The Maryland Terps will open the season this weekend at the Winthrop Challenge. They will take on Winthrop on Friday, followed on Saturday by a game against Gardner-Webb, and on Sunday they will face off against the Creighton Blue Jays.
The Citadel will open the season this weekend against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers for a 3 game weekend series. The Bulldogs will start Wes Wrenn on Friday night against ETSU starter Brandon Langston. Saturday’s matchup will be Matt Crim against Drew Story. In the final game, Justin Smith will take the mound for the Bulldogs against an unknown starter.
The Vanderbilt Commodores will open the season on Friday in the Houston Astro College Classic facing off against Rice. The Media Relations office at Vandy has put out a few press releases previewing the upcoming season in which they are expected to compete for a CWS berth. They are led by fifth year head coach Tim Corbin who has built a very successful program in Nashville. They have two star players with pitcher David Price and Pedro Alvarez.
The Jacksonville Dolphins continued their strong start to the season tonight by picking up a 9-6 victory over the Rattlers of FAMU. Mike McCallister had a two run single in the bottom of the eighth to give the Dolphins the lead for good. McCallister also picked up three hits on the evening. Justin Young picked up the victory with two shutout innings of relief. Chad Smith picked up the loss for the Rattlers by letting up five runs in 2.2 innings of work. Daryll Evans went 3-5 for the Rattlers with two runs scored in the losing effort. Jacksonville will be back in action next Tuesday with Georgia Southern. FAMU will be hosting Navy this weekend for three games.
Casey Grogan of The Daily Barometer wrote a very nice article about the upcoming 2007 season for the Oregon State Beavers. The article discusses some of the expectations of the program and how that will affect the upcoming season in which they have started with four straight victories including a no-hitter in game 1. The full article is available here.
Casey was nice enough to shoot me an e-mail to check out his article so anyone with a good article feel free to e-mail me here.
The Houston Press has posted an article on the Rice Baseball team and team leader Joe Savery. They are in the process of preparing for the Houston Astro College Classic which starts on Friday at noon when the Owls take on Vanderbilt. They will also face Baylor and Texas A&M on the weekend. The full article about the Owls is available here.
The Kansas Jayhawks have canceled their home opening series against South Dakota State for this upcoming weekend. The reasons are cold weather and poor field conditions for the weekend. Kansas will be back in action on February 14th when they host North Dakota State.
New Virginia Tech Head Coach Peter Hughes recently sat down with The Collegiate Times and talked about his coaching philosophy and the goals he is setting for the Hokie program. The article speaks about issues that were going on at Boston College and how he overcame them and how Virginia Tech is a better fit for him. The full article is available here.
VT Season Preview by HokieSports.com
The USC Trojans used a nine hit attack to take a 5-2 victory over Loyola Marymount on Tuesday. The Trojans were led by Tommy Milone who gave six strong innings of work while only giving up two runs (both earned). Paul Koss pitched a perfect ninth inning to pick up his third save this season. Nick Buss had a 3-5 performance and JJ Owen went 2-3 to lead the Trojans offense. Eric Farris of LMU continued his strong hitting with a 2-4 night. USC will be back in action on Friday hosting San Diego. LMU will be making the trip to UC Irvine also on Friday.
The Texas Longhorns knocked off UT-Arlington by a score of 9-4 to pick up their second victory on the young season. The Longhorns used a running attack on Tuesday by stealing nine bases including two each by Nick Peoples, Jordan Danks, and Bradley Suttle. Kyle Russell led the offensive attack by going 3-3 with a double, a homer, two runs scored, and three runs driven in. Hunter Harris started for the Longhorns and lasted 4.1 innings while letting up four runs. He was followed by Joseph Krebs who pitched 2.2 perfect innings while striking out four. Randy Boone finished off the game by pitching two shutout innings. Dillion Gee started for the Mavericks and gave up three runs in three innings. Chris Taylor followed Gee by lasting only two innings but gave up four runs. The rest of the pitchers had fine performances for the Mavericks. Texas now heads to Long Beach State for a three game set while Arlington hosts La Tech for a three game set.