CSUN Moves Up to 5th in Baseball Poll

Cal State Northridge, winner of 19 of its last 22 games, is ranked fifth in this week’s Collegiate Baseball magazine NCAA Division II poll.

The Matadors (31-16) took over first place in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. and jumped two notches in the rankings with a three-game sweep of 16th-ranked UC Riverside last week. Riverside (34-15) had been ranked 12th.

Northridge plays Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the defending Division II champion, in a three-game series at San Luis Obispo beginning Friday.

Neil Coffman of Cal State Northridge was a second-team selection to the All-Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Assn. squad. Coffman, a junior from Chatsworth, was CSUN’s top hitter this season.


CSUN’s Coley Kyman was a third-team choice. The middleblocker from Reseda was among only three freshman selected for honors.

First-team picks were Carlos Briceno of Hawaii; Dan Hanan of Stanford; Bryan Ivie of USC; Trevor Schirman of UCLA; and Mark Kerins and Brett Winslow of conference champion Cal State Long Beach.

Andrew MacNaughton of Tarzana won the second race in the three-race Los Angeles Triathlon Series last weekend at Bonelli Park in San Dimas.

MacNaughton clocked 1 hour, 37 minutes, 55 seconds over a course that consisted of a kilometer swim, 40K bike and an 8K run.

MacNaughton, 27, who won the first race of the series April 7, will try for his third win and the series championship, worth $500, May 19.

Cyclists John Wordin of West Hills and Udo Sharts of Valencia, members of the L. A. County Sheriff’s Dept. Cycling Team, placed fourth in a field of 30 teams in the Tour of Bisbee stage race last weekend in Bisbee, Ariz.

Wordin placed 13th individually in the race, which ran from Thursday through Sunday and averaged 100 miles a day.