Here are some of my thoughts from the college baseball games that took place on March 5th. We check in on the UCLA Bruins against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Oklahoma in San Diego, the struggles of Miami against the Florida Gators, the Big Ten Conference having a solid day, and a no-hitter from Indiana State. Continue reading
#1 Florida 1 #26 Miami (FL) 0
Senior Bryson Smith (Watkinsville, Ga.) came through with a pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth inning to drive in senior Josh Adams (Jacksonville, Fla.) with the game’s only run as No. 1 Florida (9-1) edged No. 24 Miami (4-6), 1-0, on Saturday afternoon in front of 4,851 fans at McKethan Stadium. Continue reading
Here are my Quick Hits for March 2nd. There was one major story in which the College Baseball Hall of Fame ended up having to check in on while there is still a couple of programs throughout the nation scuffling along. Continue reading
#2 Florida 7 Boston College 2
Number 2 ranked Florida (7-0) finished off a three-game sweep of Boston College (2-4) with a 7-2 victory on Sunday afternoon at McKethan Stadium in front of 4,213 fans. The Gators continued their best start since the 2002 club shot out of the gates with 11-straight wins. Continue reading
#8 Florida State 16 Hofstra 3
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Mike McGee has spent the past few weeks tuning up his bat in the cage with assistant coach Mike Martin, Jr. The senior All-American’s performance in Saturday’s 16-3 rout of Hoftrsa left little doubt that he’s hitting on all cylinders.
McGee matched a career-high with six RBI on a 3-for-4 performance, highlighted by his fourth inning grand slam; his first home run of the season. Continue reading
This weekend we see two major non-conference matchups between ranked teams with Stanford heading to Vanderbilt and Cal-State Fullerton visiting Fort Worth to visit TCU. Also, Georgia Tech is hosting St. John’s and Long Beach State hosting Arizona in some other series to watch. Continue reading
#2 Florida 9 Boston College 3
No. 1 Florida (6-0) plated three runs in the seventh to snap a 3-3 tie en route to a 9-3 victory over Boston College (2-3) on Friday night. The Gators’ 20th-straight win at McKethan Stadium secured the weekend series, which will wrap up on Sunday at 1 p.m. Junior Preston Tucker (Tampa, Fla.) was 3-for-4 with a homer and drew a bases-loaded walk with one down in the seventh that brought in senior Bryson Smith(Watkinsville, Ga.) with the winning run. Freshman Daniel Gibson (Lutz, Fla.) (1-0) earned his first collegiate win, while sophomore starter Hudson Randall (Atlanta, Ga.) permitted one run in five innings of work. Continue reading
The Bay Area is scheduled for some nasty weather this weekend, and there’s even snow possibly in the forecast in San Francisco for the first time since the 1970’s. The USF Dons (0-4) look to turn around its season after a rough opening stretch against UCLA as they play UC Davis in a home/away/home series this weekend. Weather will probably get in the way Friday with a double dip sometime either Saturday or Sunday. I spoke with USF Head Coach Nino Giarratano this week about his teams efforts to rebound over the weekend.
Here are all the Conference Players of the Week from around the country. We have listed every conference that have put out a press release on Monday. If I missed a conference release, feel free to leave a comment. Continue reading