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2007 Big East Tournament


The Big East Conference Tournament starts on Tuesday in Brooklyn NY. The top 8 teams are invited to the tournament and split into two different double elimination brackets. The two winners will meet on Saturday for a winner take all championship game. The full brackets are available here. The Big East Tournament starts at 10 am on Tuesday with Louisville taking on Villanova. At 1 pm, Rutgers will take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The last two games on the opening day will take place at 5 pm with Pittsburgh playing University of South Florida and the number 1 seeded St. John’s Red Storm playing UConn at 8 pm in the nightcap. CSTV has provided a full preview of the tournament which is available at this link.

The entire tournament can be watched for free by clicking here. Thanks to the Big East for providing free video of the tournament.

Friday Big East Round-Up

  • Villanova 3, South Florida 2(10) (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.)-Wildcats starter Mike Loree went 9 innings throwing an amazing 160 pitches givings up 2 runs on 9 hits and striking out 6. USF starter Danny Otero also went all 9 giving up 2 unearned runs of 6 hits and ringing up 8. But it all came down to the bottom of the 10th with the game tied at 2 when Villanova junior Dan Terpak steped up to the plate and singled in Sophomore Joe Cotter who was on third.
  • Louisville 6, Connecticut 2 (Storrs, Conn.)-The Cardinals jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the 1st inning and never looked back. Louisville starter Zack Pitts went all the way giving up 2 runs (1 earned) and striking out 7. UConn could never really get any offense going Larry Day was the only bright spot going 1-2 with a RBI.
  • Rutgers 13, Seton Hall 9 (Piscataway, N.J.)-Rutgers jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead after the first three innings but the lead was quickly earsed by a Seton Hall 7 run 4th inning, but Rutgers quickly answered with 4 runs in the bottom of the same inning. Rutgers was led by Right Fielder Dave Williams 3 hits and 3 RBIs.
  • Pittsburgh 10, St. John’s 9 (Queens, NY)-A 9th inning 4 run rally by the Redstorm leaves them short against the Panthers. Pitt was led by leadoff man Sean Conley who went 4-4 with 4 knocked in. St. Johns was led by catcher Brendan Monaghan who went 3-5 with 3 RBIs.
  • Notre Dame 10, Georgetown 0 (Notre Dame, IN)-Notre Dame starting pitcher David Phelps tossed 7 scoreless innings, G-Town starter Erick Chandler gave up 4 runs in 4 innings. Fighting Irish catcher Matt Weglarz went 3-3 knocking in 1 run.

Big East Honors


Player of the Week-Jorge Castillo(Louisville); Castillo batted .500 with 10 RBIs and 1 homer in Louisville’s sweep over West Virginia.

Pitcher of the Week-Paul Nardozzi(Pittsburgh); Nardozzi threw his second of back to back complete game shut outs.

WEEKLY HONOR ROLL

Sean Conley, Pittsburgh, OF, Jr.

Went 6-for-7 in two wins over Notre Dame.

Casey Gaynor, Rutgers, RHP, Fr.
Pitched a complete game and got the win against St. John’s (4/1).

Walter Diaz, USF, SS, Jr.
Batted .455 and collected seven RBIs in a 4-1 week.

Dan Terpak, Villanova, 1B, Jr.
Posted an average of .545 at the plate and collected eight RBIs Seton Hall.

Justin Jenkins, West Virginia, OF, Sr.
Batted .842 with three RBIs for the week.

Big East Standings

BIG EAST Overall

W L T Pct. W L T Pct.
Louisville 5 1 0 .833 19 8 0 .704
Rutgers 4 2 0 .667 13 12 0 .520
USF 6 3 0 .667 22 9 0 .710
Pittsburgh 5 3 0 .625 11 12 0 .478
West Virginia 3 3 0 .500 15 8 0 .652
Villanova 3 3 0 .500 12 10 0 .545
St. John’s 3 3 0 .500 12 11 0 .522
Connecticut 3 3 0 .500 12 12 0 .500
Cincinnati 2 4 0 .333 14 13 0 .519
Georgetown 2 4 0 .333 12 16 0 .429
Notre Dame 1 4 0 .200 12 14 0 .462
Seton Hall 1 5 0 .167 8 14 0 .364

