Cicerone Field deication and UCI beats UCLA in the 10th
Last week, the UCI Baseball field formally known as Anteater Ballpark was renamed and dedicated to Chancellor Emeritus Ralph J. Cicerone, who is currently the president of the National Academy of Sciences.
I got there early in order to get down onto the field to get some photos of the dedication. The current Chancellor Michael Drake was there and pumped up to speak about our on-the-rise sports programs.
Ralph Cicerone was given a new UC Irvine baseball jersey during the dedication.
Ralph Cicerone stood outside of the UC Irvine dugout as current players on the team unveiled the newly named field.
Ralph Cicerone continues to stand over and admire the letters that were dedicated after him.
Ralph Cicerone throws out the first pitch.
Ralph Cicerone stands out on the field one last time for some photos before the game starts.
Ralph Cicerone has a light-hearted conversation with the UCI dugout after the dedication ceremony.
The games usually start around 6pm so about half of the game is shot in daylight. As the sun is going down, pockets of light start to appear and the lighting gets interesting. I really like the colors in the photo and hope to experiment more with the light pockets in future games. Brock Bardeen prepares to throw a pitch against UCLA.
Brock Bardeen goes through the motions as he throws a pitch against UCLA.
First baseman Jeff Cusick secures an out with the ball buried deep inside his glove.
First baseman Jeff Cusick makes contact with the ball while on offense.
Once again, the light pockets are apparent in this photo, just hitting the shoulders and back of the player. Eric Deragisch ties the game in the sixth with a two-run shot over the left-field wall.
Junior Casey Stevenson (27) and the UCI team celebrate after Stevenson drove in the game-winning run in the 10th inning to lift top-ranked UC Irvine to a 5-4 non-conference win over UCLA in front of a season-high 2,726 fans Tuesday at Anteater Ballpark.
Regionals is being hosted by UCI for the first time ever and starts this Friday. I already rented a 400mm 2.8. I can’t wait.