Article about John Cole

The Daily Pennsylvanian writer Eric Karlan checks in with an article previewing the Penn-Temple game on Wednesday. It is the home opener for the Quakers as they return from Florida with a 3-5 record including a great walk-off victory over Boston College. The full article is available here.

The College Baseball Blog had an interview with Coach Cole before the season which is available here.

Tuesday C-USA Wrapup



East Carolina 8
Radford 5

Bailey Daniels gave up three runs over 5.2 innings to pick up his first victory of the year as the Pirates of East Carolina knocked off Radford.

East Carolina Recap
Radford Recap

Youngstown State 5 Marshall 3

The Youngstown State took advantage of a key Marshall error in the sixth inning to score three unearned runs which led the Penguins to the 5-3 victory.

Youngstown State Recap
Marshall Recap

Memphis 6 Illinois State 5

Joey Lieberman hit a double to drive in two runs in the bottom of the ninth to walk off with the victory over Illinois State 6-5.

Memphis Recap
Illinois State Recap

Tulane 2 University of New Orleans 0

The Green Wave got six shutout innings from Matt Goebel and Daniel Latham picked up his fifth save of the year to lead the Green Wave to the 2-0 victory over their cross-town rivals New Orleans.

Tulane Recap
New Orleans Recap

UAB 15 Purdue 8

The UAB Blazers struck early and often in a 15-8 victory over the Purdue Boilermakers. UAB scored 13 runs in the first three innings to roll to the victory.

UAB Recap
Purdue Recap

UCF 12 Army 4

The UCF Golden Knights picked up a 12-4 victory over the US Milatary Academy. Eight different UCF players picked up hits in the game to keep the offensive attack rolling. UCF has now won six straight games and this broke Army’s modest win streak at three.

UCF Recap
Army Recap

Southeastern Louisiana 6 Southern Miss 2

The Golden Eagles pitching finally faltered in a 6-2 defeat to Southeastern Louisiana. Eagle starter Todd McInnis could not recapture his one hit magic of last week by going five innings and giving up four runs.

Southeastern Louisiana Recap

Southern Miss Recap
Hattiesburg American Recap

Coastal Carolina knocks off UNC-Wilmington again

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers knocked off UNC-Wilmington for the second time this year by a score of 7-6 on Tuesday. Chris Raber led the offense for Coastal Carolina with three hits and held off a late charge to win by a single run. The Seahawks were down 7-3 heading into the bottom of the ninth but picked up three runs to account for the final scoreline. Nick McCully picked up his second collegiate victory without a loss yet by pitching 5.0 innings while allowing three hits and no earned runs. UNC-Wilmington starter Allen Floyd picked up the loss by pitching 2.1 innings and allowing three runs. He drops to 3-1 on the season. Full Recaps linked below.

Coastal Carolina Recap
UNC-Wilmington Recap

Big Ten Players of the Week

Jason Christansen was named the Player of the week for the Big Ten for the period ending on March11th. He hit .417 over the weekend at the Tony Gwynn Classic. The game against Oklahoma he hit for the cycle which was the first on the road for the Wolverines since 1976. Cory Luebke was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week for pitching a complete game three hitter while giving up zero earned runs in a 10-1 victory over Western Michigan.

Big Ten Release

Michigan Release
Ohio State Release

The Citadel edges Savannah

The Citadel Bulldogs came back from a six run deficit to beat Savannah State 8-7. The Bulldogs were led by a five run fifth inning in which Zach Brown and Sonny Meade hit back to back homers. Chris McGuinness pitched 3.2 innings to pick up his first college victory. Link Saunders picked up his fourth save of the early season by pitching the ninth. Marcus Cortas picked up the loss to go to 0-1 on the season. The Citadel will be back in action this weekend when they host Eastern Illinois. Savannah State will play Bethune-Cookman in Daytona Beach for a three game set this weekend.

The Citadel Recap
Savannah State Recap

Price and Bour named National Players of the Week


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 13, today. George Mason freshman first baseman Justin Bour was named National Hitter of the Week, while Vanderbilt junior left-handed pitcher David Price 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.

Bour went 10-for-20 (.500) with seven home runs, 19 RBIs, scored nine runs and posted a 1.650 slugging percentage over four games. The Centreville, Va., native hit three grand slams during the week, including setting a school record with two grand slams and nine RBIs in a game against Coppin State. He also set the school record with three grand slams in a season, and the school record for most consecutive multi-homer games with three. He tied a school record with three home runs in one game against Coppin State.

Price struck out 16 in a four-hit complete game effort in a 2-1 win over Illinois-Chicago last Friday. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native gave up a solo homer in the second, then retired the next 12 batters, seven via strikeout. After giving up his only walk in the sixth, Price then retired the next seven in order, five by strikeout. Two of the four hits were infield singles in the ninth.

With this week's honor, Price 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.