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AUBURN, Ala. – Sunny Golloway has been named Auburn’s head baseball coach, Auburn Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs announced Friday. Golloway has spent the past eight seasons as head coach at the University of Oklahoma, where he led the Sooners to seven NCAA Regional berths, four NCAA Super Regionals and the 2010 College World Series.
“I’m really excited about this opportunity because I’ve always held the Auburn baseball program in very high regard,” Golloway said. “The history of the Auburn program was a huge factor in making this decision. Secondly, the Southeastern Conference is the top baseball conference in America. Being able to compete in the SEC is a challenge that we look forward to. With our location, we are in a hotbed of talent. We will be able to hit the road recruiting right away, and we look forward to recruiting the best student-athletes to represent this outstanding university.” Continue reading
CORVALLIS, Ore. – A year ago, Oregon State catcher Jake Rodriguez was coping with far more than the end of the Beavers season.
He was wrought with grief after the death of his father on June 10, 2012.
Exactly 365 days later, Rodriguez applied the tag that effectively ended Kansas State’s baseball season in the Corvallis Super Regional. Continue reading
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Michael Conforto and Dylan Davis had done it before, but that was more than two years ago when they were high school seniors at Redmond (Wash.) High.
This time, it was a much bigger stage – with the bright TV lights of ESPN in the first inning of the second game of the Corvallis Super Regional – and the best friends ignited a hitting display of awe-inspiring proportions, belting back-to-back two-out home runs to right center field. Oregon State turned that into a five-run outburst and the Beavers never glanced back en route to a 12-4 victory that evened the best-of-three series at a game each. Continue reading
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Kansas State made No. 3 national seed Oregon State’s pitchers work for every out.
The Wildcats took pitches, fouled pitches off and denied OSU anything resembling an easy inning for most of Saturday’s opener of the Corvallis Super Regional. Continue reading
BATON ROUGE — Three weeks after dedicating the field at Alex Box Stadium to legendary former coach Skip Bertman – who made Omaha an annual early-summer vacation for many Tiger fans – head coach Paul Mainieri and the LSU baseball team punched a 16th ticket to the College World Series by dominating Oklahoma, 11-1, on Saturday. Continue reading
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BATON ROUGE — While LSU starter Aaron Nola was in the midst of a two-hit complete-game shutout, JaCoby Jones hit an eighth-inning triple and broke a scoreless tie on a double by Tyler Moore, as the Tigers won game 1 of the NCAA Super Regional, 2-0, over Oklahoma.
LSU (56-9) advanced within one game of its 16th College World Series appearance and first since 2009. Game 2 of the best-of-three series is set for Saturday at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN2, WatchESPN.com and the LSU Sports Radio Network. Continue reading
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Who Kansas State and Oregon State are as teams has been firmly established during the 119 combined games the two clubs have played.
Champions of the Big-12, the Wildcats are offensive-minded with a team batting average of .324, 399 runs scored, 78 sacrifices, a team fielding percentage of .975 and an ERA of 3.86, led by freshman reliever Jake Matthys (8-1, 9 saves) and his 1.96 in 55 innings.
No. 3 national seeds and Pac-12 champions, the Super Regional host Beavers are built on pitching – team ERA of 2.13, nine pitchers with an ERA under 3.00 and at least 15 innings pitched – defense with a .971 fielding percentage, and opportune offense. Continue reading
By: David Collier
After sweeping through the Baton Rouge and Blacksburg regionals last week, respectively, LSU and Oklahoma will get together in Baton Rouge this weekend in one of eight Super Regionals. The Tigers and Sooners will go head-to-head in a three-game set with the winner of the series earning a bid to the College World Series. The Super Regional kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. ET with Saturday and Sunday’s contests also set for a 7 p.m. ET first pitch. Continue reading
Oklahoma RHP Jonathan Gray failed an MLB pre-draft drug test for the stimulant Adderall this past weekend according to ESPN.com baseball insider Keith Law. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports stated that Gray was the only failed drug test out of the 200 players tested. Continue reading