Temple edges Delaware

The Temple Owls fought off a furious comeback from the Delaware Blue Hens to win 5-4. The Owls led 5-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth before the Delaware offense woke up with four runs and the tying run in Bryan Hagerich on third with two outs and Ryan Engelhart at the plate. He proceeded to ground out to second base to give the Owls the victory. Temple was led by a 2-5 game from Dan Brady while Delaware’s offensive star was Bryan Hagerich who picked up two hits in the loss. Temple will be back in action on Wednesday when they go to St. John’s while Delaware hosts Saint Joseph’s.

Delaware Recap
Temple Recap

Corey Brown and Lance Lynn named Players of the Week


FROM NCBWA RELEASE

DALLAS - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending March 20, today. Oklahoma State junior outfielder Corey Brown was named National Hitter of the Week, while Ole Miss sophomore right-hand pitcher 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.

Brown led Oklahoma State to a 5-1 record last week as he hit .429 with five home runs and 15 RBI. He also scored 12 runs, went 5-for-5 in stolen bases and had a slugging percentage of 1.143. The Tampa, Fla. native hit a home run in four of OSU's six games last week, including a two-home run, five RBI performance in the first game of the double header against Hartford last Saturday. Brown leads his team with 10 home runs and 35 RBI and also ranks among the top three in the league for nine offensive categories.

Lynn held a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the nation's top team and one of the SEC's top offenses as he helped the Rebels to a 6-1 win over No. 1 Vanderbilt last Saturday. It was the first loss of the season for the Commodores and snapped a 20-game winning streak on Vanderbilt's home field, as Lynn worked a career-long 8.0 innings in the win. Lynn only gave up one unearned run in the eighth inning after stifling Vanderbilt, as the Rebels combined for a one-hit game against the Commodores. Only four Commodores reached base and just one advanced past first. He struck out five, walked three and allowed only one hit.

With this week's honor, Lynn automatically is named to the watch list for Roger Clemens Award, given to the national collegiate pitcher of the year, sponsored by the Greater Houston Baseball Organization.

Fort Worth-based Pro-Line Athletic supplies the official cap to more than 100 Division I college teams and official uniforms and team wear to six Division 1 college teams. This is the third season Pro-Line has sponsored the NCBWA's Players of the Week. The sponsorship provides for plaques to be awarded to each of the weekly winners and other promotional consideration. For more information about Pro-Line, visit their Web site at: www.prolineathletic.com

Texas wins seventh in a row with 5-3 decision over Texas State!

Austin Wood and Randy Boone combined to allow only one run over 8.1 innings of relief as No. 10 Texas posted a 5-3 win over Texas State in collegiate baseball action Tuesday evening at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Wood (3-0) allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out one over 5.2 innings to earn the victory. Boone earned his sixth save of the season, allowing one hit while fanning five Bobcats over 2.2 innings.

Texas State (16-8) drew first blood with two runs in the first inning. Thomas Field and Laurn Randell drew walks to start the inning and David Wood plated both with a double to the wall in left centerfield.

Texas (20-7) trimmed the lead to 2-1 when Russell Moldenhauer hit his first career home run, a laser over the wall in left centerfield in the second inning.

The Longhorns took the lead with two runs in the third inning. Travis Tucker hit a leadoff single up the middle, stole second base and scored on a single by Chance Wheeless. With one out, Jordan Danks singled stole second base and scored on a single by Kyle Russell, staking Texas to a 3-2 lead.

Texas added two more runs in the fourth inning. Josh Prince was hit by a pitch, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Brett Lewis, moved to third on an infield single by Kyle Lusson and scored on a wild pitch. The wild pitch allowed Lusson to move to third and he scored on a bunt single by Tucker.

The Bobcats made a late run at the Longhorns in the seventh. Singles by Elliott Babcock and Casey Guest sandwiched around a strikeout by Gerry Cervantez put runners at the corners. Boone came in to relieve Wood with one out and committed a balk on his second pitch, allowing Babcock to score. Field singled to once again put runners at the corners, but Field was caught stealing and Boone retired Randell on a strikeout for the final out.

B.J. Boening (0-2) was saddled with the loss for Texas State. He allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three over 2.2 innings.

Texas returns to action on Friday with the Longhorns hosting Kansas State in a 6:05 p.m. contest at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Texas Recap
Texas Boxscore
Texas Scout.com Recap
Bobcats Recap

South Carolina kicks Chisenhall and Fuller off the team

The South Carolina Gamecocks have kicked Lonnie Chisenhall and Nick Fuller off the team. Both players are in some trouble with the law which Head Coach Ray Tanner will not divulge. There are news reports in South Carolina stating that both players are facing burglary and grand larceny charges. It is sad to see College kids making mistakes like this but hopefully it teaches these two young men a lesson.

