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SEC Recap for March 21st


Vanderbilt 2 Alabama 1

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Sophomore southpaw Mike Minor struck out a career-high batters in a complete game 2-1 win over Alabama Friday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

Vanderbilt improved to 14-4 overall and 3-1 in the SEC, while Alabama dropped to 9-11 and 0-4 in league play.

Minor (3-1) struck out a career best 12 batters while allowing just an unearned run on eight hits in his second complete game of the season. Continue reading SEC Recap for March 21st

Tennessee, UNC-Wilmington, Illinois, and OU pick up victories

Tennessee 7 Louisville 6

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A rally by the University of Louisville baseball team fell short Wednesday, as the No. 30 Tennessee Volunteers edged the Cardinals 7-6 on a chilly evening at Jim Patterson Stadium.

For the first time this season, Louisville (9-6) has lost consecutive games.

A two-run home run by Vols (13-5) centerfielder Kentrail Davis hit a two-run home run in the top of the first to give UT a 2-0 lead. Continue reading Tennessee, UNC-Wilmington, Illinois, and OU pick up victories

ACC Recap for 3/18


UNC 7 Princeton 0

CARY, N.C. – Freshman right-hander Patrick Johnson and three relievers combined on a two-hit shutout to pitch No. 3 North Carolina past Princeton, 7-0, Wednesday at Cary’s USA Baseball National Training Complex. Shortstop Garrett Gore and outfielder Ben Bunting each drove in two runs for the Tar Heels (15-3). Continue reading ACC Recap for 3/18

New Orleans picks up 8-5 win over Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Something had to give on a windy Tuesday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium, and it was the visiting University of New Orleans that finally had something to smile about.

The Privateers got a strong start from senior Stephen Whalen, and UNO used a pair of three-run innings to take an 8-5 win at Alabama. Continue reading New Orleans picks up 8-5 win over Alabama

Darnell’s 3 HR’s leads South Carolina over CoC

Charleston, S.C. – James Darnell tied a South Carolina single-game record for home runs with three and Kyle Enders and Reese Havens added home runs as well as the Gamecock offense exploded for 19 hits in a 13-1 win over College of Charleston on Tuesday evening at Patriots Point. Carolina improves to 12-5 on the year while the loss drops College of Charleston to 13-7 this season. South Carolina returns home for a non-conference game vs. USC-Upstate on Wednesday evening with first pitch set for 7 pm at Sarge Frye Field. Continue reading Darnell’s 3 HR’s leads South Carolina over CoC

Around the Nation (College Newspaper edition)

Here is some links from around the nation from some Collegiate Newspapers.

The Daily Pennsylvanian: Spring Break Recap
The Hoya (Georgetown): checks in on Tommy Lee
The Temple News: Getting back near .500
The Lariat (Baylor): No Spring break for Baseball
The Harvard Crimson: Weekend Recap
USF Oracle: Sooners coming to town
Daily Texan: Texas overcomes Milk Truck accident
The Independent Florida Alligator: FSU Preview

South Carolina heads to College of Charleston

South Carolina will head to the College of Charleston for mid-week game against the Cougars. The Gamecocks are coming off a weekend series with Vanderbilt which saw them lose two out of three games to the Commodores to drop their record to 11-5 on the year. South Carolina is led by Reese Havens and Justin Smoak. Havens leads the team in with a .382 average while Smoak has a .355 with four homers on the season. Smoak is expected to be one of the top picks in the 2008 MLB Draft this June. Continue reading South Carolina heads to College of Charleston

Bama hosts New Orleans for two-game set

The Alabama Crimson Tide will welcome New Orleans for a brief two game set on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Crimson Tide have a 9-7 overall record and 0-3 in the SEC after being swept by Kentucky over the weekend. Brandon May leads the team in hitting with a .431 average and has accumulated 14 walks in the first 16 games of the season. The Tide will send two juniors to the mound with right-hander Casey Kebodeaux (2-1, 4.44 ERA) taking the ball on Tuesday and left-hander Miers Quigley (2-1, 4.44 ERA) to the mound on Wednesday. Continue reading Bama hosts New Orleans for two-game set

UK completes sweep of Alabama

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Senior second baseman Ryan Wilkes belted his third home run in as many games, as the No. 4 Kentucky baseball team notched a 5-1 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide, securing the sweep in the first Southeastern Conference series of the season.

The sweep marks UK’s first SEC-opening sweep since the 1996 season, when UK swept a series with Ole Miss. The win completes the Wildcats first sweep over Alabama since the 1992 season.

Wilkes and Carroll led the way for the Wildcats, with Carroll finishing the day a perfect 2-for-2, with two runs scored, two RBI and two walks. For the year, Carroll is batting .532 (33-for-62), with eight doubles, a triple, seven homers, and 32 RBI, drawing a team-best 17 walks to just seven strikeouts. Wilkes finished the game 1-for-3, with a walk. Continue reading UK completes sweep of Alabama