Saturday, February 17, 2007

Texas runs winning streak to four games with victory over Stanford, 5-2

The University of Texas won its fourth consecutive game with Adrian Alaniz posting the best pitching start by a Longhorn on the year in a 5-2 win over Stanford University in collegiate baseball action Saturday afternoon at The Dell Diamond.

Alaniz (2-0) fanned eight batters and allowed just one run on four hits, two of the infield variety, and three walks in seven innings.

Texas (6-4) broke the scoring seal with a pair of wind-aided runs in the second inning. Bradley Suttle led off the frame with a single up the middle. Kyle Russell followed with a fly ball that the fierce winds blew between two infielders for a single and Stanford's shortstop followed with a throwing error trying to retire Suttle at second but whizzed the ball into right field allowing Suttle to score and Russell to reach third. Chance Wheeless followed with a fly ball that appeared to be headed towards the Cardinal centerfielder, but the wind killed the ball and a diving catch attempt was unsuccessful, giving Wheeless a double and plating Russell for a 2-0 lead.

The Longhorns inflated the cushion to 4-0 with two more runs in the third inning. Jordan Danks doubled to rightfield. A sacrifice bunt by Preston Clark pushed Danks to third and he scored on a triple to the rightfield wall by Suttle. Russell plated Danks with a sacrifice fly to give UT a four-run lead.

Texas added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth. Travis Tucker led off the inning with a single to centerfield, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Brett Lewis and scored on a single to leftfield by Chais Fuller.

Stanford (2-5) added single runs in the eighth and ninth innings. In the eighth, Adam Gaylord singled to leftfield and Sean Ratliff walked pushed runners to second and third. Randy Boone came in to relieve Alaniz and hit Toby Gerhart with a pitch to load the bases. Michael Taylor plated Gaylord with a groundout. In the ninth, Randy Molina led off with a pinch-hit single through the left side, moved to third on a pair of groundouts and scored on a single to rightfield by Gaylord.

Nick Peoples, Danks, Suttle and Wheeless had two hits apiece for the Longhorns. Wheeless logged two doubles for the second time on the season.

Jeffrey Inman was saddled with the loss for Stanford, yielding four runs on eight hits and two walks over 5.0 innings. He struck out four Longhorns.

Texas and Stanford wrap up their three-game series Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Stanford Rivals site Recap

Stanford Press Release

Texas Recap

Blue Devils keep rolling

Duke University has continued their impressive start under second year head coach Sean McNally with a 13-4 victory over St. Bonaventure. The Devils were able to collect 15 hits and scored those 13 runs to continue their hot hitting. Matt Williams led Duke with a 3-3 performance with two RBI's and a run scored. Tony Bajoczky picked up the victory to get his second win in as many starts.

Duke Recap
St. Bonaventure Recap

Day 1 of The Crabouse Shootout

The Citadel took out the Richmond Spiders tonight in a very good game by a score of 7-6 in 10 innings to pick up number three for the win column against one loss. The Citadel was led by a clutch performance from Link Saunders who picked up the victory by pitching 2.2 innings of shutout baseball while striking out three against only one hit. Conrad Kellahan hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the tenth to drive in the winning run for the Bulldogs. The Citadel will face off against Liberty tomorrow while the Spiders will face South Carolina.

The Citadel Recap
Richmond Recap

The University of South Carolina picked up the victory over the Liberty Flames on Friday by a score of 10-2. James Darnell and Phil Disher both hit homeruns to led the Gamecocks to the victory. Harris Honeycutt picked up the victory by going 5.1 innings while letting up two runs on four hits. He extends his streak of victories to start his career to 10.

South Carolina Recap
Liberty Recap

Coca Cola Southern Miss Classic

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles won their opener on Friday night over the Southern Illinois Salukis by a score of 9-0. Ryan Belanger pitched a solid seven innings letting up only four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts to pick up the victory. Southern Miss was led on offense by Trey Sutton who had two hits and three RBI's in the victory.

