2012 Conference Standings
Oregon St: 18-12
Arizona St: 18-12
Washington St: 12-18
The Pac-12 is one of the best conferences in college baseball. It’s a safe statement after the University of Arizona claimed their fourth National Championship in school history by sweeping the two-time defending champion South Carolina Gamecocks in 2012. Their coach was also rewarded. Andy Lopez was named the National Coach of the Year by the National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Arizona was also able to lay claim to the Pac-12 title last season; an honor in which they shared with another national power, UCLA. UCLA finished one game better than Arizona in the overall record, and advanced to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. They meet in the winner’s bracket with Arizona getting the better of their conference rival. Still, two teams in the College World Series, is a signal to the rest of the NCAA that the Pac-12 is once again a dominant conference. Continue reading
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — In a polling of the Pac-12’s baseball coaches, STANFORD has been selected as the preseason favorite to win the conference title this season. The Cardinal received five of 10 possible first-place votes and 93 points. Stanford finished the 2012 campaign with a 41-18 record and advanced to NCAA Super Regional play in the postseason. The Cardinal, led by preseason All-Americans Mark Appel, Brian Ragira and Austin Wilson, enters the season as a consensus top-10 team in the national rankings. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!
Number 52 on our Top 100 Countdown is Arizona’s Riley Moore. The 6’3 catcher from Santa Barbara, California was a 21st-round draft pick by the Phillies in 2011.
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
Number 86 on our Top 100 Countdown is Arizona’s Mathew Troupe. The 6’2 right-handed pitcher from Northridge, California was a 16th-round draft pick by the Yankees in 2011 that contributed significantly to the Wildcats during his freshman campaign in route to their 2012 national championship. Continue reading
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TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona baseball team will begin defense of its Pac-12 and national titles as it plays a 55-game slate highlighted by 38 home games at Hi Corbett Field during the 2013 season. Continue reading
The Last Ones Standing
Rewind to a little bit more than four months ago. Stop at February 17, 2012—opening day of the 2012 college baseball season.
On February 17th, every team in the country shared one dream. The dream of being the last team left. The dream of being the best. The dream of being College World Series Champions.
On June 26, 2012…that dream came true for one team… Confetti coming down, fireworks going off, everyone in the stadium cheering for them…it finally hit them…they were the last ones standing…the Arizona Wildcats—your 2012 College World Series Champions.
Wade and Refsnyder phenomenal in Wildcats’ 5-1 Victory over Gamecocks
Arizona is a team that has been recognized nationally all season for it’s outstanding defense, excellent starting pitching and phenomenal batting order. In Game One of the CWS Championship Series, the Wildcats showed why. Continue reading
And then there were four…A quick look at who’s left
The Wildcats are 2-0 in the CWS and playing excellent baseball. Through their first two games, Arizona’s pitching staff has only given up one earned run. With pitching performances that strong and a batting order that has eight players batting over .300, there’s no question as to why Arizona has been so successful. The question is can they maintain that excellence and composure as they continue in the CWS. Continue reading
Day One Recap with a Preview of Day Two’s Match-ups
The College World Series is finally here! It kicked off on Friday the 15th with some excellent baseball. Here are point-by-point breakdowns of each game with a preview of day two’s match-ups. Continue reading
With day two in Tucson in the books the regional is down to the final three teams as Missouri came from behind with a five run eighth inning to knock off two-seed New Mexico State 6-2. The Aggies plated two runs in the first off a triple from Zach Voight but could not capitalize on opportunities in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings leaving runners seven runners on base during the stretch. The Tigers capitalized in the eighth claiming the lead with five runs including a pair of triples in the inning.
In the second game of the day the Arizona Wildcats continued their assault on the baseball posting 16 runs to defeat Louisville 16-4. Arizona led 8-3 after six innings but blew the game open with a seven-run seventh inning to take a 15-3 lead. Arizona pinch hitter Brandon Dixon hit the regional’s first home run belting a three-run blast in the seventh.
The Wildcats pounded out 20-plus hits for the second consecutive game and did so for the first time since the 2007 season. Arizona will face the winner of Sunday’s elimination game between Louisville and Missouri.