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DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending Feb. 24, today. North Carolina sophomore first baseman/outfielder Dustin Ackley was named National Hitter of the Week, while Ole Miss junior right-hander Lance Lynn 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
According to a report on VUCommodores.com, Pedro Alvarez will be out the next 6 weeks with a broken bone in his hand which he suffered in his first at-bat of the season. Head Coach Tim Corbin is quoted as saying “Obviously we will miss having him in the lineup and in the field. He is a special player that can’t be replaced. This is the kind of injury you don’t rush back from and we hope to have him back at full strength later in the season.”
Thanks to NYDore for staying on this story throughout the last week.
Here is some scores from around the nation.
TCU 6 Dallas Baptist 1
FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 26, 2008) – A pair of three-run innings and outstanding pitching led the TCU Horned Frogs to a 6-1 victory over Dallas Baptist Tuesday night at Lupton Stadium. The Frogs put up three in the first inning and never looked back as the trio of Paul Gerrish, Trent Appleby and Sean Hoelscher held the Patriot bats in check. Continue reading
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MOBILE, Ala. — Scott Green struck out a career-high 10 batters in just five innings of action, as the No. 20 Kentucky baseball team pounded out 13 runs, to take its second game in the 23rd annual Coca-Cola Classic, 13-3 over Fairfield, on Sunday morning at Hank Aaron Field.
Green, a Baseball America preseason All-Southeastern Conference first-team selection, got his first start since getting the nod at Florida on April 1, 2005. The 6-foot-8, 245-pound right-hander opened up his 2008 season in impressive fashion, striking out the side in the top of the first inning. Aside from Fairfield’s three-run second inning, Green was perfect, sitting down 10, now allowing a walk, working five innings, and seven hits. Green nearly single handedly retired the first eight outs of the game, striking out seven and recording one ground out hit back to the mound. Continue reading
We will be providing Daily Recaps on Conference USA throughout the season. All the recaps are excerpts from the Press Releases. Click on the respective schools link at the bottom of the recap for the full release.
Southern Miss 6 Lipscomb 3
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss hitters started cold but rallied to overcome a early 3-0 deficit to win 6-3 Saturday evening in front of 3,322 fans at Pete Taylor Park. Continue reading
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MOBILE, Ala. – Behind eight extra-base hits – including home runs from Sawyer Carroll and Bryan Rose – the No. 20 Kentucky baseball team exploded for 10 runs in its season opener and got a stellar pitching performance from lefty Chris Rusin, downing the Xavier Musketeers 10-1, in the 2008 season opener, on Saturday afternoon at South Alabama’s Stanky Field. Continue reading
Preseason Player of the Year Pedro Alvarez of Vanderbilt suffered what was called a “slight arm injury” at some point after yesterday’s 8-1 win over Oregon State.
In today’s game between #3 Vanderbilt and #1 Arizona State will feature RS Sophomore Andrew Giobbi at 3rd base.
UPDATE: Kendall Rogers of Rivals.com reports that Pedro injured his arm during pregame warmups and that he is being held out for precautionary reasons. The injury is not considered serious. Read Kendall’s report, here.
GAME UPDATE: There’s not much to say other than the fact that Vandy’s array of new pitchers cannot find the plate and have made this game painful to watch. The highlights of the day have been the arcs of Brett Wallace’s MAMMOTH Grand Slam and his equally stuning 3 run homer. Continue reading
I will check in as often as I can throughout the year to bring our loyal readers some highlights from various games across the country. Our first installment is below.
We had one of the best games in recent memory between Rice and Long Beach State last night which was won by the Dirtbags 1-0 in ten innings. Rice pitcher Ryan Berry went seven strong innings while allowing five hits and striking out eight batters. Long Beach starter Andrew Liebel outpitched Berry as he lasted eight innings also only five hits and one walk while striking out 11 batters. Continue reading
Lance Lynn of Ole Miss picked upwhere David Price left off in 2007, representing the SEC as one of the nation’s most starters. Lynn struckout the first 8 batters en route to a 5IP, 2H, 12K performance in Ole Miss’ 8-1 win over Minnesota.
Meanwhile UGA won a slugfest over Arizona (raked #1 by some publications) after beating up preseason All-American Preston Guilmet. Josh Fields impressed with a HR and the big save. Fields is this correspondent’s 1st Team Preseason AA closer.
The Vanderbilt Commodores used grit to knock off top seed Rice in the season opener at the Minute Maid Classic last year. Facing two-time defending champ Oregon State at the ASU-Demarini Classic in today’s opener, they Flashed pure dominance from start to finish.
Sophomore Mikie Minor was nothing short of brilliant on the mound, throwing quickly and setting down OSU in the first five brisk innings. In the first and second, he allowed baserunners (single and HBP), but picked each man off with his solid move to first base.
On the offensive side, Vandy struck early and often. A bases-loaded 2RBI single from All-American SS Ryan Flaherty gave Vandy an early lead and extended Flash’s SEC record hitting streak to 36 games, dating well back into last season. Senior LF Parker Hanks (2-4) added a mammoth 2nd inning solo-shot to the highway beyond left field in the second. Vandy would tack on additional runs in the 4th and 5 innings to hold a comfortable 5-0 lead at the halfway point.