The Alabama Crimson Tide will welcome New Orleans for a brief two game set on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Crimson Tide have a 9-7 overall record and 0-3 in the SEC after being swept by Kentucky over the weekend. Brandon May leads the team in hitting with a .431 average and has accumulated 14 walks in the first 16 games of the season. The Tide will send two juniors to the mound with right-hander Casey Kebodeaux (2-1, 4.44 ERA) taking the ball on Tuesday and left-hander Miers Quigley (2-1, 4.44 ERA) to the mound on Wednesday. Continue reading Bama hosts New Orleans for two-game set
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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Senior second baseman Ryan Wilkes belted his third home run in as many games, as the No. 4 Kentucky baseball team notched a 5-1 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide, securing the sweep in the first Southeastern Conference series of the season.
The sweep marks UK’s first SEC-opening sweep since the 1996 season, when UK swept a series with Ole Miss. The win completes the Wildcats first sweep over Alabama since the 1992 season.
Wilkes and Carroll led the way for the Wildcats, with Carroll finishing the day a perfect 2-for-2, with two runs scored, two RBI and two walks. For the year, Carroll is batting .532 (33-for-62), with eight doubles, a triple, seven homers, and 32 RBI, drawing a team-best 17 walks to just seven strikeouts. Wilkes finished the game 1-for-3, with a walk. Continue reading UK completes sweep of Alabama
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Eight of nine position starters contributed an RBI and Collin Cowgill and Ryan Wilkes each added home runs for the second consecutive game, as the No. 4 Kentucky baseball team rolled over the Alabama Crimson Tide, 15-2, securing the three-game series, on Saturday at Cliff Hagan Stadium. UK goes for the sweep on Sunday, with first pitch set for 1 p.m. ET. Continue reading Kentucky hammers Bama 15-2
The CBB will be providing you with predictions for the SEC during the 2008 season. This is the opening weekend of the deepest conference in the nation. Can Vanderbilt replace Price? Is South Carolina any good with a loss to Yale? There are many questions so stay tuned throughout the year. The marquee series of the weekend is South Carolina visiting the Vanderbilt Commodores. Continue reading SEC Weekend Preview for March 14th-March 16th
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Alabama 9 Samford 5
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama senior first baseman Matt Bentley slammed two home runs, including a solo blast in the fifth inning that gave the Crimson Tide the lead for good, in a 9-5 win over the Samford Bulldogs Wednesday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
Bentley went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in leading the Crimson Tide to its sixth straight win. Bentley gave the Tide the lead for good with a two-out, solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning off losing pitcher Michael Jarry. Bentley slammed a two-run home run with two outs in the third inning to give Alabama a 4-3 lead. Continue reading Bama, Portland, USF, JMU, Louisville, TCU pick up wins
We will throughout the year bring you some Game Notes from around the country from some of the top series. Continue reading Weekend Game Notes and Predictions
Northeastern 5 Bowling Green 0
Sophomore Sheldon McDonald threw eight shutout innings of five-hit, nine-strikeout ball and did not walk a batter, as he led the Huskies to a 5-0 win over the Western Michigan Broncos on Wednesday afternoon at IMG Academies in BRadenton, Fla. Western Michigan entered the game having scored at least 15 runs in three of its last five games, but McDonald kept the Bronco bats silent all afternoon. Continue reading Northeastern, Bama, UK, TCU, JMU, BCU, Temple, ODU, and Louisville pick up wins
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Florida Gulf Coast 5 South Florida 4
TAMPA, Fla. – The University of South Florida baseball team fell, 5-4, Tuesday night to the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles at Red McEwen Field.
The Bulls’ record drops to 3-4, while the Eagles improve to 8-1.
USF’s offensive attack came in the first two innings after falling behind by two after the top of the first. Redshirt freshman Ryan Lockwood spearheaded the Bulls’ offensive charge with a lead-off walk. Junior counterparts Brandon Smith and Addison Maruszak followed with a walk and a hit by pitch to fill the bases. Junior Trey Manz then hit a one-out sac fly to score Lockwood and put the Bulls on the board. Continue reading Gulf Coast, TCU, Troy, VCU, and Hofstra pick up wins
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Coastal 6 George Mason 0
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Sophomore Nick McCully (Lakeland, Fla./Santa Fe Catholic) allowed just a bunt single in the first inning while striking out nine in the Coastal Carolina University baseball team’s (8-1) 6-0 win over George Mason (1-6) March 2 in the final game of the Baseball at the Beach Tournament at BB&T Coastal Field.
McCully allowed just one walk and tied his career high in strikeouts while improving his record to 2-0 on the year. Continue reading Coastal, UK, Cal, Niagara, and UTA pick up wins
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USF 9 Northwestern 8
TAMPA, Fla. – The University of South Florida Bulls ended their two-game skid with a 9-8 victory against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday night at Red McEwen Field.
USF improves to 3-2 on the season while the Wildcats drop to 3-3.
“The whole team played well tonight,” said head coach Lelo Prado. “We did some things offensively that we have not done all year, and when we do that, we are going to be very successful.” Continue reading USF, Bama, and NIU pick up wins