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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.

Conference USA Wrapup

Conference USA has released their recap of the weekend where the conference teams went 11-2 in one run games. Memphis continues their strong start to the season with a three game sweep at the Autozone Classic in Memphis this past weekend. Marshall also picked up a four game sweep over University at Buffalo. Southern Miss also took 2 out of three games from the Ragin Cajuns in one of the better series of the weekend. The full release from C-USA is available here.

Southern Miss takes Rubber Game

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles won the series finale 1-0 on Sunday to knock off the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns in two out of three games this weekend. On Sunday, Southern Miss used a complete game shutout by David Clark to pick up the victory. The Southern Miss offense was held scoreless until the bottom of the ninth though when Drew Carson drove home Bailey Hartel with two outs in the ninth to bring in the winning run. On Saturday, Louisiana-Lafayette picked up a 4-0 victory and on Friday night Southern Miss pulled out a 7-4 win.

Sunday Southern Miss Recap
Sunday Louisiana-Lafayette Recap

Saturday Southern Miss Recap
Saturday Louisiana-Lafayette Recap

Friday Southern Miss Recap

UNC-Wilmington stops slide

The UNC-Wilmington baseball team was able to pull out a 16-11 victory over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in 12 innings. This victory broke a four-game losing streak for the Seahawks. Wake Forest made a brilliant comeback when they were only two outs away from defeat. They scored 3 runs to force extra innings where it stayed scoreless until the top of the 12th. With a tie score in the 12th, Matt Holt led the inning off by striking out but reached on a wild pitch. Daniel Hargrave then followed with a sacrifice bunt to send Holt to second. Steve Halford then doubled down the left field line to drive Holt in for the lead run. Mark Carver then walked to set up a first and second situation. Nate Hall then hit a single through the infield to drive in Steve Halford. Grayson Evans then hit into a fielders choice to send Jonathan Batts to the plate with first and third. He then hit a three run homer to give us the final score. Wake Forest pitcher Ben Hunter picked up the loss after going 3.0 innings and allowing all five runs. His record is 1-2 this season. UNC-Wilmington pitcher Allen Floyd picked up his third win of the season against no losses by going 4.1 innings while blowing the three run lead in the ninth. Wake Forest is back in action on Tuesday with Gardner Webb while UNC-Wilmington will visit the Phoenix of Elon.

UNC-Wilmington Recap
Wake Forest Recap

Texas completes series sweep of Oral Roberts with 5-1 win!

The University of Texas received a strong effort by starting pitcher Austin Wood and scratched out five runs to complete a three-game series sweep of Oral Roberts University with a 5-1 win in collegiate baseball action Sunday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

With the win, Texas (12-6) recorded its first series sweep of the season. The Longhorns have won 10 of their last 12 games after starting the season 2-4.

Austin Wood (2-0) posted the longest pitching performance of his career going seven innings to earn the win. He allowed one run on four hits and one walk while striking out four.

Pat McCrory, Keith Shinaberry and Randy Boone combined to pitch two scoreless innings to finish off a solid weekend for Texas’ bullpen. The relief corps allowed just one run in 8.2 innings in the series against Oral Roberts.

Oral Roberts (4-8) drew first blood in the top of the third inning. David Genao hit a double to leftfield to lead off the frame. With one out, he was advanced to third on a groundout by Brendan Duffy and scored on a single up the middle by Marcus Tackett staking the Golden Eagles to a 1-0 lead.

The Longhorns tied the contest in the bottom half of the third. Jordan Danks and Bradley Suttle led off the inning with back-to-back singles. Kyle Russell pushed runners to second and third with a groundout. Nick Peoples walked to load the bases and Preston Clark hit a groundout to shortstop, plating Danks and tying the score at 1-1.

Texas (12-6) took the lead with a pair of runs in the fifth inning. Suttle hit a leadoff double down the leftfield line. Russell drew a walk and Peoples hit a fly ball to rightfield, advancing Suttle to third. Russell stole second base and Brett Lewis was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Josh Prince singled up the middle driving in Russell and Suttle to give Texas a 3-1 cushion.

The Longhorns added insurance runs in both the sixth and seventh innings. Peoples hit an RBI single scoring Danks in the sixth and Prince scored on a wild pitch in the seventh.

For the third consecutive game, Suttle recorded three hits. He went 3-for-5 with one double and one run scored. Prince went 3-for-3 with one double, one run score and two RBI. Danks went 3-for-5 with two runs scored.

Michael Jarman (1-2) was saddled with the loss for the Golden Eagles. He allowed three runs on six hits and four walks over four innings.

Texas returns to action on Tuesday with the Longhorns traveling to Corpus Christi for a 4 p.m. contest against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Whataburger Field.

Texas Recap
Texas Scout.com Recap
Oral Roberts Recap
Austin American Statesman (Very bad pic of Austin Wood in the article)


UVA’s Marsh comes through

Brandon Marsh hit a single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead Virginia to a 3-2 victory over the Delaware Blue Hens. Mike Mitchell led off the bottom of the ninth by getting hit by a pitch from Todd Ozog. Brian O’Connor took a risk by trying to steal second base with Mitchell but Greg Miclat hit the ball back to the pitcher to protect the runner. So with a runner in scoring position, Brandon Marsh was able to get a single to left field to drive home Marsh with the winning run. Mike Schwimer pitched two scoreless innings to pick up the victory and Todd Ozog picked up his second loss of the season. Delaware now is 0-6 on the season while UVA continues to roll to a 14-1 record. Delaware now heads to Rider on Wednesday before opening the CAA season with Towson. UVA will play at James Madison on Tuesday and then head to Wake Forest to open the ACC season.

