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Decisions, Decisions: Bianco Chooses Wrong for Ole Miss


OMAHA, Neb. — With the winning run on second base and a base open in the ninth inning, Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco had a difficult decision to make Sunday night at TD Ameritrade Park. Bianco had to choose between pitching to Virginia’s biggest offensive weapon, Mike Papi, or pitching around Papi to face Joe McCarthy, who […]

Reynolds Steals Momentum for Vanderbilt


Momentum is a fickle mistress, especially in baseball where there is no clock to be beat. In pressure situations with 18- to 22-year-old college baseball players, momentum can quickly shift with one big play. That is only heightened when runs are at a premium during a low-scoring affair with quality arms on the mound. And on college […]

Super Regional Friday Roundup: Death By Small Ball


Two wins. That’s all it takes. Two wins during the Super Regional round punches a ticket for a team to advance to the ultimate college baseball destination…Omaha. For eight squads, that first win was within grasp on Friday. See who took the early advantage on the left side of the bracket:

2014 San Luis Obispo Regional Day 3 Recap – Pepperdine Wins


Cal Poly 5, Sacramento State 4 SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly knocked around Sacramento State starter Justin Dillon for five runs in four innings and held on for a 6-5 victory. Zack Zehner rocketed a solo homer in the second inning to put the Mustangs (47-11) up 2-0 and John Schuknecht provided a two-run double in […]

CBD Photo Gallery: Mustangs End Sac State’s Season, 6-5


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Things pretty much went the way Cal Poly head coach Larry Lee drew them up in Sunday afternoon’s elimination game. He said as much himself after the game. “It kind of went the way it was scripted,” Lee said. “[Justin] Calomeni came out and gave us some quality outs. [Bryan] Granger […]

CBD Photo Gallery: Sac State Gets First NCAA Tournament Win


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — After losing 4-2 to Cal Poly on Friday night, first baseman Rhys Hoskins said Sacramento State wasn’t going to go “two-and-que” (being eliminated after losing the two first games). The MLB Draft prospect did his part to assure that the Hornets’ season didn’t end Saturday afternoon at Baggett Stadium. Hoskins reached […]

2014 San Luis Obispo Regional Day 2 Recap


Sacramento State 5, Arizona State 4 SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Sacramento State won its first NCAA Tournament game thanks to a three-run eighth inning that broke a 2-2 tie. A wild ninth inning saw RJ Ybarra knock a towering pinch hit, two-run home run to cut the lead to 5-4. Perennial college baseball postseason program Arizona […]

CBD Photo Gallery: No Deja Vu For Imhof in NCAA Regionals


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — It was an eerily similar situation for Matt Imhof. Just like last year in the NCAA Regionals, he had cruised through five innings and the Mustangs held a 4-0 lead. But last year, that’s when everything fell apart and Cal Poly’s season unraveled. UCLA broke up a no hitter Imhof was […]

2014 San Luis Obispo Regional Day 1 Recap


Pepperdine 3, Arizona State 2 SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Arizona State couldn’t recover from an early 3-0 deficit after ace Brett Lilek left 15 pitches into his start after injuring his sternum. The Pepperdine Waves scored a run off Lilek and two off Seth Martinez before he settled into a groove  and held on for a […]

CBD Photo Gallery: Waves Win After Lilek Leaves Early


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The opening day of NCAA Regional play is one of the most intriguing days of baseball, especially if you like good pitching. Nearly every team throws their ace, making for some fantastic pitching duels. But what happens when your ace leaves early? That’s what happened to Arizona State on Friday afternoon […]