking. Overflow parking is available in the lots beyond the right field wall, still along Voigt Drive.

LIVE COVERAGE
UCSD home games at Triton Ballpark feature live online video at our streaming portal, UCSDtritons.tv. Some road contests also have video. All games have live stats. Fans can access live coverage from the Schedule/Results page, or by clicking on the links above. Starting lineups, live between-inning updates and other in-game news and notes can be found by following Triton Baseball all season long on the UCSD Athletics Twitter handle (@UCSDtritons). Also be sure to follow the team @UCSDbsb. Finally, check out the CCAA live scoreboard here to keep up on results around the league.

TRITON BASEBALL ON UCSDTRITONS.TV
UCSD Athletics and local technology giant ViaSat bring you Triton Baseball on UCSDtritons.tv, an online streaming platform. All broadcasts are in high definition, and can be viewed from smartphones and tablets. Viewing is subscription-based, though it is free from UCSD campus IP addresses. A package that gives viewers access to all streamed events through the 2016-17 academic year is available for $34.99. A single-day option can be purchased for $5.99, meaning doubleheaders are two-for-one. The channel also carries all Triton home basketball and volleyball contests, a majority of soccer, softball and water polo games, and a variety of other home events featuring virtually every one of UCSD's 23 intercollegiate sports at least once. Events are archived.

TRITON BALLPARK
Triton Ballpark on East Campus at UCSD was given a brand-new look outside the foul lines in 2015. Some of the main features of the extensive renovation included a permanent grandstand to seat just over 500, a press box, new sunken dugouts, an area for food trucks, and restrooms, among several other amenities. Read details here. Perhaps most significant is the Marye Anne Fox Clubhouse down the right field line, which was introduced to the players on March 17, 2015. The official Triton Ballpark re-opening and clubhouse dedication took place on April 10, 2015. View photo galleries from the ballpark construction, Opening Day and dedication.

1987 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES ANNIVERSARY
This season marks the 30-year anniversary of the 1987 squad that advanced to the program's first College World Series, that at the NCAA Division III level. Members of that team were back at Triton Ballpark to be recognized prior to the March 11 doubleheader against Cal State Monterey Bay. The 1987 Tritons posted a then-program-best 32-13 record under the direction of head coach Lyle Yates, sweeping through La Verne in the West Regional on their way to Marietta, Ohio, before being eliminated in extra innings by eventual national champion Montclair State.

RANKINGS REPORT
UCSD was at No. 24 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper NCAA Division II preseason top 40 (Dec. 21), and surged up to No. 7 in the first in-season edition on Feb. 27. The Tritons are a season-best No. 5 this week. They did not appear in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and Perfect Game preseason listings, but are currently No. 9 and No. 18, respectively, in those polls. UCSD was No. 24 in the D2 Baseball News preseason ranking, and are up to No. 5 as of March 20. Regionally speaking, UCSD is listed No. 2 in the West by both D2 Baseball News and the NCBWA.

Tritons in the Polls
Publication UCSD Rank Date Link West
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper No. 5 March 20 Poll N/A
D2 Baseball News No. 5 March 20 Poll No. 2
NCBWA No. 9 March 21 Poll No. 2
Perfect Game No. 18 March 22 Poll N/A

QUICK STATS

Stat UCSD SSU
AVG .294 .282
ERA 2.58 2.67
FLD% .967 .959
R 151 95
2B 38 27
3B 9 2
HR 14 9
BB 93 89
SO 126 108
SB 27-34 22-32

LAST TIME OUT
UCSD was tested at last-place North side SF State, but managed to post a three-game sweep over the Gators last weekend. The Tritons took Thursday's opener, 6-2, behind the pitching of Preston Mott (5.1 IP) and Kyle Goodbrand (3.2 no-hit IP). They were then down to their final strike to begin Friday's doubleheader, before Jack Larsen's two-run single in the ninth gave them a 3-2 edge. UCSD went on to win 5-3 in 10 innings thanks to Tyler Durna's mammoth home run after Keenan Brigman's one-out single in the 10th. The Tritons took the finale, 7-2, scoring in each of the first four innings to the tune of six runs. Larsen's solo shot with two gone in the second marked his 200th career hit. Adrian Orozco tossed 5.0 strong frames for his third winning decision.

