The Citadel evened their series with Elon on Saturday with a 8-6 victory in SoCon baseball action. Sonny Meade led the Bulldogs attack with a 2-3 with 2 RBI game. Matt Crim picked up the win by lasting five innings and giving up three runs.
The Citadel Saturday Recap
Elon Saturday Recap
The Citadel Friday Recap
Elon Friday Recap
Saturday, March 24, 2007
The Army Black Knights split a doubleheader with Cornell on Saturday. In game 1, Jim Hyland was masterful as he allowed only four hits over the seven inning game to get the 2-0 victory over Army. Hyland picked up his second victory of the season to even his record at 2-2. Nick Hill also pitched a complete game for Army but gave up two runs on five hits to get his second loss of the season. In Game 2, Cornell pitcher Blake Hamilton threw over Steven Dannaway's head in the bottom of the tenth to give the Black Knights an emotional 3-2 victory over Cornell. Milan Dinga pitched two perfect innings while striking out four to get the win.
Florida State 10 Boston College 3
The Florida State Seminoles scored six runs in the second inning to make a 2-0 deficit into a 6-2 lead. The Seminoles continued to shut down the BC Eagles bats in key situations. Michael Hyde started the game for the Seminoles and last seven innings while only giving up two runs and really scattered eight hits. His curveball seemed to be hanging in the zone but the Eagles were never able to take advantage. Hyde better get his breaking ball working real soon or some of the better hitting teams in the ACC are going to light him up. Tony Sanchez went 2-3 to lead the Eagles offense. The teams close the series out tomorrow when Ryan Strauss faces likely Eagle starter Terry Doyle.
Section B Recap
Virginia Tech 6 UNC 3
In one of the big upsets today, Peter Hughes led Virginia Tech Hokies picked up a 6-3 victory over the UNC Tar Heels. Andrew Wells kept the Tar Heels off balance in his seven innings of work and only gave up one unearned run to get his second win of the season. Nate Parks led the Hokie offense by going 2-4. The teams will play the rubber game on Sunday at 1:00 pm.
VA Tech Recap
Maryland 4 Clemson 1
The Maryland Terps got a seven inning two hit performance from Peabody MA native Ryan Moorer to lead the Terrapins to the 4-1 victory over Clemson. Mike Murphy hit a two run single in the fifth inning to give the Terps a 4-0 lead. Brett Cecil pitched a scoreless 1.1 innings to get his seventh save of the year. The Tigers will try to get one game out of the weekend set on Sunday with first pitch scheduled for 1:00 pm.
Virginia 3 Miami 0
The Virginia Cavaliers were able to break Miami's shutout streak at 168 games with a 3-0 victory behind the left arm of Matt Packer. He went 5.1 innings while scattering four hits and two walks to get his third victory on the season. Scott Maine was effective by going 5.2 innings while giving up all three runs on six hits and two walks. Brandon Guyer led the Cavs offense with a 2-3 game with an RBI.
Wake Forest 16 NC State 3
Wake Forest Demon Deacons scored 13 runs combined in the fifth and sixth inning to lead the Deacons to the 16-3 victory over NC State. Allan Dykstra led the offense with a 3-4 game with a homer and a career high 6 RBIs to get the victory. Andrew Brackman picked up the loss for the Wolfpack by only lasting four innings while giving up six runs. Garrett Bullock got his second victory on the season for the Deacons. The teams will face off in the final game of the series at 1:00 pm.
Wake Forest Recap
NC State Recap
Duke 3 Georgia Tech 0
Tony Bajoczky and Michael Seander combined on a six hit shutout of the Yellow Jackets by a score of 3-0. Brett Bartles led the Blue Devil offense by going 2-4 with 2 RBIs. The teams will play the rubber game on Sunday at 1:00 pm in Durham.
The win was Texas' ninth straight and moved the Longhorns to 22-7 overall and 5-0 in Big 12 action. Kansas State fell to 17-6 overall and 0-2 in league play.
Travis Tucker led UT's offense going 4-for-4 with one triple, one double, one stolen base, three runs scored and two RBI. Preston Clark went 2-for-4 with one double and three RBI. Chance Wheeless, Bradley Suttle and Josh Prince chipped in with two hits apiece.
Kyle Russell's torrid home run pace continued as he hit his 15th on the season. He has hit a home run in five consecutive Big 12 games and now holds the Longhorns' record for most homers by a sophomore.
On the mound, Adrian Alaniz (7-1) scattered three hits and one walk over seven shutout innings while striking out six to earn the victory.
Texas scored two runs in a first inning in which the Longhorns batted out of order. Tucker hit a leadoff single. Wheeless, who was supposed to bat third, singled to put runners at the corners. Jordan Danks, who was slated to bat second, hit an RBI single to plate Tucker. Suttle drove in Wheeless with a single. The batting out of order infraction was not caught until the second inning so all the at-bats were official, staking Texas to a 2-0 lead.