Southern Miss Recap
Southern Illinois Recap

Louisville also picked up a victory on Friday with a 4-0 victory over Northwestern State. Zack Pitts was wonderful on the mound for the Cardinals by pitching five shutout innings. Freshman Chris Dominguez hit a two run homer in the ninth inning to extend the lead to 3-0 and the Cardinals would tack on another run in the inning to set up the final scoreline.

Louisville Recap
Northwestern State Recap

The Golden Eagles will play Northwestern State on Saturday while Southern Illinois faces Louisville.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Texas 5 Stanford 3

The University of Texas struck out 16 Stanford University batters and hit four solo home runs en route to a 5-3 win over the Cardinal in collegiate baseball action Friday afternoon at The Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas.

The afternoon was highlighted by the performances of a pair of Russells for Texas. Kyle Russell went 2-for-4 with two home runs and two RBI. It marked his second two home run game of the season. Starter James Russell (1-1) allowed just two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out a career-high nine batters in five innings for his first career victory.

Stanford broke the scoring seal in the top of the first inning when Sean Ratliff drew a one-out walk, stole second base and scored on a single to rightfield by Brent Milleville to give the Cardinal a 1-0 lead.

Stanford tacked on another run in the top of the second with Ryan Seawell hitting a home run over the leftfield wall.

Kyle Russell trimmed the Stanford lead to 2-1 with a solo blast over the rightfield fence in the bottom of the second.

The Longhorns took their first lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. Kyle Russell hit an equalizing home run over the 407-ft sign in right centerfield. Chance Wheeless followed with an infield single. Sacrifice bunts by Travis Tucker and Chais Fuller pushed Wheeless to third and he scored on an infield single by Nick Peoples to give UT a 3-2 lead.

Texas added insurance runs in the sixth and seventh innings with solo home runs off the bats of Tucker and Fuller, respectively.

Stanford made a late rally in the ninth. With two outs, Jeff Whitlow doubled down the rightfield line and scored on a single up the middle by Adam Gaylord. Randy Boone induced the final out of the game for his second save of the season.

Texas and Stanford return to action on Saturday for a 1 p.m. contest at The Dell Diamond.

Texas Recap
Stanford Recap

Ritch Price Interview

Kansas Head Coach checked in recently with College Baseball Insider to discuss the series with South Dakota State. This series was played early in the morning on Saturday and Sunday last weekend. The full article is available here.

2007 Coca-Cola Classic Tourney

The University of Southern Mississippi will be hosting the Coca-Cola Classic Tournament this weekend with Louisville, Northwestern State, and Southern Illinois. Friday's games are Louisville under new head coach Dan McDonnell facing off against Northwestern State at noon. Southern Illinois will face Southern Miss at 4pm on the opening day. Saturday's match-ups will be Southern Illinois facing Louisville and Southern Miss facing Northwestern State. The final day of the tourney will be Northwestern State and Southern Illinois doing battle then the Cardinals and Eagles will end the tournament.

Louisville Release

Southern Miss Release
Article about Ryan Belanger (USM)
Northwestern State Release
Southern Illinois Series Notes

The Crab House Shootout

The Crab House Shootout presented by Trademark Properties will take place this weekend in Charleston SC. The teams participating will be South Carolina, Richmond, Liberty and the host school The Citadel. The match-ups on Friday are South Carolina facing Liberty and Richmond facing The Citadel. On Saturday, South Carolina will face Richmond and the Flames will face The Citadel. The final games of the weekend will have Richmond and Liberty facing off in the early game and The Citadel facing off with South Carolina.

South Carolina Game Notes
The Citadel Game Notes
Richmond Season Preview
Liberty Game Notes

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Clemson hosts George Mason

The George Mason Patriots will take on the top ranked Clemson Tigers this weekend in a three game set. The pitching match up this weekend will be J.J. Pannell of George Mason facing P.J. Zocchi of Clemson on Friday evening. Saturday's match up will be Matt Modica (GM) facing David Kopp (Clemson) and the final game of the series will be Ryan Brecko (GM) facing Ryan Hinson (Clemson). This should be an interesting series since George Mason always has a strong team and both teams are opening the season this weekend.

