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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana right-handed pitcher Ryan Halstead will undergo season-ending knee surgery after suffering an injury during the home opener versus Xavier. Doctors expect a full recovery. Continue reading
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Four SoCal squads take to the skies for major road trips this weekend with three teams traveling to one side or the other of the Red River. The Big 12′s Baylor and Oklahoma State get a pair of Southern California gems in No. 4 Cal State Fullerton and San Diego while a strong Sam Houston State squad will welcome Cal State Northridge.
Another quality squad from the Lone Star State will make its way to Los Angeles as Houston will make stops at USC, UCLA and Pepperdine as part of the Not-So-Dodgertown Classic (the name is explained below). The Big 12 will also send a team this way as West Virginia makes its second cross-country trip to Southern Cali to participate in the UCR Tournament with the Highlanders and Sacramento State.
But the biggest pepper test (baseball’s version of the litmus) will be UC Santa Barbara’s road trip to Tucson for Arizona’s Hi Corbett Tournament that will feature the home-standing Wildcats and No. 12 Mississippi State.
To get you ready for the Southern California baseball action, we’ve got your schedule and Around the Horn preview of series to watch. Continue reading
The Houston Chronicle has an excellent feature today on former North Carolina star RHP Alex White who is coming off Tommy John surgery. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily’s Sam Wasson, editor of bleedCrimson.net, hosts weekly interviews with New Mexico State head coach Rocky Ward during the season. This week Sam talked with Coach Ward about his team’s 3-1 series loss against Oakland and the team’s first road trip of the season to Texas Tech. Continue reading
￼Due to inclement weather scheduled in Portland, Oregon for the Roadrunner’s series with University of Portland. The teams will play a single game on Friday (12 pm) and a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 11 am. The starters were not yet listed for the weekend. Continue reading
Florida Atlantic (10-3) at UTSA (9-4)
FAU is 7-1 in their last eight games and are coming off a mid-week two game sweep over Boston College. The Owls have even gained some votes in recent polls after their current hot streak. Meanwhile, UTSA has been on a bit of a hot streak of their own winning four of their past five games including two mid-week wins. Continue reading
The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced the official watch list for the 2014 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com. Forty-three catchers were nominated for the award by their coaches. Because the award is given annually to the top division one collegiate catcher, the list will be updated to include other candidates until May 5, 2014. Continue reading
The Gamecocks have moved up to No. 3 in the NCBWA poll and have a great chance at remaining undefeated with a weekend home series with Brown on the docket. The Gamecocks have the team stats one would expect a perfect record squad to have in the early going. They are batting .317 as a team while their stellar pitching staff boasts a 1.50 ERA and a miniscule opponent batting average of .208. Talk about a tough early season test for the Bears as this is their first series of the year. Continue reading
University of Arizona
Arizona will be hosting the Arizona Baseball Hi Corbett Classic this weekend. The tournament features UC Santa Barbara, Mississippi State, and Arizona. Friday (7 PM): vs. Mississippi State
Saturday (7 PM): vs. UC Santa Barbara
Sunday (12 PM): vs. UC Santa Barbara Monday (5 PM): vs. Mississippi State Continue reading
Northern Illinois at #5 Oregon State
Northern Illinois has not made it easy on themselves this season, taking on some of the best teams in the country. This weekend they’ll face their toughest test of the year as they take on Oregon State (10-3). The Huskies overall record of 1-8-1 doesn’t describe the type of ability this team has—they’ve lost four games by 2 runs or less—but they’ll need that talent to be on full display this weekend if they are going to have a chance to compete with the Beavers. Continue reading