The Longhorns added three runs each in the second and third inning. The second inning featured an RBI triple by Tucker and a two-run single by Clark. The third inning was highlighted by an RBI double by Nick Peoples and a two-run single by Wheeless, inflating the Texas cushion to 8-0.
Texas tacked on two more runs in the fourth inning with a solo home run by Russell and an RBI single by Tucker.
A triple by Suttle followed by a ground-rule double by Clark accounted for a run in the fifth inning and the Longhorns owned on an 11-0 lead.
Texas finished its scoring with three runs in the eighth inning thanks to a two-run triple by Jeff Boes and an RBI double by Clint Stubbs.
For the second consecutive night, Kansas State rallied for three runs in the ninth inning. Drew Biery hit a two-run single driving in Eddie Vasquez and Daniel Dellasega and J.J. Muse plated Biery with a sacrifice fly.
The Wildcats' offense was paced by Derek Bunker who went 3-for-4. Biery went 2-for-4 with one run and two RBI.
Chase Bayuk (2-1) was saddled with the loss for Kansas State. He allowed seven runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out three Longhorns over 2.1 innings.
In addition to the 10 extra-base hits, Texas drew 10 walks and was hit by two pitches in the contest.
Texas and Kansas State wrap up the three-game series with a 1 p.m. game Sunday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.Texas VS. KSU Boxscore
Texas Scout.com Recap
They were just needed on a personal level.
No Longhorn was in search of a big day like Clark, the starting catcher, and he found one Friday in Texas' 10-3 victory over Kansas State at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
Clark went 3 for 3 with two RBIs, including a home run in the fifth inning that gave Texas a 2-0 lead.
"This feels great. I really needed this," said Clark, who entered the game hitting .273 after a slump ate away at his formerly .400-plus average. "The past month has been difficult. I really didn't feel comfortable with my swing, and I was thinking a lot at the plate."
Goodbye struggles. Goodbye slump.
"I knew he was ready to break out," Texas coach Augie Garrido said. "It was just a matter of time."
Clark and Bradley Suttle, whose three-run homer in the fifth inning gave the Horns a 6-0 lead, provided plenty of offense for starter James Russell (5-2), who gave up five hits and three runs, all scored in the ninth inning.
Russell had faced just 26 batters heading into the ninth inning, getting five strikeouts in the process. "If you hit your spots in the early innings, it's easier to get them to chase pitches later on in the game," he said.
He had help when the Wildcats (17-5, 0-1 Big 12) did make contact.
Right fielder Kyle Russell made a couple of great plays, including a diving catch in the sixth inning, and every time the Wildcats hit a ball hard, a Longhorn was there to catch it.
"They go get the ball," Kansas State coach Brad Hill said of the Texas outfielders. "It's not easy to get a hit. If the ball's in the air, they're going to get to it. We're going to have to hit the ball a little lower and a little farther."
It's been that way all season.
"I think you are going to see that all year," said Garrido, whose team will go for its ninth straight victory today at 2 p.m. against Kansas State. "There aren't going to be many teams who are more athletic than us."
Texas, on the other hand, didn't struggle to get hits.
The Longhorns (21-7, 4-0) pounded out 12 hits and have reached double-digit totals in hits 18 times this season. It was ninth time the team scored 10 or more runs.
Kyle Russell hit his 14th home run — a two-run blast in the seventh — to tie the school record for home runs hit in a season by a sophomore.
Suttle had two hits.
But Clark's hits show everybody in the lineup is swinging the bat well.
"I think I'm finally out of my slump," he said. "Getting out of a slump is not easy. But me and (Nick) Peoples have been taking extra swings and spending more time in the batting cages trying to work on things."Texas Recap
Florida State 5 Boston College 1
The Florida State Seminoles took Game 1 in their series with the Boston College Eagles. Seminole starter Bryan Henry pitched eight strong innings while only giving up the only run the Eagles would get in the fourth.
NC State 6 Wake Forest 4 (10 innings)
Joe Florio hit the go-ahead triple in the top of the tenth to lead the Wolfpack to the 6-4 victory over the host Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
NC State Recap
Wake Forest Recap
Maryland 4 Clemson 3
Chad Durakis hit a game winning double to drive home Dan Melvin with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to start the ACC season off right at Shipley Field with a 4-3 victory over the Clemson Tigers.
UNC 15 Virginia Tech 4
The North Carolina Tar Heels used a 19 hit attack and homers in the first and second innings by Dustin Ackley to clobber the Hokies 15-4.
Virginia Tech Recap
Virginia 4 Miami 1
Jacob Thompson was masterful on the mound by going eight innings while only allowing one run on four hits.
Georgia Tech 3 Duke 2
Danny Payne hit a lead-off homer in the top of the ninth to tie the game at two before Michael Fisher and Matt Wieters hit back to back doubles to take the lead and eventually pick up the victory 3-2. This win was Danny Hall's 800th on his career.
