LSU remains atop the College Baseball Daily Top 25 as Vanderbilt jumps to number two, Texas A&M to three and Florida falls to four and TCU drops to five. Continue reading College Baseball Daily Top 25 (March 24)
On Friday night in Coral Gables the College Baseball Daily Preseason Comeback Player of the Year pick, David Thompson walked it off in heroic fashion when he hit a leadoff home run over the left-field wall in the 10th inning that ended a thrilling ACC home opener and gave Miami the win, 3-2. Continue reading CBD Visit: NC State and Miami Series Thoughts
This week we see the Top 3 squads in the same exact order while the Virginia Cavaliers tumbled after a horrible four game losing streak including a sweep by cross state rival Virginia Tech. You can check out the Top 25 below. Continue reading College Baseball Daily Top 25 (March 16)
A new No. 1 sits atop the College Baseball Daily Top 25 Poll for the third time this season. The Louisiana State University Tigers swept the Houston College Classic this weekend to garner the No. 1 position. Continue reading College Baseball Daily Top 25 (March 9)
The top 5 teams remain unchanged in the latest College Baseball Daily Top 25 rankings. Virginia stays unbeaten and Vanderbilt rebounded from a 10-0 deficit to beat Illinois State 16-10 on Sunday to remain at No.5. Continue reading College Baseball Daily Top 25 Rankings: (3/4)
Week two of college baseball is in the books and as the first week entertained so did the second. We were privileged to witness quite a few players emerge in big games and turn in a great weekend performance for their respective club.
A breakdown of some of the top hitting and pitching performances of the second week (2/22) of the 2015 Division 1 college baseball season are below.
ON THE BUMP:
Josh Moore of St. Louis was named the Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week after the junior left-hander led the Billikens to a 2-1 victory over a very good Troy baseball team on Friday, Feb. 20. Moore threw eight innings, allowing five hits and one earned run while striking out six. The Billikens were named the COX Diamond Invitation tournmanet champions after defeating Troy and Southern Miss before dropping a game to North Florida.
Anthony Kay of the UConn Huskies took the no decision after tossing seven innings of two-hit ball with one earned run, one walk and six strikeouts in the Huskies eleventh inning 2-1 loss to Florida Atlantic Univeristy.
Robbie Coursel of Florida Atlantic had a no-hitter until the fifth inning to set the Owls up for their 2-1 victory. The junior threw five innings allowing one hit, three walks and zero runs while striking out six on Sunday.
Alabama A&M’s Caleb Roberts tossed a complete game, three hitter as the Bulldogs defeated Marshall in Starkville, Mississippi on Sunday afternoon. Roberts allowed three hits, one earned run, one base on balls, and struck out four in 9.0 innings to bump him to 1-1 on the year.
Marist pitcher Chris Napolitano was awarded the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week award for his performance over the weekend versus the University of Virginia. Napolitano tossed 8.1 shutout innings in Marist’s 5-4, 18 inning loss to No. 1 Virginia. He allowd just five hits with three walks, and struck out four batters.
The Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week is Will Dennis of Seattle University announced Monday morning by the conference office. Dennis threw 98 pitches in 9.0 innings only allowing four hits, one earned run while striking out seven in a 1-0 loss to CSUN on Feb. 20.
Other Notable Performances:
Andrew Nunez, FIU: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Dane Dunning, Florida: 5 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Bailey Clark, Duke: 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 11 K
Josh Sborz, Virginia: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Davis Tominaga, Portland 9 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Brent Strong, Bradley: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 11 K
Jake Andrews, Eastern Michigan: 9 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Jack Karraker, Oregon: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K
Eddie Macaluso, Iona 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
Luke Humphreys, Morehead State: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K
Joe Zayatz, UNC Asheville: 8 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
Is it safe to say that offense in college baseball is officially back? For the second week in a row we have multiple multi-homer games turned in around the country. This week the multi-homer club featured Gage Green (Oklahoma State), Kolbey Carpenter (Oklahoma), Brandon Soat (IPFW), Tyler Wells (Ohio), Korbin Williams (Evansville) and Matt Rose (Georgia State).
AT THE PLATE:
Trent Higginbothem of North Florida turned in an impressive performance over the weekend by going 3-for-5 with four RBI and three runs scored. Higginbothem also added a double and home run and didn’t strike out at all on the weekend.
The University of South Carolina’s Alex Destino went 3-for-4 verse Northeastern over the weekend. Destino collected three RBI and plated one time while going ya-ya once in the Gamecocks three game sweep of Northeastern.
Stanford Cardinal freshman Jesse Kuet was among one of the more impressive performances over the weekend with his 4-for-5 series against Cal State Fullerton. Kuet recorded four hits, two RBI and two runs scored while hitting one home run and stealing one base in the series win (2-1).
Brandon Soat of IPFW had a weekend that anyone can tip their cap to. He went 4-for-6 with two bombs, eight RBI and six runs scored while walking once and striking out once.
Kent Rollins of Georgia Southern was 3-for-4 with six RBI and two runs scored over the weekend. Rollins is a catalyst in a dangerous Georgia Southern baseball team.
Other Notable Performances:
Josh Estill, Cal State Fullerton: 4-4, 3 R, 3 RBI
Kevin Dupree, Middle Tennessee State: 3-3, 3 R, 4 RBI, 2 BB
Ernie Clement, Virginia: 4-6, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB
John Clay Reeves, Rice: 5-6, 3 RBI, 1 K
RJ Ybarra, Arizona State: 3-3, 1 R, 1 RBI
J.C. Wilhite, Alabama: 3-4, 1 R, 2 RBI,
Tyler Wells, Ohio: 3-3, 2 R, 5 RBI
Kent Rollins, Georgia Southern: 3-4, 2 R, 6 RBI,
No. 2 Florida hosted the no. 13 Miami Hurricanes and took two out three from the Canes. No. 3 Texas Christian University traveled to no. 16 Arizona State and defeated the Sun Devils at home to take the series 2 games to 1. No. 4 LSU hosted Boston College and completed the 3 game sweep of the Eagles. Continue reading College Baseball Daily Top 25 (2/23)
Series of the Weekend
We will start in Orlando, Florida where the no. 7 UCLA Bruins and the no. 17 North Carolina Tar Heels traveled to play a three game series after inclement weather cancelled the series in Chapel Hill. Luckily the kind folks in Orlando took these two teams in with open arms, ahh you gotta love good ol’ college baseball! Continue reading Around The Horn (2/20-2/22)
Yesterday there were three match ups featuring an ACC team that caught my eye and would be the “worth watching” games … so to speak. Continue reading Recap of Notable ACC Games: (2/20)
In Wednesday’s edition of Around the Horn we recap a day of upsets in college baseball and show some love to some mid major’s along the way. Continue reading CBD Around the Horn (Feb. 18th)