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College World Series Preview- Bracket Two

CWS LogoNorth Carolina is the No.1 seeded team in the tournament and has shown the guts in the NCAA Tourney to pull out a victory. game after game why they are the best. The Tar Heels knocked off the Gamecocks with a 5-4 win to advance to the schools tenth appearance in the CWS. With this being their tenth visit to Omaha, the school is still in search of its first title and the ACC’s first since 1955 when Wake Forest brought home the title. Ace pitcher Kent Emanuel has an ERA of 2.93 with 89 strikeouts and was drafted in the third round 74th overall by the Astros, all of these making him a key player to watch throughout the College World Series. Other key notables include Cody Stubbs averaging a team high .366 with eight homeruns and 76 RBIs, and Skye Bolt averaging .330 with 50 RBIs and six homeruns. Last Colin Moran will be the biggest factor of the hitters with his.343 batting average, team high 88 RBIs, and also team high 13 homeruns. Moran was drafted in the first round 6th overall by the Miami Marlins. UNC is set to take on rival N.C State in game one on the first day of the CWS with the winner advancing to play the winner of game two (UCLA vs. LSU). Continue reading College World Series Preview- Bracket Two

2013 College World Series Preview: Bracket One

CWS LogoMississippi State is coming off a super-regional victory over Virginia, wining 6-5 after an 18-hour rain delay. This is a heavily offense based team accumulating 30 hits over a two game span against Virginia. This will be the ninth appearance in the College World Series for the Bulldogs and first since 2007. A few notable players to keep an eye on include Wes Rea who is hitting .288 along with 37 RBIs and seven home runs, and Hunter Renfroe batting .360 with 61 RBIs and 15 homeruns, along with being drafted 13th overall in the MLB draft. Adam Frazier will also be one to keep an eye on with his .359 batting average and 38 RBIs. Mississippi State will face No.3 Oregon State in game one on Saturday with the winner advancing to take on the winner of Indiana vs. Louisville. They have shown that they can get a lead and hold on to it despite late comebacks. This may be a key factor for Mississippi State, if they can get out early then this team will be hard to beat. Continue reading 2013 College World Series Preview: Bracket One

2013 Super Regional Preview: Chapel Hill

UNCFeaturedImageThe number one overall seeded North Carolina Tarheels will face the South Carolina Gamecocks in a best of three series at UNC’s Boshamer Stadium, with the winner advancing to Omaha. The Tarheels and Gamecocks are scheduled to play their first game on Friday at 1:00pm, the second game will be on Saturday at 12:00pm and if necessary the third game will be played on Sunday at 1:00pm but Tropical Storm Andrea might have something to do with changing that. UNC is pushing for the ACC’s first college baseball national championship since the 1955 when Wake Forest brought home the title.  Continue reading 2013 Super Regional Preview: Chapel Hill

2013 Chapel Hill NCAA Regional Preview

UNCFeaturedImageThe (1) North Carolina Tar Heels will host their double-elimination regional on Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium starting on Friday, May 31st and ending on either June 2nd or June 3rd if necessary. Joining the Tar Heels will be (2) Florida Atlantic, (3) Towson, and (4) Canisius who will make for some formidable match-ups at Chapel Hill. The winner of this regional will play the winner of the Columbia (SC) regional hosted by (1) South Carolina with (2) Clemson, (3) Liberty, and (4) St. Louis. Every game throughout the weekend will be broadcasted on ESPN3. Continue reading 2013 Chapel Hill NCAA Regional Preview

America East Conference Tournament Game 6: Maine stays alive

img_8632Lowell, MA—(1) Maine defeated (2) Binghamton with a 6-1 win in game six to stay alive in the America East Conference tournament. The game had a 36 minute delay in the bottom of the fifth inning due to rain. Tommy Lawrence was on the hill to start for Maine giving up eight hits for one run through five and one third innings after pitching a complete game two-hitter on day one of the tournament on Wednesday. DJ Voisine came in to relieve Lawrence and was perfect over the last three and two thirds innings while picking up the save. Key players included: Alex Calbick (2 for 4) scoring a run, Eric White (2 for 4) and Brian Doran (2 for 4) both scored a run and picked up one RBI, along with Troy Black (3 for 4) who also drove in a run. Continue reading America East Conference Tournament Game 6: Maine stays alive

America East Conference Tournament Game 5: Maine eliminates Stony Brook

img_0515Lowell, MA— (1)Maine eliminated (4)Stony Brook with a 3-1 win in game five of the America East Conference tournament. On the mound for the Black Bears was Mike Connolly who gave up eight hits for one run through a complete nine innings. Strong hitters for Maine include; Michael Fransoso (2 for 4) picking up two RBIs and scoring once, Sam Balzano (1 for 4) scoring once, and Eric White (3 for 4) accounted for all six of Maine’s hits. Continue reading America East Conference Tournament Game 5: Maine eliminates Stony Brook

America East Conference Tournament Game 4: Binghamton defeats Maine

AmericaEastLogoLowell, MA—(2)Binghamton defeated (1)Maine 10-2 in game four of the America East Conference tournament. Jack Rogalla was on the mound for Binghamton giving up six hits for two runs through seven innings including the two run homerun by Maine’s Fransoso. After the suspension the game resumed at 2:00pm on day three and Greg Ostner was on the hill for Binghamton giving up three hits for no runs through the last two innings. Hits were easy to come by for the Bearcats with the team accumulating 16 hits. Some standouts include Zach Blanden (2 for 5) picking up three RBIs and scoring once, Shaun McGraw (2 for 4) picking up one RBI and scoring once, Brian Ruby (2 for 3) scoring twice, and Bill Bereszniewicz (2 for 3) picking up two RBIs and scoring twice. Continue reading America East Conference Tournament Game 4: Binghamton defeats Maine

America East Conference Tournament Game 3: Stony Brook Eliminates Albany

StonyBrookTeamHuddleLowell, MA— Fourth seeded Stony Brook eliminated third seeded Albany 3-1 in game three of the America East Conference tournament. Brandon McNitt started on the mound for the Seawolves giving up five hits for one run through seven innings before Chad Lee came in to relieve him giving up two hits for no runs through his one inning of play. He battled out of a jam in the fifth inning as the Great Danes had loaded up the bases and were threatening to tie the game up at 2. Seawolves head coach Matt Senk visited McNitt to see how he was doing but decided to stick with him. “McNitt has been solid for us this year,” said Senk, “I thought he had good good stuff today so I thought he could get out of it.” Continue reading America East Conference Tournament Game 3: Stony Brook Eliminates Albany