Georgia Tech Recap
Friday, March 23, 2007
- Notre Dame 1, South Florida 0 ; (South Bend, IN)-Notre Dame Sophomore pitch David Phelps(4-1) went all the game and shut the Bulls out, he also fanned 10. Notre Dame's lone run came on a home run from senior caption Mike Dury. For South Florida Danny Otero(4-4) went 7.2 innings, giving up 1ER and striking out 4.
- Connecticut 4, St. Johns 3; (Queens, NY)-UConn starting pitcher Mike Tarsi (2-1) went 7 inning giving up 3 runs (2 earned), striking out 4 Red Storm Batters. St. John's starting pitcher Scott Barnes(1-2) took the loss giving up 4 runs on 6 hits in 6 innings. Matt Unteit led the Huskies going 3-4 and an RBI.
- Seton Hall @ West Virginia-PPD, double header tomorrow.
- Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh-PPD, double header tomorrow.
- Georgetown @ Rutgers-PPD, double header tomorrow.
- Louisville @ Villanova-PPD, double header tomorrow.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Boston College at Florida State
The Boston College Eagles head to Tallahassee for the first time ever to take on the number 2 ranked Florida State Seminoles. FSU is coming off their first loss of the season to Jacksonville on Wednesday while Boston College picked up a victory on Sunday over Georgia Tech before heading back to Boston where they had a game postponed because of the snow on the ground. The CBB predicts that BC will win one game of the series this weekend if Terry Doyle is able to pitch. If Doyle does not go then the Eagles will get swept.
Friday: Bryan Henry (5-0, 2.61 ERA) vs Kevin Boggan (2-1, 2.14 ERA)
Saturday: Michael Hyde (7-0, 1.59 ERA) vs Nate Jeannes (0-1, 3.57 ERA)
Sunday: Ryan Strauss (5-0, 1.85 ERA) vs Terry Doyle (2-0, 2.40 ERA)
BC has not officially named any starting pitchers for this weekend yet so I have based this on past weekend rotation.
Florida State Game Notes
North Carolina at Virginia Tech
Peter Hughes welcomes the North Carolina Tar Heels to Blacksburg for a coastal division showdown. Virginia Tech enters the series with an overall record of 14-8 and 3-3 in the ACC while UNC is 20-3 and 4-2 in the conference. The CBB predicts that UNC sweeps the road series.
Friday: Robert Woodard (4-0, 2.30 ERA) vs. Greg Fryman (2-2, 6.37 ERA)
Saturday: Alex White (3-0, 1.69 ERA) vs. Andrew Wells (1-1, 5.27 ERA)
Sunday: Luke Putkonen (4-0, 4.10 ERA) vs Adam Redd (2-0, 0.96 ERA)
UNC Game Notes
VA Tech Game Notes
Clemson at Maryland
Clemson will head to College Park this weekend with a 14-5 overall record and a conference record of 3-0. Clemson dropped a mid-week game to Western Carolina on Tuesday but should be able to bounce back strong this weekend. Maryland is 14-7 and 3-3 in the conference. Maryland picked up a 17-2 victory over VCU this week on Wednesday. The CBB predicts that Clemson will sweep the series.
Friday: Casey Baron (3-1, 4.41 ERA) vs P.J. Zocchi (3-0, 2.00 ERA)
Saturday: Ryan Moorer (2-0, 2.78 ERA) vs Ryan Hinson (1-0, 2.00 ERA)
Sunday: Kevin Biringer (2-3, 4.68 ERA) vs David Kopp (2-2, 4.40 ERA)
Maryland Game Notes
Clemson Game Notes
Miami at Virginia
The Miami Hurricanes head to Charlottesville to take on the Virginia Cavaliers for a big ACC series. Both teams are expected to compete for the Coastal division crown so this could make or break the division for both of these teams. The CBB predicts that UVA takes 2 out of 3 games this weekend.
Friday: Jacob Thompson (5-0, 1.98 ERA) vs Eric Erickson (3-2, 1.52 ERA)
Saturday: Matt Packer (2-1, 3.48 ERA) vs Scott Maine (2-3, 5.00 ERA)
Sunday: Sean Doolittle (4-1, 3.28 ERA) vs Enrique Garcia (1-2, 2.55 ERA)
NC State at Wake Forest
The NC State Wolfpack will head to Winston-Salem for a three game set with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Wolfpack enter with an impressive 16-7 record but a 3-3 record in the ACC. The Deacons have a 12-10 mark and a 2-4 record with two tough series already under their belt with FSU and Virginia. The CBB predicts that Wake Forest sweeps the weekend series.
