After dropping their first game of the season, Southern California’s top ranked squads, No. 1 Cal State Fullerton and No. 9 UCLA, both bounced back with dramatic victories to ensure a series win.
It was a strong day in the Southland as 10 of the 11 SoCal teams in action scored victories. Long Beach State’s series sweep at the hands of No. 10 Vanderbilt and “one of the best pitching staffs I’ve ever seen,” according to Dirtbags’ head coach Troy Buckley, was the only blemish. Continue reading
It only took until Day Two for the list of undefeated Southern California teams to trim to just one (not including UC Santa Barbara, who has yet to play).
But the team with a still unblemished record is not No. 1 Cal State Fullerton or fellow top 10 squad, UCLA. Instead it is the USC Trojans, who have needed 26 innings to determine a pair of games with Northwestern.
USC isn’t the only team playing extra baseball early on. Five of the SoCal games went into extra innings this afternoon.
We’ve got your quick roundup of all the action, plus photo galleries from around the Southland.
Washington State 9, #1 Cal State Fullerton 7 (11 innings)
The Titans clawed back from a 7-3 deficit to tie the game in the eighth inning, but in the ninth inning when Fullerton had an opportunity to collect a walk-off win after J.D. Davis tripled with one out, the Titans couldn’t get the job done. Continue reading
A very intriguing Opening Day with several tight, nail-biting games making the first day of college baseball action in Southern California one to remember.
We’ve got your quick roundup of all the action, plus three photo galleries from around the Southland.
Portland 1, #9 UCLA 0
Travis Radke and the Portland bullpen outdueled new UCLA Friday starter James Kaprielian (5 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 7 K). Shane Zeile had two of the Bruins’ four hits. Worse than the loss was the bad news delivered after the game: Continue reading
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bethune-Cookman Head Baseball Coach Jason Beverlin released the Wildcats’ 2013 schedule on Mon., Dec. 3.
Bethune-Cookman’s 55-game regular season schedule includes 20 games in the friendly confines of Jackie Robinson Ballpark, and features seven games facing 2012 NCAA Tournament teams, each finishing the campaign ranked in the top 40. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 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.
We continue the countdown today at number 8 with Miami (FL) catcher Peter O’Brien. He is from Miami Gardens, Florida where he attended Braddock High School. He decided to attend MEAC school Bethune-Cookman. As a freshman in 2009, he appeared in 50 games (39 starts) while hitting .314 with four homers and driving in 30 runs. He was named a first team All-MEAC team member while being named a Freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger and Baseball America. Continue reading
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Senior catcher Peter O’Brien has been approved by the NCAA to compete for the Hurricanes during the upcoming 2012 baseball season.
“Needless to say, Peter is very excited, the players are excited, and the coaching staff is excited to have a guy of his quality,” Head Coach Jim Morris said. Continue reading
The Miami (FL) baseball program opened up fall practice on Tuesday with both Peter O’Brien and Erik Erickson getting the most attention.
O’Brien spent his first three years of college as a member of the Bethune-Cookman program. Entering last season, O’Brien was named to the CBD Top 100 countdown at 18. After the 2010 season, the Colorado Rockies selected him in the third round but didn’t sign. He also had some issues at home so he decided to transfer to Miami (FL) and appeal to the NCAA for immediate eligibility. It is expected that the NCAA will make a decision on his status in the near future. Continue reading
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Moving full-steam into his first year as the new Head Coach of the Wildcats’ baseball program, Jason Beverlin has made the first of his finishing touches on the changing of the guard, completing his coaching staff with the talents of Barrett Shaft and Kenny Smith. Continue reading
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bethune-Cookman University Athletic Director Lynn W. Thompson announced today, July 26, that an agreement in principal has been reached with Jason Beverlin to become the Wildcats’ new Head Baseball Coach.
Beverlin, 37, was the pitching coach at the University of Tennessee and played professionally with the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers after being selected by the Oakland A’s in the fourth round of the 1994 Major League Draft. Continue reading
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Longtime Bethune-Cookman Baseball Coach Mervyl Melendez has resigned to accept the head coaching position at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala., B-CU Director of Athletics Lynn W. Thompson announced late Thursday afternoon. Continue reading