Arkansas 12 Bryant 3
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Jacob Mahan and Brett McAfee each had three RBI and two hits to lead No. 15 Arkansas to a 12-3 victory over Bryant on Sunday afternoon in the Manhattan Regional at Tointon Family Stadium.
The Razorbacks improve to 39-21 on the season, while Bryant ends its season with a 45-18-1 record. Arkansas advances to the Manhattan Regional final and will face No. 17 Kansas State tonight at 7:05 p.m. The Razorbacks will have to beat the Wildcats tonight and again tomorrow to win the regional. Continue reading
Arkansas 3 Wichita State 1
MANHATTAN, Kan. – The 15th-ranked Arkansas baseball team eliminated Wichita State from the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 victory in the Manhattan Regional.
Arkansas improves to 38-21 on the season, while Wichita State ends its season with a 39-28 record. The Razorbacks will next play at 2:05 p.m. tomorrow against the loser of tonight’s game between No. 1 seed Kansas State and fourth-seed Bryant. Tomorrow’s game will be available on ESPN3. Continue reading
Kansas State 20 Wichita State 11
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State scored nine first-inning runs to set the tone for the afternoon, while second baseman Ross Kivett hit a pair of home runs as the top-seeded Wildcats opened the 2013 NCAA Manhattan Regional with a 20-11 victory over No. 4-seed Wichita State Friday afternoon at Tointon Family Stadium.
K-State, which scored in every inning except the second, improved to 42-17 on the year and will face the winner of the evening session between No. 2-seed Arkansas and third-seeded Bryant at 7 p.m., Saturday evening. Wichita State fell to 39-27 on the year and will face the loser of Friday’s evening matchup in an elimination game at 2 p.m., Saturday afternoon. Continue reading
Here are some highlights from May 31st which is the first day of play in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. I will update this page throughout the day with notes on games that have completed. As always, for the most up to date information follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily. You can check out our 2013 NCAA Regional Central Page with links to each regional by clicking here. Continue reading
This year’s Manhattan Regional could turn out to be the toughest in the country, highlighted by a possible matchup of the No. 2 offense in the country, Kansas State, against the nation’s best pitching staff, in Arkansas. The seeds:
- #14 Kansas State (41-17, 16-8); Big 12 Regular Season Champs
- #17 Arkansas (37-20, 18-11); 2nd in SEC West
- #30 Bryant (44-16-1, 27-5); NEC Regular Season and Tournament Champs
- NR Wichita State (39-26, 15-6); Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Champs Continue reading
Earlier in the SEC Tournament, the LSU Tigers fell to Arkansas 4-1. In the rematch between two of the top seeded teams in the tournament, the game was a different story as the Tigers defeated Arkansas 3-1.
Arkansas took an early lead in the bottom of the third with an unearned run, however LSU answered in the sixth and seventh innings scoring three runs to take a lead that would remain for the rest of the game. Continue reading
Anticipating a Pitchers’ Duel
With the stage set for Arkansas and LSU to meet up on Thursday afternoon, that also meant that the stage was set for a pitching duel between two of the SEC and the country’s finest arms in Arkansas’s Ryne Stanek and LSU’s Aaron Nola.
A Pitchers’ Duel
The Arkansas Razorbacks handed the Ole Miss Rebels their first loss of the SEC tournament as they defeated them 2-1 on Wednesday morning. The game was a pitchers’ duel with a run scored by each team in the first inning and none following until Brian Anderson scored the final run in extra innings on a wild pitch.
“It was a very well played game. Both pitchers and bullpens did a tremendous job. We got out of some jams. We both hit some line drives. We had the unfortunate play that would have been a two-run single and given us a two-run lead going into the ninth and it hits a runner in the foot. It just figures that the game would end on a wild pitch, the most exciting play in baseball next to the sacrifice fly. From our standpoint, we were glad to see it,”
said Razorback head coach Dave Van Horn. Continue reading
Bracket 2 Preview available here.
#6 Ole Miss (37-19, 15-14)
The Rebels have been a bit up and down throughout the season, however when Ole Miss is on their A-game, they can compete with the best. Offensively, Rebel leadoff man Tanner Mathis is one of the hottest bats in the SEC coming off of a 7-10 weekend at LSU. Pair Mathis’s current hot-streak with the consistent bats of Turner, Mistone and Anderson, and the Rebel offense has the ability to do some damage in Hoover. Continue reading
As we’re now well into the 2013 college baseball season, College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to Selection Monday with our latest 2013 Regional Projections.
For this week’s projections, instead of being solely compiled based on RPI like they have been done in past weeks, every aspect was taken into consideration. College Baseball Daily’s Ginger Poulson (@gingerpoulson) compiled this list after analyzing RPI, overall records, conference standings, overall talent and several other factors. If you have any questions about the projections feel free to leave a comment below or send her a tweet.
Enjoy the regional projections!