LARSEN JOINS 200-HIT CLUB
Jack Larsen has appeared in 86 consecutive games, all of them starts in either right or center field. His third home run of 2017, a solo blast with two outs in the second inning of the March 17 doubleheader nightcap at SF State, gave him 200 hits for his four-year Triton career. Larsen, who has worn the No. 16 jersey throughout his days on the La Jolla campus, thus became the 16th player in program history to achieve that milestone. He now has 201 hits, 15 of them home runs. Larsen's first long ball of the year was a three-run shot at Concordia Irvine (2/11), pushing him over the 100 RBI mark. He now has 118. Larsen successfully stole second base on his first attempt of 2017 (2/12), to make him 21-for-21 in steals as a Triton, prior to finally getting caught for the first time in the fourth inning of a doubleheader nightcap against Western Oregon (2/16).

HOME SWEET HOME
UCSD is 11-2 in La Jolla in 2017. The Tritons reached 20 home wins for the second time under sixth-year head coach Eric Newman a season ago. The Tritons were 22-9 in La Jolla in 2016 and are 106-49 (.684) at Triton Ballpark under Newman.

MOTT EMBRACING ACE ROLE
Sophomore left-hander Preston Mott has parlayed his first career Opening Day start into a strong introduction as the Triton ace. He is 6-0 through seven outings after having gone 2-3 with a 4.08 ERA over a team-best 14 starts in his rookie campaign. The Clovis product has a 1.34 ERA over 40.1 innings, with 19 strikeouts against 10 walks. Opponents are hitting just .208. Mott extended a streak of consecutive complete shutout innings all the way to 22 from Feb. 3 to March 4. He is the only West Region and CCAA pitcher at six wins, currently tied with nine others for third nationally.

#WINTHESERIES
UCSD has yet to lose a series this season, having won six and split one. The Tritons have sweeps over Western Oregon (shortened 2-0), Cal State San Marcos (4-0) and SF State (3-0). They began the year with back-to-back 3-1 series victories over Concordia (OR) and Concordia Irvine, and also topped visiting Cal State Monterey Bay in a weekend set, 2-1. The lone split (1-1) came in a shortened series at Cal State East Bay.

THREE IS THE MAGIC NUMBER
UCSD is 18-1 in 2017 in games in which it scores three or more runs, after finishing the 2016 season at 30-6 in such contests. The Tritons won their first 16 games a year ago when tallying at least three, and first 13 this season prior to an 8-6 defeat to CSUMB in 10 innings on March 11. Conversely, they are 0-3 in 2017 when managing fewer than three runs. UCSD was 1-15 with two runs or less last season. The Tritons have produced five runs or more in 17 of their 18 wins in the current campaign.

STRONG START(S)
UCSD's starters' ERA over the opening weekend was a miniscule 0.47, as, in order, Preston Mott, Kyle Mora, Jack Rupe, Jr., and Adrian Orozco combined to allow a solitary earned run over their 19.0 innings pitched. Now through 22 games, the Triton starters' ERA stands at 2.19, with 27 earned runs over 111.0 innings and a 10-1 record.

UCSD AMONG NCAA STATISTICAL LEADERS
The UCSD pitching staff currently ranks sixth in the NCAA Division II in ERA (2.58), 16th in shutouts (three), 19th in walks allowed per nine innings (2.82), 22nd in WHIP (1.26) and 43rd in hits allowed per nine innings (8.49). The Tritons are eighth in both sacrifice bunts (26) and sacrifice flies (16), 10th in win-loss percentage (.818), 29th in triples (nine) and 42nd in fielding percentage (.967).

