One of the toughest regionals will take place at Oklahoma State’s Allie P. Reynolds Stadium as three teams look set to vie for the right to head to Corvallis to face off with No. 1 overall seed Oregon State, should the Beavers advance from their regional.
Big 12 regular season champion Oklahoma State welcomes former conference rival Nebraska as well as the Big West’s premier program in Cal State Fullerton. America East champion Binghamton rounds out the regional with a roster that keeps battling despite a number of injuries.
Fullerton is no stranger to playing in South Central — either South Central LA (when visiting USC) or the South Central United States. While they haven’t played Oklahoma State, the Titans have a familiarity with the region, traveling to Baylor, Wichita State, Texas A&M and Oral Roberts in the past two years. They also played Nebraska and pitching coach Ted Silva ( a former Fullerton pitcher) four times last year, sweeping all four games.
Familiarity with the area may help the Titans’ routine, but it won’t help them once they get between the painted lines. So how does the Stillwater (OK) Regional shape up? Continue reading
The Indiana Hoosiers are hosting an NCAA Regional for the second straight year after a 42-13 campaign while going 21-3 in Big Ten play. They will be joined by intrastate rival Indiana State (35-16, 14-7 in Missouri Valley), Stanford (30-23, 16-14 in Pac-12), and Youngstown State (16-36, 6-17 Horizon League). Continue reading
Michigan catcher Cole Martin has been leading the Wolverines this season behind the plate handling the pitching staff while providing excellent leadership. Continue reading
Illinois head coach Dan Hartleb is overcoming a tough situation with his father passing away during the middle of the season. Continue reading
Maryland outfielder Mike Montville will transfer to Southern New Hampshire at the end of the season according to Mike Zhe of Fosters.com. Montville will be entering his redshirt senior season in the fall of 2014 after suffering an elbow injury during the 2013 season which allowed he to get a medical redshirt.
Montville states in the article from Fosters.com that he is transferring due to the fact that the Terps are heading into the Big Ten next season and the Maryland style brought in by second year head coach John Szefc which focuses on bunting doesn’t fit his style well. Continue reading
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Zach Farmer, a freshman student-athlete on the Ohio State baseball team, will miss the remainder of the 2014 season because of health concerns.
Zach was diagnosed this week with acute myeloid leukemia. He had been feeling under the weather for about a week when he went to see Ohio State’s team doctor Monday. Zach and his family were made aware of his condition earlier this week and members of the baseball team were informed Tuesday prior to their trip to Louisville. Zach will begin treatments to fight his illness Monday at The James Cancer Hospital here at The Ohio State University. Continue reading
Here is your National Recap for April 11th.
Rodon overused; Duke defeats NC State 2-0 behind Van Orden
The top story of the night was the absolute criminal overuse of Carlos Rodon by the NC State coaching staff in the Wolfpack’s 2-0 defeat to Duke. Rodon was working on short rest and threw 134 pitches in 7.2 innings. Rodon in the game broke the NC State school record with 391 in the win. Things are not getting better for the Wolfpack as they are now 19-14 overall while being 5-11 in ACC play. Continue reading
Matt Allibone of GoPSUsports.com wrote a feature on the success that first year head coach Rob Cooper is having with the Penn State baseball program this season. The Lions have started strong at home winning their first seven games which is the best home record through seven games once the 1980 season. Continue reading
There were six games on the Southern California schedule Tuesday afternoon and evening and five of them came down to the wire with four one-run games and a 9-7 battle down in San Diego. Tuesday’s tight-knit action piggy-backed Monday’s walk-off win for San Diego State
A roundup of all SoCal squads that were in action Tuesday with a photo gallery from Monday’s exiciting San Diego State/Purdue matchup: