This Week in Cougar Athletics: March 26-April 1

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3/27/2018 | Baseball

SAN MARCOS, Calif. – The Cal State San Marcos men’s golf team competes in the UC San Diego’s SoCal Intercollegiate early in the week and the Cougar baseball team hosts No. 20 Cal State Monterey Bay at the end of the week. This weekend, the Cougar softball squad returns to Turlock to face Stanislaus State while the CSUSM men’s and women’s track & field teams split its squad to compete in Los Angeles and San Diego.

MEN’S GOLF
68th SoCal Intercollegiate
Monday, March 26 – Tuesday, March 27
Santee, Calif. – Carlton Oaks Golf Club (par-72, 6,834 yards)
No Live Scoring

TOURNAMENT FIELD: Academy of Art, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State East Bay, Cal State Monterey Bay, Cal State San Bernardino, Cal State San Marcos, Dixie State, Dominican, Stanislaus State, UC San Diego, Western Washington

CSUSM Starters:
1. Chris Tuulik (San Diego/UNLV)
2. Ben Hume (Yorba Linda/Yorba Linda HS)
3. Jordan McBrayer (Carlsbad/Cathedral Catholic HS)
4. Matthew Moss (San Diego/Point Loma HS)
5. Randy Vergel de Dios (Trabuco Canyon/El Toro HS)

Individual: Braeden Koran (Fallbrook/Fallbrook HS)

BASEBALL
CSUSM (12-10, 7-9 CCAA) vs. No. 20 Cal State Monterey Bay (18-7, 12-7 CCAA)
Thursday, March 29 – 3 p.m.
Friday, March 30 – 12 p.m. (DH)
Saturday. March 31 – 11 a.m.
San Marcos, Calif. | CSUSM Baseball Field
Live Stats | Cougar Sports Network

CAL STATE MONTEREY BAY •CSUSM is 1-5 all-time against the Otters.
•Last season, the Cougars prevented a series sweep with a 7-1 victory in the series finale at CSUMB.
•Seniors Hayden Duer and Jacob Tonascia rank first and second in the CCAA with nine and eight home runs, respectively.
•As a team, the Otters rank second in the CCAA in batting (.303 avg.) and eighth in pitching (4.91 ERA).

CSUSM BREAKDOWN •The Cougars won one of their four games at Cal State East Bay last weekend. CSUSM dropped a heartbreaker to the Pioneers on Friday by a score of 3-2. The Cougars split Saturday’s doubleheader, suffering a 5-0 loss in the opener before rebounding with a 4-1 victory in the nightcap. CSUSM fell 14-5 in the series finale to CSUEB on Sunday.
•Junior Marcus Wilhite ranks second in the CCAA in doubles (10) and eighth in RBIs (20).
•As a team, CSUSM ranks sixth in batting (.279) and tenth in pitching (5.55 ERA) in the CCAA.

SOFTBALL
CSUSM (8-26, 4-20 CCAA) at Stanislaus State (17-13, 9-9 CCAA)
Friday, March 30 – 1 PM (DH)
Saturday, March 31 – 11 AM (DH)
Turlock, Calif. – Warrior Softball Field
Live Stats

STANISLAUS STATE •CSUSM is 4-7 all-time against the Warriors.
•The Cougars prevented a series sweep last year against Stan State, winning the series finale 5-2 after dropping the first three games 11-0, 5-2 and 5-3.
•The Warriors went 3-1 in their own Tournament of Champions last weekend, falling 4-3 to Western Oregon before registering wins over Montana State-Billings (5-4), Concordia-Irvine (4-3) and Concordia-Portland (3-1).
•Stan State was selected to finish eighth in the 2018 CCAA softball preseason coaches’ poll.

CSUSM BREAKDOWN •The Cougars went 3-3 in their first appearance in the Stanislaus State’s Tournament of Champions last weekend. CSUSM registered wins over Saint Martin’s (6-5), Holy Names (6-5) and Chaminade (4-3).
•Sophomore Karen Roman, who played third base and pitched last weekend, was named to the Tournament of Champions All-Tournament Team. She batted .538 (7-for-13) with six RBIs and one run in her five games as a position player. In the circle, she tallied three strikeouts in her 7.1 innings.
•In the 2018 CCAA softball preseason poll, the Cougars were picked to finish 10th.

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Bob Larsen Distance Carnival
Friday, March 30
Los Angeles – Drake Stadium
Meet Information | Live Results

California Collegiate Invitational
Saturday, March 31
La Jolla, Calif. – Triton Track & Field Stadium
Meet Information | Live Results

MOVING ON UP, IN THE CSUSM RECORD BOOKS •Devony Dettman – Broke into the top 10 in the Heptathlon with 3670 points.
•Natalie Rodriguez – Topped her CSUSM 1500 meter record by more than six seconds (4:25.36)

COUGARS TO WATCH •Natalie Rodriguez – 1500m (Ranked No. 1 in the nation in 1500m)
•Clarissa Garcia – (Look to improve on her 2:17.9 time in the 800m)

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Bob Larsen Distance Carnival
Friday, March 30
Los Angeles – Drake Stadium
Meet Information | Live Results

California Collegiate Invitational
Saturday, March 31
La Jolla, Calif. – Triton Track & Field Stadium
Meet Information | Live Results

MOVING ON UP, IN THE CSUSM RECORD BOOKS •Patrick Hastings – Broke into the top 10 in both the Discus (No. 7, 40.90m) and Shot Put (No. 5, 12.93m)
•Ndoto Strong – Remains No. 1 in Shot Put but broke his own record with a throw of 16.75 meters.

COUGARS TO WATCH •Joshua Litwiller – 10,000m (Running the race for the first time this season)
•Tim Stalboerger – Javelin (Very consistent this season, UCSD is a great place to throw)

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