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April 8, 2008
The UC Irvine connection comes into play for the second straight week as current head coach Mike Gillespie squares off against UCLA head coach John Savage, who was the UCI skipper from 2002-04. The Gillespie-Savage ties also go back to Gillespie’s days as the USC head coach when Savage served as an assistant coach from 1996-2000. UCI (20-5), which went 1-2 against Cal State Fullerton and former UCI Coach Dave Serrano, will start sophomore right-hander Christian Bergman (4-0, 1.08 ERA)
SPORTS
October 3, 2007
Mike Gillespie is still awaiting approval of his contract terms before officially beginning his term as UC Irvine baseball coach. Gillespie, who last week accepted the school’s offer to replace Dave Serrano, who left for Cal State Fullerton, still hopes to be cleared in time to oversee the start of practice Thursday. But as of Tuesday, the school had not received word from University of California headquarters in Oakland, where officials are required to approve contracts that exceed a certain monetary threshold.
NEWS
By Barry Faulkner | November 6, 2009
UC Irvine baseball coach Mike Gillespie, who signed a three-year contract when taking the job before the 2008 season, has received a two-year extension through the 2012 season, UCI Athletic Director Mike Izzi said. Gillespie, who guided USC to the 1998 national championship and 15 postseason appearances in 20 season as the Trojans head coach, led the Anteaters to the program’s first Big West Conference crown and its first No. 1 national ranking in 2009. The Anteaters were 45-15, including a 22-2 conference record.
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By Barry Faulkner | June 2, 2008
LINCOLN, Neb. — UC Irvine baseball coach Mike Gillespie is in his 16th NCAA Tournament appearance, but his first at the helm of the Anteaters. And though he was only a spectator as the Anteaters swept the Round Rock (Texas) Regional and the Wichita State Super Regional last season en route to a third-place finish at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., he said yet another regional victory on the road will boost his team’s chances in the upcoming LSU Super Regional in Baton Rouge.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | October 24, 2007
Ted Silva, a former Cal State Fullerton All-American, has been chosen by UC Irvine baseball coach Mike Gillespie to become the Anteaters’ pitching coach. Silva was the pitching coach at Fresno State last season, after spending two seasons as volunteer assistant and pitching coach at Cal State Fullerton in 2005-06. Silva becomes the second full-time assistant for Gillespie, the former USC coach who was hired to fill the void created when Dave Serrano left to become coach at Cal State Fullerton.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | October 10, 2007
Mike Gillespie said plainly that he would embrace the Anteater, and UC Irvine players, administrators, his colleagues and community members did the same to the school’s newly named baseball coach. A gathering of more than 100 filled Newkirk Pavilion at Anteater Ballpark Tuesday, when Gillespie, known most for his 20 highly successful years as baseball coach at USC, was introduced as the Anteaters’ third coach in seven seasons. Gillespie, who guided USC to 15 postseason appearances, four trips to the College World Series and the national championship in 1998, when he was named National Coach of the Year, said he was grateful for the opportunity to assume control of a program already among the nation’s elite.
NEWS
May 27, 2009
The first Big West Conference title in the history of UC Irvine baseball produced unprecedented individual plaudits. Senior shortstop Ben Orloff was named Player of the Year, junior left-hander Danny Bibona was named Pitcher of the Year and Mike Gillespie was named Coach of the Year for the top-ranked Anteaters, who finished five games ahead of second-place Cal State Fullerton. Senior Eric Deragisch, as well as juniors Eric Pettis and Francis Larson were additional first-team picks for the Anteaters (43-13, 22-2 in conference)
SPORTS
By BARRY FAULKNER | October 9, 2007
After what has to have been a frustrating fortnight, Mike Gillespie will be officially introduced as UC Irvine baseball coach Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Anteater Ballpark. Word of Gillespie’s hiring was reported two weeks ago, but it took some time for University of California administrators, a separate body from the UC Irvine administration, to approve Gillespie’s contract. Gillespie, who has already confirmed that former UCI assistant Pat Shine will join his staff as associate head coach, has yet to announce who will be the pitching coach.
NEWS
By Barry Faulkner | February 28, 2008
IRVINE — The UC Irvine baseball team treated a crowd of 2,035 to a 7-3 nonconference win over visiting USC Wednesday at Anteater Ballpark. And while first-year UCI coach Mike Gillespie was satisfied with the win, which upped the No. 22-ranked ’Eaters’ record to 4-0 this season, he said he found some discomfort in topping the school he played for and spent 20 seasons guiding as head coach. Making him even less enthused, the verdict pinned a loss on a USC unit guided by Chad Kreuter, Gillespie’s son-in-law, who was ejected in the middle of the seventh inning for arguing after an interference call on a base runner at second, creating a double play for the Anteaters.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | September 26, 2007
Mike Gillespie said Tuesday he is awaiting approval from the University of California Board of Regents to officially start his term as UC Irvine baseball coach. But the former USC coach, who guided the Trojans to 15 postseason appearances in his 20 seasons at the helm, said he is anxious to assume the challenge of maintaining the strong positive direction the UCI program took in just six seasons since being revived. UCI has played in three regionals and last season won regional and super regional titles, en route to a third-place finish in the College World Series.
