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2013 NCAA DIVISION I BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET ANNOUNCED
INDIANAPOLIS – The field of 64 teams competing for the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee.
The national top eight seeds are North Carolina (52-8), Vanderbilt (51-9), Oregon State (45-10), LSU (52-9), Cal State Fullerton (48-8), Virginia (47-10), Florida State (44-15) and Oregon (45-14). Continue reading 2013 NCAA Baseball Championship Bracket
As we’re now well into the 2013 college baseball season, College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to Selection Monday with our latest 2013 Regional Projections.
This is our final thoughts on what the bracket should like before it is released today. College Baseball Daily’s Ginger Poulson (@gingerpoulson) compiled this list after analyzing RPI, overall records, conference standings, overall talent and several other factors. If you have any questions about the projections feel free to leave a comment below or send her a tweet. Continue reading 2013 NCAA Regional Projections (May 26th)
Hot at the Plate
In an elimination game that would send one team packing and one team to the championship, top-seeded Vanderbilt defeated the reigning SEC Tournament champions of Mississippi State 16-8 in an offensive slugfest on Saturday afternoon.
There were 33 combined hits in the game with over twenty players total reaching base including Vanderbilt’s Zander Wiel, Conrad Gregor, Connor Harrell and Xavier Turner who all had three hits in the game in addition to Mississippi State’s Hunter Renfroe. Continue reading SEC Tournament Game Sixteen: Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi State
Earlier in the SEC Tournament, the LSU Tigers fell to Arkansas 4-1. In the rematch between two of the top seeded teams in the tournament, the game was a different story as the Tigers defeated Arkansas 3-1.
Arkansas took an early lead in the bottom of the third with an unearned run, however LSU answered in the sixth and seventh innings scoring three runs to take a lead that would remain for the rest of the game. Continue reading SEC Tournament Game Fifteen: LSU vs. Arkansas
For Alabama right-handed pitcher Mike Oczypok, his journey to his current role on the Crimson Tide baseball team has been anything but conventional.
The 6’4 Pennsylvania native came to Alabama with hopes of walking on the baseball team last year. That didn’t happen, however he did get himself on Alabama head coach Mitch Gaspard’s radar.
Fortunately for Oczypok, that paid off when Gaspard heard of an opening on a summer league team in Illinois last summer. He passed along Oczypok’s name, and from there Oczypok’s dream of playing for the Crimson Tide that had seemed slightly out of reach after a year of not making the team started to slowly become a reality. Continue reading From Walk-On to Wow: Alabama’s Mike Oczypok’s Incredible Journey
In a rematch of a game that saw top-seeded Vanderbilt fall to nine-seeded Texas A&M earlier in the tournament, the Commodores defeated the Aggies 3-0 on Friday evening to eliminate Texas A&M from the tournament.
The Commodores’ performance in Friday night’s game made it evident as to why Vanderbilt is the unanimously top-ranked team in the country. Offensively, the Commodores were able to put up fourteen hits, defensively they did not have a single error, and on the mound Vanderbilt’s Tyler Beede pitched a two-hit gem to lead the team to victory. Continue reading SEC Tournament Game Fourteen: Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M
It’s Not Over ‘Til It’s Over
The LSU Tigers sent the Alabama Crimson Tide packing with a 3-2 victory in Friday’s elimination game. However, Alabama, who suffered both losses of the tournament to LSU, actually lead for the majority of the game. In fact, with two outs in the top of the ninth with nobody on base, Alabama actually still lead 2-1. Continue reading SEC Tournament Game Thirteen: LSU vs. Alabama
Photos Courtesy of David Cohen.
It’s hard to overlook J.D. Davis on the ballfield. The sophomore is an imposing 6-foot-3, 215 pounds.
However, on the Cal State Fullerton roster, Davis is just another cog in the machine. He contributes on the mound, but Davis isn’t one of the three lights out weekend rotation starting pitchers. While he is a two-way player, he isn’t an All-American stud likely to go in the first or second round of the MLB Draft this year. And though he has home run power, he didn’t hit back-to-back walk-off homers this year.
Instead, Davis is just another key run producer in the middle of the lineup for a top five team primed to make a run at Omaha. On Thursday afternoon, Davis made his contribution in a big way, leading No. 3 Fullerton (46-8, 21-4) to a 5-2 win in the opener of the final Big West series of the season at Cal State Northridge’s Matador Field.
Davis crushed a two-run homer in the third inning to put the Titans ahead for good and he finished off the game with a quick 1-2-3 ninth inning for his third save of the season.
Koby Gauna got the start for Fullerton as typical opening game starter Thomas Eshelman was rested with the Titans having already locked up the Big West title last weekend. Gauna made the most of the opportunity, going seven strong innings for the win. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: J.D. Davis Powers Fullerton Win
As Mississippi State continued their excellent SEC Tournament run on Thursday evening, all eyes were on the Bulldog closer, Jonathan Holder as he took the mound in the bottom of the ninth.
The 6’2, right-handed pitcher was three outs away from securing the Bulldogs an off day on Friday and a place in Saturday afternoon’s game. Continue reading CBD Scouting Report: Mississippi State’s Jonathan Holder
The reigning SEC Tournament Champion Mississippi State Bulldogs are making another run at it. The Bulldogs secured themselves a spot in one of Saturday’s games with a 6-4 win over Texas A&M. Mississippi State is 3-0 so far in the 2013 SEC Tournament having already beaten Missouri, South Carolina and now Texas A&M.
Continue reading SEC Tournament Game Twelve: Mississippi State vs. Texas A&M