August 20, 2004
Greg Bergeron has been hired as an assistant baseball coach at UC Irvine, Anteaters coach Dave Dave Serrano announced. Bergeron comes to UC Irvine after spending seven years as a coach at El Camino College. He was as an assistant coach from 1997-2002, served as the associate head coach from 2002-03, and became the head coach in 2003-04, leading El Camino College to a 30-7 record, the program's best mark in school history. Bergeron guided his team to the semifinals of the state championship, the deepest any El Camino team had ever gone in playoffs.
June 9, 2006
UC Irvine pitcher Scott Gorgen has been named to the Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-America team. Gorgen, the Big West Conference Freshman Pitcher of the Year, was 7-5 and led the starting staff with a 2.54 ERA. He made 19 appearances, 17 starts, and compiled 110 innings. He struck out 87, walked 33 and allowed 93 hits, limiting opponents to a .234 batting average. He posted eight strikeouts on four occasions. The right-hander made his first collegiate start in the opening series against then-No.
May 2, 2006
UC Irvine senior Glenn Swanson, who earlier this month was bumped from the Anteaters' weekend rotation, has been named Collegiate Baseball "Louisville Slugger" National Player of the Week and Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week for his performance last week. Swanson threw the school's first no-hitter since 1972 on April 25, striking out 14 in an 89-pitch procession through the University of San Diego lineup that helped produce a 7-0 nonconference victory. The left-hander out of Morse High in San Diego, worked into the sixth in a nonconference clash Sunday at UC Davis to earn his second win in five days and improve to 6-4 this season.
April 2, 2009
The No. 8-ranked UC Irvine baseball team takes a four-game winning streak into a three-game Big West Conference road series at No. 1-ranked Cal State Fullerton, beginning tonight at 7. Coach Mike Gillespie’s Anteaters (16-8, 3-0 and tied for first in conference with Pacific), are averaging 11.6 runs while going 6-1 in their last seven games. UCI is paced by senior third baseman Eric Deragisch, who is hitting .403 with one home run and 14 RBIs. He is 13 for 27 with 10 RBIs in his last six games and has a 10-game hitting streak.
February 4, 2006
UCI records first hit with two outs in the eighth in 6-2 nonconference setback to visiting Bears.IRVINE -- UC Irvine baseball coach Dave Serrano said after Friday's season-opening 6-2 loss to Cal that his team was still searching for its identity, as well as a productive lineup. With two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday, the Anteaters were still searching for their first hit. Cal junior right-hander Brandon Morrow, a third-team preseason All-American, pitched a perfect six innings against UCI's lineup.
April 26, 2006
UC Irvine's Justin Cassel received a double dose of awards on Tuesday, as the junior was named Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week and Collegiate Baseball "Louisville Slugger" National Player of the Week. Cassel struck out a career-best 15 batters in a 12-2 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Friday night. The junior pitched 8 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits and one walk for his fourth win of the season. Chris Lopez came on to strike out the last batter of the game, matching the best Anteaters' pitching performance in a game, strikeout-wise, since a 2002 game against Cal State Northridge.
January 18, 2005
Vanguard University freshman Melissa Cook, who averaged 17.7 points and 7.7 rebounds in three recent victories, has been named Lion of the Week by the school. Cook had a career-high 26 points against Bethany Dec. 29 in the Golden State Athletic Conference challenge to help lead the Lions, ranked No. 2 in the NAIA, to a 120-34 victory. Later that day she had 16 points and a career-high 12 rebounds as the Lions finished off Oklahoma City. Cook, a 6-foot guard/forward was named to the all-tournament team.
June 28, 2005
Carl Lewis, a nine-time Olympic gold medalist in track and field, is scheduled to make an appearance Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Swatch store at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Lewis, a former sprinter and long jumper, will be giving instruction on simple ways to stay fit for the summer. UCI baseball camp BASEBALL: The UC Irvine coaching staff will play host to a youth baseball camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 13 at Anteater Ballpark July 5-28.
June 12, 2007
OMAHA, Neb. — The Road to Omaha finally reached an off-ramp for the UC Irvine baseball team Monday as the Anteaters, fresh off their Super Regional sweep at Wichita State, arrived by bus at the site of the 61st College World Series at storied Rosenblatt Stadium. Coach Dave Serrano's No. 4-ranked Anteaters (45-15-1) will square off against Arizona State (48-13) in their first game of the eight-team tournament. The game will be played Saturday at 11 a.m. Should UCI win, it would play again Monday at 4 p.m. A loss Monday would put the Anteaters into an elimination game Monday at 11 a.m. The tournament is broken down into two four-team brackets, both of which feature a double-elimination format identical to that conducted in the four-team regionals.
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.