Florida Atlantic (10-3) at UTSA (9-4)
FAU is 7-1 in their last eight games and are coming off a mid-week two game sweep over Boston College. The Owls have even gained some votes in recent polls after their current hot streak. Meanwhile, UTSA has been on a bit of a hot streak of their own winning four of their past five games including two mid-week wins. Continue reading
The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced the official watch list for the 2014 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com. Forty-three catchers were nominated for the award by their coaches. Because the award is given annually to the top division one collegiate catcher, the list will be updated to include other candidates until May 5, 2014. Continue reading
#3 South Carolina (12 – 0) vs Brown (No record)
The Gamecocks have moved up to No. 3 in the NCBWA poll and have a great chance at remaining undefeated with a weekend home series with Brown on the docket. The Gamecocks have the team stats one would expect a perfect record squad to have in the early going. They are batting .317 as a team while their stellar pitching staff boasts a 1.50 ERA and a miniscule opponent batting average of .208. Talk about a tough early season test for the Bears as this is their first series of the year. Continue reading
University of Arizona
Arizona will be hosting the Arizona Baseball Hi Corbett Classic this weekend. The tournament features UC Santa Barbara, Mississippi State, and Arizona. Friday (7 PM): vs. Mississippi State
Saturday (7 PM): vs. UC Santa Barbara
Sunday (12 PM): vs. UC Santa Barbara Monday (5 PM): vs. Mississippi State Continue reading
Northern Illinois at #5 Oregon State
Northern Illinois has not made it easy on themselves this season, taking on some of the best teams in the country. This weekend they’ll face their toughest test of the year as they take on Oregon State (10-3). The Huskies overall record of 1-8-1 doesn’t describe the type of ability this team has—they’ve lost four games by 2 runs or less—but they’ll need that talent to be on full display this weekend if they are going to have a chance to compete with the Beavers. Continue reading
When San Francisco beat Cal State Fullerton in a 19-inning contest earlier this year, the game lasted 4 hours, 55 minutes. On Wednesday night at Page Stadium, Loyola Marymount and Cal State Northridge battled for a full 45 minutes longer, despite only needing 13 innings to decide a victor.
But on the 453rd pitch of the night, LMU cleanup hitter Tanner Donnels sharply chopped a ball to first base. William Colantono bobbled the ball and fired home late, allowing David Fletcher to slide in with the winning run to give the LMU Lions a 12-11 win in the bottom of the 13th.
“The first pitch I saw, I just tried to take a good swing to it,” Donnels said. ”I barreled it up pretty good and I was lucky enough that the first baseman bobbled it a little bit and we got the win.”
University of Western Florida head coach Mike Jeffcoat was recently mic’d up for a week of practice to give you an idea of a college baseball practice. You can check out the full video below. Continue reading
Staying close to home was a common theme for the SoCal midweek matchups for all but one team, which had one heck of a road trip just to get to their Tuesday matchup.
San Diego and San Diego State renewed their rivalry while USC faced off with former Trojan head coach Mike Gillespie. And LMU didn’t even have to travel east of Interstate 405 as the Lions faced off with yet another Pac-12 club.
We’ve got your quick roundup of all the games with photo galleries from UC Irvine, Pepperdine and UCLA: Continue reading
Miami RHP Javi Salas tossed a perfect game last night against Villanova. The interesting part is the fact that Javi’s brother Jorge Salas was calling the game for WVUM. You can listen to the final inning below. Continue reading
The Oregon State Beavers defeated the Portland Pilots last night by a score of 5-0 behind a strong pitching performance from freshmen pitchers Jake Thompson and Trent Shelton. Here is a photo gallery from the game. Continue reading