George Mason Game Notes
Clemson Game Notes
George Mason Season Preview

Charlotte destroys Va Tech

The Charlotte 49ers took out the Virginia Tech Hokies by a score of 11-0. This is the 49ers second consecutive shutout to extend their scoreless streak to 23 innings. This was the Hokies first game under new Head Coach Peter Hughes who left Boston College last season. Coach Hughes has not changed anything in his coaching style with two runners thrown out but they were able to get two stolen bases in the game. I still wonder if Peter Hughes style of baseball will be successful in the ACC.

Charlotte Recap
Va Tech Recap

Martin reaching a milestone and Hofstra Preview

Florida State Head Coach Mike Martin is nearing a milestone of taking over the number 4 spot in collegiate baseball wins. If Mike Martin Sr. is able to sweep Hofstra and pick up the victory over Florida in their mid-week game, he will move into sole possession of fourth place. This has been a very good year for Mr. Martin because he was named to the ABCA on January 5th. The Tallahassee Democrat wrote a real good article about Martin reaching this milestone. It can be read here.

The FSU Seminoles will welcome Hofstra to Tallahassee this weekend for a three game set. Hofstra has played in one series this year and were swept by Auburn last weekend. The Seminoles enter the series at 6-0 with consecutive sweeps over Tennessee and UNC-Asheville.

FSU Series Notes
Hofstra Series Notes

Coastal Carolina knocks off UNC-Wilmington

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers picked up a 8-6 victory over UNC-Wilmington in non-conference action on Valentine's day. The Chanticleers received a team effort on the mound using seven pitchers in the game. The offense was led by David Sappelt who went 3-4 on the day with two runs scored from the top of the lineup. Coastal Carolina will host the INN-vitational this weekend with Pittsburgh, Old Dominion, and Virginia Tech. UNC-Wilmington will be hosting Temple for a three game set. The full recaps are linked below. Thanks to UNC-Wilmington Assistant SID Tom Riordan for forwarding me the recaps from every UNC-Wilmington game.

UNC-Wilmington Recap

Coastal Carolina Recap

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Maryland heads to UCF

The Maryland Terrapins will be heading down to Orlando, FL for a 3-game set with the University of Central Florida. The Terps are coming into the game with a 2-1 record after a loss to Winthrop and victories over Gardner-Webb and Creighton. The Golden Knights are entering the series with a 2-3 record on the young season. TCU took two out of three games last weekend. Friday and Saturday's games will start at 4pm while Sunday's will be start at 1pm.

UCF Game Notes
Maryland Game Notes

UCLA holds off UC-Riverside

The UCLA Bruins knocked off the UC Riverside Highlanders 3-2 in a highly competitive game at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Bruins pitching held the Highlander offense in check until the top of the ninth inning when closer Brant Rustich entered the game with a three run lead. He proceeded to scare everyone in the ballpark by giving up two runs on a hit and two walks. Rustich also had problems in Coral Gables this weekend including blowing a save against the Hurricanes. Brandon Crawford went 3-4 on the night to lead the Bruins offense. Kyle Barratt and Ryan Goetz had the only two hits on the evening for Riverside. UCLA hosts East Carolina on Friday while Riverside hosts San Francisco.

UCLA Recap
UC Riverside Recap
Daily Bruin Article

Rice wins a great game

The Rice Owls were able to hold off Texas-San Antonio 4-3 in dramatic fashion on Tuesday evening. The Owls were led on the mound by a strong pitching performance from Ryne Tacker who pitched 5.1 innings in relief but only gave up one run. Tyler Henley drove in two runs to lead the Owl offense.