Friday: Brad Kledzik (2-1, 5.20) vs Eric Surkamp (2-1, 2.53)
Saturday: Garrett Bullock (1-1, 5.54) vs Andrew Brackman (4-1, 2.97)
Sunday: Eric Niesen (2-2, 5.12) vs Jimmy Gilheeney (1-1, 1.90)
NC State Game Notes
Wake Forest Game Notes
Georgia Tech at Duke
The Yellow Jackets head to Durham NC for a three game set with the Duke Blue Devils. Georgia Tech is coming off a mid-week victory over Georgia State 3-0 and took two out of three from Boston College last weekend for an overall record of 12-10 and 3-3 in the ACC. Duke enters the series with a pair of victories over Fairleigh Dickinson and were swept in their last ACC series by Clemson. They have a record of 17-7 but 0-6 in the ACC. The CBB has Georgia Tech winnign all three games.
Friday: Alexander Hassan (2-0, 2.18 ERA) vs David Duncan (4-2, 3.79 ERA)
Saturday: Tony Bajoczky (3-2, 2.70 ERA) vs John Goodman (1-0, 4.50 ERA)
Sunday: TBA vs Ryan Turner (1-3, 4.32 ERA)
Georgia Tech Game Notes
Duke Game Notes
I would like to apologize for the brief preview this week but I have been extremely busy with my real job. If anyone would like to hire me and give me a 40 hour a week job in sports shoot me an email here.
The Citadel will open Southern Conference play this weekend with a three game set with Elon. The Citadel enter with a 15-5 overall record. Elon has a 12-11 record overall by a 2-1 record in the conference after taking 2 out of 3 games last weekend with Appalachian State.
The Citadel Game Notes
Elon Game Notes
The Lafayette Leopards pulled out a 2-1 victory over the Penn Quakers in ten innings. Dave Dreshsel drove in Kevin Leasure with a one out single in the top of the tenth. John Fugett pitched a perfect ninth and tenth to get his second victory of the year. Penn's Doug Brown got the loss by giving up two runs over his three innings of work.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
The Florida State Seminoles finally lost a game after starting the season with a 23 game winning streak. Jacksonville University took advantage of two errors in the third inning to score four unearned runs to lead the Dolphins to the 5-3 victory. Former FSU player Ryan McArdle hit a two run double in that third inning to give the Dolphins the lead for good. The attendance for tonight's game was 3,109 which is a record crowd at Alexander Brest Field. The Seminoles will host Boston College for a weekend series while Jacksonville hosts Kennesaw State in conference action.
Section B Recap
Tallahassee Democrat Recap
The Maryland Terrapins scored nine runs in the third inning to blow out the VCU Rams by a score of 17-2. The Terps offense was led by Will Greenberg who went 4-4 with 3 RBI. Mike Sufczynski picked up the win by going two innings and giving up one run. Cody Eppley picks up the loss for VCU by giving up nine runs in 2.1 innings of work.
Kyle Davis had a pinch hit bases loaded single in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Delaware Blue Hens to the walk-off 9-8 victory over St. Joseph's. David Slovak picked up the win after pitching the top of the ninth in which he gave up a run. The win was Slovak's first of the season while Chris Prescott picks up his third loss of the season. Delaware will be back in action on Friday when Hofstra visits town.
St. Joseph's Recap
Southern Miss 9 Louisiana-Monroe 5
The Eagles got their fourth straight victory with a 9-5 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Tuesday evening. Michael Ewing got three hits to lead the offense while Todd McInnis got the victory by going 3.0 innings on a staff night.
Southern Miss Recap
Hattiesburg American Recap
New Orleans 14 Tulane 2
The Privateers used a thirteen hit attack to hammer the Tulane Green Wave 14-2 in non-conference action on Tuesday. T.J. Baxter went 3-4 with four runs scored and four driven to lead the offensive charge.
Texas A&M 10 Rice 9 (11 innings)
The Aggies picked up a very tough 10-9 victory over the Rice Owls on Tuesday. The Owls will be back in action on Friday when they visit Southern Miss for a weekend series.
Texas A&M Recap
Memphis 17 Middle Tennessee State 3
The Memphis Tigers blew out Middle Tennessee State 17-3 on Tuesday. Bill Moss went 3-3 with four RBI and three runs scored to lead the Tigers to the victory.
Middle Tennessee State Recap
James Madison 12 Marshall 4
Matt Townsend hit two homers and drove in five runs to lead the Dukes to the 12-4 victory. The teams will face off on Wednesday.
UAB 7 Troy 6
The UAB Blazers used a great relief appearance from James Oliver who entered with the tying run on second and the winning run on first with one out in the eighth but was able to get out of the jam and pick up his first save of the season.
Bluffton University has decided to continue their season effective March 30th when they face Mount St. Joseph of Cincinnati. The players decided this was the best thing to do according to president James Harder.
The UNC Tar Heels picked up a 10-2 victory over the Towson Tigers behind a three hit game from Tim Fedroff. Adam Warren picked up his fourth victory of the season by going five innings while only giving up a run.
