With two weekends left, the playoff picture hasn’t become any clearer in the Colonial. No. 27 George Mason clinched the top seed in the conference with a sweep of Northeastern last weekend. The Patriots, along with third place James Madison, are off this weekend. Here’s a glance at the other teams in action.
Georgia State (23-13, 6-3) at Northeastern (18-12, 5-4)
This is an important series for the Huskies. The Panthers are probably the best CAA team NU has faced up to this point. Winning the weekend would be a huge boost going forward for Northeastern. Freshman lefty Andrew Leenhouts (0-1, 1.04) shined on the big stage at Fenway Park during the Beanpot championship game Monday, striking out six in 3 and 2/3 innings. Dan Zehr has also been a key piece in a talented Husky ‘pen. The senior lefthander leads the team with 15 appearances and has a 2-1 record with a 2.16 ERA. Offensively, outfielder Frank Compagnone (.340-1-8) appears to be fully recovered from a knee injury which shelved him for the early going. The junior has slid up to the No. 2 spot in the order and has been red hot the past week.
Northeastern (15-10, 5-4) is at Dallas Baptist for a three game non-conference set starting with a doubleheader Friday.
No. 30 UNC Wilmington (17-7, 5-1) at George Mason (21-5, 4-2).
No doubt the series of the weekend in the CAA. UNC Wilmington is currently projected to be the lone CAA team in the NCAA tournament.
Every CAA team with the exception of Hofstra will engage in conference play this weekend. The Pride, along with Old Dominion and William & Mary, are the only three teams in the eleven team league with a losing record thus far.
After several weeks of non-conference play, the first conference action in the CAA finally takes place this weekend when Hofstra (0-6), travels to UNC Wilmington (11-2) for a three game series. Continue reading
It’s week two of CAA baseball. Here’s a quick rundown of the teams in action this weekend.
-Northeastern will hold its annual scrimmage with the Boston Red Sox Saturday at 1 p.m. in Fort Myers. Check out live updates here.
The Huskies will continue their regular season with a doubleheader Sunday against Northwestern in Winter Haven, Fla.
-Delaware will play three games in Charlottesville, VA, facing Fordham twice and Virginia once. Continue reading
For the first time since 2004, the Colonial Athletic Association sent two teams (James Madison and UNC Wilmington) to the NCAA tournament. CAA teams begin non-conference play this Friday when James Madison takes on Southern Illinois in Conway, S.C. Here’s a rundown of the CAA teams in action this weekend. Continue reading