Arizona State picked up a tough 6-5 win over Arizona on Tuesday night between two of the top teams in the country. The Sun Devils jumped all over the Wildcats in the first inning picking up three runs off of Wildcat starter Mike Colla. He only lasted 3.2 innings while letting up six runs (four earned) while allowing five hits and four walks. ASU starter Josh Satow did not fare much better as he only lasted four innings while letting up five runs (four earned) on six hits. Continue reading
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SEATTLE – The Washington baseball team held Holy Cross scoreless over both ends of a doubleheader Sunday, winning 14-0 and 8-0 to sweep a four-game series at Husky Ballpark.
In the opener, starter Jorden Merry (2-0) combined with two relievers on a three-hit shutout. Merry went six innings, allowing the three hits while striking out six. Josh Scofield threw two innings and Jacob Clem pitched the ninth. Continue reading
Jason Jarvis has been ruled ineligible for the rest of the season per NCAA rules. This stems from questions over a online grade being lowered.
Jarvis of Scottsdale appealed an academic dishonesty accusation that led to an online grade being lowered. He was ineligible for the first game of the season then allowed to play through Tuesday. The appeal was heard Thursday.
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Our buddies over at The Pitchfork Nation told us about a great article on ESPN.com looking into the allegations with the Arizona State Sun Devil baseball program. It seems that a large rift is developing in the ASU program as many of the boosters are supporting head coach Pat Murphy while other people in the Arizona State community are calling his accuser Mikel Moreno a true Sun Devil by bringing these possible allegations to the public. The full article from ESPN is available here.
DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending March 11, today. Arkansas senior infielder/outfielder Aaron Murphree was named National Hitter of the Week, while Arizona senior lefthander David Coulon was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. Continue reading
The University of Massachusetts Minutemen opened their season with a trip to Number 1 ranked Arizona State for a three game set. I found it very odd that UMass waited so long to open their season instead of opening like most of the teams around the country on February 22nd. Continue reading
When the Stanford Cardinal and the Texas Longhorn get together for a series you can believe that you will some great baseball. Today the Stanford Cardinal came right out and made a statement against Freshman pitcher Cole Green. They hit him hard and often in the first inning as Cole could only get 1 out and gave up 5 runs before giving way to Cassey Whittmer. Casey was one of 5 relievers for Texas that saw mound time in the loss today.
This game was back and forth from the beginning to the end. Stanford got on the board in the first with a run and Texas answer in the bottom of the first with a double off the green monster by Danks and then Belt single to bring him in to tie the game at 1 after the first inning. It was 2-2 going in to the 5th when Skip Johnson brings in Kyle Walker to face the Cardinal. and Kyle proceeds to walk the first batter and then after a failed bunt attempt Kyle gives up a single and then a walk. With the bases loaded Molina drive a pitch to center field for a base hit to score two. Stanford takes the lead into the bottom of the inning and Texas is able to score 1. Marcus Tackett comes in the 6th and was able to keep the Cardinals from scoring. In the bottom of the 6th Texas takes the lead with a walk and two hits. The score going into the 7th was Texas 5 Stanford 4. Domaracki gets it started with a single but gets thrown out on a nice play by Brandon Belt. With a runner on at first and Castro at the plate he drives a pitch from Tackett over the RF wall to drive in two to make it 6-5.
Stanford and Texas close out the series tomorrow at 1. Freshman Cole Green will take the mound will try to lead Texas to the series win.