CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati baseball team has begun a synthetic turf installation project for Marge Schott Stadium that is scheduled to be completed on August 28. The project will remove the current playing surface and replace it with a state-of-the-art surface covering the entire field.
Cincinnati has selected local contractor The Motz Group for the installation. The Motz Group has been a provider of world-class athletic surfaces for nearly 40 years. If you’ve walked on a synthetic turf system in and around the region, there is a good chance it’s a Motz field. Continue reading
Xavier 6 Clemson 4
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With its season on the line in an elimination game, Xavier put together a 6-4 victory over Clemson to keep its postseason alive in the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading
Oregon 18 Clemson 1
NASHVILLE, Calif. — Pounding out a season-high 20 hits — including two homers, three triples and four doubles — the No. 2-seeded Oregon Ducks rolled to an 18-1 win over No. 3-seeded Clemson on Friday afternoon in the opening game of the Nashville Regional at Hawkins Field. Continue reading
Texas Tech 3 Columbia 2
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – No. 23 Texas Tech defeated Columbia 3-2 in the first round of the NCAA Coral Gables Regional Tournament on Friday afternoon as sophomore first baseman Eric Gutierrez hit a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning at Alex Rodriguez Park – Mark Light Field. Continue reading
By: Rudy Jones
No. 1 seed Vanderbilt (41-18). 2. Oregon (42-18). 3. Clemson (36-23). 4. Xavier (29-27)
- Vanderbilt is making its 13th NCAA appearance, including its ninth straight under coach Tim Corbin’s direction.
- Oregon is making its eighth NCAA Tournament appearance, including third straight.
- Clemson is making its 39th NCAA appearance – fifth-most all-time. The Tigers have been in the tournament 27 of the last 28 seasons.
- Xavier is making the second appearance in program history. The other time was in 2009 as the Atlantic 10 Conference champion.
After dropping their first game of the season, Southern California’s top ranked squads, No. 1 Cal State Fullerton and No. 9 UCLA, both bounced back with dramatic victories to ensure a series win.
It was a strong day in the Southland as 10 of the 11 SoCal teams in action scored victories. Long Beach State’s series sweep at the hands of No. 10 Vanderbilt and “one of the best pitching staffs I’ve ever seen,” according to Dirtbags’ head coach Troy Buckley, was the only blemish. Continue reading
It only took until Day Two for the list of undefeated Southern California teams to trim to just one (not including UC Santa Barbara, who has yet to play).
But the team with a still unblemished record is not No. 1 Cal State Fullerton or fellow top 10 squad, UCLA. Instead it is the USC Trojans, who have needed 26 innings to determine a pair of games with Northwestern.
USC isn’t the only team playing extra baseball early on. Five of the SoCal games went into extra innings this afternoon.
We’ve got your quick roundup of all the action, plus photo galleries from around the Southland.
Washington State 9, #1 Cal State Fullerton 7 (11 innings)
The Titans clawed back from a 7-3 deficit to tie the game in the eighth inning, but in the ninth inning when Fullerton had an opportunity to collect a walk-off win after J.D. Davis tripled with one out, the Titans couldn’t get the job done. Continue reading
A very intriguing Opening Day with several tight, nail-biting games making the first day of college baseball action in Southern California one to remember.
We’ve got your quick roundup of all the action, plus three photo galleries from around the Southland.
Portland 1, #9 UCLA 0
Travis Radke and the Portland bullpen outdueled new UCLA Friday starter James Kaprielian (5 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 7 K). Shane Zeile had two of the Bruins’ four hits. Worse than the loss was the bad news delivered after the game: Continue reading
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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Creighton, one of three conference newcomers this season, is the narrow favorite in BIG EAST baseball in 2014, according to the coaches poll announced on Thursday. The Bluejays claimed a poll-topping 32 points with two first-place votes, edging out Seton Hall and St. John’s for No. 1.
There was more good news for Creighton, as a league-high four players earned Preseason All-BIG EAST honors. Among them were senior outfielder Mike Gerber, who was named the Preseason Player of the Year, and sophomore hurler Tommy Strunc, who picked up Preseason Pitcher of the Year accolades. Continue reading