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Reynolds Steals Momentum for Vanderbilt

Momentum is a fickle mistress, especially in baseball where there is no clock to be beat.

In pressure situations with 18- to 22-year-old college baseball players, momentum can quickly shift with one big play.

That is only heightened when runs are at a premium during a low-scoring affair with quality arms on the mound. And on college baseball’s biggest stage, the spacious TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series, assures that is the case nearly every game.

“The value of the run out here, whoo, it’s crucial,” Louisville head coach Dan McConnell said after his team lost to Vanderbilt, 5-3, on Saturday night.

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CBD Photo Gallery: Two-Out Hits Propel Commodores

OMAHA, Neb. — Vanderbilt scored four of its five runs with two outs, including all three in a second-inning rally, and that was enough to knock off Louisville, 5-3, in the College World Series opening round.

The Commodores’ big rally started with a pair of walks and a single that loaded the bases for leadoff hitter Dansby Swanson. A wild pitch got Vanderbilt (47-19) on the board and then Swanson tacked on two more, clearing the bases with a rope into left-centerfield for a double. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Two-Out Hits Propel Commodores

Nick Burdi wins 2014 Stopper of the Year Award

OMAHA, Neb. (NCBWA) — Louisville’s Nick Burdi is the 2014 recipient of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association’s Stopper of the Year as announced by the organization in a national media conference, on Saturday, June 14, at TD Ameritrade Park. Continue reading Nick Burdi wins 2014 Stopper of the Year Award

Tulane set to name David Pierce as Head Coach

PierceSamHoustonStateCollege Baseball Daily has learned that David Pierce will be named the head coach at Tulane. Pierce most recently brought Sam Houston State to the NCAA Tournament where they finished the season with a 43-19 overall record and a 22-8 mark in Southland conference play. It was the Bearkats third straight NCAA tournament appearance.

2014 Louisville Super Regional: Louisville 7 Kennesaw State 4

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville baseball team clinched its second straight College World Series berth and the third in eight years with Saturday night’s 7-4 victory over Kennesaw State in the second game of the NCAA Super Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium. Continue reading 2014 Louisville Super Regional: Louisville 7 Kennesaw State 4

2014 Austin Super Regional: Texas 4 Houston 0

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Pitcher Parker French and the bullpen combined for Texas’ 11th shutout of the season, while the offense rallied for all four of its runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to claim UT’s record 35th trip to Omaha. Continue reading 2014 Austin Super Regional: Texas 4 Houston 0

2014 Louisville Super Regional: Louisville 5 Kennesaw State 3

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kennesaw State baseball team had the lead late over the University of Louisville, but the Owls couldn’t hang on late, falling to the Cardinals in game one of the Super Regional, 5-3.

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Super Regional Friday Roundup: Death By Small Ball

Two wins. That’s all it takes. Two wins during the Super Regional round punches a ticket for a team to advance to the ultimate college baseball destination…Omaha.

For eight squads, that first win was within grasp on Friday. See who took the early advantage on the left side of the bracket:

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