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By Barry Faulkner | April 2, 2013
LOS ANGELES - It was supposed to be an honor when USC, where he played and was the head baseball coach for 20 seasons, named the scoreboard at Dedeaux Field after current UC Irvine head man Mike Gillespie. Instead, it has been more of a curse for the Trojans, who have managed just one run in 18 innings in two losses to the Anteaters in front of the Mike Gillespie Scoreboard. That run came Tuesday, but wasn't nearly enough in UCI's 3-1 nonconference win. The 'Eaters (17-8) posted a 4-0 triumph in 2011 at USC. The two teams did not play at Gillespie's former stomping grounds last season.
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NEWS
By Barry Faulkner | November 6, 2009
UC Irvine baseball coach Mike Gillespie, who signed a three-year contract when taking the job before the 2008 season, has received a two-year extension through the 2012 season, UCI Athletic Director Mike Izzi said. Gillespie, who guided USC to the 1998 national championship and 15 postseason appearances in 20 season as the Trojans head coach, led the Anteaters to the program’s first Big West Conference crown and its first No. 1 national ranking in 2009. The Anteaters were 45-15, including a 22-2 conference record.
NEWS
May 27, 2009
The first Big West Conference title in the history of UC Irvine baseball produced unprecedented individual plaudits. Senior shortstop Ben Orloff was named Player of the Year, junior left-hander Danny Bibona was named Pitcher of the Year and Mike Gillespie was named Coach of the Year for the top-ranked Anteaters, who finished five games ahead of second-place Cal State Fullerton. Senior Eric Deragisch, as well as juniors Eric Pettis and Francis Larson were additional first-team picks for the Anteaters (43-13, 22-2 in conference)
NEWS
By Barry Faulkner | June 6, 2008
Mike Gillespie knows what it’s like to have Ted Silva competing against him. The most memorable of those instances came in the College World Series championship game in 1995, when Silva pitched Cal State Fullerton to an 11-5 victory over Gillespie’s USC squad. So, when Gillespie was named to take over the UC Irvine baseball program in September, he lured Silva away from Fresno State to guide his pitching staff. The results have been impressive, as the Anteaters have posted a team earned-run average of 2.88, second best in the nation, heading into the best-of-three Super Regional series that begins today at LSU’s Alex Box Stadium.
NEWS
By BARRY FAULKNER | June 6, 2008
Like the screen behind which he regularly pitches batting practice, Mike Gillespie has had to inch forward over the years. Now 67, the longtime former USC coach has helped guide the UC Irvine baseball team within two wins of the College World Series in his first season at the helm of the Anteaters. He has done so with his now-familiar regal presence, a cross between folksy affability and professorial eloquence. But not far beneath that supremely polished surface, there clearly flickers a competitive flame as intense as it was when he started in left field for the Trojans’ 1961 national champions.
NEWS
By Barry Faulkner | June 2, 2008
LINCOLN, Neb. — UC Irvine baseball coach Mike Gillespie is in his 16th NCAA Tournament appearance, but his first at the helm of the Anteaters. And though he was only a spectator as the Anteaters swept the Round Rock (Texas) Regional and the Wichita State Super Regional last season en route to a third-place finish at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., he said yet another regional victory on the road will boost his team’s chances in the upcoming LSU Super Regional in Baton Rouge.
NEWS
April 8, 2008
The UC Irvine connection comes into play for the second straight week as current head coach Mike Gillespie squares off against UCLA head coach John Savage, who was the UCI skipper from 2002-04. The Gillespie-Savage ties also go back to Gillespie’s days as the USC head coach when Savage served as an assistant coach from 1996-2000. UCI (20-5), which went 1-2 against Cal State Fullerton and former UCI Coach Dave Serrano, will start sophomore right-hander Christian Bergman (4-0, 1.08 ERA)
NEWS
By Barry Faulkner | February 28, 2008
IRVINE — The UC Irvine baseball team treated a crowd of 2,035 to a 7-3 nonconference win over visiting USC Wednesday at Anteater Ballpark. And while first-year UCI coach Mike Gillespie was satisfied with the win, which upped the No. 22-ranked ’Eaters’ record to 4-0 this season, he said he found some discomfort in topping the school he played for and spent 20 seasons guiding as head coach. Making him even less enthused, the verdict pinned a loss on a USC unit guided by Chad Kreuter, Gillespie’s son-in-law, who was ejected in the middle of the seventh inning for arguing after an interference call on a base runner at second, creating a double play for the Anteaters.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | October 24, 2007
Ted Silva, a former Cal State Fullerton All-American, has been chosen by UC Irvine baseball coach Mike Gillespie to become the Anteaters’ pitching coach. Silva was the pitching coach at Fresno State last season, after spending two seasons as volunteer assistant and pitching coach at Cal State Fullerton in 2005-06. Silva becomes the second full-time assistant for Gillespie, the former USC coach who was hired to fill the void created when Dave Serrano left to become coach at Cal State Fullerton.
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