Baseball America Article
SEBaseball Report
CSTV Article
South Carolina Scout.com Article

Theron Minium picked up his first career victory for The Ohio State University in a 11-3 victory over Yale. He pitched six innings while only allowing two runs. The Buckeyes scored runs in each of the first four innings to build a 6-0 lead. They were able to hold on to it for the final scoreline of 11-3. Ohio State has Tuesday off before facing Yale again on Wednesday. Yale will play Jacksonville State on Tuesday before playing the Buckeyes in the rematch.

Ohio State Recap
Yale Recap

The Citadel prepares for Winthrop

The Citadel Bulldogs will welcome Winthrop to Riley Park on Tuesday. The Bulldogs enter with a six game winning streak while Winthrop is coming off a series victory over Wagner and have an overall record of 13-11. The Bulldogs are scheduled to send Matt Reifsnider (0-0, 3.18 ERA) to face Matt Honce (0-0, 2.25 ERA). The Game Notes are linked below.

The Citadel Game Notes

Winthrop Stats

ACC Players of the Week

The ACC has released their Players of the Week for the week ending on March 18th. Dustin Ackley of UNC picked up the Player of the Week with a batting average of .667 (14-21) in the five games last week. He had a stretch of making base in 12 consecutive plate appearances. David Duncan of Georgia Tech got the Pitcher of the Week award for throwing a complete game shutout with 10 strikeouts to lead the Yellow Jackets to the 10-0 victory.

ACC Release
UNC Release
Georgia Tech Release

C-USA Players of the Week and Notebook

Conference USA has named their players of the week with Tyson Auer and Sean Morgan honored. Tyson Auer hit .500 (8-16) for the week to lead the Golden Knights to a 3-1 record for the week. Sean Morgan was named the Pitcher of the Week with a career high 14 strikeouts in his 8.0 innings of work against Siena on Friday evening.

C-USA Release
UCF Release
Tulane Release

Conference USA also released their recap of the weekend in which six teams went undefeated. The release is available here.

NCBWA Mar. 19 Division I Poll


FROM NCBWA RELEASE

DALLAS - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 10th year with its 2007 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will be circulated from Feb. 12-June 26 following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The poll voters come from 32 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week's poll has representation by nine different conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the '07 NCAA Division I ranks, and 14 leagues have had teams in the polls in '07. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-Conference-Overall Record-Previous Rank
1 Vanderbilt Southeastern 21-1 1
2 Florida State Atlantic Coast 23-0 3
3 South Carolina SEC 17-3 4
4 Oregon State Pacific-10 20-3 5
5 North Carolina ACC 18-3 2
6 Clemson ACC 14-4 6
7 Rice Conference USA 17-7 7
8 Virginia ACC 19-4 9
9 Texas Big 12 19-7 10
10 Arkansas SEC 16-6 11
11 Pepperdine West Coast 17-7 8
12 Cal State Fullerton Big West 13-9 12
13 Texas A&M Big 12 20-3 16
14 Arizona State Pac-10 19-7 19
15 Kentucky SEC 20-2 13-t
16 Oklahoma State Big 12 17-5 18
17 Mississippi SEC 15-7 15
18 Wichita State Missouri Valley 16-5 20
19 Long Beach State Big West 12-7 17
20 Coastal Carolina Big South 19-3 23
21 Arizona Pac-10 16-6 24
22 Auburn SEC 18-6 13-t
23 East Carolina C-USA 15-6 27
24 Nebraska Big 12 10-7 21
25 Alabama SEC 15-8 22
26 Miami (Fla.) ACC 14-10 25
27 San Diego West Coast 19-9 NR
28 Southern Miss C-USA 15-6 26
29 Oklahoma Big 12 17-6 NR
30 NC State ACC 16-7 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Charlotte (16-4), Evansville (14-7), Florida Atlantic (17-7), Kansas State (17-4), Mississippi State (12-4), Missouri (18-5), Ohio State (9-3), Southern California (16-9), Stetson (17-7), Texas Tech (17-8), Troy (13-8), Tulane (16-6), UC Irvine (19-5-1), VMI (16-4).

Dropped Out: Kansas State (28), Florida Atlantic (29), College of Charleston (30).

By conference: Southeastern 7, Atlantic Coast 6, Big 12 5, Conference USA 3, Pacific-10 3, Big West 2, West Coast 2, Big South 1, Missouri Valley 1