Holy Cross sweeps Lehigh

The Holy Cross Crusaders swept the Lehigh Mountain Hawks in Patriot League action on Saturday. Scott Hampe pitched a no-hitter in game one. He allowed four walks as they accounted for all the base runners for Lehigh. Norm Roth led the Crusaders with two hits in his three at bats. He also scored two runs in the game. Brendan Akashian went 3-4 with 3 RBIs in Game 2 to lead Holy Cross to a 6-3 victory.

Holy Cross Recap

Lehigh Recap

Russell ties UT Baseball season home run record !

Russell Moldenhauer doubled home the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth as Texas beat Kansas 6-5 on Saturday.

Texas (28-10, 9-3 Big 12) tied the game at 5-5 in the seventh on a home run by Kyle Russell, his second of the game and 20th of the season.

Kansas (18-20, 4-8) had tied the game at 4-4 in the fifth. Robby Price singled to score Buck Afenir, Brock Simpson drove in two runs and Erik Morrison had an RBI double.

Kansas took a 5-4 lead in the sixth when Kyle Murphy singled home Preston Land.

Randy Boone (1-5) pitched 2 1-3 innings of relief for the win, and Kansas reliever Paul Smyth (2-2) was the losing pitcher.

Texas Recap
Kansas Recap

Seahawks down Pride

Daniel Hargrave drove in the game winning run with a double in the top of the ninth to lead the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks to the 3-2 victory over the Hofstra. Cody Dickens picked up the victory by working the final 1.2 innings and did not surrender a run. Steve Halford went 2-3 for his 18th multiple hit game of the season. UNC-Wilmington and Hofstra finish the series tomorrow at 1 pm.

UNC-Wilmington Recap

Hofstra Recap

George Mason drops game to Delaware

The Delaware Blue Hens picked up a 6-2 victory over the George Mason Patriots on Saturday. The Blue Hens got a strong seven innings allowing two runs from starting pitcher Billy Harris. He also struck out seven batters. Ryan Jablonski and Bill Merkler hit homers to lead the Blue Hen offense. Mike Modica picked up the loss for George Mason to drop his record to a 2-4 mark.

Delaware Recap
George Mason Recap

Jeff Thomson leads NU to victory over JMU

The Northeastern Huskies used five homers to get a 9-3 victory over James Madison in Game 2 of the CAA conference showdown. Jeff Thomson picked up the victory for Northeastern by working 7.2 innings while giving up three runs to up his record to 3-2 on the season. James Madison starter Justin Wood only lasted 4.0 innings while giving up six runs on nine hits. Northeastern was led by Frank Pesanello went 3-4 with two runs and three RBIs which all came on his two homers. The teams will play the final game of their three game set at 1 pm Sunday where James Madison will try to salvage a game.

Northeastern Recap

James Madison Recap

The CBB checks in on BC-UNC Game 1

The College Baseball Blog headed to the Boston College and North Carolina doubleheader on Saturday. I only stayed for the first game of the doubleheader because of the bitter cold that is hitting New England.

Robert Woodard started for the Tar Heels and Kevin Boggan for the Eagles. Woodard only lasted four and a third innings while giving up two runs on eight hits. Woodard was not very effective in his work as he had zero strikeouts and the Boston College bats were not missing many pitches. He did not have his top of the line slider that has become his out pitch over the last few years. Kevin Boggan gave the Eagles six strong innings while giving up three runs on six hits. Boggan had a decent curveball and an effective curveball that kept the Tar Heels off balance but they were able to get the key hit unlike Boston College. Boggan was followed by freshman Michael Belfiore who went 2.2 innings while surrending three runs on five hits. Geoff Oxley got the final out of the ninth.

The Boston College Eagles continued to run themselves out of innings. In the third inning, Ryan Hutchinson reached third base with one out and subsequently picked off by Robert Woodard in a 2-1 game at that point. The next inning Boston College had Tony Sanchez and Eric Campbell get back to back singles to set up a 1st and 2nd situation with Peter Frates up to bat. Frates proceeded to lay down which went right back to Woodard who proceeded to throw Sanchez out at third base and Chad Flack just missed doubling up Frates at first base. Jett Ruiz then came up and hit a sharp groundball to the right of Josh Horton who snagged it and tossed it to Reid Fronk who made a great turn at the bag and completed the double play by making a very strong throw to Dustin Ackley at first. Boston College loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth but were not able to bring any runners in.

