Long Beach State Media Release
LONG BEACH– Tyson Ross (4-0) out dueled Andrew Liebel (2-1) as No. 11-ranked California (16-5-1) won the opener of the three-game series with No. 4-ranked Long Beach State (17-5), 6-1. It was the first time an opponent has won an opening game of a three-game series against the Dirtbags this season.
Ross gave up five hits and struck out six over eight shutout innings. Ross produced 14 groundballs, including two double plays that ended LBSU threats in the middle innings. Ross began the game with three perfect innings and retired another seven in a row. Continue reading Ross Outduels Liebel in Opener – Long Beach St. v. Cal
From UC Irvine Media Release
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — UCI’s Brock Bardeen drove in the eventual game-winning run as the third-ranked Anteaters defeated Cal Poly, 12-4, in the Big West Conference opener Friday at Baggett Stadium. The win lifted UC Irvine to 18-2 overall and 1-0 in the Big West while Cal Poly fell to 8-13 (0-1 overall).
Bardeen was 1 for 3 with three RBI while Tyler Hoechlin also drove in three with a bases-loaded triple in the ninth. First baseman Jeff Cusick was 3 for 5 while Ryan Fisher was 2 for 4 with three runs scored. Casey Stevenson made his debut as an Anteater, going 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Continue reading No. 3 UC Irvine Wins Big West Opener Over Cal Poly, 12-4
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
Canisius 21 Delaware State 12
Entering the week having scored 29 runs in its previous six games, the Canisius College baseball team has scored 33 runs in the last two games as the Golden Griffins defeated Delaware State 21-12 at Soldier Field in Dover, Del. on Tuesday. Canisius has now won four straight and 10 of its last 11. Continue reading Canisius, Fullerton, Alabama, and Louisville pick up wins
Oklahoma 6 USF 1
TAMPA, Fla. — Sophomore Chase Anderson struck out six batters and junior Trey Sperring had three RBIs in Oklahoma’s 6-1 victory on Tuesday over South Florida at Red McEwen field. The win improved the Sooners’ overall record to 16-5 while the Bulls fell to 10-7.
In his fourth start of the year, Anderson delivered his best outing as a Sooner, striking out a season-high six batters. Anderson (2-1), who struggled in his last start allowing four runs in 1 1/3 innings against Washington State, limited the Bulls’ offense on Tuesday to one run off five hits and two walks. Continue reading OU, Nevada, Davidson, Temple, and JMU pick up wins
The College Baseball Blog and StatStud.com have teamed up this season to bring a weekly award for the top players in the last week. We will select one pitcher and hitter every week throughout the regular season. Scott Gorgen of UC-Irvine picked up our Pitcher of the Week award while Ryan Meade of Ohio State picked up our Player of the Week award for the week ending on March 17th. Continue reading CBB and StatStud.com Players of the Week for March 17th
FROM PRESS RELEASE
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 USD, TCU, UMD, UNC-W, UK, NIU, and Nevada pick up wins
FROM PRESS RELEASES
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 Kentucky, JMU, South Florida, and Zags pick up wins
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.
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.
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.
Texas A&M Recap
FROM PRESS RELEASE
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 UC-Irvine keeps USD bats quiet
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.