Western Carolina 6
Western Carolina used a five run sixth inning to upset the Clemson Tigers by a score of 6-3. The Catamounts were led by catcher Blake Murphy who went 2-4 with two RBI. D.J. Mitchell hit a two run homer to lead the Tigers.
Western Carolina Recap
The Virginia Cavaliers used a 13 hit attack to pick up their 20th victory of the season over the Richmond Spiders. Brandon Guyer went 4-6 with 4 RBI to lead the Cavs to the victory. Pat McAnaney picked up the victory by going five strong innings while giving up only one unearned run.
Wake Forest 6
Ohio University 4
Willy Fox hit his fourth homer on the year and Dustin Hood went 3 for 4 to lead the Deacons to the 6-4 victory. This win broke a five game losing streak for the Deacons and gave them their 12th win on the season.
Wake Forest Recap
Ohio University Recap
Boston College and Central Connecticut State had their game canceled due to the unplayable field conditions throughout the Northeast. They will try to make up the series later this year on a date yet to be determined.
The UNC-Wilmington Seahawks picked up a solid 6-2 victory over the Camels of Campbell. Seth Frankoff gave the Seahawks seven strong innings while giving up two runs which were unearned. Matt Holt led the offensive attack with three hits and three runs driven in. The Seahawks will be back in action Friday when they head to Old Dominion while Campbell will look to snap a nine game losing streak when conference foe Belmont visits on Friday for a three game set.
The Citadel Bulldogs picked up a 8-3 victory over Winthrop on Tuesday evening. Matt Reifsnider picked up his first collegiate victory by going 5.0 innings while giving up three runs. He combined with Raymond Copenhaver and Link Saunders to pitch the final 6.0 innings without allowing a run. The Citadel offense was led by Zach Brown who went 2-4 with a homer. Winthrop was led on offense by Billy Froehlich who had a perfect night in getting a hit in each of his three official plate appearances while walking in his other at-bat. The Citadel will host Elon for a weekend set starting Friday while Winthrop faces Wake Forest on Wednesday in Rock Hill.
The Citadel Recap
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The Temple Owls fought off a furious comeback from the Delaware Blue Hens to win 5-4. The Owls led 5-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth before the Delaware offense woke up with four runs and the tying run in Bryan Hagerich on third with two outs and Ryan Engelhart at the plate. He proceeded to ground out to second base to give the Owls the victory. Temple was led by a 2-5 game from Dan Brady while Delaware's offensive star was Bryan Hagerich who picked up two hits in the loss. Temple will be back in action on Wednesday when they go to St. John's while Delaware hosts Saint Joseph's.
FROM NCBWA RELEASE
DALLAS - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending March 20, today. Oklahoma State junior outfielder Corey Brown was named National Hitter of the Week, while Ole Miss sophomore right-hand pitcher Lance Lynn was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.
Brown led Oklahoma State to a 5-1 record last week as he hit .429 with five home runs and 15 RBI. He also scored 12 runs, went 5-for-5 in stolen bases and had a slugging percentage of 1.143. The Tampa, Fla. native hit a home run in four of OSU's six games last week, including a two-home run, five RBI performance in the first game of the double header against Hartford last Saturday. Brown leads his team with 10 home runs and 35 RBI and also ranks among the top three in the league for nine offensive categories.
Lynn held a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the nation's top team and one of the SEC's top offenses as he helped the Rebels to a 6-1 win over No. 1 Vanderbilt last Saturday. It was the first loss of the season for the Commodores and snapped a 20-game winning streak on Vanderbilt's home field, as Lynn worked a career-long 8.0 innings in the win. Lynn only gave up one unearned run in the eighth inning after stifling Vanderbilt, as the Rebels combined for a one-hit game against the Commodores. Only four Commodores reached base and just one advanced past first. He struck out five, walked three and allowed only one hit.
With this week's honor, Lynn automatically is named to the watch list for Roger Clemens Award, given to the national collegiate pitcher of the year, sponsored by the Greater Houston Baseball Organization.
Fort Worth-based Pro-Line Athletic supplies the official cap to more than 100 Division I college teams and official uniforms and team wear to six Division 1 college teams. This is the third season Pro-Line has sponsored the NCBWA's Players of the Week. The sponsorship provides for plaques to be awarded to each of the weekly winners and other promotional consideration. For more information about Pro-Line, visit their Web site at: www.prolineathletic.com
Austin Wood and Randy Boone combined to allow only one run over 8.1 innings of relief as No. 10 Texas posted a 5-3 win over Texas State in collegiate baseball action Tuesday evening at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
Wood (3-0) allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out one over 5.2 innings to earn the victory. Boone earned his sixth save of the season, allowing one hit while fanning five Bobcats over 2.2 innings.
Texas State (16-8) drew first blood with two runs in the first inning. Thomas Field and Laurn Randell drew walks to start the inning and David Wood plated both with a double to the wall in left centerfield.