UTSA Recap
Rice Recap

Tech picks up a victory finally

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets picked up a victory on Tuesday with a 11-8 victory over Kennesaw State. Matt Wieters hit a three run homer in the bottom of the tenth inning for the walk-off victory for the Jackets. He also picked up the victory on the mound by pitching the ninth and tenth innings. He actually blew the save in the top of the ninth but made up for it in the tenth. The Jackets were swept this past weekend by Georgia Southern. The Yellow Jackets continue their homestand on Friday with a three game set with Illinois-Chicago. Kennesaw State will regroup and face off with a three game set at home with Western Carolina.

GT Recap
Kennesaw State Recap

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Texas slugs school-record 11 doubles in 19-0 win over UT-Pan American

Texas set a single-game school record for doubles and four Longhorns combined for an eight-hit shutout in 19-0 win over UT Pan American in collegiate baseball action at The Dell Diamond on Tuesday afternoon.

The Longhorns hit 11 doubles, breaking the 44-year-old record of nine set in 1946 and equaled in 1963. Nick Peoples, Jordan Danks and Bradley Suttle logged two doubles apiece while Jeff Boes, Todd Gilfillan, Brett Lewis, Kyle Russell and Chance Wheeless.

Austin Wood (1-0) earned the victory in his longest career outing. Making his first start of the season, Wood scattered four hits and three walks while striking out five in five scoreless innings. Juston Street and Alex Posey both made their first appearances of the season and they each weaved one shutout inning. Hunter Harris closed out the game with two innings of work, allowing one hit and one walk with two strikeouts.

Suttle paced Texas' offense going 5-for-6 with two doubles, two runs scored and four RBI. It marked his sixth multi-hit game of the season and extended his hitting streak to seven games. Danks went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three runs scored and one RBI. Peoples went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and three RBI. Russell went 2-for-3 with one double, two runs scored and three RBI.

The Longhorns did most of their damage in the eighth innings with 11 runs on eight hits, including five doubles. Suttle and Russell each had two hits in the rally.

Josh Wymer (0-1) was saddled with the loss for UT Pan American. He pitched three innings, allowing three runs, none earned on three hits and two walks, while striking out one.

Texas returns to action on Feb. 16 with the first of a three-game series against Stanford University at The Dell Diamond with first pitch slated for 2:30 p.m. UT-Pan American will be back in action on Friday with a trio of games with Texas A&M.

Texas Recap

UT-Pan American Recap

Southern Miss Media Day

Corky Palmer did his media day yesterday in preparation for the upcoming season. He discusses many different parts of his program from the pitching staff to injuries with his squad. The full transcript and a video are available here.

NCBWA National Players of the Week

The NCBWA has released their National Players of the Week for the period ending on February 11th. Pedro Alvarez was named the Player of the Week with an outstanding weekend in Houston at the Minute Maid College Classic. He went 7-14 in a 3 game sweep over Rice, Baylor, and Arizona State. Charlotte left-handed pitcher Spencer Steedley was named the National Pitcher of the Week after pitching a complete game shutout with 13 strikeouts and no walks in a 8-0 victory. He did not allow any runners past second base and scattered seven hits.

Press Release from NCBWA
Charlotte Release
Vandy Release

Monday, February 12, 2007

Conference USA Players of the Week

Conference USA has also released their player and pitcher of the week respectively. The pitcher of the week was Ryan Berry of Rice who pitched six shutout innings against Baylor on Saturday while only allowing three hits and a walk. Jimmy Cesario of University of Houston was named the Player of the Week because he went 8-12 last week in four games.

C-USA Players of the Week
Rice Release
Houston Release
C-USA Notebook for February 12th

Thomas Jr. and Biringer named POW in the ACC

Tony Thomas Jr. and Kevin Biringer were recently named ACC Player of the week and Pitcher of the Week. Tony Thomas Jr. led the Seminoles in a three game sweep over UNC-Asheville by going 8-11 on the weekend and having a slugging percentage of 1.00 and he also stole three bases. Kevin Biringer faced 15 batters on the weekend and struck out five in those five innings of work. Both UMD and FSU will be in action this weekend with the Terps heading to UCF and FSU will be hosting Hofstra.

