The “Main Man” McMains on the Inland_Sports TV Show

New Citrus Hill football coach Jason McMains joins us LIVE in studio!

And UC Riverside men’s basketball coach David Patrick talks about facing UC Irvine at the Big West Tournament.

Plus, a LIVE report from David Talley on NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.

We also take a look at the postseason possibilities for the CBU men’s and women’s basketball teams.

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BASKETBALL: UCR falls at UC Santa Barbara 72-64

The UC Riverside men’s basketball team dropped to 0-2 in the Big West Conference after falling 72-64 at UC Santa Barbara.

Ajani Kennedy came off the bench and led the Highlanders with 19 points.

UCR plays at Cal State Fullerton on Thursday.

Rancho Verde coach Jeff Steinberg, CBU Volleyball on The Inland_Sports Show

Pep Fernandez sizes up the CIF Southern Section football championship games and breaks down the semifinal contests. We’ll be joined LIVE by Rancho Verde head coach Jeff Steinberg after the Mustangs defeated Charter Oak 41-22 to reach the CIF-SS Division 3 Finals.
Plus, we’ll be joined by Cal Baptist volleyball coach Branden Higa as the #1 Lancers (28-0) will host the NCAA Division II West Regional this week.
We’ll also have a LIVE report from the Michigan vs. Ohio State football game from Geoff Gorham who is in Ann Arbor with the UC Riverside men’s basketball team.
And don’t miss our Marines Riverside Recruiting Station Riverside Athlete of the Week!

ATHLETICS: UC Riverside “Beyond The Baseline” Debut with Inland_Sports

Riverside—The UC Riverside Athletics Department is excited to announce that “Beyond The Baseline”—an hour long pregame show featuring interviews with Highlanders coaches, athletes and other luminaries—will make its debut on Thursday, November 2, prior to the Volleyball Team’s 7 pm PT match against UC Irvine.
Hosted by Pep Fernandez and Geoff Gorham—the collective voices of UC Riverside Men’s Basketball, and hosts of the UC Riverside Coaches Show at Lake Alice Trading Company Saloon and Eatery—”Beyond The Baseline” sets up shop in the lobby of the SRC Arena, beginning at 6 pm.
Fans are invited to come early to the match, and interact with guests and hosts alike. We will announce the list of guests for the first show over the coming days, so be sure to purchase your tickets now to the UC Riverside Volleyball Team’s match against UC Irvine, and join us for the debut of “Beyond The Baseline.”
Additional dates and times for “Beyond The Baseline” pregame shows for Men’s and Women’s Basketball will be announced next week.

BASEBALL: 2017 MLB Draft for Inland Area Players

Ryan Lillie (Vista Murrieta HS/UC Riverside) is the first Inland player off the board after being selected by the Miami Marlins in the fifth round. Lillie joined us on The Inland_Sports Show this past Saturday.

The Major League Baseball Draft included players with Inland Area ties. Inland_Sports will keep a running tab on players from the IE that are selected in the MLB Draft:

P – Ryan Lillie (Vista Murrieta/UC Riverside) 5th Round to the Miami Marlins

3B – Zach Kirtley (Redlands East Valley/St. Mary’s) 5th Round to the St. Louis Cardinals

OF- Mark Contreras (Canyon Springs/UC Riverside) 9th Round to the Minnesota Twins

P- Garett King (Cal Baptist) 11th Round to the Detroit Tigers

INF – Nate Webb (King) 26th Round to the Oakland A’s

P – Tristan Beck (Corona/Stanford) 29th Round to the New York Yankees

P- Alex Fagalde (UC Riverside) 30th Round to the St. Louis Cardinals

P- Cole Percival (Riverside Poly) 31st Round to the Arizona Diamondbacks

OF – Dean Miller (Ramona/Riverside City College) 37th Round to the Atlanta Braves

3B – Tyler Hardman (Temescal Canyon) 37th Round to the Colorado Rockies

King infielder/pitcher Nate Webb is the first high school player in the Inland_Sports coverage area to be selected in the 2017 MLB Draft. The Oakland A’s took Webb in the 26th Round.

 

The Arizona Diamondbacks took Riverside Poly pitcher Cole Percival in the 31st Round. Percival is also signed to play for his father, Troy, at UC Riverside.

 

BASEBALL: Zack Noll, Oregon top UC Riverside 10-6

Pitcher Ryan Lillie and the Highlanders will finish the season on the road at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

UC Riverside played its home finale against the University of Oregon as Zack Noll (Great Oak HS) guided the Ducks to a 10-6 victory.

Noll tossed five, no-hit innings with seven strikeouts to pick up the victory and improved his record to 2-2.

UCR (21-30, 7-14) will wrap-up the season with a Big West Conference series at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Oregon Ducks staring pitcher Zack Noll (Great Oak HS) worked five no-hit innings against UCR.