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Scouting notes from Lake Elsinore: Dillon Tate's stuff has returned

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As the spring has moved along, reports on UC Santa Barbara righty Dillon Tate's stuff have been less and less exciting. This is understandable, as Tate, who had spent his entire collegiate career as a reliever until this year, has now thrown more than twice as many innings in 2015 as he did his freshman and sophomore seasons combined. The Gauchos rested Tate last week so he'd be primed for their regional opener, and it seemed to pay dividends for Tate, as he was electric, though certainly not flawless, Friday night