ACC Release
Terps Release
FSU Release

Interview with John Cole

The College Baseball Blog is continuing the series of interviews this week talking with Penn Head Coach John Cole. He is entering his second season with the Quakers. He comes from Division 3 power Rowan where he was the head coach for seven season including making the tournament in five seasons. His record was an outstanding 229-73. We would like to thank Coach Cole for doing this interview and hope that his Quakers have a great season in the Ivy League.

1) The Penn program is coming off a rough 12-27 overall record and a 7-13 record in the Gehrig Division of the Ivy League. The good part is that you guys return seven starters from the team including Joey Boaen (.349 average in 2006) and Josh Corn (.346 average in 2006). Do you expect any of the newcomers to make a major impact in 2007?

We have an excellent freshman class highlighted by lefthander Jim Birmingham (24th round Washington Nationals). They are an athletic group made up mostly of pitchers and middle infielders. These freshmen will have to mature quickly, as many will see time in the field and a large quantity of our innings on the mound will come from this group.

2) Penn Baseball finished in 2nd place in the Gehrig Division in 2006 behind Princeton. What is a logical expectation for your team and the Ancient eight conference?

Our expectations this year are high; however we know several teams are much more experienced at key positions. The advantage this year is going through the league once gives you a realistic view of what to expect from your team and the other teams in the league.

3) The uniform start date goes into effect next season, How will that affect your team in the future? Also, What are your thoughts on the rule change?

The uniform date will have no effect on our team or on our league. Our league rules prevent us from practicing before February 1st and playing before March 1st. We will hopefully have a little more equality with the good weather teams as far as the number of games played before our spring trip.

4) John, You were named the head coach of Penn on March 30th 2005. What is the biggest challenge you have faced with the move from Division 3 Rowan University to Division 1 Penn?

The biggest challenge in the Ivy League is to accommodate so many different schedules. The time requirements for classes and exams can really compress the day. You really have to be able to adjust and try to accommodate as many variables as possible. The four game weekends also put pressure on a pitching staff. You must be really deep on the mound or you can be in trouble by the end of the weekend.

5) What player or coach have you enjoyed working with the most during your career?

I have enjoyed working with many players and all the coaches that I have come into contact during my career. The passion for the game, a strong work ethic and great people skills seems to be the kind of people I really enjoy working with. I am really looking forward to the beginning of the 2007 season!

NCBWA Feb. 12 Division I Poll

DALLAS - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 10th year with its 2007 preseason predictions and weekly surveys. Weekly polls will be circulated from Feb. 12-June 26 following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The poll voters come from 32 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week's poll has representation by 10 different conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the 2007 NCAA Division I ranks. For more information or to join te NCBWA, please go to

Rank-School-Conference-Overall Record-Preseason Rank
1 South Carolina Southeastern Conference 3-0 3
2 Clemson Atlantic Coast 0-0 2
3 North Carolina ACC 0-0 4
4 Vanderbilt SEC 3-0 11
5 Cal State Fullerton Big West 5-1 9
6 Rice Conference USA 2-3 1
7 Miami (Fla.) ACC 3-2 6
8 Virginia ACC 2-1 7
9 Oregon State Pacific-10 7-0 17
10 Florida State ACC 6-0 15
11 Arkansas SEC 4-2 8
12 Arizona State Pacific-10 5-1 14
13 Mississippi SEC 2-0 13
14 Nebraska Big 12 Conference 0-0 12
15 Texas Big 12 3-4 6
16 Oklahoma State Big 12 3-0 21
17 Wichita State Missouri Valley Conference 0-0 18
18 Pepperdine West Coast Conference 4-2 20
19 Georgia Tech ACC 0-2 10
20 Alabama SEC 3-0 28
21 TCU Mountain West Conference 2-1 22
22 Tulane Conference USA 1-2 16
23 Arizona Pacific-10 8-0 NR
24 Winthrop Big South Conference 4-2 31
25 Long Beach State Big West Conference 4-2 NR
26 Kentucky Southeastern Conference 0-0 27
27 UCLA Pacific-10 2-4 23
28 Stanford Pacific-10 2-3 24
29 LSU SEC 3-0 34
30 Tennessee SEC 2-4 25