Texas (20-7) trimmed the lead to 2-1 when Russell Moldenhauer hit his first career home run, a laser over the wall in left centerfield in the second inning.
The Longhorns took the lead with two runs in the third inning. Travis Tucker hit a leadoff single up the middle, stole second base and scored on a single by Chance Wheeless. With one out, Jordan Danks singled stole second base and scored on a single by Kyle Russell, staking Texas to a 3-2 lead.
Texas added two more runs in the fourth inning. Josh Prince was hit by a pitch, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Brett Lewis, moved to third on an infield single by Kyle Lusson and scored on a wild pitch. The wild pitch allowed Lusson to move to third and he scored on a bunt single by Tucker.
The Bobcats made a late run at the Longhorns in the seventh. Singles by Elliott Babcock and Casey Guest sandwiched around a strikeout by Gerry Cervantez put runners at the corners. Boone came in to relieve Wood with one out and committed a balk on his second pitch, allowing Babcock to score. Field singled to once again put runners at the corners, but Field was caught stealing and Boone retired Randell on a strikeout for the final out.
B.J. Boening (0-2) was saddled with the loss for Texas State. He allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three over 2.2 innings.
Texas returns to action on Friday with the Longhorns hosting Kansas State in a 6:05 p.m. contest at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.Texas Recap
Texas Scout.com Recap
The South Carolina Gamecocks have kicked Lonnie Chisenhall and Nick Fuller off the team. Both players are in some trouble with the law which Head Coach Ray Tanner will not divulge. There are news reports in South Carolina stating that both players are facing burglary and grand larceny charges. It is sad to see College kids making mistakes like this but hopefully it teaches these two young men a lesson.
Baseball America Article
South Carolina Scout.com Article
Aaron Fitt of Baseball America recently had an open chat with the Baseball America community in which he talked about the new rankings which came out on Monday (click here) and other topics that are important to college baseball. The full chat recap is available here.
Theron Minium picked up his first career victory for The Ohio State University in a 11-3 victory over Yale. He pitched six innings while only allowing two runs. The Buckeyes scored runs in each of the first four innings to build a 6-0 lead. They were able to hold on to it for the final scoreline of 11-3. Ohio State has Tuesday off before facing Yale again on Wednesday. Yale will play Jacksonville State on Tuesday before playing the Buckeyes in the rematch.
Ohio State Recap
Monday, March 19, 2007
The Citadel Bulldogs will welcome Winthrop to Riley Park on Tuesday. The Bulldogs enter with a six game winning streak while Winthrop is coming off a series victory over Wagner and have an overall record of 13-11. The Bulldogs are scheduled to send Matt Reifsnider (0-0, 3.18 ERA) to face Matt Honce (0-0, 2.25 ERA). The Game Notes are linked below.
The Citadel Game Notes
The ACC has released their Players of the Week for the week ending on March 18th. Dustin Ackley of UNC picked up the Player of the Week with a batting average of .667 (14-21) in the five games last week. He had a stretch of making base in 12 consecutive plate appearances. David Duncan of Georgia Tech got the Pitcher of the Week award for throwing a complete game shutout with 10 strikeouts to lead the Yellow Jackets to the 10-0 victory.
Georgia Tech Release
Conference USA has named their players of the week with Tyson Auer and Sean Morgan honored. Tyson Auer hit .500 (8-16) for the week to lead the Golden Knights to a 3-1 record for the week. Sean Morgan was named the Pitcher of the Week with a career high 14 strikeouts in his 8.0 innings of work against Siena on Friday evening.
Conference USA also released their recap of the weekend in which six teams went undefeated. The release is available here.
FROM NCBWA RELEASE
DALLAS - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 10th year with its 2007 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 nine different conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the '07 NCAA Division I ranks, and 14 leagues have had teams in the polls in '07. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.
Rank-School-Conference-Overall Record-Previous Rank
1 Vanderbilt Southeastern 21-1 1
2 Florida State Atlantic Coast 23-0 3
3 South Carolina SEC 17-3 4
4 Oregon State Pacific-10 20-3 5
5 North Carolina ACC 18-3 2
6 Clemson ACC 14-4 6
7 Rice Conference USA 17-7 7
8 Virginia ACC 19-4 9
9 Texas Big 12 19-7 10
10 Arkansas SEC 16-6 11
11 Pepperdine West Coast 17-7 8
12 Cal State Fullerton Big West 13-9 12
13 Texas A&M Big 12 20-3 16
14 Arizona State Pac-10 19-7 19
15 Kentucky SEC 20-2 13-t
16 Oklahoma State Big 12 17-5 18
17 Mississippi SEC 15-7 15
18 Wichita State Missouri Valley 16-5 20
19 Long Beach State Big West 12-7 17
20 Coastal Carolina Big South 19-3 23
21 Arizona Pac-10 16-6 24
22 Auburn SEC 18-6 13-t
23 East Carolina C-USA 15-6 27
24 Nebraska Big 12 10-7 21
25 Alabama SEC 15-8 22
26 Miami (Fla.) ACC 14-10 25
27 San Diego West Coast 19-9 NR
28 Southern Miss C-USA 15-6 26
29 Oklahoma Big 12 17-6 NR
30 NC State ACC 16-7 NR
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Charlotte (16-4), Evansville (14-7), Florida Atlantic (17-7), Kansas State (17-4), Mississippi State (12-4), Missouri (18-5), Ohio State (9-3), Southern California (16-9), Stetson (17-7), Texas Tech (17-8), Troy (13-8), Tulane (16-6), UC Irvine (19-5-1), VMI (16-4).
