USA Today writer Andy Gardiner checks in with an article on the Clemson-South Carolina baseball rivalry that gets back in action this weekend with two games. The game on Saturday will be at Clemson and the teams head to Columbia to play at Sarge Frye Field (both games are already sell-outs). The USA Today article is available here.
Clemson Series Notes
South Carolina Series Notes
The URI Baseball team started the 2007 season last weekend with a visit to FIU. They lost 3 out of the four games but Head Coach Jim Foster was impressed with how the team hit on the weekend. The full article about the 2007 Rhody Rams is available from The Good Five Cent Cigar (URI Student newspaper, Yes, I know it is a weird name).
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons used a two run homer in the bottom of the tenth inning by Tyler Smith to give them an exciting 9-7 victory over the Charlotte 49ers. This was Smith’s first at bat on the season and he produced in a big way. Charlotte starter Spencer Steedley had a rough outing by going 6+ innings while giving up six runs (only five earned). Ryan Hamilton picked up the loss for the 49ers by going 2.0 innings and gave up the two run homer. Ben Hunter picked up the win for the Demon Deacons by giving them 2.2 scoreless innings of relief while only giving up one hit to pick up his first victory of the young season.
Wake Forest Recap
The UC-Riverside Highlanders picked up a 9-4 victory over San Diego in college baseball action Tuesday. The Highlanders received a 2-3 performance from Jaime Pedroza who also scored three runs in the game. Matt Vass picked up a key three-run homer in the second inning to provide some power to the offense. Chad Blauer started the game for San Diego and only lasted 1.1 innings while giving up five runs (all earned) to pick up his first loss of the season. UC-Riverside starter Marc Rzepczynski pitched 5.0 innings while only giving up three runs to get his third victory of the season against no losses.
San Diego Recap
NC State picked up a victory over the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks 5-2. NC State pitcher Kyle Rutter picked up the victory while Erik McConnell got the save. UNC-Wilmington pitcher Jeff Hatcher picked up the loss. NC State will play in the Keith LeClair Classic over the weekend at East Carolina. UNC-Wilmington will head to Wake Forest for a three game set.
NC State Recap
The Citadel Bulldogs put a 25 hit attack together to beat the Campbell Camels by a score of 20-10. The Citadel offense was led by Senior Zach Brown and Freshman Kyle Jordan who each got four hits on the afternoon. Justin Smith picked up the victory for the Bulldogs. The Citadel will be back in action at the Dairy Queen Classic at the Metrodome this weekend. Campbell now heads home to host Seton Hall for three games.
The Citadel Recap
The NCBWA has named Mike Bianucci of Auburn the National Player of the Week and Brian Matusz the National Pitcher of the week for the time period ending on February 25th. Bianucci led Auburn to a 3-0 record at the Coca-Cola Classic Tournament hosted by South Alabama this weekend. He hit .667 (8 for 12) with 2 homers and drove in seven runs. Brian Matusz pitched another stellar game by going seven innings while only letting up one hit and striking out ten hitters against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Friday evening.
San Diego Release
The Tulane Green Wave will head to Baton Rouge on Tuesday night for a match-up against the LSU Tigers. Tulane enters the game with a 5-4 record. They are coming off a weekend visit to Los Angeles to take on the USC Trojans in which they lost two out of the three games. LSU is coming in with a 7-3 record and are coming in after taking 2 out of 3 games from Central Florida. Tulane will send fifth-year senior Matt Goebel to the mound to face LSU Sophomore Louis Coleman.
LSU Game Preview
Tulane Game Preview
The Daily Reveille Game Preview
The Charlotte 49ers head to Winston Salem on Tuesday to take on the Demon Deacons. Senior Spencer Steedley (1-0, 1.35 ERA) will start for the Niners while Wake will counter with Freshman Alex Wiesner (0-0, 7.36 ERA). Game Notes are linked below.
Charlotte Game Notes
Wake Forest Game Notes
The ACC has named Mark Sobolewski of Miami the Player of the Week and Andrew Brackman the Pitcher of the week for February 26th. Mark went .571 at the plate to lead the Hurricanes to a series victory over the Phoenix of Elon. Andrew Brackman was spectacular in his start this weekend against Coastal Carolina when he pitched 7.1 shutout innings and picking the victory in a 4-0 victory over previously undefeated Coastal Carolina. Miami will face the Florida Marlins on Tuesday while NC State will host UNC-Wilmington also on Tuesday.
NC State Release
Game Notes for Tuesday’s NC State-UNC Wilmington matchup