(Note: NCBWA Rated 35 teams in pre-2007 poll)

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Auburn (3-0), Baylor (0-3), California (4-1), Charlotte (3-1), Coastal Carolina (3-0), Evansville (2-1), Florida Atlantic (6-0), Georgia (0-3), Georgia Southern (3-2), Hawai'i (7-2), Kansas (7-1), Kent State (0-0), UL Lafayette (0-0), Mississippi State (0-0), Missouri (3-0), NC State (3-0), Ohio State (0-0), Oklahoma (2-4), Oral Roberts (2-0), Rhode Island (0-0), San Diego (6-3), Southeastern Louisiana (2-1), Southern California (5-3), Southern Miss (0-0), UC Irvine (3-2-1), UC Riverside (5-1)

Dropped Out: Georgia (19), Baylor (26), Evansville (29), Oklahoma (30)

From NCBWA Release

Duke Completes the Sweep

The Duke Blue Devils completed a sweep this weekend over Mount St. Mary's in each team's opening weekend. The Blue Devils behind strong hitting in the entire weekend and very strong pitching in the final two games they were able to pull out some victories. Coach McNally seemed to be building a competitive team in Durham when I had a chance to see them last year against Boston College.

Duke Game 3 Recap
Mount St. Mary's Game 3 Recap

Duke Games 1 and 2 Recaps
Mount St. Mary's Game 1 and 2 Recaps

Houston Astro College Classic Day 3 Results

Texas A&M got 4-2 victory over Number 1 ranked Rice to get to a 2-1 mark in the Houston Astros College Classic. Kyle Nicholson provided a lights out finish to the game by holding the Owls scoreless over the last 3.2 innings providing an opportunity for the Aggies to capitalize at the plate. Kelly Stinson provided a key walk and was driven in on a double by Luke Anders with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. Stinson was able to make it around the bases from first to get the lead for the Aggies.

Rice Recap
Texas A&M Recap
Houston Chronicle Recap

The Vanderbilt Commodores were able to complete the sweep of the Houston Astros College Classic this weekend by knocking off Baylor 7-4 on Sunday. Dominic de la Osa was able to break a tie in the fifth inning with a two run single to drive in David Macias and Pedro Alvarez. Mike Minor was able to complete the save by pitching 2.1 innings of shutout baseball.

Vandy Recap
Baylor Recap
Houston Chronicle Recap

The Houston Cougars were slammed by the Arizona State Sun Devils on Sunday by a score of 11-1. The Cougars got zero pitching in the game as Wes Musick lasted 2.0 innings while giving up five runs (4 earned) and walking four players. Josh Satow on the other hand for the Sun Devils was marvelous pitching a complete game and only allowing six hits and one run. Ike Davis led the Sun Devils offense by going 2-4 with 3 RBI.

Arizona State Recap
Houston Recap
Houston Chronicle Recap

Rivals Notebook on Day 3
The All-Tournament team can be read here.

The Citadel takes the series

The Citadel took the Rubber game of their series against East Tennessee State on Sunday by a score of 11-4. They were led on offense by Zach Brown who hit a home run on the day. Senior pitcher Justin Smith who struck out eleven batters in eight innings.

Citadel Recap
ETSU Recap

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Navy takes series with FAMU

The Navy Midshipmen took the final game of their three game set on Sunday by a score of 5-1. This win gave the Midshipmen their second victory of the weekend to take the series two games to one. Matt White led the Midshipmen on Sunday pitching seven shutout innings while only letting up two hits. Mitch Harris hit a three run homer to led the offense. Navy will be back in action next weekend when they host Iona. FAMU will be visiting Florida on Tuesday night before heading down to Miami for a three game set.