The UNC Tar Heels showed a very strong lineup from top to bottom. Josh Horton hit a key three run double to blow the game wide open and provided the final 7-2 scoreline. Horton went 2-3 in the game while scoring three runs, driving in three, and walking twice. Horton really impressed me with his stellar defense and great hitting. Reid Fronk also played extremely well with many extended at bats including his triple he hit in the first innings. He went 3-5 and was only a homer shy of hitting for the cycle. Dustin Ackley looked like a solid player but only went 1-4.

The teams will be back in action on Sunday for the final game of the series.

Boston College Recap
North Carolina Recap

ACC Recap for April 6th

Florida State 10 NC State 4

Bryan Henry continued his perfect start to the season by going seven strong innings while allowing three runs on six hits. Brandon Reichert led the Noles offense by grabbing 4 RBIs including a home run. Buster Posey led all players with three hits.

FSU Recap
NC State Recap
UVA 4 Duke 0

The Virginia Cavaliers received complete shutout from Jacob Thompson who allowed only four hits while striking out ten to pick up the 4-0 victory over Duke. Greg Miclat, Sean Doolittle, and Brandon Marsh all went 2-3 in the game to lead the offense.

Virginia Recap
Duke Recap

Georgia Tech 9 Miami 2

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets got a three run homer from Wally Crancer in the third inning to lead the Jackets to the 9-2 victory over Miami. David Duncan pitched 5.1 innings while giving two runs to up his record to 5-2 on the season.

GT Recap

Miami Recap

Wake Forest 8 Maryland 5
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons came back from two three run deficits to deficit the Terps by an 8-5 score. Andy Goff hit his first homer of the season and Ben Terry went 4-4 to lead the Deacons attack. Wake Forest starter Brad Kledzik settled down after a rough first inning to allow five runs over his six innings.

Wake Forest Recap

Maryland Recap

The Clemson Tigers are leading Virginia Tech 5-1 in a suspended game which was stopped because of snow and heavy winds in the fifth inning. The teams will try to continue the game on Saturday.

Clemson Recap

Virginia Tech Recap

Friday Big East Recap

  • Rutgers 14, Connecticut 5 (Piscataway, N.J.)-Rutgers all American Todd Frazier hit his second grand slam in as many days and seniors Mike Bionde and Tim Querns drove in 3 runs each. Scarlet Knight starting pitcher Steve Healing went 7 innings giving up 5 runs only 3 earned on 11 hits. Meanwhile Huskies Center fielder HaroldBrantly went 3-4 with an RBI and 1 run scored. Thursday score Rutgers won 9-4 Rutgers Recap
  • Cincinnati 4,Notre Dame 3 (Cincinnati, Ohio)-Bearcats starting pitcher Dan Osterbrock went the complete game in chilly Cincinnati giving up only 5 hits and 3 earned runs and striking out 5. Notre Dame pitcher David Phelps did go all the way also 4 runs (1 earned) and striking out 7. The two teams battled to a 3-3 tie but in the bottom of the 6th Earley doubled down t he line then scored on a Matt Weglaz error. Thursday Score Cincy over ND 4-3. Cincinnati Recap
  • Pittsburgh 6, Louisville 4 (Louisville, KY)-After Louisville tied the game at 3 in the 6th, Pitt picked up two in the 8th and held on to a 6-4 win over the Cardinals on Friday, snapping a seven-game win streak. Louisville Recap

Texas drops game two against Kansas

No. 6 Texas allowed seven extra-base hits, including three home runs, in a 14-6 loss to Kansas in Big 12 Conference baseball action Friday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.

Adrian Alaniz (8-2), who entered the game tied for the national lead for wins with eight, was saddled with the loss as he allowed six runs, five earned, on six hits and two walks while striking out two over three innings.

Russell Moldenhauer led the Longhorns’ offense, going 2-for-2 with a triple. Jordan Danks and Chance Wheeless each hit solo home runs.

Texas (27-10, 8-3) was doomed by a six-run fourth inning by Kansas and struggled to get back into the contest. The Jayhawks’ fourth inning featured a solo home run by Casey Larson, his second of the game and RBI singles by Ryne Price and Eric Snowden. The six-run inning gave Kansas a 10-3 lead heading into the fourth.

