UC San Diego Tritons baseball

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UC San Diego Tritons
UC San Diego Tritons wordmark.svg
Founded1969
Overall record931–682–10 (.577)[1]
UniversityUniversity of California, San Diego
Head coachEric Newman (7th season)
ConferenceCalifornia Collegiate Athletic
LocationLa Jolla, California
Home stadiumTriton Ballpark
(Capacity: 1,200)
NicknameTritons
ColorsBlue and Gold[2]
         
College World Series runner-up
2010, 2017
College World Series appearances
Division II: 2009, 2010, 2017, 2018
Division III: 1987, 1994
NCAA Tournament appearances
Division II: 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
Division III: 1986, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1994
Conference tournament champions
2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
Conference champions
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Tritons pitcher Trevor Scott delivers a pitch in a 2014 NCAA West Regional game

The UC San Diego Tritons baseball program represents the University of California San Diego at the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II level. The Tritons have made several appearances in the Division II tournament, mostly under the leadership of former head coach Dan O'Brien. The Tritons reached the Division II College World Series for the First time in 2009, finishing fourth. In 2010, the Tritons enjoyed their most successful season to date, compiling a record of 54–8, and reaching the Division II national championship where they eventually fell.[3]

The UC San Diego baseball team plays its home games at Triton Ballpark in La Jolla, which was renovated in 2014.[4] In 2005, the Tritons were the CCAA league champions. In 2007 and 2008, they reached the NCAA West Regionals. In 2009, after winning the CCAA league and CCAA tournament, they advanced to the NCAA Division II College World Series under the leadership of coach Dan O'Brien and infielder Vance Albitz, where they placed fourth. In 2010, they were the College World Series runners-up and the CCAA league and tournament champions. In 2011 and 2012, they repeated as CCAA league and tournament champions, again reaching the NCAA West Regionals. They won the CCAA tournament in 2014 as well.[5] In 2017, they were CCAA tournament runners-up and NCAA West Region champions, and placed second in the College World Series.[6]

Triton baseball, like most UCSD athletic programs, will transition to the NCAA Division I Big West Conference beginning in 2020. They will not be eligible for the Division I College World Series until the reclassification period ends.[7]

Yearly Records[edit]

Season Coach Overall Postseason
Vince Askey (D-III Ind.) (1980–1981)
1980 Vince Askey 13–22
1981 Vince Askey 7–19
Vince Askey: 20–41 (0.328)
Lyle Yates (D-III Ind.) (1982–1994)
1982 Lyle Yates 9–17
1983 Lyle Yates 8–26
1984 Lyle Yates 10–18–1
1985 Lyle Yates 23–28–1
1986 Lyle Yates 22–16–2 NCAA Regional
1987 Lyle Yates 32–13 DIII College World Series
1988 Lyle Yates 23–12
1989 Lyle Yates 23–19 NCAA Regional
1990 Lyle Yates 19–18–2
1991 Lyle Yates 16–23
1992 Lyle Yates 28–9–1 NCAA Regional
1993 Lyle Yates 16–19–1
1994 Lyle Yates 33–8 DIII College World Series
Lyle Yates: 262–226–8 (0.528)
Robert Fletcher (D-III Ind.) (1995–1997)
1995 Robert Fletcher 23–13
1996 Robert Fletcher 15–20–1
1997 Robert Fletcher 19–17
Robert Fletcher: 57–50–1 (0.528)
Dan O'Brien (D-III Ind.) (1998–2000)
1998 Dan O'Brien 20–18
1999 Dan O'Brien 19–18
2000 Dan O'Brien 22–13
Dan O'Brien (D-III): 61–49 (0.555)
Division III (total): 400–366–9 (0.516)
Dan O'Brien (D-II CCAA) (2001–2011)
2001 Dan O'Brien 14–34 CCAA Tournament
2002 Dan O'Brien 30–23–1 NCAA West Regional
2003 Dan O'Brien 25–28 CCAA Tournament
2004 Dan O'Brien 35–24 CCAA Tournament
2005 Dan O'Brien 37–20 NCAA West Regional
2006 Dan O'Brien 35–24 CCAA Tournament
2007 Dan O'Brien 37–25 NCAA West Regional
2008 Dan O'Brien 43–18 NCAA West Regional
2009 Dan O'Brien 41–15 College World Series
2010 Dan O'Brien 54–8 National Runners-Up
2011 Dan O'Brien 42–15 NCAA West Regional
Dan O'Brien (D-II): 393–234–1 (0.625)
Dan O'Brien (total): 454–283–1 (0.615)
Eric Newman (D-II CCAA) (2012–present)
2012 Eric Newman 33–24 NCAA West Regional
2013 Eric Newman 26–24 CCAA Tournament
2014 Eric Newman 38–16 NCAA West Regional
2015 Eric Newman 36–21 NCAA West Regional
2016 Eric Newman 31–21 CCAA Tournament
2017 Eric Newman 44–19 National Runners-Up
Eric Newman: 208–125 (0.625)
Division II (total): 662–408–1 (0.618)
Total: 931–682–10 (.577)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball Record Book – UCSDTritons.com—Official Web Site of UC San Diego Athletics". Ucsdtritons.com. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "UC San Diego Brand Guidelines" (PDF). July 6, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "Baseball – Schedule/Results – UCSDTritons.com—Official Web Site of UC San Diego Athletics". Ucsdtritons.com. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  4. ^ Loh, Stefanie (April 10, 2015). "UCSD unveils new $6.89M ballpark". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  5. ^ "Back On Top! No. 18 UCSD Reclaims CCAA Supremacy With Record Sixth Tournament Banner". UCSD Tritons. University of California, San Diego. May 10, 2014. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
  6. ^ Kenney, Kirk (June 4, 2017). "UCSD's national title hopes end with 5-2 loss to West Chester (Pa.)". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
  7. ^ Schneider, Gabe (November 27, 2017). "UC San Diego to Move to Division I Sports". The Triton. Retrieved January 31, 2018.