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Support the Baseball program on UCI Giving Day!

Your gift to the UC Irvine baseball program will directly impact our student-athletes and we are grateful for your continued support! Our team this year will yet again, compete on the national stage and strive for excellence. Our aspirations are to once again compete for the Big West Championship and the ultimate goal of a National Championship in Omaha, Nebraska. 

We appreciate your support and hope to see you out at a game this spring. We are grateful for your incredible support!

Baseball Program History of Success

  • UCI went 37-18 in 2023. The Anteaters went 10-2 vs. Power 5 opponents, including 8-1 vs. Pac-12
  • Last season, the Anteaters finished No. 1 in college baseball with the best road winning percentage at 19-6. UCI led the nation in sacrifice flies with 52 and set program records for runs (445), walks (304) and home runs (53).
  •  Anthony Martinez, who was the Big West batting champ at .394, was named All-American and All-West Region as well to Big West Freshman Field Player of the Year.
  •  Caden Kendle garnered All-West Region accolades after being named Big West Field Player of the Year. 
  • 15 program alums played in every level of professional baseball during the 2023 season. 11 Anteater pros have reached the Major Leagues all-time including four that are currently active
  • Andre Pallante played with Team Italy as a pitcher in the 2023 World Baseball Classic helping them reach the quarterfinals
  • Two College World Series appearances in 2007 and 2014
  • Big West regular season champions, including 2021
  • 9 NCAA Tournament appearances since 2002
  • 102 players have been drafted or signed to free agent deals since 2002 including 23 under coach Orloff
Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 77
2 FL 5
3 NV 2
Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
Rip 'em Eaters Challenge
Thanks to a generous commitment from UCI Foundation trustees Mark & Kathleen Santora, the top-5 UCI Athletics programs with the largest growth in donors over last year's Giving Day will share a bonus prize of $10,000!
Rank Prize Program % +/- Goal
1 $3,500 Eater Nation Fund +57.14% 11
goal: 7
2 $2,000 Anteater Band & Spirit Squad +53.12% 49
goal: 32
3 $1,750 Mens Volleyball +46.22% 174
goal: 119
4 $1,500 Mens Water Polo +17.65% 40
goal: 34
5 $1,250 Womens Tennis +6.25% 17
goal: 16
Anteater Athletics - Most Dollars Raised
Let's see which team reigns supreme this Giving Day! Most dollars raised gets bragging rights!
Rank Department Raised
1 Mens Volleyball $120,733.00
2 Mens Basketball $63,108.00
3 Baseball $45,974.10
4 Mens Soccer $43,000.00
5 Womens Basketball $36,882.00
Anteater Athletics - Most Gifts Received
Let's see which team reigns supreme this Giving Day. Most gifts receives bragging rights!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Mens Volleyball 174
2 Mens Soccer 117
3 Baseball 96
4 Womens Basketball 78
5 Mens Basketball 60
Baseball Voice of the 'Eaters $2,200 Match
Double your impact! All gifts to the UCI Baseball program will be matched 1:1 by the Voice of the 'Eaters, Don Brantley up to $2,200!
$2,200 MATCHED
Baseball "The Golden Era" $3,500 Match
Double your impact! All gifts to the UCI Baseball program will be matched 1:1 by the Golden Era Alumni of UCI Baseball (1970-1977) up to $3,500
$3,500 MATCHED
Baseball Parent and Family Match
Double your Impact! All gifts to the UCI Baseball program will be matched 1:1 by an incredible group of parents and families of former and current UCI Baseball players up to $9,500!
$9,500 MATCHED
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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