College Baseball Daily throughout the season will be providing our Quick Hits on games throughout the country. Special thanks to William Knox and Mark Rafferty for contributing to this report. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for instant reaction and the best up to minute coverage on college baseball in the country. We also have a Facebook page which can be joined by clicking here. Continue reading
Baylor sophomore CF Logan Vick robbed TCU LF Jason Coats of his 8th home run on the year tonight with a great over-the-fence grab in center field. With two outs in the 4th, Coats drove a Trent Blanks pitch to deep center for what looked like a three-run homer, but Vick followed it well, jumped at the wall, and snagged the would-be hit for the final out of the inning.The Horned Frogs led 5-2 at that point, and would have blown it open if it weren’t for Vick’s grab. Baylor ended up tying up the game at 6 before falling to the Horned Frogs 7-6. You can check out the catch below. Continue reading
Texas travels north to take on Nebraska for the final time as conference opponents. The Longhorns took a pair from the Sooners last weekend, giving them an important boost in the standings, and setting up a possible winner-take-all showdown against Texas A&M to close out the regular season. Taylor Jungmann is one of the best overall players in the nation, and Cole Green has steadied after a rough start. The Longhorns are still looking for a third starter to pick up the slack. The player to watch is SS Brandon Loy. Loy has always had an excellent glove and arm, and has found his stroke this season. Continue reading
The Big 12 race is coming down to the final weeks, and the matchups are getting more and more important. This week, the key series takes place in Austin between Texas and Oklahoma. Both teams are highly ranked, and feature plus pitching staffs. Saturday and Sunday games will be televised, but the key matchup will take place between Taylor Jungmann and Michael Rocha on Friday.
Oklahoma State faces off against Big 12 stalwart Kansas State. The Wildcats are coming off a sweep of Texas Tech, while the Cowboys were swept at Texas A&M. If Kansas State can take two games, they’ll head back to Manhattan tied in the standings with the Cowboys. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily throughout the season will be providing our Quick Hits on games throughout the country. Special thanks to Brian Foley and Mark Rafferty for contributing to this report. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for instant reaction and the best up to minute coverage on college baseball in the country. We will be hosting a Live Chat tonight at 8pm Eastern time. Continue reading
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OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 20, 2011) – Ten NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists today for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The list of finalists follows this release. Continue reading
Weekend four of Big 12 action features a pair of in-state rivalries in Texas. Lubbock plays host to Texas Tech and Texas A&M. The Aggies had their seven game conference streak snapped by Kansas State last weekend, while Texas Tech was swept in Norman. #8 Texas plays a pair of games in Waco against Baylor before moving the Sunday contest to Austin. Continue reading
Roughly one half of the way through the season, and there are a few players starting to distance themselves from the pack already. We compiled a list of the best players at their respective positions, and surprisingly discovered that only four players were on our Preseason All-Big 12 team. The midseason team features a pair of freshmen (David Paiz and Corey Knebel) and three transfers (Zach Johnson, Kelby Tomlinson, and Evan Mistich) among the returning veterans. Continue reading
As we enter the third weekend of Big 12 play, some teams are playing as expected, while other teams have stumbled out of the gate. Texas A&M has bolted out of the gate, defeating Oklahoma in the opening weekend, then shutting down the Jayhawks in week two, giving up only three unearned runs all weekend. Texas is tied for second in the league, getting by on their strong pitching, while battling to overcome a weak offense. Dan Spencer has his Texas Tech squad in a good position, tied with the Longhorns for second place. The Red Raiders are the opposite of Texas, a potent offense with a question mark on the mound. Continue reading
After watching Arizona State dismantle Cal State Fullerton 10-1 on Wednesday afternoon, something became abundantly clear; the Titans need to grow up and fast. The game got out of hand early with Colin O’Connell throwing 52 pitches in the first two innings as he seemed to be mechanically off, and the Titans gave up two unearned runs in the 4th inning to make the game 8-1 after consecutive errors by Nick Ramirez and Austin Kingsolver. Both players were pulled in the bottom half of the 4th, and was an obvious sign that Coach Serrano wasn’t happy that the players’ heads weren’t in the game. Couple that with the fact that eight of their players will be kept home while the team travels to Hawaii due to suspension, including DH Carlos Lopez, SS Richy Pedroza and 3B Joe Terry, the team will have a chance to see new leaders emerge at the plate and defensively. Their pitching staff is littered with miniscule ERA’s and is the main reason they’re 12-8. The Titans were 9-9 to start last season only to just barely miss going to Omaha, but this team has only shown flashes of what Serrano calls “Titan Baseball” and needs to gel in a hurry to defend their Big West crown. Along with Fullerton, there’s another team with an elite pitching staff that is carrying the ballclub, but not getting much help offensively.