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No. 2 hitter Luke Swenson gets the high-fives as he returns to the dugout after scoring another run.


UC Santa Barbara: Potential National Power?

The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are looking to make amends for 2014’s shortcomings. If Tuesday’s win at LMU is any indication, they mean serious business.

The Gauchos come from a town that is nestled along the California coast and has been more noted for being the “second home” for celebrities who want to escape the hustle, bustle and smog of Hollywood and want a nice beachside house up the coast. Well now, coach Andrew Checketts has built a potential monster in wine country (Heavy emphasis on “potential”). The pitching-heavy, hitting-light Gauchos showed just the opposite tonight in mauling LMU 18-4[…]