Mired in a slump, the former cleanup hitter, tried to stay focused and prepared. Continue reading
The Tigers (42-20) beat Tennessee Tech in an elimination game, 10-0, then pounded Oklahoma State, 15-1, to force a 7 p.m. Monday game at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Continue reading
Oklahoma State, which earned an NCAA Tournament bid despite not qualifying for the Big 12 Tournament, was the poster child for those criticizing some omissions/inclusions in the NCAA field.
After turning back host Clemson, 3-2, in the Clemson Regional at Doug Kingsmore Stadium Saturday night, the Cowboys sit one victory away from heading to the Super Regionals. Continue reading
SPECIAL TO THE CBB
Top-seeded Clemson needed ninth-inning drama Friday to join Oklahoma State in the winners bracket of the Clemson Regional at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
The Tigers and Cowboys play at 7 p.m. Saturday, after an elimination game between Alabama and Tennessee Tech at 3.
Oklahoma State 10 Alabama 6
In the first game, Tom Belza homered in his first three at-bats — including a first-inning grand slam — as third-seeded Oklahoma State beat No. 2 Alabama. Continue reading
The Clemson Tigers will be hosting a 2009 NCAA Regional which features Alabama as the number 2 seed, Oklahoma State as the third seed, and Tennessee Tech as the four seed. The Tigers enter the tournament with a 40-19 overall record and finished second in the Atlantic Division of the ACC with a 19-11 record. Alabama on the other hand comes into the tournament with a 37-19 record and went 18-11 in the SEC which was good enough for a third place finish in the Western Division. Oklahoma State enters the tournament as the biggest controversy as they finished the season with a ninth place finish in the Big 12 conference which did not qualify them for the Big 12 Tournament. They have an overall record of 32-22 and finished the Big 12 season with a 9-16 record. Tennessee Tech makes the NCAA Tournament after an extra-inning victory over Jacksonville State to win the Ohio Valley Conference. They currently have a 30-22-1 record after going 10-11-1 record. Continue reading