South Alabama picked up a 10-8 victory over Southern Mississippi in non-conference action on Wednesday. The Jaguars used a five run fifth inning to turn a 8-5 deficit into a 10-5 lead. The Jaguars got a three run triple from Jeff Cunningham to take the lead. Stephen Boyd picked up his fourth win of the year for the Jaguars by going 2.2 innings while giving up a run. Southern Miss reliever Jordan King got the loss by going two-thirds of an inning while giving up three runs. Southern Miss will be back in action on Friday when they host Kent State for a three game set while South Alabama will welcome Arkansas State.
The winless Coppin State Eagles were shutout by the Maryland Terps by a score of 27-0. The Eagles only got one hit on the five pitchers used by UMD. Steve Braun led the Terp offense with a 4-4 day at the plate with four runs scored and two driven in. Maryland will be back in action on Friday when they visit Miami for a key ACC showdown.
The Daily Pennsylvanian writer Eric Karlan checks in with an article previewing the Penn-Temple game on Wednesday. It is the home opener for the Quakers as they return from Florida with a 3-5 record including a great walk-off victory over Boston College. The full article is available here.
The College Baseball Blog had an interview with Coach Cole before the season which is available here.
Bailey Daniels gave up three runs over 5.2 innings to pick up his first victory of the year as the Pirates of East Carolina knocked off Radford.
Youngstown State 5 Marshall 3
The Youngstown State took advantage of a key Marshall error in the sixth inning to score three unearned runs which led the Penguins to the 5-3 victory.
Memphis 6 Illinois State 5
Joey Lieberman hit a double to drive in two runs in the bottom of the ninth to walk off with the victory over Illinois State 6-5.
Tulane 2 University of New Orleans 0
The Green Wave got six shutout innings from Matt Goebel and Daniel Latham picked up his fifth save of the year to lead the Green Wave to the 2-0 victory over their cross-town rivals New Orleans.
UAB 15 Purdue 8
The UAB Blazers struck early and often in a 15-8 victory over the Purdue Boilermakers. UAB scored 13 runs in the first three innings to roll to the victory.
UCF 12 Army 4
The UCF Golden Knights picked up a 12-4 victory over the US Milatary Academy. Eight different UCF players picked up hits in the game to keep the offensive attack rolling. UCF has now won six straight games and this broke Army’s modest win streak at three.
Southeastern Louisiana 6 Southern Miss 2
The Golden Eagles pitching finally faltered in a 6-2 defeat to Southeastern Louisiana. Eagle starter Todd McInnis could not recapture his one hit magic of last week by going five innings and giving up four runs.
Southeastern Louisiana Recap
Southern Miss Recap
Hattiesburg American Recap
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers knocked off UNC-Wilmington for the second time this year by a score of 7-6 on Tuesday. Chris Raber led the offense for Coastal Carolina with three hits and held off a late charge to win by a single run. The Seahawks were down 7-3 heading into the bottom of the ninth but picked up three runs to account for the final scoreline. Nick McCully picked up his second collegiate victory without a loss yet by pitching 5.0 innings while allowing three hits and no earned runs. UNC-Wilmington starter Allen Floyd picked up the loss by pitching 2.1 innings and allowing three runs. He drops to 3-1 on the season. Full Recaps linked below.
Jason Christansen was named the Player of the week for the Big Ten for the period ending on March11th. He hit .417 over the weekend at the Tony Gwynn Classic. The game against Oklahoma he hit for the cycle which was the first on the road for the Wolverines since 1976. Cory Luebke was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week for pitching a complete game three hitter while giving up zero earned runs in a 10-1 victory over Western Michigan.
Big Ten Release
Ohio State Release
The Citadel Bulldogs came back from a six run deficit to beat Savannah State 8-7. The Bulldogs were led by a five run fifth inning in which Zach Brown and Sonny Meade hit back to back homers. Chris McGuinness pitched 3.2 innings to pick up his first college victory. Link Saunders picked up his fourth save of the early season by pitching the ninth. Marcus Cortas picked up the loss to go to 0-1 on the season. The Citadel will be back in action this weekend when they host Eastern Illinois. Savannah State will play Bethune-Cookman in Daytona Beach for a three game set this weekend.
The Citadel Recap
Savannah State Recap