Dropped Out: Kansas State (28), Florida Atlantic (29), College of Charleston (30).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Atlantic Coast 6, Big 12 5, Conference USA 3, Pacific-10 3, Big West 2, West Coast 2, Big South 1, Missouri Valley 1
The Citadel Bulldogs completed a sweep over Eastern Illinois by a score of 5-4. The Bulldogs used a two run rally in the eighth to get the lead for good. Sonny Meade hit the tiebreaking sacrifice fly while Chris McGuiness pitched four scoreless innings to allow the comeback. McGuinness picks up his second victory in as many days. The Citadel will be back in action on Tuesday when Winthrop visits while Eastern Illinois head home to host Chicago State on Wednesday.
The Citadel Recap
Eastern Illinois Recap
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Game 1 Virginia 9 UNC 6
Sean Doolittle went 4-5 with 2 RBI to lead the Cavaliers to the 9-6 victory over North Carolina in Game 1 of the doubleheader on Saturday. Doolittle started the game on the mound but only lasted 4.0 innings while giving up five runs. Andrew Carraway ended up picking up his third victory of the season for the Cavs by working three innings while giving up one run. Casey Lambert picked up his fourth save by pitching a perfect ninth. Alex White started for UNC but gave up five runs in his 5.1 innings of work. Dustin Ackley led the Carolina offense with a 4-4 day.
Game 2 UNC 9 UVA 4
The UNC Tar Heels were able to avoid a series sweep with a 9-4 victory in the nightcap of their doubleheader with Virginia. Reid Fronk and Tim Federowicz each had three hits in the game. Fronk also picked up 4 RBI in the game. Matt Packer started the game for the Cavs but was knocked around for seven runs over his four innings. Luke Putkonen picked up the victory for giving up four runs over 5.2 innings. The Cavs will be back in action on Tuesday when they visit Richmond while UNC will face Towson for a two game series on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Florida State 11 Wake Forest 1
The Florida State Seminoles won their 23rd straight game with a 11-1 victory over the Demon Deacons. FSU exploded for a combined ten runs over the sixth, seventh, and eighth inning to blow open a 1-1 tie. Tony Thomas Jr. and Mark Hallberg both went 2-3 with 2 runs scored to set the table for the rest of the lineup. Ryan Strauss was solid on the mound for the Noles by going seven strong innings and only gave up a single run to get his fifth victory of the season. Garrett Bullock of Wake Forest went 5.1 innings while surrendering four runs. Willy Fox was the only Wake Forest play with two hits. FSU will head to Jacksonville to take on the Dolphins on Wednesday before hosting Boston College next weekend. Wake Forest will host Ohio on Tuesday before heading to Winthrop on Wednesday. Wake will host NC State next weekend for a key ACC series.
Section B Recap
Wake Forest Recap
Clemson 9 Duke 6
The Clemson Tigers continued Duke's struggles in the ACC opponent by knocking them off 9-6 in the series finale. Clemson starter Alan Farina had a poor outing in which he gave up six runs in two innings. Matt Vaughn was able to salvage the game by following Farina by pitching four shutout innings to get pick up his first win of the year. Brad Chaulk went 3-4 to lead the Tiger offense on the day. The Tigers will be back in action on Tuesday when they go to Western Carolina. Duke starter Jonathan Foreman was equally bad by going 2.1 innings and giving up seven runs. Brett Bartles hit a three run homer in the first inning to highlight the Duke offense. Duke will be back in action on Friday when Georgia Tech visits.
Maryland 5 Miami 4
The Maryland Terps were able to salvage a game from Miami 5-4 on Sunday. The Terps used 6.1 inning performance from Kevin Biringer in which he gave up two runs. Brett Cecil pitched a perfect ninth inning to get his sixth save of the season. Maryland will be back in action on Wednesday when VCU visits for a game and will host Clemson Friday-Sunday in the next ACC series. Miami will be off to next weekend when they head to Virginia for a key ACC match-up.
