All posts by John Lockwood

John Lockwood has been writing for College Baseball Daily for the past two seasons covering the SEC, Conference USA and Missouri Valley Conference. A lifelong devotee of college baseball, he graduated from Yale University and currently lives in New York City.

Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (March 15th-17th)

MVC_thumb.jpgCollege Baseball Daily MVC Players of the Week:

Creighton – 2B Jake Peter, 9-13, 2B, 4 RBI, SB

Indiana State – LHP Sean Manaea W(2-1); CG, 6 H, R, BB, 9 K

Illinois State – RHP Brad Sorkin W(4-1); 8.0 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 8 K

Creighton Takes Series over Pacific

Creighton (10-4) took two of three from visiting Pacific (6-12) in Omaha this weekend. In Friday’s 7-2 win, freshman starter Tommy Strunc shut down the Tigers going seven and a third, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out eight. Second baseman Jake Peter had the start of a tremendous weekend, going four for five and knocking in three runs. Pacific rebounded in the second game however, besting the Jays 5-2. Despite another four for five day from Peter, the Jays left twelve on base and struggled to get the timely hit against the duo of Cory Popham and Kyle Crawford. In the rubber match, five CU pitchers held the Tigers to just one earned run as the Jays were able to take the series with a 5-2 win.  Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (March 15th-17th)

Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (March 11th)

MVC_thumb.jpgWith just under two weeks until conference play begins, the teams of the Missouri Valley have seemingly begun to hit their stride after a collective slow start to the season. This week, the Valley went 17-7 against their non-conference opponents, an improvement over their 10-11 showing from a week ago. Thus far into the season, Missouri State has appeared the sharpest, notching quality wins over Texas State, Sam Houston State, and #23 Southern Miss and taking #27 Oklahoma State into extra innings. After Missouri State it’s…well… after that it gets kind of fuzzy. Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (March 11th)

2012 CBD Season Preview: Missouri Valley Conference

In June of 2011, perennial baseball power Dallas Baptist University was granted a provisional season with the Missouri Valley Conference. In essence a year-long test run, the MVC was then planning to vote on DBU’s membership after the duration of the season in May of 2012. While the movement to bring DBU—who made it all the way to the Super-Regionals last season before falling to Cal—was seen as an effort to boost the MVC’s power ranking, it was also met by skepticism from some MVC teams citing travel time and costs as concerns. As a result, the Patriots were offered the provisional membership rather than acceptance in to the conference. Continue reading 2012 CBD Season Preview: Missouri Valley Conference

2012 CBD Season Preview: SEC

2011 was a year of confirmation for the SEC. Not only did South Carolina claim its second national championship in as many years, but SEC teams occupied the top three national rankings for the majority of the season. Furthermore, all three of those teams made the trip to Omaha, while seven teams from the SEC made the NCAA tournament—both tallies being the most of any conference in college baseball. In essence, 2011 cemented the SEC’s ascendancy atop college baseball, and 2012 promises to be more of the same.  Continue reading 2012 CBD Season Preview: SEC