Category Archives: Big West

USD, TCU, UMD, UNC-W, UK, NIU, and Nevada pick up wins

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San Diego 6 Fullerton 2

FULLERTON, Calif. – The 21st-ranked University of San Diego baseball team scored four unanswered runs in picking up a 6-2 win over No. 16 Cal State Fullerton Tuesday evening in a non-conference game at Goodwin Field.

With the win, the Toreros improve to 8-7 overall and improve to 6-1 against ranked opponents this season. With the loss, the Titans fall to 8-5, suffered their first home loss of the season and saw their five-game winning streak come to an end. Continue reading

Kentucky, JMU, South Florida, and Zags pick up wins

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JMU 8 Georgia State 3

PANTHERSVILLE, Ga., March 9, 2008 – James Madison University took command with a six-run fourth inning and sophomore Kyle Hoffman (Reading, Pa./Twin Valley) pitched eight innings in an 8-3 victory to complete a Colonial Athletic Association sweep of Georgia State University on Sunday afternoon at The Field at Panthersville. Continue reading

BIG 12 recap for 3-7-08

With this system blowing through it has canceled quite a few game tonight. But a few of the teams were able to play tonight.

San Diego 7 Oklahoma State 2.

Junior All-American pitcher Brian Matusz went eight innings allowing one unearned run, while striking out 12 to help lead the 11th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team (6-6) to a 7-2 win over No. 21 Oklahoma State University (8-2) Friday afternoon in a non-conference game at Cunningham Stadium.

USD wasted no time in scoring as they put up one run on one hit in the first inning. Kevin Muno got things started as he reached on an error and he moved to third on Sean Nicol’s double to left field. Josh Romanski then drove in Muno with a groundout to the second baseman to give USD a 1-0 lead.

USD Recap

Oklahoma State Recap

Oklahoma 12 Western Illinois 2

The offense keeps rolling and the wins keep coming for the OU baseball team, which improved to 9-2 overall with a 12-2 win over Western Illinois (0-3) on Friday at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

OU Recap

Western Illinois

Rutgers 10 Texas A&M 8

Rutgers used a late-inning rally with five runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth and closer Jason Downey (Ballston Lake, N.J.) shut the door with five strikeouts as the Scarlet Knights took down No. 21 Texas A&M, 10-8, in the series opener Friday night in front of 3,304 fans at Olsen Field.

The win improved the Scarlet Knights to 3-4 on the season and gave them their third victory over a nationally-ranked team (also beat No. 25 Old Dominion and No. 22 Georgia Tech) in the young season. Texas A&M fell to 9-3.

Rutgers RecapĀ 

Texas A&M RecapĀ 

UC-Irvine keeps USD bats quiet

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IRVINE, Calif. — UC Irvine’s shutout streak extended to 36 consecutive innings as the Anteaters blanked 11th-ranked San Diego, 4-0 Tuesday at Anteater Ballpark. Starting pitcher Daniel Bibona struck out a career-high 12 batters as UCI climbed to a program-best 8-0 overall while San Diego dropped to 5-5. Continue reading

Baseball America Links

Every Monday Baseball America comes out with their weekend review. Aaron Fitt ended up attending the San Diego Tournament which featured some of the best pitching matchups of the season. The full article available here.

The three strikes segment focuses on the Shooter-Hunter matchup in Minnesota, Texas A&M bats warming up, and some more thoughts on the USD tourney. The full article is available here.

John Manuel sat down for a chat session to discuss BA Top 25. The full chat transcript is available here. Baseball America’s Top 25 is available here.

Dairy Queen Classic Day 3 Recap

Tulane 5 TCU 3

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Junior centerfielder Aja Barto hammered a solo home run and junior closer Mason Griffin retired all four batters he faced as the Tulane University baseball team defeated TCU, 5-3, in day three of the Dairy Queen Baseball Classic Sunday at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Continue reading

Dairy Queen Classic Day 2 Recap

Pepperdine 10 TCU 4

MINNEAPOLIS — #29 Pepperdine scored six runs in the top of the ninth to complete its second consecutive rally, and The Waves claimed a 10-4 win over TCU on Saturday at the Minnesota Dairy Queen Classic in Minneapolis.

The Waves (5-1) extended their winning streak to four games, while TCU fell to 3-3. The Waves trailed yesterday to Tulane 2-1 in the sixth inning, but rallied to claim a 4-2 win over the #18th-ranked Green Wave. Pepperdine improved to 2-0 at the Dairy Queen Classic with the win. Continue reading

TCU and Pepperdine win on Day 1 of Dairy Queen Classic

TCU 7 Minnesota 4

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Down to their last strike in the ninth inning, Clint Arnold came through with a clutch single that tied the game at four where the TCU Horned Frogs eventually came away with a 12-inning, 7-4 victory over Minnesota at the Dairy Queen Classic. Andrew Cashner (1-0) was outstanding in relief as he held the Golden Gopher bats in check for four innings, while racking up nine strikeouts. Continue reading

CBB previews the Dairy Queen Classic

The CBB was recently asked to preview the Dairy Queen Classic for Gopher Nation. We discussed the top players that are playing in the tournament hosted by the Minnesota Gophers with TCU, Pepperdine, and Tulane joining them. We talk about how strong Brett Hunter’s fastball is and how Tulane has become a national power. The full article is available here.