Boston College 9 Georgia Tech 2
Terry Doyle made his first start of the season today and made it count with a six inning start while only giving up two runs. Michael Belfiore pitched the final three innings without giving up a run to get his first career save. The Eagles were led by freshman catcher Tony Sanchez who went 3-4 with a homer and 3 RBI. The Eagles will be back in action on Wednesday when they visit Central Connecticut State while Georgia Tech will face Georgia State. BC heads to Florida State for their next ACC series while GT will visit Duke.
Boston College Recap
Georgia Tech Recap
Virginia Tech 6 NC State 4 11 innings
The Virginia Tech Hokies scored two unearned runs in the top of the 11th to avoid the sweep at the hands of NC State. The Hokies and closer Rhett Ballard blew a three run lead in the bottom of the ninth but regained his composure to pick up the victory. The Hokies took advantage of two Drew Martin errors to get the victory. The Hokies will be back in action on Wednesday when Longwood visits before UNC comes to town next weekend. NC State will be heading to Wake Forest next weekend.
Va Tech Recap
NC State Recap
Brad Suttle hit an RBI double and Russell followed with his first homer of the afternoon to give Texas (19-7, 3-0 Big 12) a 3-0 lead in the fourth. Texas added a run in the fifth on a triple by Chance Wheeless and another in the sixth on Russell's solo homer.
The game was the fourth this year in which Russell hit two home runs.
The Longhorns got their final three runs in the eighth. Suttle singled to score Wheeless and then scored on a throwing error. Russell scored on a single by Josh Prince.
Chase Gerdes homered for Baylor (12-10, 0-3) in the fifth. Seth Hammock hit an RBI single in the sixth and Tim Jackson scored on a throwing error for the other Bear runs.
Joseph Krebs (4-0) gave up one run on five hits an struck out two in five innings for Texas.
Randall Linebaugh (2-2) took the loss for Baylor, giving up five runs on six hits in seven innings.
Texas still would have trailed 2-0. The Bears would have been coming to bat. But what appeared to be a strike was called a ball. Then there was a walk . . . and another walk . . . and a single.
Eight batters later, Texas led 7-2.
Texas turned everything around in the third inning Saturday, flipping a rough start into an easy 14-2 victory by taking advantage of a small opportunity at Baylor Ballpark.
It all came with two outs.
"This tells you something about our team," said Bradley Suttle, whose 11-pitch at bat in the third inning keyed the rally. "We had a few good at-bats. Then we got a couple of hits. Our team can hit. Then we relaxed a little bit and let loose."
With two outs in the third, Chance Wheeless singled, Jordan Danks walked and so did Suttle, who fought off a bunch of pitches and escaped a couple of close calls that went Texas' way.
Then the rally began.
Kyle Russell worked the count to 3-2 before singling up the middle to tie the game at 2. Russell Moldenhauer doubled just inside the first-base line, scoring Suttle. Josh Prince followed with a two-run double. Preston Clark walked. Nick Peoples and Travis Tucker each followed with RBI singles.
"The at-bats right through there were spectacular," Texas coach Augie Garrido said. "The walks. Bradley turned his at-bat around. (Kyle) Russell working the count full and waiting for his pitch to hit. It was the best hitting."
The Horns (18-7, 2-0 Big 12) poured it on in the next inning, scoring four more runs as Suttle, who hit two right-handed home runs, and Kyle Russell hit back-to-back homers.
"I've been struggling right-handed," Suttle said. "I haven't been getting as many right-handed at-bats. But I worked on it a little extra today and earlier this week. I guess it paid off."
It was Russell's 11th home run of the season. Baylor (12-9, 0-2) has 10 home runs this year.
The 14 runs were the most Baylor had allowed at home since 1998 and the 12-run loss was the Bears' worst in the nine-year history of Baylor Ballpark.
The sizeable gap was made possible by Texas right-hander Adrian Alaniz, who fought off a shaky start that led to two first-inning runs and went seven strong innings to improve to 6-1.
Alaniz' calming down after the first inning, and Baylor starter Kendal Volz' losing control in the third was the difference.
"The difference in experience really showed," Baylor coach Steve Smith said. "We had a young pitcher on the mound, and he was able to get to two strikes a couple of times in the third inning, but then he made some mistakes. On the other hand, Alaniz struggled early but turned it around."Texas Recap
Texas Box Score
The UNC-Wilmington Seahawks picked up a 13-8 victory over Georgia State on Saturday. Jason Appel led the offense by going 3-6 while driving in a run and scoring one for the Seahawks. Jeff Hatcher picked up the win by going 6.0 innings while giving up five runs. Bradley Logan hit two homers in the losing effort for the Panthers. Full Recaps are linked below.
UNC Wilmington Recap
Georgia State Recap
Zach Brown was able to beat out a potential double play ball with runners on the corners and one out in the bottom of the 10th to pick up the victory for the Bulldogs by a score of 5-4. Link Saunders picked up his third victory of the season in relief by pitching three scoreless innings.
The Citadel Recap
Eastern Illinois Recap