| Nov 2, 2013
| 4:54 PM
During the World Series, focus returned to the debate over whether big spending is the key to victory in baseball.
This past World Series featured the Boston Red Sox — with the fourth-highest payroll— against the St. Louis Cardinals, who...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:44 PM
Born six minutes apart, and sometimes undiscernible from the other even by their mother, twin brothers David and Jacob Hill took uniquely divergent paths to Orange Coast College. But this baseball season, in a most unlikely way, the pair of pitching aces'...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:23 PM
UC Irvine baseball coach Mike Gillespie said during Friday's press conference in Omaha that his team is the party crasher among the eight schools in the College World Series.
If that is the case, then the Anteaters (40-23), who upset No. 1 national seed...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Like many recent college graduates, it's been hard for Danny Moskovits to find a job in his chosen field.
Professional baseball player is one career an Ivy League education can't accelerate.
Moskovits graduated from Harvard in May with a degree in...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 7:40 PM
As is often the case in sports, the Newport-Mesa landscape in 2011 offered championship celebrations and near-misses by handfuls of local teams.
Similarly diverse among the top 10 sports stories of the year, as selected by the Daily Pilot sports staff,...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 9:27 PM
Concordia University's baseball team might as well have a bright, neon sign on its dugout that says "2011 NAIA National Champions," because there's no getting around it. Win a national title, put a target on your back.
Concordia head coach Mike...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Kopacz, Mary Joan
Our stunning and beloved mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, boss lady, Gran-Ma K and fun-loving friend passed away peacefully on August 3, 2013. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 20, 1921 to John and Nellie...
| May 11, 2013
| 10:18 PM
There is no joy in SoCal baseball fandom, the mighty local teams have struck out.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have a payroll of $220,395,196, which leads Major League Baseball. Their record through Friday was 13-21, which placed them last in the National...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 11:40 PM
Andrew Thurman said he wanted to watch the first day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft in an open setting, with family and friends.
He also wanted to watch it at a place that has been very close to his heart. He said it was only...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 6:32 PM
While nine of the top 12 hitters from a year ago return, much of the discussion about the 2011 UC Irvine baseball team involves those who are no longer in the clubhouse.
Among the veteran standouts drafted last June were five core seniors who all went...
| Jun 9, 2010
Jake Lemmerman and Matt Hauser played baseball together at Corona del Mar High four years ago and dreamed of playing in the big leagues one day.
The former Sea Kings on Tuesday learned their dream is closer to becoming a reality. On the second day of...
| Jun 10, 2010
| 2:00 AM
Vinnie St. John Jr. couldn't make the baseball team at USC last season.
"The coaches told me because I had [solely] become a pitcher that they didn't think I would be able to play on the collegiate level," said Vinnie St. John, who joined the Trojans as...