Wrapping up the weekend action Baylor fought back to get a massive 5-4 win over Cal State Fullerton on Sunday. After working around an error that led to two runs in the opening frame, starter Austin Stone settled in to throw six strong innings and lead the Bears to the win. Josh Michalec came on and shut the door in the 9th to earn his 6th save of the season to preserve the Bears victory. Previously dropping Friday’s game 11-0, Baylor showed impressive resolve earning back-to-back one-run wins over one of the top teams in the country. The win comes at a pivotal time for the Bears, who have played a difficult schedule thus far and begin Big 12 play next weekend against Texas Tech. Continue reading
Andrew Morales still has not given up an earned run for UC Irvine, but it was a sacrifice that proved to be the difference in the ‘Eaters game. UC Santa Barbara had another strong showing with a split in Tucson, but both ranked SoCal teams struggled to put runs on the board Saturday. Find out how life in Texas has been for a couple of Big West programs.
When USC and UCLA face off on Sunday, they will be looking to not be the only winless team in the “No-Longer-Dodgertown-Classic” weekend series. Plus all the other Southern California college baseball action as we’ve got your quick roundup of all the Southern California action, plus photo galleries from around the area:
The Oregon State Beavers behind a 12 strikeout performance from Ben Wetzler picked up a 6-0 victory over the Northern Illinois Huskies. You can check out my photo gallery below from the game. Continue reading
In a doubleheader that was moved due to the threat of bad weather in Stillwater on Saturday, Oklahoma State and San Diego got together for a back and forth series of games. Both teams are among the favorites to win their respective conferences so there was added interest in the series and the two games didn’t disappoint. After quickly falling behind 5-0 in the 1st inning in Game 1, Oklahoma State rallied back to get the win 6-5. The Cowboy bullpen came up huge after starter Tyler Nurdin was roughed up early. Game 2 also saw San Diego jump out to a big early lead, but this time they held on for the 10-6 win. Starter Troy Conyers turned in a very solid outing going six innings and allowing two earned runs on just one hit for the Toreros. Game 3 is scheduled for Sunday. Continue reading
A pair of underrated West Coast squads tried to make statements on Friday with UC Santa Barbara taking it to an Mississippi State while San Diego was one infield single away from taking down top 15 squad Oklahoma State twice in a doubleheader.
USC and UCLA got off to troublesome starts in the “No-Longer-Dodgertown-Classic” weekend series against Houston and Pepperdine. Plus all the other Southern California college baseball action as we’ve got your quick roundup of all the Southern California action, plus photo galleries from around the area:
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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
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