Starkville, Miss. – Playing in their sixth elimination game in the past eight days, the Central Arkansas Bears showed that the threat of neither elimination nor rain was enough to put them away. The fourth-seeded Bears overcame a rain delay and a comeback attempt to win their first ever NCAA tournament game, defeating the third-seeded Mercer Bears by a final score of 6-5 in eleven innings to keep their season alive for at least one more day. Continue reading 2013 Starkville (MS) NCAA Regional Day 2 Recap
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Anthony Izzio scattered seven hits and allowed just one run in six innings pitched to lead the second-seeded University of South Alabama baseball team to a 9-4 win over third-seeded Mercer in the opening round of the NCAA Starkville Regional at Dudy Noble Field.
Izzio (4-0) struck out five and issued one walk to earn his fourth consecutive win in as many appearances. It also marked South Alabama’s first NCAA Regional win since 2006. Continue reading 2013 Starkville Regional Day 1 Recap
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Illinois held off a late rally by Georgia Tech and the Yellow Jackets brought the winning run to the plate in the ninth inning but could not complete the comeback as the Illini won the opener of the NCAA Nashville Regional, 6-4, Friday afternoon in Nashville, Tenn.
Daniel Palka was 3-for-5 with a triple, an RBI, scored twice and also pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief for the second-seeded Jackets, who slipped to 34-26 and drop to the losers’ bracket in the Nashville Regional. Tech faces the loser of Friday night’s Vanderbilt/East Tennessee State game in an elimination game at 3 p.m. ET Saturday. Illinois, the third-seed, improved to 35-18. Continue reading 2013 Nashville NCAA Regional Day 1 Recap
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – East Tennessee State University, Mercer University and the Virginia Military Institute have been extended invitations to join the Southern Conference beginning July 1, 2014, SoCon Commissioner John Iamarino announced from the league’s spring meetings Thursday.
ETSU and Mercer have accepted the invitations to join the conference next year, while VMI is expected to formally ratify joining the league Friday when its Board of Visitors meets. Continue reading SoCon Adds ETSU, Mercer and VMI
There’s talent galore in Nashville. As a matter of fact, 20% of the Golden Spikes Award semifinalists will lead their teams in the Nashville Regional hosted by Vanderbilt. You will be hard pressed to find a better group of frontline starters than those packed together in this regional. Kevin Ziomek, Tyler Beede, Buck Farmer, Kevin Duchene, and Kerry Roane will all do their best to make Nashville a low-scoring affair while the likes of Tony Kemp, Daniel Palka, Zane Evans, Justin Parr, and Clinton Freeman know that a great offense is key to a memorable postseason run. The 2013 Nashville Regional looks to be a fun time in the country music capital, so without further ado let’s take a look at the teams. Continue reading 2013 Nashville NCAA Regional Preview
By: David Collier
For the first time since 2003, Mississippi State is playing host to an NCAA Regional. This field is stacked and is considered among the toughest regionals in the field of 64. The No. 1 seed Bulldogs have been playing good baseball as of late, but No. 2 seed South Alabama was also in hosting considerations. No. 3 seed Mercer and No. 4 seed Central Arkansas will also be tough teams to beat. Continue reading 2013 Starkville NCAA Regional Preview
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!
Go back to the year 2011 and the Bucs finished with an RPI ranking of 33 and a 36-21 record. From there, players graduated and holes developed in the rotation and lineup. Continue reading CBD Column: ETSU off to Strong Start
For a small school in southwest Florida, it doesn’t get much better than beating the Gators in Gainesville. That’s exactly why Florida Gulf Coast is riding high this week, fresh off a sweep of one of the big boys in the Sunshine State.
“Any time you can get an ACC or SEC type win, it’s huge for us,” Dave Tollett, head coach of the Eagles, said. “But we have to stay grounded and we have to stay grinding.” Continue reading CBD Column: Florida Gulf Coast Embraces the Spotlight