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Since being re-instated in 2002, UC Irvine has established itself among the national elite. The Anteaters have advanced to the post-season seven of the last eight years, including the last six years and highlighted by an appearance in the College World Series in 2007. UCI became the first team in College World Series history to win extra-inning games on consecutive days, eliminating Cal State Fullerton, 6-5 in the longest game in CWS history (5 hours, 40 minutes) and then defeating Arizona State, 8-7.

UC Irvine has been a mainstay in the national rankings, rising to No. 1 in 2009 for six consecutive weeks.

The Anteaters were also a top Division II program, winning national titles in 1973 and 1974. Five players came away with eight All-American honors during UCI's Division II years, led by Jeff Malinoff, who was a three-time All-American in the early '70s.

Anteater players have won prestigious awards such as All-American, Big West Player of the Year as well as being recognized as a Brooks Wallace Award winner and Lowes Senior CLASS Award. UCI has earned Big West Pitcher of the Year distinction each of the last four years and came away with the inaugural Big West Defensive Player of the Year in 2011.

 

All-Americans

 Brooks Wallace Award

2014 - Andrew Morales
2014 - Sam Moore
2013 - Andrew Morales
2013 - Taylor Sparks
2011 – Matt Summers
2010 – Daniel Bibona
2009 - Daniel Bibona
2009 - Ben Orloff
2009 – Ronnie Shaeffer
2008 - Scott Gorgen
2008 - Eric Pettis
2007 – Scott Gorgen
2006 – Scott Gorgen
2004 – Blair Erickson
2002 – R.J. Brown
2002 – Glenn Swanson
2002 – Jon Koller
2002 – Brett Smith
1984 – Adam Ging
1985 – Adam Ging
1974 – Terry Stupy
1974 – Gary Wheelock
1973 – Rod Spence
1973 – Ray Humphries
1972 – Jeff Malinoff
1973 – Jeff Malinoff
1974 – Jeff Malinoff
1970 – Rocky Craig

2009 - Ben Orloff

Big West Player of the Year

2013 - Taylor Sparks
2009 - Ben Orloff 

Big West Pitcher of the Year 

2014 - Andrew Morales
2011 – Matt Summers
2010 – Daniel Bibona
2009 – Daniel Bibona
2008 – Scott Gorgen 

Big West Defensive Player of the Year

2012- D.J Crumlich
2011 - Brian Hernandez 

American Baseball Coaches Association
Gold Glove Award
 

2011 – Brian Hernandez
2011 – Ronnie Shaeffer
2009 – Ben Orloff

Senior CLASS Award 

 

2014 - Andrew Morales
2010 – Daniel Bibona

 

Conference Coach of the Year

 

2009 – Mike Gillespie
1987 - Mike Gerakos
1980 – Steve Hertz

 

 

 

 
 
 

All-Time Coaches 

Gary Adams, 1969-74
Tom Spence, 1974-76
Eddie Allen, 1976-78
Steve Hertz, 1978-80
Mike Gerakos, 1980-92
John Savage, 2001-04
Dave Serrano, 2004-07
Mike Gillespie 2007-Present
 

Complete UC Irvine Baseball History

Honors
Individual Records
Team Records
Anteaters in the Draft 
Scholar-Athletes

 

 

 

 

 

 
Gary Wheelock
1974 All-American
 
Daniel Bibona
2009-10 All-American
 
Ben Orloff
2009 Brooks Wallace Winner
 
Blair Erickson

53 NCAA All-Time Saves Leader
 
Scott Gorgen

2006-08 All-American

 
Jeff Malinoff

1972-74 All-American