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Washington’s Unique Formula
Washington has found a unique formula for success, using its best pitchers in extended relief outings rather than starts. It worked perfectly Friday in a win at UCLA.
USC Finally Puts The Pieces Together
USC gets length from its starting pitching and an offensive breakout in win over No. 21 Stanford, but the Cardinal may have unlocked something important.
West Notebook: ASU’s Fearless Montoya
Chaz Montoya has solidified Arizona State’s weekend rotation. Shotgun Spratling also looks at some Big West teams battling the injury bug.
Cal State Fullerton Ends Losing Streak
The line between perennial power and not is small and Cal State Fullerton showed that as it snapped a five-game losing streak against UC Riverside.
LMU’s Cory Abbott Throws Perfect Game
LMU RHP Cory Abbott tamed a potent offense and in the process was perfect. Shotgun Spratling details how Abbott tossed the perfect game.
Long Beach State Goes Aggressive In Win
Long Beach State skipped the small ball, choosing to swing away in late-game situations in a win over rival Cal State Fullerton.
West Notes: SDSU’s Heart/Hotness OF
Shotgun Spratling breaks down SDSU’s red-hot Tyler Adkison and Chad Bible, who is playing through cancer treatments. Plus notes from USC, UNM, Saint Mary’s.
Gavin Emerges As Latest Titan Stud
John Gavin is brimming with confidence after striking out a career-high 14 batters against New Mexico. Shotgun Spratling details his development.
West Notebook: Maddux, TCU, UCI
Shotgun Spratling writes about UNLV pitching coach Greg Maddux, and has loads of notes on TCU, UC Irvine and Air Force too.
Fullerton Celebrates Unlikely Hero
Cal State Fullerton had an likely hero on Saturday night and Shotgun Spratling has an inside look at its win over Gonzaga.
Notebook: How The West Is Won, Week 4
In Shotgun Spratling’s latest West Notebook, he looks at UCLA, San Diego, USC, a rising Sacramento State pitcher and much more.
Putting The Fun Back In Michigan
Ako Thomas (left) and others have brought the fun back to the Michigan program, and it’s a huge key to its early success.
BYU Puts Together Complete Game
BYU’s high-powered offense has struggled out of the gates, but the Cougars are hoping a complete performance at Bakersfield will turn the tide.
Pac-12/Big Ten Mega-Notebook
Shotgun Spratling has loads of great takeaways on Oregon State, Ohio State, Utah and Nebraska.