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CBB Visit: Fullerton Regional Day 1 Recap

UCLA 3 UVA 2

UCLA’s main offensive production came early on. In the first inning, after a Jermaine Curtis leadoff double and single by Blair Dunlap, Alden Carrithers grounded out, scoring Curtis. UCLA scored again in the fourth on a Mickey Weisser single, scoring Carrithers. Virginia got out of the fourth inning relatively unscathed though after Brady Dolan grounded into a double play to end the inning. Continue reading

Lincoln Regional Day 1 Recap

Nebraska 13 Eastern Illinois 10

Lincoln, Neb. – The NCAA Lincoln Regional opened with an offensive flurry on Friday at Hawks Field, as Eastern Illinois and Nebraska combined for 23 runs and seven home runs, as the host Huskers advanced in the winner’s bracket with a 13-10 victory in front of 6,367 fans.

Nebraska scored in seven of its eight innings at the plate, pounding 16 hits, including a season-high four home runs. Husker Coach Mike Anderson acknowledged that it was a rare day at Hawks Field, with the ball carrying to all parts of the park. Continue reading

CBB Regional Preview: Fullerton (CA)

The Cal State Fullerton Titans will be hosting a Regional this year where they will be joined by UCLA, Virginia, and Rider. The Titans have a record of 37-19 while being 16-8 in the Big West. UCLA went 31-25 while struggling in the Pac-10 with a 13-11 record. Virginia enters with a 38-21 record while going 15-15 in the tough ACC. The final team in the regional is Rider who is 29-26 while going 13-10 in the MAAC. Continue reading

2008 CBB Regional Preview: Stanford

The Stanford Cardinals enter the Regionals with a 33-21 record while having a 14-10 record in the Pac-10. They will be joined by Pepperdine who has a 36-18 record while finishing second in the West Coast Conference with a 14-6 record. Arkansas will join the clubs as they finished with a 34-22 record and a 14-15 record in the SEC which kept the Razorbacks out of the SEC Conference Tourney. The last team in the Regional is UC Davis who went 34-22 with a 13-11 record in the Big West. Continue reading

CBB Regional Preview: Lincoln Regional

The Lincoln Regional includes Nebraska, UC-Irvine, Oral Roberts, and Eastern Illinois.

Nebraska begins the NCAA Tournament at home, hosting a four-team regional at Hawks Field. The Huskers (40-14-1) make their ninth NCAA Tournament appearance in the last 10 years on Friday afternoon, when they open up against the Eastern Illinois Panthers (27-28), the champions of the Ohio Valley Conference, at 1:05 p.m. No. 2 seed UC Irvine and third-seeded Oral Roberts will also be coming to Hawks Field for the four-team, double-elimination regional this weekend. ORU and UC Irvine will face off on Friday at 7:05 p.m. Continue reading

CBB Regional Preview: Long Beach

LBSU#1 LONG BEACH STATE VS. #4 FRESNO STATE

Long Beach State (37-19)
The Dirtbags are 37-19 and are the top seed in the Long Beach regional. LBSU boasts the Coach of the Year in Mike Weather, tri-Pitcher of the Year Andrew Liebel and co-Player of the Year in first baseman Shane Peterson. Peterson led the league in hitting with a .399 average and an .510 on base percentage. Liebel went 8-3 on the season with a 1.81 ERA in 109.2 innings pitched.

The Dirtbags earned a share of the Big West title and the automatic bid after taking two of three games from #8 Cal-State Fullerton to end the season.

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2008 NCAA Regional Sites Announced

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee announced the 16 regional sites for the 62nd annual NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. Continue reading

Big West Conf. Recap

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Title on the Line in Regular Season Finale
LONG BEACH– Long Beach State’s Bryan Shaw picked up his eighth save, getting the final two outs in the ninth after Jonathan Jones’ two-run double completed a three-run eighth, forcing a Sunday finale for the Big West Championship, following a 8-6 win over No. 6-ranked CS Fullerton (37-18, 16-7 Big West).

LBSU (36-19, 15-8 Big West) sits one game back in the standings, but the winner of Sunday’s game at 1 p.m. will receive the automatic berth in next week’s NCAA Regional. A Fullerton win gives them the title outright, a win by the Dirtbags sets up a co-championship following a back-and-forth game that saw the Titans lead three times.

Shaw’s final two outs were anything but easy, as he got Jared Clark to strikeout with runners on the corners, before Brian Wilson grounded out to even the series. Clark had driven two runs last night and his solo home run in the seventh had given the Titans a 6-5 lead.

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Dirtbags Two-Hit Oregon State 10-0

LONG BEACH, Calif. – The Oregon State baseball team lost its final game on its four-game road trip to the Los Angeles area, 10-0, to No. 25 Long Beach State Monday night at Blair Field.

The Beavers managed two hits off five Long Beach State pitchers. Drew George doubled down the left field line in the second and Daniel Robertson singled up the middle in the fifth. Continue reading

CBB Weekend Links

Matt A. Brown, Orange County RegisterCal State Fullerton shortstop Christian Colon on picking college over the minor leagues: “I know it’s tough to eat the right things in the minor leagues, and I didn’t think I was strong enough to avoid getting run down a little bit.” (Orange County Register)

Gordon Beckham tied the Georgia single season homerun record with his 23rd longball of the season last night in the second game of a double header against Alabama. (BamaMag)

Buster Posey scores only run, gets the save in Florida State win. (Tallahassee Democrat)

Pedro Alvarez couldn’t come through in the clutch last night against Florida, as the Commodores drop their fourth straight game. (Tennessean)

University of Arizona catcher Dwight Childs likes to play head games with opposing hitters. (Tucson Citizen)

The Houston Astros are looking to go with an experienced college player with the 10th overall pick. (MLB)

Seven college players are in the top ten of the draft board over at Minor League Ball. (Minor League Ball)

In a battle of two of the Pac-10’s top two pitchers, Washington’s Jordan Merry has his first poor performance of the season while Mike Leake pitches 8 strong in the Sun Devils 13-3 victory. (Devils Digest)

Aaron Crow’s stats “are pornography to baseball geeks.” (Columbia Tribune)

The best pitcher at Stanford doesn’t even play on the team. (SF Gate)