Category Archives: 2013 Season Coverage

2013 Raleigh Super Regional: NC State 4 Rice 3

NCStateFeaturedRALEIGH, N.C. – NC State rallied for a dramatic 4-3 comeback win over Rice in game one of the Raleigh Super Regional on Saturday at Doak Field at Dail Park.

The Wolfpack (48-14) moved one win closer to Omaha, and pulled to within one victory of tying the program record for wins in a season by jumping ahead 2-0 in the bottom of the first. Rice scored once in the fourth and again in the fifth to even the score, before pulling ahead 3-2 in the top of the ninth. State responded with two runs in the bottom half to walk off with the 4-3 win. Continue reading

2013 Nashville Super Regional: Louisville 5 Vanderbilt 3

LouisvilleFeaturedImageNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senior pinch hitter Matt Helms delivered a two-out, two-run single to cap a three-run seventh inning and lift the eighth-ranked Louisville baseball team to a 5-3 comeback win over No. 2 national seed Vanderbilt on Saturday afternoon in game one of the NCAA Super Regional at Hawkins Field. Continue reading

2013 Charlottesville Super Regional: Mississippi State 11 Virginia 6

JohnCohenMississippiStateSmallCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Mississippi State saved one of its best offensive afternoons of the season for the perfect time.

The ninth-ranked Bulldogs pounded out 20 hits Saturday afternoon at Davenport Field. Highlighted by a six-hit day by Adam Frazier, MSU rolled past Virginia 11-6 in the opening game of the Charlottesville Super Regional. Continue reading

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CBD Photo Gallery: Bruins Blow Lead, Get 5-3 Extra Inning Win

Photos Courtesy of David Cohen.

FULLERTON, Calif. – Austin Diemer charged in on Kevin Kramer’s line drive in the 10th inning Friday evening at Goodwin Field. Brian Carroll initially began to sprint from first base toward second but realized the ball was hanging up. He put on the brakes, stopping about 40 feet off first.

As the ball began descended toward the spot Diemer was about to be, Carroll began to return back to first. But he only took two steps before reversing course once more. Diemer tried to catch it straight on with his glove tilted forward rather than turning his glove sideways or attempting a basket catch.

Kramer’s sinking liner hit Dimer’s glove. Instead of sticking in his webbing when he tried to clasp down on the ball, the ball hit the palm of his glove and slipped off the fingertips as Diemer attempted to close the mitt. Carroll and Kramer were unable to take extra bases as the ball fell right behind Diemer, but the “hit,” as it was ruled by the official scorer, set up Eric Filia’s fourth single — a game-winning grounder through the right side. Continue reading

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2013 Baton Rouge Super Regional: LSU 2 Oklahoma 0

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
AaronNolaFeaturedBATON ROUGE — While LSU starter Aaron Nola was in the midst of a two-hit complete-game shutout, JaCoby Jones hit an eighth-inning triple and broke a scoreless tie on a double by Tyler Moore, as the Tigers won game 1 of the NCAA Super Regional, 2-0, over Oklahoma.

LSU (56-9) advanced within one game of its 16th College World Series appearance and first since 2009. Game 2 of the best-of-three series is set for Saturday at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN2, WatchESPN.com and the LSU Sports Radio Network. Continue reading

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2013 Super Regional Preview: Fullerton (CA)

Fullerton Super Regional:

UCLA (42-17) vs. Cal State Fullerton (51-8)

For the fourth time in the last seven years, UCLA and Cal State Fullerton will tangle in the postseason. The opportunity to represent Southern California baseball in Omaha is on the line as the winner will receive a berth to the College World Series.

That was the also the case last time these teams met in the postseason. UCLA rallied to win the final two games of the series after being down to their final out in the second game. But Tyler Rahmatulla hit a two-run homer to keep the Bruins alive and they eventually punched their ticket to Omaha at the expense of the Titans (though Rahmatulla missed the College World Series after breaking his wrist in the celebratory dogpile). The previous two times it had been Fullerton that did the celebrating, defeating UCLA in 2007 and 2008. Continue reading

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2013 Super Regional Preview: Tallahassee

FSUFeaturedFlorida State University battles Indiana this weekend in a super regional in Tallahassee, FL. There are statistics and match-ups that make this series interesting. Before we dive into some of those, let’s take a look at how each team has fared in the yet young postseason of regionals. Continue reading

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2013 Super Regional Preview: Raleigh

ElliotAventFeaturedNCStateThe Rice Owls, winners of both the regular season Conference USA championship and the Conference USA tournament championship, will be participating in their tenth Super Regional this weekend as they travel to North Carolina State.

The Owls were the winners of the Eugene Regional, in a field that included Oregon, South Dakota State, and San Francisco. Rice defeated Oregon 11-4, in the championship game on Monday. Continue reading

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2013 Super Regional Preview: Corvallis (OR)

OregonStateCelebrationFeaturedCORVALLIS, Ore. – Who Kansas State and Oregon State are as teams has been firmly established during the 119 combined games the two clubs have played.

Champions of the Big-12, the Wildcats are offensive-minded with a team batting average of .324, 399 runs scored, 78 sacrifices, a team fielding percentage of .975 and an ERA of 3.86, led by freshman reliever Jake Matthys (8-1, 9 saves) and his 1.96 in 55 innings.

No. 3 national seeds and Pac-12 champions, the Super Regional host Beavers are built on pitching – team ERA of 2.13, nine pitchers with an ERA under 3.00 and at least 15 innings pitched – defense with a .971 fielding percentage, and opportune offense. Continue reading

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2013 Super Regional Preview: Baton Rouge

By: David Collier
PaulMainieriLSUFeatured2After sweeping through the Baton Rouge and Blacksburg regionals last week, respectively, LSU and Oklahoma will get together in Baton Rouge this weekend in one of eight Super Regionals. The Tigers and Sooners will go head-to-head in a three-game set with the winner of the series earning a bid to the College World Series. The Super Regional kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. ET with Saturday and Sunday’s contests also set for a 7 p.m. ET first pitch. Continue reading