College Baseball Daily throughout the season will be providing our Quick Hits on games throughout the country. Special thanks to Brian Foley and Mark Rafferty for contributing to this report. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for instant reaction and the best up to minute coverage on college baseball in the country.
- The story of the day was the way Virginia’s Danny Hultzen came back this week against Boston College. He went seven innings giving up only a fourth inning infield single to Garrett Smith. There was some questions on the internet on whether the play should have been scored a hit but sources that attended the game stated to us that it was clearly a hit for Smith. We attend a ton of games at Boston College over the last couple of years and have never seen any questionable scoring calls in Chestnut Hill.
- Oregon State continues to roll as they defeated UCLA 7-5 on Friday night. It was the Beavers 13th win in their last 14 outings. They have been one of the biggest surprises this season on the west coast as they were picked to finish in eighth place according to the 2011 Preseason Pac-10 Coaches Poll.
- UConn picked up an 8-3 loss to Rutgers on Friday as Matt Barnes had his worst outing of the season. He only went five innings giving up five runs on six hits while only striking out three batters. Tyler Gebler was the star of the game by pitching a complete game on 110 pitches while giving up nine hits, walking three, and striking out five to up his record to 3-4 on the year while Barnes is now 8-3.
- UConn former number 1 starter Elliot Glynn made his first appearance since April 9th against Notre Dame after being suspended by head coach Jim Penders for a violation of team rules. Glynn struggled on Friday though pitching only 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and three runs before being lifted.
- Texas starter Taylor Jungmann pitched one hell of a game tonight against Michael Rocha and Oklahoma. Jungmann threw a four-hit shutout, striking out nine batters and giving up one walk. Jungmann is the first player in the nation with ten wins, boasting a perfect 10-0 record with a sub-1.00 ERA. The key plays for Jungmann came in the 3rd and 5th innings. Oklahoma loaded the bases with one out in the 3rd, but Jungmann was able to strike out Caleb Bushyhead, and got Garrett Buechele to fly to right field. In the 5th, Oklahoma put runners on 2nd and 3rd, but Jungmann once again picked up the strikeout and forced an inning-ending groundout. Here is some of Jungmann’s post-game comments:
- The win marked 1,800 for Augie Garrido. Garrido talked about the game and milestone in the postgame:
- Texas A&M jumped out early on Missouri, and stayed there most of the game. Unfortunately, Missouri got to the Aggies in the 7th. After a leadoff single off Aggie starter John Stilson’s ankle, the Tigers threw up seven runs to take the lead. Texas A&M fought back to lead by a run headed to the bottom of the ninth. After loading the bases with two outs, Missouri drew a pair of RBI walks to tie and win the game.
- Oklahoma State 1B Zach Johnson hit for the cycle tonight against Kansas State. Johnson picked up the final piece, a triple, with two outs in the 8th. The Cowboys won easily, 9-2.
- Texas Tech ended a four-game conference losing streak in dramatic fashion. Kansas SS Brandon Macias gave Kansas an instant lead, driving the first pitch of the game over the left field fence for a home run. The Jayhawks took a 2-1 lead into the 9th, but Red Raider 1B Stephen Hagen lead off the inning with a home run to tie the game. John Neely kept the Jayhawks off the board in the 10th, paving the way for the final run. RF Andre Wheeler lead off the Texas Tech 10th with a single, and eventually scored from 2nd on a single from Barrett Barnes, giving the Red Raiders the win. Texas Tech’s win, coupled with Nebraska’s 6-2 loss to Baylor moved the Red Raiders into 8th place in the conference race.