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National Recap 5/3

Aggies Walk-Off To Even Series

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Cole Lankford delivered the endgame in the ninth inning, allowing the Texas A&M Aggies to capitalize on a complete-game effort by Daniel Mengden in a 3-2 win over the No. 5 LSU Tigers on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park on Saturday.

The victory came on the heels of a 10-inning, 5-4 win by LSU in the series opener Friday evening. Texas A&M improved to 29-19 on the year and 11-12 in SEC play. The Tigers dropped to 35-12-1 overall and 13-9-1 in SEC action. Continue reading

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National Recap 5/2

Gators Defeat Alabama to Win Ninth Straight SEC Game

Freshman right-hander Logan Shore threw six shutout innings to lead No. 12 Florida to a 7-3 victory over No. 20 Alabama on Friday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Sophomore Harrison Bader and junior Taylor Gushue drove in two runs apiece as the league-leading Gators (31-15/16-6 SEC) claimed their ninth-straight conference game by downing the Crimson Tide (30-16/13-9 SEC). Continue reading

Big 12 contender: Oklahoma State closing on first conference title

There’s a new sheriff in Big 12 baseball – or at least a strong contender for the title – as Oklahoma State has built up a three-game lead in the win column on the Cowboys’ nearest competitor.

The Pokes from Stillwater are no pushovers in the conference after taking 2 of 3 from Texas last weekend to 31-13 overall and 13-5 in the conference.

The Cowboys are stepping outside of conference this weekend, facing Arizona State in a three-game set, and finish the year against last-place Kansas State and struggling Oklahoma. They’re ranked as high as No. 9 and have a climbing RPI – sufficient to have them drawing attention in the race for an NCAA Regional.

For more on how things have changed at OK-State, which has never won a Big 12 regular season title, click here: Shifting mindset has Oklahoma State rising in Big 12

Oregon State's Ben Wetzler

Inside the Pac-12: Wetzler becomes Oregon State’s ace of aces

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Senior lefthander Ben Wetzler isn’t interested in individual accomplishments.

He did forego professional riches to become the winningest pitcher in Oregon State history. Wetzler, a fifth-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Phillies in June 2013, returned to the Beavers for one simple reason.

“The dog pile,” he said. Continue reading

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National Recap for April 25th

No. 1 Virginia Outlasts No. 4 Florida State in 10 Innings, 5-3

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Derek Fisher (Jr., Rexmont, Pa.) hit a tiebreaking two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team to a 5-3 win at No. 4 Florida State Friday in the opener of a key three-game series at Dick Howser Stadium. Fisher hit three doubles in the victory as the Cavaliers (36-7, 17-5 ACC) came back from a two-run deficit. Continue reading