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MAC Baseball Weekend Recap (Feb. 20th-22nd)

macAkron (4-2):
The Zips took two-out-of-three in what was supposed to be a four game series that was cut short because of weather. They won the first game 2-1 thanks to a 2-4, 2 RBI performance by Dom Iero. John Valek III gave up 1 ER over 7 innings, while striking out six. They fell 1-0 in the second game, which was cut short to just seven innings. J.T. Brubaker gave up 1 run over 6 innings, allowing just 4 hits. They won game three 5-4. Daulton Mosbarger was 1-3 with 2 runs scored, while Iero collected two more RBI. Continue reading MAC Baseball Weekend Recap (Feb. 20th-22nd)

CUSA Baseball Weekend Recap Feb. 13-15

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Florida International (2-1):

The Panthers took on Tennessee during college baseball’s opening weekend and they stood up to the tall task winning two-of-three. On Friday they beat the Volunteers 4-3 thanks to a 2 RBI game by Josh Anderson. Jack Schaaf helped out as well scoring two runs. Their lone loss came on Saturday, 9-2. Anderson was 2-4 with a solo home run in this one, while Mitchell Robinson was 3-4 with a run scored. FIU blanked Tennessee 3-0 in the rubber match. Starting pitcher Christopher Mourelle went 5 innings allowing just 1 hit and 2 walks. Brian Portelli was 2-3 with a run scored. Continue reading CUSA Baseball Weekend Recap Feb. 13-15

MAC Weekend Recap (Feb. 13th-15th)

macAkron (2-1)

Akron started off the year with a 7-5 win over Furman. Daulton Mosbarger was 2-4 with 3 RBI. They dropped the second game to Furman 8-7 in 10 innings. Dom Iero went 4-6 at the plate with 2 runs and 3 RBI. They bounced-back to finish off the weekend with a strong 11-3 win. Kris Simonton got it going with three hits, 2 runs and 2 RBI. Pat Dyer turned out a solid pitching performance as well going 6 innings and striking out six, while only allowing 3 hits and 1 walk. Continue reading MAC Weekend Recap (Feb. 13th-15th)

2015 CBD Season Preview: Conference USA

ConferenceUSALogoIn back-to-back years, and for the fourth time in the past six years, the Rice Owls took home the Conference USA Tournament crown. The baseball powerhouse was also the regular season champion going 23-7 in conference play, finishing three games ahead of the second place finisher in the UAB Blazers.

UTSA upset the Blazers in the first round of the tournament and rode that momentum all the way to the championship game before being humbled by the Owls 11-5.  Continue reading 2015 CBD Season Preview: Conference USA

2015 MAC Baseball Preview

Despite only losing four conference games and finishing with an overall record of 38-16, the Ball State Cardinals were left out of the postseason last year because they fell to the eventual MAC Conference Champion Kent State in the second round of the tournament. Continue reading 2015 MAC Baseball Preview

CUSA Weekend Preview (May 15th-17th)

This is it, the final weekend of the regular season for CUSA baseball. The regular season title comes down to Rice and UAB. At 20-7, Rice sits one game ahead of UAB who is 19-8 in conference. Rice swept UAB earlier in the year so they would win any sort of tie-breaker. Southern Miss could tie Rice with three wins this weekend, but Rice holds the head-to-head tie breaker over them as well.
Continue reading CUSA Weekend Preview (May 15th-17th)

Conference USA Weekend Preview (May 2nd-4th)

ConferenceUSALogoThe CUSA season is getting close the end and things are starting to shake up as you would expect with the Rice Owls atop the conference. However, the conference has been balanced and several teams remain in the mix for the regular season crown. With just three weeks left there will be some interesting matchups as some teams try to pad their postseason resume. Continue reading Conference USA Weekend Preview (May 2nd-4th)

Conference USA Weekend Preview (April 11th-13th)

Southern Miss (19-15, 8-4)-UAB (23-10, 9-3)

Southern Miss won their weekend series over MTSU last weekend, taking a big jump forward in the CUSA standings, but then they lost to SEC-foe Mississippi State 4-3 during the week. The offense is hitting a mediocre .243, while the pitching staff has a respectable 3.49 ERA. Conor Fisk has come on as of late for Southern Miss and now leads all starters with a 2.21 ERA, and he’s struck out 48 batters in 40.2 innings pitched. Continue reading Conference USA Weekend Preview (April 11th-13th)