Navy Game 3 Recap
FAMU Game 3 Recap

Navy Game 2 Recap
FAMU Game 2 Recap
Tallahassee Democrat Recap

Navy Game 1 Recap
FAMU Game 1 Recap
Tallahassee Democrat Recap

Texas edges Long Beach State, 2-1

The University of Texas used timely performances by Travis Tucker on both offense and defense and a strong performance by four pitchers as the Longhorns won a 2-1 decision over Long Beach State University Sunday afternoon at Blair Field.

Tucker knocked in both of Texas' runs, including plating Chance Wheeless with a groundout in the second inning and driving in Kyle Russell with a chopped single over a leaping LBSU shortstop in the fourth inning.

In the sixth inning, Tucker prevented the Dirtbags from loading the bases, snaring a would-be single from Jason Tweedy to help stall a Long Beach State rally.

Adrian Alaniz (1-0) started for the Longhorns and pitched three scoreless innings, allowing five hits and striking out three to earn the win. James Russell followed with three scoreless innings, yielding just two hits and one walk while striking out three. Joseph Krebs allowed the only LBSU run on one hit, one walk and two strikeouts in two innings. Randy Boone earned his first save of the season with one scoreless inning on one hit and one strikeout.

Omar Arif (1-1) was saddled with the loss for Long Beach State. He allowed two runs on nine hits, two walks and five strikeouts in 5.2 innings.

Long Beach State scored its lone run in the seventh inning as Steve Tinoco hit a solo, pinch-hit home run to lead off the frame.

In addition to Tucker's performance, Preston Clark, Bradley Suttle and Kyle Russell each had two hits for Texas.

Texas returns to action on Tuesday with the Longhorns facing UT Pan American in a 2:30 p.m. contest at The Dell Diamond in Round Rock.

Thanks to Donald Boyles for the recap. He will be joining the staff soon covering the Texas Longhorns and other baseball in the state of Texas.

Texas Recap
LBSU Recap
Daily Texan Recap

Owls silence Bears

The Rice Owls in the nightcap of the Houston College Classic beat the Baylor Bears 7-0. This was the Owls first win of the season. Freshman starter Ryan Berry had little work to do tonight by working six innings and not surrendering a run on three hits and a walk. Tyler Henley led the Owls offense with two hits. Both teams will be in action Sunday with Rice playing Texas A&M and Baylor taking on Vanderbilt. Joe Savery is expected to start on Sunday for Rice.

Rice Recap
Baylor Recap
Houston Chronicle Recap

Texas A&M takes out Houston

The Aggies took a 3-2 victory on Saturday from the Cougars of Houston in Day 2 of the Houston College Classic. They were led by strong pitching performances from Kyle Theabeau and Jordan Chambless. Theabeau started the game for the Aggies by pitching 5.1 innings of baseball and letting up only one earned run in the sixth inning. He was replaced by Micheal Heard who lasted 0.1 innings with runners on second and third and one out. He proceeded to get Josh Stimeman to ground out to third to get his only out. Chambless came in and struck out Luis Flores to end the threat. Chambless finished the rest of the game off for the Aggies by giving up a solo home run in the eighth inning for the only run allowed. He struck out six out of the eleven batters he faced today. On the season, Chambless has struck out eleven batters in five innings of work. Houston was led by a good start from Donnie Joseph who gave up an unearned run in five innings. Both teams will be in action on Sunday with Houston facing Arizona State and A&M facing Rice.

Aggie Recap
UH Recap
Chronicle Recap

Florida State takes Game 2

The Florida State Seminoles took Game Two on Saturday in the weekend series with UNC-Asheville by a score of 12-6. The Seminoles played some poor defense behind Micheal Hyde by committing four errors in the field. This type of defense will cause them to lose games in the ACC if it continues. Tony Thomas Jr. and Buster Posey both had three hits to lead the offense on Saturday.

FSU Saturday Recap

UNCA Saturday Recap
Section B Recap
Tallahassee Democrat Recap
Brandon Reichert article

FSU Friday Recap
UNCA Friday Recap
Tallahassee Democrat Recap