LOTS OF STRIKEOUTS
Redshirt senior Adrian Orozco's 12-strikeout performance on March 12 against visiting Cal State Monterey Bay, was the best of his career at any level. It was the most strikeouts by a Triton, and in fact the first double-digit output, since former All-American ace Justin Donatella also had a dozen in a home meeting with CSUMB on April 10, 2015. The total fell one shy of matching Donatella's single-game record for the program's Division II era (since 2001), from 2014. Four Triton arms combined for 16 punchouts against the Otters, the team's first double-digit effort of 2017 and most since another 16 in the 2012 opener in La Jolla against Western Oregon on Feb. 3.

NINE-GAME WIN STREAK
The 6-1 loss in game two of the March 4 doubleheader at Cal State East Bay snapped UCSD's nine-game win streak, its longest since a 19-gamer in 2011, from April 9 to May 13.

HE'S BACK
Fifth-year senior Troy Cruz made his return to the diamond in the Feb. 5 series finale with Concordia (OR). The 2014 All-American and three-time All-CCAA pick out of Chula Vista, who was limited to just three appearances in 2016 before being shut down due to injury, flamed through the top of the ninth inning, striking out the side before earning the win as UCSD rallied with three runs in the home half. Cruz threw just 12 pitches, nine of them for strikes. He picked up another winning decision in his second relief outing at Concordia Irvine (2/11). On Feb. 24, Cruz tossed a scoreless ninth for his first save since his freshman year back on Feb. 28, 2013. He added a second save with two shutout frames at Cal State East Bay (3/4), and a third win at SF State (3/17).

MORE HAPPY RETURNS
During game one of the March 11 doubleheader against Cal State Monterey Bay, Kyle Goodbrand made his return to the mound, having been hit in the face by a hard liner in the Feb. 16 nightcap versus Western Oregon. He then tossed 3.2 no-hit frames, retiring 11 of 12 batters faced, again in relief at SF State (3/16). Fellow redshirt junior right-hander, John Erhardt, was on the active roster for the CSUMB series, but was not utilized. He took the hill at SF State for 0.2 innings in the finale (3/17), having made just two appearances, both starts, in 2016 before being shut down and eventually having Tommy John surgery. Erhardt was the Tritons' Opening Day starter a season ago. He had not pitched in a game since a short stint at Cal Poly Pomona on March 21, 2016.

IRON MAN TY
Fourth-year senior Tyler Howsley has appeared in 131 consecutive games for UC San Diego, dating back to Opening Day in 2015. He had started 111 straight contests, all at shortstop, before coming off of the bench in the doubleheader nightcap with Concordia (OR) on Feb. 4. In the fifth inning of game one of the March 17 doubleheader at SF State, Howsley was credited with his first error since Feb. 5, snapping a string of 75 consecutive defensive chances handled cleanly.

BIG SERIES FOR SHIRLEY AGAINST SAN MARCOS
Fifth-year senior centerfielder Brandon Shirley went 10-for-19 and posted multiple hits in all four games of the Cal State San Marcos series, Feb. 23-25, scoring six times with two doubles, a triple and three RBI. He is currently hitting .291, holds a share of the team lead with six stolen bases in seven attempts, and has handled all 55 of his chances cleanly in center, including three assists.

WALK-OFF WINNERS
UCSD has one walk-off victory in 2017, courtesy of redshirt senior Brandon Shirley's two-out, two-run double to plate Chad Crosbie and Steven Coe on Feb. 5. It was Shirley's first career walk-off hit. Coe now has been involved in five, as the winning run in three, and the deciding hit in two.
Feb. 5: UCSD 9, CU 8 (Watch)
Shirley walked off Concordia (OR) to clinch the season-opening series, his two-out, two-run double finding the base of the wall in left center and chasing freshman pinch-runner Crosbie home ahead of Coe from first for the winner. Coe's RBI single had moved the Tritons back within a run.

