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.

BASEBALL: Dylan Cavender added to UC Riverside Baseball Team

Check out some of the pictures from the press conference at UC Riverside to introduce Dylan Cavender to the baseball team. The Highlanders “adopted” Cavender as part of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.

According to a release from UCR: The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children battling pediatric brain tumors and other childhood cancers, and to raise awareness through their “Adopt-A-Child,” “Safe on the Sidelines,” and “Guardian Angel” programs. They do this by pairing the afflicted child and their siblings with local high school and college sports teams, campus clubs, and arts programs in their community.

Cavender will share a locker with #8 Ian Nowak inside the UCR clubhouse.

Assistant coach Bryson LeBlanc was instrumental in helping connect the Highlanders baseball team with Cavender and the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.

UCR head coach Troy Percival (left) and assistant Bryson LeBlanc with Dylan Cavender


Cavender tries on some of his Highlanders baseball gear.


Cavender poses for pictures at his locker inside the UCR clubhouse.


UCR infielder Ian Nowak and Cavender head inside the Plex.


Cavender stretching for a big day of practice with the UCR baseball team.


Cavender playing catch with UCR pitcher Ryan Lillie on the mound.

The Inland Sports Show (1-21-17)

Geoff Gorham subs in for Pep Fernandez and talks high school hoops with Jurupa Valley coach Mark Gard and La Sierra coach Justin Norman.
Pep will have a LIVE report from the Riverside Sport Hall of Fame Wall of Distinction Ceremony that includes Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, Rays pitcher Matt Andriese, and gold medal swimmer Tyler Clary. Gorham is also joined by UC Riverside basketball broadcaster John Ramey.


SOCCER: UC Riverside blanks UC Irvine 3-0


The UC Riverside men’s soccer team remained unbeaten in Big West Conference play with a 3-0 win vs. visiting UC Irvine. The Highlanders move to 4-0-1 to lead the Big West South Division and match last year’s win total in conference play.

Romario Lomeli, Stephen Copley, and Philipp Dominique tallied goals in the victory.

Check out the next episode of Sports Weekly on IEMG-TV for interviews with Jacob Arrieta and Dominique!

SOCCER: UC Riverside women’s soccer headed to Michigan, Akron




The UC Riverside women’s soccer team will hit the road for games at the University of Michigan and Akron University this week, as the Highlanders look to improve their RPI rating in hopes of clinching a birth in the NCAA tournament at the end of the season. UCR follows that trip with one to the state of Texas to meet Houston and Texas A&M.

The UC Riverside women’s soccer team has not made the NCAA tournament since 2005 and is still seeking its first Big West Conference crown.

Look for more on UCR senior Blanca Barrio (Citrus Valley HS) on the next Sports Weekly show on IEMG-TV 3.

MLB Draft: UCR’s Austin Sodders goes to Tigers in 7th Round

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The Detroit Tigers have drafted UC Riverside starting pitcher Austin Sodders (Canyon Springs HS) in the 7th round of the Major League Baseball Draft; 205th overall.

Sodders made 14 starts for the Highlanders and posted a mark of  7-4 with a 2.57 ERA.

The Pirates drafted Sodders in the 17th round last year coming out of Riverside City College, but he elected to attend UCR and ultimately improved his draft stock by 10 rounds this year.