UVA Recap
Delaware Recap

Duke finishes off Holy Cross

The Duke Blue Devils played the final game of their 3 game series with Holy Cross on Sunday and came out with a 6-5 victory. The Blue Devils were led by catcher who went 2-4 with 2 runs scored. Alex Hassan got the start for the Blue Devils and gave up 3 unearned runs over his five innings of work. Kyle Butler of Duke was able to hold the Crusaders hitless over 1.2 innings to pick up the win. Dan Seip got the start for Holy Cross and let up all six runs in his seven innings of work. Holy Cross will be back in action tomorrow when they visit Campbell while Duke will host Temple on Tuesday.

Holy Cross Recap
Duke Recap

FSU Sweeps Siena

The Florida State Seminoles completed a sweep over Siena on Sunday by a score of 22-3. The Seminoles used a 15 run sixth inning to do most of the damage in the game. The Seminoles were able to get ten consecutive hits in that inning. This win puts the Seminoles record at 17-0 in the early part of the season. FSU will be back in action next weekend when the Hoosiers of Indiana come to visit while Siena will be back on the road next weekend when they visit Rocky Top Tennessee.

FSU Game 3 Recap

Siena Game 3 Recap

FSU Game 2 Recap
Siena Game 2 Recap

FSU Game 1 Recap
Siena Game 1 Recap

FAU takes Game 2

The Florida Atlantic University Owls picked up a 15-3 victory over the Boston College Eagles to split the two game set at a game a piece. The Owls jumped on Boston College starter Adam Crabtree in the fourth inning by scoring four runs in the inning to get a 5-1 lead. Trent Kavanaugh of Boston College ended up getting the game out of control in his 1.1 innings of work by allowing six runs (all earned) while giving up five hits and three walks. Robbie Widlansky went 3-4 for the Owls while Eric Campbell of BC went 2-4 with 2 RBI. FAU will be back in action on Tuesday when they host Maine while BC plays on Monday against Penn.

FAU Recap
BC Recap

Bullpen and timely hitting leads Baseball to 5-3 win over Oral Roberts!

The University of Texas received solid performances by Joseph Krebs and Randy Boone out of the bullpen and strung together a pair of two-run rallies to post a 5-3 win over Oral Roberts University in collegiate baseball action Saturday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Texas (11-6) has won nine of its last 11 games after a 2-4 start on the season.

Adrian Alaniz struggled through 3.1 innings in which he allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits and two walks while striking out five and was lifted after throwing 82 pitches. Krebs (2-0) responded with 4.2 innings of relief, allowing just one run on four hits and one walk while fanning four to earn the win. Boone retired three consecutive batters in the ninth inning to earn his fourth save of the season.

With Oral Roberts leading 3-0, Texas started to chip away at the lead with two runs in the fifth inning. Russell Moldenhauer led off the frame with a single to centerfield. With one out, fellow freshman Josh Prince singled to right field. A fielder’s choice grounder by Travis Tucker put runners at the corners and Chance Wheeless plated both runners with a double to the wall in right centerfield, trimming the lead to 3-2.

The Longhorns took their first lead in the bottom of the sixth. Bradley Suttle and Kyle Russell both singled to start off the inning to put runners at the corners. An unsuccessful sacrifice squeeze bunt by Nick Peoples retired Suttle at home, but a groundout by Moldenhauer put runners at second and third for Preston Clark who drove home a pair with a single through the left side of the infield staking UT to a 4-3 lead.

Texas added an insurance run in the eighth inning. With two outs, Josh Prince drew a walk stole second base and scored on a fielding error by Brendan Duffy on a fly ball by Tucker.

Oral Roberts (4-7) drew first blood in the top of the first inning. Duffy led off with a single and moved to second on an error on a failed pickoff attempt. After Chad Rothford was hit by a pitch, Brian Van Kirk delivered an RBI single to leftfield giving the Eagles a 1-0 lead.

ORU added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to inflate the cushion to 3-0. In the fourth, Warfle hit an RBI single up the middle to drive in Stephen Pearson. In the fifth, Kelly Minissale plated Jake Kahaulelio with a single to centerfield.

Texas offense was led by Wheeless, Moldenhauer and Suttle who racked up three hits apiece. Wheeless went 3-for-5 with one double and two RBI and extended his career long hitting streak to 13 games. Moldenhauer, who got his first career hit in his first at-bat, went 3-for-4 with one run scored.

Warfle went 3-for-4 with one double and one RBI to lead the Eagles offense.

Erik Crichton (0-3) was saddled with the loss for Oral Roberts. He allowed three runs, two earned, on seven hits and one walk over 3.1 innings. Marcus Tackett pitched well in the start, but didn’t have the endurance, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk over 4.2 innings.

Texas and Oral Roberts return to action on Sunday with the series finale scheduled for 1 p.m. at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Texas Recap
Oral Roberts Recap
Box Score of game
Austin-American Statesman Recap

South Carolina silences Clemson

The South Carolina Gamecocks pulled out a 12-0 victory over the Clemson Tigers on Saturday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Gamecocks did it behind great pitching from Harris Honeycutt who worked a magical seven innings while only allowing three hits. Phil Disher and James Darnell each hit three run homers to lead the Gamecocks offense. Clemson is still playing without shortstop Stan Widmann who is nursing a neck injury which might cost him the entire season or even his career. The teams will on Sunday in Columbia to finish the brief two game set this weekend.

South Carolina Recap

Clemson Recap
SEBaseball.com Recap
The Post and Courier Recap
Widmann injury article from The Post and Courier