Briefs: Gorgen to Triple-A

June 22, 2012

Former UC Irvine All-American pitcher Scott Gorgen was promoted from Double-A to the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds on Wednesday.

Gorgen, who was drafted in the fourth round by the St. Louis Cardinalsin 2008, after his third and final baseball season with the Anteaters, was 3-5 with a 4.18 earned-run average in 14 starts for the Springfield Cardinals this season. He allowed 71 hits with 65 strikeouts and 29 walks in 71 innings.

Gorgen, the 2008 Big West Conference Pitcher of the Year, was 12-3 with a 2.26 ERA as a junior. He amassed 327 strikeouts and 32 wins in three seasons with the 'Eaters, who he helped reach the 2007 College World Series.


— Barry Faulkner

Former 'Eater wins

Lalita Patipaksiri, a recent UC Irvine graduate, won the 82nd annual Long Beach Women's City Championship that concluded Friday.

A first team All-Big West Conference golfer this past season, Patipaksiri carded rounds of 69 and 72 for a 36-hole total of 131 over two days at El Dorado Park and Recreation Park golf courses.

She defeated another former UCI player, Hillary Packard, by two shots.

Ronnie Valerio, who recently completed her sophomore season with the Anteaters, tied for 11th at 152.

— From staff reports

UCI bolsters slate

The UC Irvine men's soccer program, the two-time-defending Big West Conference regular-season champion which made its third NCAA Tournament appearance in four years last season, has bolstered its schedule for 2012.

Coach George Kuntz's Anteaters, who set a school record for victories by finishing 16-6-1 in 2011, play four teams that finished in the top 12 in rankings last season, including NCAA semifinalist UCLA. The 'Eaters visit UCLA Sept. 9.

New Mexico (No. 8 last season when it reached the NCAA Sweet 16 and posted the nation's lone unbeaten record at 18-0-4) plays host to UCI in the Lobo Invitational on Sept. 16.

Louisville, which finished last season ranked No. 7, plays host to UCI on Oct. 24.

UCSB, which finished No. 12 and reached the Sweet 16 last season, rounds out the four NCAA Tournament participants on this year's schedule. The Gauchos play host to the Anteaters in their lone Big West Conference regular-season meeting on Oct. 5.

UCI opens its regular season at San Diego on Aug. 24, then returns home to face Long Island-Brooklyn to kick off the Anteater Invitational on Aug. 31.

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