The final games of the opening round of the NECBL Playoffs took place on Wednesday night with North Shore holding off a late Sanford rally to win their series two games to one. Danbury used a great start from Sean Hagan to defeat the Danbury Westerners 2-0 while the North Adams SteepleCats outhit the Keene Swamp Bats 10-5. North Shore Navigators will take on Newport in the Eastern Division final while North Adams will play the Danbury Westerners.
#4 LSU 13 Binghamton 7
BATON ROUGE, La. – A seven-run eighth inning by LSU erased a 7-6 deficit and powered the fourth-ranked Tigers to a 13-7 win over Binghamton Wednesday night in Alex Box Stadium.
The Tigers (21-3) captured their seventh straight victory and their 17th-straight regular-season win over a non-conference opponent dating back to last season. Binghamton dropped to 6-11 with the loss.
The Binghamton Bearcats picked up a shocking win on Friday night over the Tennessee Volunteers but on Saturday afternoon, the struggles continued. Kennesaw State ended up grabbing a 4-2 victory over the Volunteers behind a strong pitching performances from Josh Carr and J.B. Johnson
LSU 3 Pepperdine 2
BATON ROUGE — LSU right-hander Joey Bourgeois allowed only one hit through seven shutout innings and catcher Micah Gibbs delivered two RBI as No. 1 LSU held off a late Pepperdine rally to beat the Waves, 3-2, Saturday night in Alex Box Stadium.
LSU (10-0) is off to its best start since 1997 when the Tigers started that season with a 19-0 mark. Saturday’s win was the Tigers’ 16th-straight home victory, dating back to last season.
#1 LSU 13 Brown 7
BATON ROUGE — An eight-run LSU second inning along with homers by designated hitter Matt Gaudet, second baseman Tyler Hanover and right fielder Mikie Mahtook lifted the top-ranked Tigers to a 13-7 victory over Brown Friday night in Alex Box Stadium.
LSU (9-0) has won nine straight games to start the season for the second year in a row. Brown falls to 1-1 with the loss.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— University of Maine is the favorite of the head coaches to capture the 2010 America East Baseball Championship in what would be the Black Bears’ first conference title since 2006. Maine, which finished fifth in 2009, garnered three of a possible five first-place votes and 23 total points. Head coaches were not permitted to vote for their own teams.
Stony Brook University, the 2008 America East Champion, was selected second with two first-place votes and 21 points, and Binghamton University, last year’s regular-season and tournament champion, finished third with the final first-place vote and 19 points. University at Albany (13 points), University of Hartford (9) and UMBC (5) rounded out the six-team poll.
The Binghamton baseball program will be moving into a new stadium for the start of the 2012 season. The university announced recently that they will rebuild current Varsity Field by adding many different amenities. The new field will feature Synthetic Turf infield and outfield while adding stadium seating. There are a couple more highlights as they will also add professional style dugouts and lights.
The College Baseball continues our series of interviews with head coaches from around the nation today with Binghamton head coach Tim Sinicki. He is entering his 18th season with the Bearcats as he has seen them transition from a Division 3 program into a Division 1 team. Binghamton made the school’s first appearance in the Division 1 NCAA Tournament last season after winning the America East postseason tournament.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
VESTAL, N.Y.– For the first time in program history, Binghamton University baseball will face the defending national champions. Eighteenth-year head coach Tim Sinicki’s Bearcats will face reigning NCAA champion LSU in a single game in Baton Rouge on March 31. But BU will open its 2010 season one month earlier with a three-game series at Longwood (Va.) on February 27-28.
East Carolina won two games Sunday to force a Monday game in its regional at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, N.C.
The Pirates dispatched Binghamton, 16-9, in an elimination, game, then withstood a late rally from South Carolina in Sunday’s second game for an 8-6 victory.
The winner-take-all final for the right to play North Carolina in the Super Regionals begins at 6 p.m. Monday. Continue reading Greenville Regional- Day 3 Recap