TRITON NOTES
UCSD's 10-run fifth against Concordia (OR) on Feb. 4 was its largest since an 11-run ninth in a 17-3 win at SF State on April 18, 2014 ... Concordia's (OR) six-run seventh on Feb. 5 has been the biggest frame against UCSD this year ... The Tritons' five errors on Feb. 5 were there most since being charged with 11 in a 21-10 loss at Cal State East Bay on March 1, 2015 ... Nine players have made their college and/or Triton debuts in 2017, all over the opening weekend, in Keenan Brigman, Chad Crosbie, Alex Eliopulos, Kyle Goodbrand, Blaine Jarvis, Nick Kitzmann, Jesse Moore, Steven Schuknecht and Ted Stuka ... UCSD is 5-1 in season openers under Eric Newman and 14-3 since moving to Division II in 2001 ... UCSD is 5-1 in CCAA openers with Newman in charge, with five straight wins after a 4-1 loss to Chico State in La Jolla on Feb. 17, 2012 ... The Tritons are 10-7 in CCAA openers all-time (since 2001), and 10-1 with six splits in sets to begin the league season ... UCSD was picked to place third overall and second in the South in the 2017 CCAA race by the league's head coaches, as announced on Jan. 27, with defending CCAA tournament champion Chico State the favorite for the fifth time in six years.

DURNA NAMED CCAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore Tyler Durna was named for the first time as the CCAA Player of the Week on March 7, for the week of Feb. 27-March 5. He went 4-for-8 with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI during the doubleheader split at Cal State East Bay. Durna is 11-for-22 (.500) with 10 RBI over the last seven games, all starts at first base.

LARSEN NAMED CCAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jack Larsen on Feb. 14 was named UCSD's first CCAA Player of the Week for 2017, earning the award for the fourth time. He hit .429 (6-for-14) with six runs and five RBI in a 3-1 series victory over Concordia. Larsen launched his first home run of the year, a three-run shot, in a 7-6 win on Feb. 11, and reached base safely in all five plate appearances in a 5-4 decision the next day.

LAST SEASON
UCSD placed second in the CCAA in 2016 behind now-two-time reigning West Region champion Cal Poly Pomona (26-11) with a league mark of 20-17, qualifying for a third consecutive CCAA Championship. The fourth-seeded Tritons had a 31-21 record after a 1-2 showing in Stockton.

2017 SYNOPSIS
UCSD's 40-player 2017 roster features 21 letterwinners, five returning redshirts and 14 newcomers. The Tritons return all but two primary position player starters and all but one starter on the mound. Among those back are fourth-year starters Jack Larsen in the outfield and Tyler Howsley at shortstop. Larsen is a two-time All-CCAA First Team selection who added NCBWA All-West Region honorable mention as a junior, while Howsley has a pair of All-CCAA honorable mentions. Joining them are the likes of senior infielder JD Hearn, veteran outfielders Brandon Shirley and Christian Leung, catcher Steven Coe, Justin Flatt, Tyler Durna and Tim White.

In his sixth season in charge, Eric Newman welcomes back a large bulk of a pitching staff that saw 35 of 52 starts made by true freshmen in 2016. All are in the stable with a full year of college baseball under their belts, that group being made up of Brent Bell, Jonah Dipoto, Kyle Lucke, Kyle Mora and Preston Mott. Bullpen options are Jack Rupe, Jr., Erik Amundson, Cameron Kurz and Tim Nelson.

UCSD will be bolstered by the fifth-year return of Troy Cruz, a 2014 All-American and three-time All-CCAA selection in a dual role as a pitcher and hitter who was only able to make three appearances in 2016 before being shut down due to injury.

There is plenty of excitement for a group of transfers which includes Keenan Brigman (Pacific), Alex Eliopulos (San Diego Mesa College), Kyle Goodbrand (Irvine Valley College), Jesse Moore (Edmonds CC), Adrian Orozco (San Diego State) and J.T. Williams (Mt. Hood CC). Orozco is a former two-year Triton reliever (2013-14) who spent the past two seasons at Southwestern College and SDSU.

SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN
UCSD's 2017 schedule consists of 47 regular-season games, including 27 at home within the friendly confines of Triton Ballpark. Three have been lost to weather. After contesting eight of 10 non-conference dates in La Jolla, the Tritons started league play with a split-venue, four-game sweep over crosstown rival Cal State San Marcos. UCSD hosts defending CCAA tournament champion and league favorite Chico State in a three-gamer, April 8-9. The Tritons then face two-time reigning region champion and CCAA South favorite Cal Poly Pomona in another split-venue, four-game series, April 13-15. The CCAA Championship will be held in the neutral-site city of Stockton for the fifth year in a row, returning to Banner Island Ballpark of the minor-league Stockton Ports, May 10-13. UCSD has earned three successive trips.

YOUNG PITCHING FROM 2016 BACK WITH EXPERIENCE
In 2016, 35 of 52 games for UCSD were started on the mound by true freshmen, including all three games of the CCAA Championship. Despite that, the Triton pitching staff compiled an earned-run average of 3.91, good enough for second in the CCAA and 30th nationally in Division II. UCSD has thus placed among the top three in the CCAA in ERA in four of the past five years. All of those arms return, in the form of Brent Bell, Jonah Dipoto, Kyle Lucke, Kyle Mora and Preston Mott.

STRONG FIELDING
UCSD continues a tradition of being strong defensively. The Tritons posted a .970 fielding percentage for the second straight year in 2016, leading the CCAA and ranking 20th in Division II.  They were second in the CCAA, behind only Cal Poly Pomona (.971), and 21st in Division II, in 2015. UCSD has been in the top 30 nationally and top three in the conference in fielding for each of the past seven seasons. The Tritons were also second in the CCAA (behind Chico State) in 2014 with a .974 clip, and fifth in the country. In 2013, they were second in the league behind Chico State and 11th nationally (.972). They were 29th in Division II in 2012 (.966) and third in the conference. UCSD led the nation with a Division II- and school-record mark of .984 (1611-673-38) in 2010 and was fifth in 2011 (.972), pacing the CCAA both years. No program in the country has even fielded at a .980 rate since 2010.

CCAA FORMAT
The CCAA baseball landscape remains largely the same for 2017, with two geographically-balanced, six-team divisions. The top three squads in the final standings of each division will again make up the CCAA Championship field. Second-year member Cal State San Marcos, UCSD's crosstown foe and South opponent, is still ineligible for postseason play. The CCAA maintains a 38-game league slate, made up of a four-game series within divisions, and three-gamers across divisions. The automatic qualifier into the NCAA Championship is still the winner of the CCAA tournament, which remains a six-team, double-elimination event over four days. New this year, however, is that the top seed in that tourney will be crowned regular-season champion.

ROSTER NOTES
UCSD returns five all-conference performers from 2016 in fourth-year standouts Jack Larsen (first team for second straight year), Tyler Howsley (honorable mention for second straight year) and Steven Coe (honorable mention), and sophomore right-handers Kyle Mora (second team) and Tim Nelson (honorable mention) ... Larsen also picked up NCBWA All-West Region honorable mention in 2016 ... Howsley and Larsen played together at Mission Viejo's Capistrano Valley High School, as did Nelson and Tim Durna at Ruben S. Ayala High School in Chino Hills ... All but four players on the 40-man 2017 roster, redshirt junior Tim White (Stratford, CT), redshirt freshman Nick Balley (Austin, TX) and newcomers Jesse Moore (Port Orchard, WA) and J.T. Williams (Eagle, ID), are California natives ... There are seven San Diego products in Steven Coe (Valley Center/Valley Center HS), Troy Cruz (Chula Vista/Bonita Vista HS), Alex Eliopulos (La Jolla/La Jolla HS), Garrett Henkel (Carlsbad/Carlsbad HS), Cameron Kurz (Encinitas/La Costa Canyon HS), Adrian Orozco (Chula Vista/Otay Ranch HS) and Jack Rupe, Jr. (San Marcos/Mission Hills HS) ... Sophomore right-hander Jonah Dipoto is the son of Jerry Dipoto, who pitched eight seasons for three Major League Baseball organizations, and is the general manager of the Seattle Mariners ... Redshirt freshman transfer Keenan Brigman (UOP) is the younger brother of former USD standout and current Seattle Mariners prospect Bryson Brigman, a third-round selection in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