The Longhorns put up single runs in both the fifth and sixth innings, but those runs were negated by a two-run bottom of the sixth for Kansas, giving the Jayhawks a 12-6 margin heading into the last third of the game.

Texas pounced on the Jayhawks early with a run in the first inning. Danks drew a walk to start the inning, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Wheeless and scored on a double to the wall in left centerfield by Bradley Suttle.

Kansas (18-19, 4-7) gained the lead with two runs in the bottom half of the first. Kyle Murphy lead off the inning with a walk and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Robby Price. A fielding error by Suttle on a ground ball to third base by John Allman put runners at the corners. Brock Simpson singled to left centerfield, driving in Murphy with a game-tying run and Erik Morrison followed with a go-ahead single to centerfield, plating Allman.

With one out in the bottom of the second, Larson delivered a home run over the wall in dead centerfield to inflate the Jayhawks’ lead to 3-1.

A pair of wild pitches by Alaniz led to a Kansas run in the third. With one out, Alaniz fanned Morrison, but a wild pitch on strike three put him on base. A groundout to first base by Ryne Prince moved Morrison to second. He stole third and scored on another wild pitch by Alaniz, staking Kansas to a 4-1 lead.

Nick Peoples hit an RBI triple and Josh Prince plated Peoples with a sacrifice squeeze bunt in the top of the fourth to cut the Kansas lead to 4-3 before the floodgates opened.

Texas and Kansas conclude the three-game series at Hoglund Park on Saturday with first pitch slated for 1 p.m.

Box Score

Texas Scout.com

Kansas Recap

ACC Weekend Preview for April 6th-8th

FSU at NC State

The Florida State Seminoles head to Raleigh NC to take on the Wolfpack. Florida State is coming off a 16-7 loss to Florida on Wednesday. The Seminoles have a 29-3 record and 8-1 in the ACC. The Seminoles starting pitchers have been fantastic this year with Bryan Henry leading the staff with a record of 7-0 and an ERA of 2.44. Ryan Strauss and Michael Hyde complete the staff. Strauss has a 7-0 record with an ERA of 2.08. Michael Hyde got the first loss for the staff last Saturday against Duke. He has an 8-1 record and an ERA of 2.79.

The NC State Wolfpack picked up a come from behind victory over East Carolina on Wednesday by a 3-2 scoreline. They enter the series with Florida State sporting a 23-8 overall record and 8-4 record in the ACC. NC State completed a sweep over the Boston College Eagles last weekend and outscored the Eagles by a score of 40-7 over series. NC State top pitching prospect is Andrew Brackman who pitched seven innings last weekend while only allowing 1 run and four hits. He hit 97 on one of the radar guns that was around me. He has an overall record of 5-2 with a 3.42 ERA.

The College Baseball Blog predicts NC State takes two out of three games this weekend.

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Bryan Henry (7-0, 2.44 ERA) vs Eric Surkamp (3-1, 3.00 ERA)
Saturday: Michael Hyde (8-1 2.79 ERA) vs Andrew Brackman (5-2, 3.42 ERA)
Sunday: Ryan Strauss (7-0, 2.08) vs Jimmy Gillheeney (3-1, 2.06 ERA)

FSU Game Notes
NC State Game Notes

Clemson at Virginia Tech

The Clemson Tigers will head to Virginia Tech for a three game set this weekend. They have an overall record of 20-9 but an average 5-4 mark in the ACC. The Tigers picked up two big OOC victories over SEC foe Georgia. The Tigers pitching has been suspect so they will have potential All-American closer Daniel Moskos making his first career start on Friday. The top hitter for the Tigers is Brad Chalk who is hitting .408. Andy D’Alessio is questionable for the weekend with a pulled groin he suffered last weekend against Miami.

Virginia Tech enters with 16-14 overall record and 4-8 in the ACC under first year head coach Peter Hughes. The Hokies knocked off VMI on Wednesday but were swept at home by the Virginia Cavaliers. They have had some pitching problems this season as the staff has the second highest ERA in the conference at 5.94 which is only behind the BC Eagles. Adam Redd is the top pitcher with a 2-2 record and ERA of 2.89. Sean O’Brien is the top hitter for the Hokies with a .345 average while driving in 18 runs. Nate Parks has become a pest on the base paths as he has 24 stolen bases in 28 attempts.

