Rounding out the weekend action on Sunday was another stellar performance from the Red Raiders of Texas Tech. After dropping their opener on Friday, Texas Tech bounced back and then some by winning the next three against #7 Indiana thanks in large part to a pitching staff that gave up just eight runs in four games over the weekend. It doesn’t get much more impressive than that.
Our stunner of the day saw Canisius beat Carlos Rodon and 8th ranked NC State 3-0 in the first action of the season for either team. Rodon, who in all likelihood will be the top pick in the 2014 MLB draft in June, went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run on 4 hits. Trea Turner went 3-4 for the Wolfpack in the losing effort.
Vanderbilt finished off a dominating weekend performance on Sunday winning 6-2 and sweeping Long Beach State. Despite losing a number of key players to the MLB draft the Commodores again have the look of a team with the potential to be as good as anyone in the SEC with a terrifying pitching staff and opportunistic hitting.
Cal-Poly again impressed as they crushed Kansas State 10-1 to complete the sweep of the favorites to win the Big 12. The Mustangs outhit the Wildcats 14-4 on the day, led by Nick Torres’ three-run homer and two doubles by DH Brian Mundell. Pitching was the story all weekend long as Cal-Poly gave up an incredible three total runs and took advantage of sloppy defense at times from K-State.
VCU knocked off Georgia Tech 5-3 to end the weekend 3-0 with wins also over Radford and Old Dominion. It was a disappointing first three games for Georgia Tech. After squeaking out a win vs Old Dominion the Yellowjackets dropped winnable games to Radford and VCU and now sit at 1-2 on the season.
Don’t forget to look for our new Regional Projections early this week.