HEAD COACH ERIC NEWMAN
Eric Newman is in his sixth season as the UCSD head coach. The 2012 CCAA Coach of the Year has a 182-110 record (129-76 CCAA) in charge of the Tritons and 277-182 overall in his eight-plus seasons as a head coach. Newman guided UCSD to the 2012 CCAA regular-season and tournament titles in his first go-around in La Jolla, and a subsequent trip to the NCAA Division II West Regional. His Tritons won a record sixth conference tourney crown in May of 2014 in Stockton, to again nab the CCAA's automatic bid into the NCAA Championship. With UCSD earning the region's top seed, Triton Ballpark played host to the 2014 NCAA West Regional. Newman has led the Tritons to three CCAA banners and three NCAA postseason berths in his five years, including back-to-back appearances in West Region finals (2014-15), as well as five plus-.500 and four 30-win campaigns. He won his 100th CCAA contest at home against Cal State San Bernardino, 9-4, on Feb. 26, 2016. Newman previously went 95-72 in three seasons at the helm of Dallas Baptist University from 2005-07. He was the fifth-round draft choice of the San Diego Padres out of Texas Tech in 1994, pitching professionally for eight years with four different organizations.

TRITON STAFF
Eric Newman added Justin James to his staff as the new pitching coach this off-season. James came over from his alma mater, Point Loma. J.T. Bloodworth returns for a fifth season in the UCSD dugout, now in his third year as the Tritons' recruiting coordinator. Jeff Calhoon and former Triton relief pitcher (2011-12) Tony York are back for their second year. Bloodworth coaches third base and Calhoon is at first base.

ABOUT THE SEAWOLVES
Sonoma State (11-8, 8-7 CCAA), like UCSD, is coming off of a three-game series sweep. The Seawolves handled Cal State San Marcos with ease at home by scores of 10-3, 8-0 and 14-1. That effort came on the heels of suffering a four-game sweep, also all at home, to now-11th-ranked rival Chico State the previous weekend. Sonoma State is fourth in the CCAA North standings, and is 4-3 away from home in 2017. The Seawolves boast the seventh-best staff ERA nationally, at 2.67, and have pitched four shutouts. John Goelz is in his 32nd season in charge at Sonoma State, and has compiled over 1,000 career wins.

SERIES HISTORY
UCSD leads the all-time series, 36-31. The teams split a shortened two-gamer last year in Rohnert Park, the Tritons winning 3-2 before being blanked, 1-0, in the doubleheader nightcap. UCSD posted a 3-1 series victory at SSU in 2015. All four of those contests were also close. The Tritons edged out 4-3, 4-1 and 4-3 decisions with a 5-3 loss in the seven-inning doubleheader nightcap. The four-game set in La Jolla in 2014 was entirely and uncharacteristically (for San Diego) wiped out by rain, even after Sonoma State had made the trip south. The Seawolves won three of four at home in 2013, with UCSD only salvaging the finale, 11-3. The 2012 season saw the Tritons take six out of a total of seven head-to-head matchups, all in La Jolla. After sweeping the four-game regular-season set, UCSD faced off with Sonoma State three more times at home in the CCAA Championship, and ultimately retained its tournament trophy. UCSD's last series defeat to SSU prior to 2013 came in its 2009 visit to Rohnert Park, also by a 3-1 count. That set featured some remarkable pitching and great drama as all four contests were decided by a single run (1-2, 2-3, 2-3, 3-2).

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UP NEXT
UC San Diego makes its third and final regular-season trip to Northern California, continuing its stretch against CCAA North opposition in Turlock at Stanislaus State. The teams will contest a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday, April 1, followed by a single finale the next day at 12 p.m.

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