The College Baseball Blog predicts that Clemson sweeps the Hokies.

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Daniel Moskos (2-2, 2.49 ERA) vs Greg Fryman (2-4, 6.80 ERA)
Saturday: David Kopp (3-2, 3.32 ERA) vs Andrew Wells (2-2, 5.49 ERA)
Sunday: Ryan Hinson (2-1, 2.04 ERA) vs Adam Redd (2-2, 2.89 ERA)

Clemson Game Notes

Virginia Tech Game Notes

Duke at Virginia

The Duke Blue Devils head to Charlottesville for an ACC series with the Virginia Cavaliers. The Blue Devils started the season with a 15-1 record but have struggled since then by losing 11 out of the next 17 to have an overall record of 21-11 but 2-10 in the ACC. The Blue Devils knocked off previously number 1 ranked Florida State behind top pitcher Tony Bajoczky. The Blue Devils are young and talented so the Cavaliers better take them seriously. The Cavaliers lost on Wednesday night at VMI but enter with a solid 27-6 record and tied for first place in the coastal division with an 8-4 mark. Jacob Thompson has become the ace of the staff with a 7-0 record and an ERA of 1.75. He is the leading candidate for ACC Pitcher of the Year if he can continue these numbers. The top hitter is Brandon Guyer who is hitting an outstanding .443 on the season.

The Virginia Cavaliers will take two out of three games according to The College Baseball Blog.

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Jacob Thompson (7-0, 1.75 ERA) vs Alexander Hassan (2-1, 2.86 ERA)
Saturday: Matt Packer (3-1, 3.12 ERA) vs Tony Bajoczky (5-2, 2.63 ERA)
Sunday: Sean Doolittle (5-2, 2.74 ERA) vs TBA

Virginia Game Notes
Duke Game Notes

Georgia Tech at Miami

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets enter Coral Gables with a very respectable 20-11 mark and tied for first place in the Coastal Division of the ACC at 8-4. The Yellow Jackets pitching is still suspect with David Duncan leading the staff with a 4-2 record and 3.54 ERA. The Yellow Jackets offense is still loaded with Danny Payne hitting .409 in the leadoff role and Matt Wieters continuing his great career with a .325 average and six homers on the season.

Miami is coming in with a 18-13 record and only 5-7 in the ACC. The Hurricanes have played some of the top teams in the ACC early in the season thus the reason for the slow start. They will start playing some easier games in the coming weeks to get themselves eligible for the conference tournament. Eric Erickson has been far the best pitcher on the staff with a solid 4-3 record and a minuscule ERA of 1.96. Yonder Alonso leads the team in batting average at a .383 clip.

The College Baseball Blog predicts that Miami wins two out of three games this weekend.

Probable Pitchers
Friday: David Duncan (4-2, 3.54 ERA) vs Erik Erickson (4-3, 1.96 ERA)
Saturday: John Goodman (1-1, 4.18 ERA) vs Scott Maine (2-5, 4.42 ERA)
Sunday: Ryan Turner (3-3, 3.57 ERA) vs Enrique Garcia (2-2, 2.91 ERA)

Miami Game Notes

GT Game Notes

Wake Forest at Maryland

Wake Forest and Maryland both enter this must win series looking to knock each other farther back from the eighth spot in the ACC standings. Wake Forest enters with an overall record of 15-16 and 4-8 in the ACC. They have had some starting pitching struggles with a staff ERA of 5.26. They are led by All-American candidate Allan Dykstra who leads the team with 12 homers. Wake Forest will be without Willy Fox who is out with a leg injury.

Maryland enters with a record of 19-12 and 5-7 in the ACC. They have been receiving great play from Freshman AJ Casario who leads the team in hitting at .327. The top pitcher in the rotation for the Terps has been Ryan Moorer who is 3-1 with a 3.43 ERA.

The College Baseball Blog predicts that Wake Forest sweeps the Terps with their powerful offense.

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Brad Kledzik (2-2, 4.81 ERA) vs Casey Baron (3-1, 3.60 ERA)
Saturday: Garrett Bullock (2-1, 5.31 ERA) vs Ryan Moorer (3-1 3.43 ERA)
Sunday: Charlie Mellies (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs Kevin Biringer (2-5, 4.75 ERA)

Maryland Game Notes
Wake Forest Game Notes

I previewed the UNC at Boston College yesterday and it can be read here.