Big East Website

Big East Weekend Review


Friday-
Georgetown 8, Cincinnati 2 (Washington D.C.)- Georgetown Recap
St. John’s 5, Rutgers 1 (Queens, NY)-Rutgers Recap
Villanova 7, Seton Hall 6 (Villanova, PA)-Seton Hall Recap
Louisville 4, West Virginia 3 (Louisville, KY)-Louisville Recap
Pittsburgh 4, Notre Dame 2 (Pittsburgh, PA)-Notre Dame Recap
South Florida 16, Connecticut 1 (Storrs, Conn)-UConn Recap

Saturday-
South Florida 3, Connecticut 0 (Storrs, Conn)-UConn Recap
Villanova 15, Seton Hall 7 (Villanova, PA)-Seton Hall Recap
Cincinnati 11, Georgetown 3 (Washington, D.C)-Georgetown Recap
St. Johns 10, Rutgers 7 (Queens, NY)-Rutgers Recap
Pittsburgh 5, Notre Dame 0 (Pittsburgh, PA)-Notre Dame Recap
Louisville 16, West Virginia 5 (Louisville, KY)-Louisville Recap

Sunday-
Seton Hall 5, Villanova 3 (Villanova, PA)-Seton Hall Recap
Connecticut 6, South Florida 2 (Storrs, Conn)-UConn Recap
Georgetown 6, Cincinnati 5 (Washington, D.C)-Georgetown Recap
Notre Dame @ Pittsburgh-Canceled
Rutgers 8, St. Johns 3 (Queens, NY)-Rutgers Recap
Louisville 9, West Virginia 8 (Louisville, KY)-Louisville Recap

Sorry I couldn’t write recaps some personal things came up that I had to take care of. I’ll be back on it next week.

Big East Weekend Wrap up

  • Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 0 (Pittsburgh, PA)-Game 1-Fans in Pittsburgh saw a complete game shut out from starting pitcher Paul Nardozzi (the game was only 7 innings), he gave up no runs on only 4 hits and striking out 4.
  • Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 2 (Pittsburgh, PA)-Game 2)-The second game saw the Bearcats jump out to a quick 2-0 first inning lead on a Michael Earley home run, then in the bottom of the third the Panthers came back with back to back jacks from Jordan Herr and Sean Conley. The Panthers then took the lead for good in the 5th inning, with runners on first and second when Gary Bucuren singled to center field knocking in what would be the game winning run.
  • St. Johns 10, Connecticut 7 (Queens, NY)-UConn jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning just to see St. John’s score 7 runs in the 4th. St. John’s was led by DH Zayas going 3-5 with 2 RBI and scoring a run. UConn recap
  • Louisville 10, Villanova 3 (Villanova, PA)-The Cardinals used a 3 run 3rd inning led by Boomer Whiting who extended his hitting steak to 13, he also stole his 31st base which is a school record. The Cards were led by left fielder Isaiah Howes who went 3-5 with 3 RBIs. Louisville Recap
  • Rutgers 5, Georgetown 4 (Piscataway, NJ)-Rutgers down 4-2 in the bottom of the 8th used two straight singles by Ryan Hill and Dave Williams, to set up for a Tom Edwards homerun to put the Knights up for good. Rutgers Recap
  • West Virginia 4, Seton Hall 3 (Morgantown, WV)-Both teams scored the first runs on solo blasts, WVU’s by Tyler Kuhn and The Hall’s by Greg Miller. With the scored still tied in the bottom of the 5th West Virginia’s Austin Markel smashed a 2 run jack to give WVU a two run lead. Seton Hall battled back to score one in the 6th and the other in the 7th when Dan McDonald knocked in Robbie Hine to tie the game. With the scored still tied in the 9th West Virginia scored the final run on a wild pitch, I guess you could call that a walk off wild pitch. Seton Hall Recap
  • South Florida 9, Notre Dame 1 (South Bend, IN)-USF jumped on the Irish early scoring 2 first inning runs on no hits (Walk, error, wild pitch). The Irish responded with a lead off homer from SS Brett Lilley but again for a second day Notre Dame’s bullpen was unable to throw strikes and gave up 7 of the 9 runs. The Bulls were led by second baseman Dexter Butler who went 2-4 with 2 RBIs. USF Recap

