The San Diego Toreros were nearly a consensus pick receiving six out of eight first place votes in the West Coast Conference Preseason Poll. They have failed to live up to the expectations as they have started the season 4-6 including getting shutout today by a solid Kentucky squad. The biggest issue I see with the Toreros is the fact they have a team ERA of 5.35 which is unacceptable with the caliber of the pitching staff led by Sammy Solis, Kyle Blair, and AJ Griffin. They will have to wait a day for their chance to take out some frustration as they play Sunday against Monmouth.
#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.
Wake Forest new head coach Tom Walter has announced that he has hired Bill Cilento as an assistant coach. He comes over from Brown University where he spent the last three seasons. He brought the Brown Bears to the NCAA Tournament in 2007 where they led the Ivy League in every offensive category including winning the team batting average title by 39 points. Cilento has also had coaching stops at New Orleans under Walter and at his alma mater Siena. Continue reading
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
PRINCETON, N.J. — It has been since the late 1980s that Dartmouth hoisted a championship in Baseball. In 1987, the Big Green, led by star pitcher Mike Remlinger, brought the old EIBL championship to the friendly confines of Hanover, N.H. Since then, six other Ivy League teams have won the title as the Big Green waited for another shot at glory. That all changed in 2009 as Bob Whalen’s squad emerged to take the Ivy League Baseball Championship in the rubber match of a three-game series with Bill Walkenbach’s Cornell squad, all the while ending the 22-year drought. Continue reading
Here is your Ivy League Recap for the final weekend of action. Dartmouth won the Red Rolfe Division for the second straight year while Princeton and Cornell tied for the Gehrig Division title. Princeton and Cornell will play a playoff game on Wednesday at Cornell to decide which team advances to the Ivy League Championship next weekend which will be hosted by Dartmouth at newly renovated Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park. Continue reading
Here is your Ivy League Recap for April 25th.
Game 1: Dartmouth 14 Harvard 2 (7 innings)
Game 2: Harvard 6 Dartmouth 4 (10 innings)
HANOVER, N.H. -A nine-run second inning allowed Dartmouth to cruise to a 14-2 victory in the first game of a doubleheader before falling to Harvard in game two in 10 innings, 6-4, in front of 1,237 fans at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park on Senior Day. Coupled with Brown’s doubleheader split at Yale this afternoon, the Big Green (21-12, 15-3 Ivy) have clinched at least a share of the Rolfe Division crown as they own a two-game lead on the Bears with two to play. Continue reading
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth’s Mike Pagliarulo (Winchester, Mass.) found his power stroke this week, blasting four home runs in the five games he started while driving in a team-high 11 runs. He cranked his first homer, a solo shot, against Vermont before sending three out of the park in the final three games at Yale. His three-run shot in the first game Sunday gave Dartmouth a quick 3-0 lead in the first, then he capped the series finale with a grand slam in the ninth. Continue reading
Game 1: Cornell 3 Columbia 2 (8 innings)
Game 2: Cornell 9 Columbia 7
NEW YORK, N.Y. — The Cornell baseball team closed out its four-game set against Columbia with a sweep over the Lions on Sunday afternoon in New York City. Cornell needed extra innings in the opener to collect the 3-2 win before rallying for a 9-7 win in game two. Continue reading
Game 1: Cornell 8 Columbia 4 (7 innings)
Game 2: Columbia 4 Cornell 2
NEW YORK, N.Y. — The Cornell baseball team picked up a split of its doubleheader at Columbia on Saturday afternoon, winning the opener, 8-4, before dropping the nightcap, 4-2, at Robertson Field in New York City. Both Cornell and Columbia are now a game out of first place in the Gehrig Division after Princeton picked up a sweep over Penn on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia. Continue reading