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CBD Column: Pac-12 Weekend Preview

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The No. 6 ranked Bruins will travel to Waco, Texas to take on the Baylor Bears this weekend. It will be UCLA’s first visit to Baylor in program history. UCLA (2-1) is coming off a series victory against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Bruins dropped the opener 6-2 in 10 innings Friday night, but rallied on Saturday by defeating the Gophers 14-0. On Sunday, sophomore starter Grant Watson kept the Gophers quiet by throwing six scoreless innings and tallying a career high eight strikeouts. Baylor (1-3) is coming off a win at home Tuesday against Texas State. The Bears were swept on the road at UC Irvine last weekend. Continue reading

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2013 CBD Season Preview: Pac 12

Pac12CBDLogoFeatured2012 Conference Standings

UCLA: 20-10
Arizona: 20-10
Oregon: 19-11
Stanford: 18-12
Oregon St: 18-12
Arizona St: 18-12
Washington: 13-17
California: 12-18
Washington St: 12-18
USC: 8-22
Utah: 7-23

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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2013 Pac 12 Coaches Poll

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Pac12LogoWALNUT 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

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Top 100 Countdown: 52. Riley Moore (Arizona)

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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.

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Top 100 Countdown: 86. Mathew Troupe (Arizona)

mathewtroupeCollege 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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Arizona wins 2012 College World Series

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.
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Arizona takes Game 1 of CWS Championship Series

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

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CWS Update: And then there were four…A quick look at who’s left

And then there were four…A quick look at who’s left

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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