Saturday Big East Review

  • South Florida 13, Notre Dame 10-(South Bend, IN)-South Florida reliever Yuri Higgins(3-1) came in relief of starting pitcher Matt Quevedo who started in place of USF ace David Thomas and went 5.2 inning, gave up 3 earned runs on 7 hits, and struck out 10. The turning point in the game was in the top of the 6th when starting Notre Dame pitcher Wade Korpi along with Jess Stewart and Joey Williamson(1-2) gave up 5 runs, USF did add 6 runs the next inning. The Irish scored 4 running in the bottom of the 8th but it wasn’t enough. These two teams will square off in the rubber match tomorrow at Frank Eck Stadium Dan Kapala(0-1, 1.98) will go for the Irish and Chris Delaney(4-0, 3.86) will toe the rubber for the Bulls. Notre Dame Recap
  • Villanova 1, Louisville 0-Game 1-(Villanova, PA)-With the scored tied at zero in the bottom of the 9th Villanova first baseman Dan Terpak doubled off the left center field wall, the next batter was hit by a pitch then Cards pitcher Kyle Hollander threw a wild pick off throw over first base to allow the winning run to score. Louisville Recap.
  • Louisville 11, Villanova 3-Game 2-(Villanova, PA)-The second game wasn’t as close Louisville scored a run in each of the first four inning to cruise by the Wildcats. Colby Walk(2-1) came on in relief and picked up the W pitching 3.1innings perfect inning striking out 7.
  • Rutgers 4, Georgetown 3 (F/10)-Game 1-(Piscataway, NJ)-At the grand opening of Bainton Field on Rutgers Campus the Scarlet Knights open up with a win over the Hoyas of Georgetown. With the score tied up a 3 in the 10th to straight singles with two out by Rutgers gave them the win. Rutgers Recap
  • Rutgers 6, Georgetown 0-Game 2-(Piscataway, NJ)-Rutgers starting pitcher Steve Healing(3-2) went all the way shutting out the Bulldogs allowing 5 hits and striking out 1.
  • Cincinnati 19, Pittsburgh 5-(Pittsburgh, PA)-Cincinnati blew the game open in the first inning scoring 9 runs on 8 hits off of PITT starter Rob Brant(1-3) he did go 5.2 innings, giving up 11 runs, only 3 earned. Pitt Recap
  • West Virginia 4, Seton Hall 3(F/13)-Game 1-(Morgantown, WV)-Seton Hall had control of the game at 2-0 until the bottom of the 7th when center fielder Adam White hit an RBI single then later scored on a double Justin Jenkins to tie the game at 2 all. Then in the top of the 13th Seton Hall’s John Walsh hit a solo home run to take a 3-2 lead, but then in the bottom of the Austin Markel singled in Vince Belnome then two batters later Adam White knocked in the winning run, this all with 2 outs. West Virginia Recap
  • West Virginia 12, Seton Hall 5-Game 2-(Morgantown, WV)

Cincinnati to open season

The University of Cincinnati will be opening the season on Febraury 9th against FAU for a three game set. The program at Cincinnati is coming off a 32-26 record last season and they hope to improve on that. The athletic department is doing a great job of getting articles written about the program.

Scout.com preview
Cincinnati Media Relations: Pitching Preview
Cincinnati Media Relations: Getting to know you

Sad Day

It is a bad day when I have to post a story about a death but I have to. Jody Schrage, 45, wife of Notre Dame Head Coach Dave Schrage passed away on Tuesday from complications with cancer. The College Baseball Blog wants the readers to keep her and the Schrage family in your thoughts.

The full article is available here.

2007 Big East Pre-season Poll and Teams

The Big East Conference released the Pre-Season poll in which St. John’s was given 7 out of the possible 11 first place votes. The University of Notre Dame received four votes with the Cardinals of Louisville getting the other vote. Notre Dame sophomore Kyle Wieland was picked as the Pre-Season Pitcher of the year and Rutgers junior Todd Frazier was the Pre-Season Player of the year. The full release is available here.

I think you should not sleep on USF and Duke transfer Danny Otero as they are my team to watch in the Big East.