The Citadel Bulldogs were able to slip by the Brown Bears to split their brief two game set with a 6-5 victory on Wednesday. Sid Fallow had an RBI single in the eighth inning which proved to be the game winner. The Citadel will be back in action on Friday when they head to Western Carolina for a three game set.
UNC 28 Davidson 3
North Carolina hit six homers including two from Benji Johnson to give the Tar Heels the 28-3 victory over Davidson. UNC scored eleven runs in the second inning and then twelve in the third to take full control of the game. UNC will be back in action on Friday when they host Wake Forest.
Maryland 12 Coppin State 0
The Maryland Terrapins held Coppin State hitless and used a balanced attack by scoring in seven out of their eight at bats to continue the Coppin State losing streak to 20 games. Mike Murphy went 2-4 with 3 RBIs to lead the Maryland offensive attack. Brett Curll, Tim Kearney, Brett Jones, and Nick Pearce all went two innings without allowing a hit while Brian Shellhamer pitched a perfect ninth to complete the no-hitter. Maryland will visit Georgia Tech this weekend for a big ACC series.
Virginia 4 Longwood 3
Brandon Marsh hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Cavaliers to a 4-3 come from behind victory over Longwood. Casey Lambert struck out 2 batters in the top of the ninth to pick up the victory for the Cavs. Virginia will travel across the state to Virginia Tech for a weekend series.
Clemson 15 Western Carolina 6
The Clemson Tigers blew out Western Carolina 15-6 in non-conference action on Wednesday in Clemson SC. Taylor Harbin and Doug Hogan led the offense with three hits a piece. Clemson will return to action on Friday when they host the Hurricanes.
NC State 6 UNC-Greensboro 0
The NC State Wolfpack received a stellar pitching performance from Nate Karns, Jeff Stallings, and Sam Brown who combined on a three hit shutout. Caleb Mangum and Pat Ferguson each picked up two RBIs to lead the offense. NC State heads to Chestnut Hill to open the BC home schedule this weekend and The College Baseball Blog should be there on Saturday and Sunday.
Georgia Tech 6 Georgia Southern 2
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets used nine pitchers and were able to limit the Georgia Southern Eagles to two runs. Danny Payne and Michael Fisher were the only two Yellow Jackets with two hits on the day. Georgia Tech will host Maryland this weekend for a big ACC series.
Winthrop 15 Wake Forest 9
The Winthrop Eagles used a ten run fifth inning to pick up a 15-9 slugfest victory over Wake Forest on Wednesday. Winthrop will visit UNC-Asheville while Wake Forest heads to UNC for a big ACC weekend series.
The Ole Miss Rebels defeated Southern Miss at Trustmark Park in front of 6,217 fans by a score of 6-5. This was the Eagles 3rd consecutive loss while Ole Miss picked up their fourth win in the last five games. Cody Overbeck hit a one-out sacrifice fly to right field to get the victory for the Rebels. Cody Satterwhite picked up his second win of the season while Eagles closer Patrick Ezell got his first loss by pitching 2/3 of an inning.
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 27, today. Florida senior first baseman Matt LaPorta was named National Hitter of the Week, while Saint Louis senior right-handed pitcher Eric Rohr 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.
LaPorta was a sizzling 7-for-13 (.538) in the sweep of No. 21 Auburn with seven RBIs, three homers, three doubles and was hit by a pitch four times. Florida notched its first road sweep since May 20-22, 2005, at Vanderbilt and collected its first league series win on the road since that trip to Nashville. The Port Charlotte, Fla., native went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a pair of doubles on Friday, 1-for-6 with a homer on Saturday and was 4-for-4 with four RBIs, three runs, two home runs and a double on Sunday.
Rohr earned a pair of wins on the week after tossing 13 shutout innings in two games. The Belleville, Ill., native registered a complete-game shutout on March 20 in the Billikens' 1-0 win over Tennessee-Martin, allowing just five singles and one walk. He pitched four innings of one-hit relief on March 25 as Saint Louis edged Charlotte, 6-5. Rohr finished with eight strikeouts for the week.
With this week's honor, Rohr 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.
Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit the association's official Web site,www.ncbwa.com.
For more information, contact NCBWA Assistant Executive Director Mike Montoro (601-266-5947, [email protected]).
Saint Louis Release
Caleb Graham picked up his first victory of the season as he shutdown the North Florida offense for the first six innings.
UVA 17 George Mason 6
Brandon Guyer went 3-4 with four RBIs, four runs scored, and a grand slam to lead the Cavaliers to a 17-6 thumping of George Mason. David Adams and John Scaglione were the other Cavs with three hits on the day.
Clemson 14 Gardner-Webb 2
The Clemson Tigers without head coach Jack Leggett pounded out 21 hits with twelve different players picking up at least one hit to pound Gardner-Webb 14-2. Ben Paulsen went 5-5 with a homer and six RBI to lead the Tiger offense.
Duke 11 Campbell 7
Kyle Kreick picked up three hits to lead the Blue Devils to a come from behind 11-7 victory over Campbell.
Georgia Tech 10 Georgia Southern 2
Eddie Burns struck out ten batters over eight innings while only giving up one earned run to pick up his second consecutive victory. Danny Payne and Michael Fisher each picked up three hits to lead the offensive attack from the Jackets.
Georgia Southern Recap
James Madison 8 Virginia Tech 6
Joe Lake drove home Bryan Lescanec to break a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the eighth to lead JMU to the 8-6 victory over Virginia Tech.
Maryland 15 William & Mary 3
The Terps scored nine runs in the fifth inning to coast to a 15-3 victory over William & Mary. Joe Palumbo set the stage in the lead-off role by going 4-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs in the win.
Brown scored four runs in the top of the ninth to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 6-4 win. Steve Daniels hit a bases clearing triple with two outs to provide the game winning RBI and insurance runs to the Brown Bears. Zach Brown of The Citadel and Devin Thomas hit solo home runs in the game to lead each other’s offenses. They will face off on Wednesday in finale of their quick two game set.
Boston College picked up a 6-5 victory over the Hartford Hawks in non-conference action on Tuesday. Ryan Hutchinson led the offense by getting two hits and driving in two runs. Senior Ted Ratliff pitched a complete game giving up five earned runs on eight hits. The Eagles are back in action on Wednesday at 3:30 when they visit Holy Cross. I might be attending if I can get my job to let me go.
The Southland Conference has released their Player of the Week in Zach Etheredge who went 9-20 at the plate to lead UTSA to a 4-1 record on the week. Jesse Marshall of Sam Houston State picked up the Pitcher of the Week award by pitching 8.1 shutout innings in a 3-0 shutout on Friday over Texas A&M Corpus Christi. He only allowed three hits and three walks to get the win.
Dustin Ackley for the second straight week was named the ACC Baseball Player of the Week. He hit .500 (11-22) for the week while leading the Tar Heels to a 4-1 record. Tony Bajoczky picked up the Pitcher of the Week award by tossing seven shutout innings against Georgia Tech on Saturday to get the Blue Devils first ACC victory on the season.
Conference USA has released their players of the week for the period ending on March 25th. Harrison Eldridge was named the player of the week after hitting .533 (8 for 15) in leading the East Carolina Pirates to a 4-0 record for the week. The Pitcher of the Week award went to Wes Musick of Houston pitched eight strong innings Saturday against UCF while striking out ten batters.
C-USA Players of the Week
East Carolina Release
Conference USA Weekend Recap