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Brian Foley is the founder and Lead Editor of College Baseball Daily since its inception in 2005. He has covered two CWS, multiple NCAA Baseball Regionals, and other special events across the country. In addition to his duties with College Baseball Daily, he has covered games for Inside Lacrosse and been featured in USA Today, Wall Street Journal among other publications. He can be contacted by email at editor at collegebaseballdaily.com and followed on Twitter @BFoley82.

Georgia Southern knocks off Tech

The Georgia Southern Eagles knocked off the Yellow Jackets today 11-4 in the season opener for Georgia Tech. Chris Hollis, Jeremy Beckham, and Matt Miller led the offensive charge for the Eagles. Hollis had a 2-4 day with two runs scored and two RBI’s. Jeremy Beckham went 3-5 with a run and an RBI. The big day was had by Matt Miller who pumped in five RBI’s in his two hits. The Eagles pitching on the day was led by a very good pitching performance from reliever A.J. Battisto who pitched 3 innings of shutout relief to give the Eagles the victory. Georgia Tech leading offensive force Matt Wieters was held hitless on the day in four at-bats. Danny Payne had two hits in three at bats today. David Duncan pitched five innings but gave up six runs (all earned) to pick up the loss in his first start of the year. Duncan looked shaky to the CBB staff last season when we had a chance to see him.

Georgia Tech Recap
Georgia Southern Recap

Vandy knocks off Sun Devils in 10

The Vanderbilt Commodores used a late inning surge to pull out a 7-6 victory over Arizona State in ten innings. Matt Meingasner hit a triple with one out in the bottom of the tenth. Johnathan White came on to pinch run for Meingasner and scored on a wild pitch on an intentional walk. David Macias (VU) went 2 for 4 with three runs scored and two doubles. Pedro Alvarez (VU) also went 3 for 4 with a home run and a run scored. Casey Weathers (VU) also had a solid performance on the mound by pitching two shutout innings to pick up the victory.

Vandy Recap

ASU Recap
Houston Chronicle Recap

South Dakota State takes Game 1

I posted on this site a few days ago that the KU-South Dakota State series was canceled but come to find out the series was rescheduled for this weekend in Minneapolis. The Kansas Media Relations department ended up putting out a press release saying the series was canceled but the Baseball program at Kansas found a way to reschedule the series in the Metrodome for the early morning hours of Saturday and Sunday. Full press release here.

The Jayhawks lost the first game of a doubleheader early Saturday morning by a score of 6-5. Kyle Murphy led the Jayhawks with a 3-3 performance and Kyle Morrison hit a three-run homer in a losing effort. In Game 2, The Kansas Jayhawks are leading 3-2 after eight innings with the game suspended due to the field having to be cleared by 7 am for other college baseball games which have been scheduled in the Dome.

Kansas Game Recap

Wichita Eagle Article on the Series

Georgia Tech heads to Georgia Southern

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will open the season on Saturday with a visit to Georgia Southern. The Jackets are coming off a 50-18 season in 2006 and a CWS appearance. The Jackets are led by All-American catcher Matt Weiters who also closes games. He was named the number 2 pro prospect this summer in the CCBL behind Justin Smoak. David Duncan will be the lead returning pitcher. Georgia Southern is heading into the series with a 1-2 record from their series in Hawai’i.

Georgia Tech Press Notes
Savannah Morning News Preview

BYU Opens with a win over SHSU

The BYU Cougars opened the 2007 season with a solid 17-8 victory over Sam Houston State. The Cougars were led by a five hit performance from Leon Johnson. He also scored three runs from his lead-off spot in the lineup. The Cougar pitching staff had a rough night with starter Jesse Craig giving up six runs in four innings of work. He was followed by Matt Jensen who gave up two runs in his four innings. Clayton Barnes pitched a scoreless ninth for the victory. Sam Houston State starter Tim Gray who surrendered five runs in his four innings of work. Stephen Spaugh followed him by giving up five runs in 1.1 innings. Tanner Rainwater came in and pitched 2.2 innings and gave up three runs. Zac Baker pitched the ninth and gave up four runs. The Sam Houston State BearKats need to get better pitching if they expect to compete for an NCAA tournament bid. The teams continue the series on Friday afternoon.

Central Michigan and Miami tabbed in MAC

The Mid-American Conference has released their 2007 Pre-season coaches poll. The Miami Redhawks were tabbed in the East Division over the Kent State Golden Flashes. Central Michigan was picked in the West Division to beat out Ball State for the divisional title. The coaches also picked Central Michigan to win the entire league and get the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Full press release available here.

Houston Astros College Classic

The Houston Astros College Classic will begin today at noon with Vanderbilt facing off against the Number 1 ranked Owls of Rice. This will be a showcase event for David Price of Vandy and Joe Savery of Rice. Wayne Graham decided against pitching Joe Savery against Price which is disappointing because it would have been a showcase pitching match-up. The other teams involved in the tournament are Texas A&M, Arizona State, Houston, and Baylor. The entire tournament can be watched for $14.95 from MLB.

Edit: Vanderbilt is offering a free webcast of each of their games in this tourney and home games throughout the year at this link for free.

Vandy Game Notes

Rice Game Notes

Texas A&M Game Notes

Arizona State Game Notes

Houston Game Notes

Baylor Game Notes