January 29, 2008
The UC Irvine baseball team’s College World Series run was selected as the Greatest Moment of 2007 for Division I schools other than UCLA or USC at the third annual L.A. Sports Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Sports Council. Outfielder Ollie Linton accepted the trophy on behalf of the team Jan. 20 during a special awards presentation televised live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on FSN Prime Ticket. Linton was joined at the ceremony by teammates Ben Orloff and Scott Gorgen as well as Associate Athletic Director Phil Wang and UCI men’s volleyball coach John Speraw, who was interviewed live during the telecast.
June 24, 2007
Unbelievable. That's the only way to describe UC Irvine's improbable run in the College World Series before succumbing to Oregon State on Wednesday. Six years ago, the university didn't even have a baseball team. Now, they're the talk of the town. The run included five consecutive one-run games, a 13-inning saga that was the longest game in College World Series history and consecutive extra-innings victories in the series — the first time any team had done that.
August 15, 2007
UC Irvine All-American pitcher Scott Gorgen, who helped lead the Anteaters to the College World Series as a junior, completed his service with the U.S. national team with distinction. Gorgen, a late addition to the Team USA roster, represented his country in the World Port Tournament, completed Sunday in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Gorgen allowed one earned run and six hits in his only appearance, a six-inning start in which he fanned 10 in the Americans' 8-2 loss to Cuba on Aug. 6. Gorgen also appeared as a pinch-runner in the tournament, but did not pitch again.
June 8, 2009
Though the UC Irvine baseball team saw its season end in May for the first time in the last three years, the month of June will mean losses for the Anteaters’ roster with the advent of the Major League Draft, held today through Thursday. UCI Coach Mike Gillespie, who has seen hundreds of his players drafted in 22 seasons as a Division I coach, including 20 years at USC, said several Anteaters will be awaiting word about a possible opportunity to play professionally. All-Americans Danny Bibona, Ben Orloff and Eric Pettis are expected to be drafted, as are juniors Christian Bergman and Francis Larson, Gillespie said.
August 7, 2007
UCI's Gorgen absorbs tough-luck loss to Cuba Gorgen, however, absorbed the loss to fall to 1-1 for the national team, as an American error led to two unearned runs in Cuba's 8-2 win. Gorgen surrendered six hits before being relieved by Josh Romanski, who was charged with five runs, all earned, in two innings. The Americans will play another set of four games, beginning today against Japan. They are scheduled to have Wednesday off, then play consecutive games against Netherlands, Chinese Taipai and Cuba.
December 18, 2007
UC Irvine juniors Scott Gorgen and Ollie Linton have been named preseason All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Assn. Gorgen, a pitcher, is the lone Big West Conference representative on the first team while Linton, an outfielder, is a second-team choice. Gorgen was 13-3 as a sophomore and earned third-team All-American honors after finishing the season tied for third in the nation in wins. The right-hander posted a 2.83 ERA, had three complete-game shutouts and pitched seven innings in another combined shutout.
December 27, 2007
UC Irvine junior pitcher Scott Gorgen has been named to the Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American first team by Collegiate Baseball. Gorgen, who has earned six postseason All-America honors in two seasons, returns to lead an Anteaters squad that posted 47 wins last season and advanced to the College World Series for the first time in the program’s Division I history. Gorgen finished 13-3, tying him for third in the nation in victories. The right-hander was among the nation’s leaders in strikeouts with 117 (22nd)
May 29, 2007
IRVINE — A season of firsts will continue for the UC Irvine baseball team, which will compete with three teams it has never faced before in the four-team NCAA Regional, beginning Friday at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas. The Anteaters (40-15-1), who moved to No. 9 in the latest Baseball America national poll, will face Wake Forest (33-27) in the first game of the four-team, double-elimination regional tournament Friday at 11 a.m. (PST) Texas (44-15), the No. 4 overall seed in the 64-team field announced Monday morning on live television, will host the regional in the Austin suburb, where Ivy League champion Brown (27-19)
June 19, 2007
From Staff Reports OMAHA, Neb. — UC Irvine evaded elimination from the College World Series with a close 8-7 win over Arizona State Tuesday night. For the third time in four games, the win came down to the Anteaters’ last at-bat as they rallied through a four-run deficit in the eighth inning. Ollie Linton singled with the bases loaded in the 10th inning to advance the Anteaters to the third round of the CWS. They will play Oregon State Wednesday at 4 p.m. The game will be telecast on ESPN2.