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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
One of the toughest regionals will take place at Oklahoma State’s Allie P. Reynolds Stadium as three teams look set to vie for the right to head to Corvallis to face off with No. 1 overall seed Oregon State, should the Beavers advance from their regional. Big 12 regular season champion Oklahoma State welcomes former […]
Cal Poly was dominating UCLA in the 2013 Los Angeles Regional. But then Matt Imhof’s no hitter was broken up and then after a couple of bloop hits, the shutout was no longer in place. A pitching change followed by a strikeout and a routine flyball should have ended the Bruins’ threat, but instead, Nick […]
The Indiana Hoosiers are hosting an NCAA Regional for the second straight year after a 42-13 campaign while going 21-3 in Big Ten play. They will be joined by intrastate rival Indiana State (35-16, 14-7 in Missouri Valley), Stanford (30-23, 16-14 in Pac-12), and Youngstown State (16-36, 6-17 Horizon League).
In case you missed it (how could you miss it?), the 2014 NCAA Baseball Regionals came out on Monday afternoon with all 64 teams announced for the tournament. Here is my brief look at every regional with my reaction to it. We will have very in-depth previews posted throughout the week of each NCAA Regional.