The first day of College Baseball is in the books with some interesting results. The season isn’t a sprint but a bad start to the season could always affect your chances at making the NCAA Baseball Tournament in May. All of the top 35 teams were scheduled to be in action but number nine ranked Cal-State Fullerton was rained out at Long Beach State. The only ranked matchup was between the Stanford Cardinal who visited the Rice Owls. Here are some of my thoughts on the first night of action in College Baseball. I will try to do these every night throughout the season especially on weekends. If I missed a great performance or a great storyline please leave your comments below. Continue reading
- Texas State starter Mitchell Pitts looked great with his command, striking out seven batters over six innings, giving up two runs on two hits and one walk.
- Texas State 1B Casey Kalenkosky was 3-3 today with two runs, two RBI and a double. Kalenkosky was a JUCO All-American last season at Cisco Junior College Continue reading
The Big 12 opens the week with a promising schedule. Texas Tech hosts a tournament, while Nebraska and Missouri are both participating in tournaments away from home. No. 6 Texas plays host to Maryland, with No. 5 Oklahoma playing host to William and Mary. Most of the other match-ups favor the Big 12 teams, including no. 32 Baylor/Oral Roberts, no. 16 Texas A&M/LeMoyne, Oklahoma State/Bryant and Kansas State/Pacific. Unfortunately, Kansas travels to Fort Worth to take on no. 3 TCU, which won’t be good for the early season record.
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
Irvine, Calif. — Cal State Fullerton is the predominate favorite in the 2011 Big West Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll, receiving all nine first-place votes. The Titans have claimed at least a share of eight of the last 12 titles and a conference-best 15 overall. UC Irvine and UC Riverside found themselves knotted in second place with 65 votes apiece. Receiving 50 points to grab the fourth slot is Cal Poly while Long Beach State rounds out the top five with 47 points.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
J.J. Thompson of Cal Poly and Scott Lyman of UC Davis helped their teams to series victories as the recipients of Big West Field Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively.
Kendall Rogers of Rivals continues his previews of conferences around the country today with the Big West. He believes that the Big West has nothing to worry about this year as they are deeper then usual as Cal-State Fullerton and UC-Irvine are contenders for a CWS bid.
“I was just trying to go out and get a W.” That’s what Houston Cougar starting pitcher Michael Goodnight said when asked about his mindset entering Sunday’s game against the Cal Poly Mustangs. The Cougars had dropped the first two games of the series with the Mustangs and were riding an eight game losing streak. They changed their luck on Sunday due in large part to the performance of Goodnight. The freshman RHP tossed seven strong innings while allowing only two earned runs on three hits. Continue reading
The Cal Poly Mustangs rode into Cougar Field Friday night on a six game winning streak and a top 30 ranking to show for their impressive start to the season. The Houston Cougars were quite the opposite, having lost six straight games, but looked to get back on track at home against a quality opponent. Continue reading
Here is your Big West Recap for this weekend.
LONG BEACH STATE vs. USC
Game #1: USC 5 – LBSU 3
Game #2: USC 4 – LBSU 0
Game #3: LBSU 5 – USC 4
LOS ANGELES – Derek Legg scored the eventual game-winning run in the top of the ninth Sunday while Charlie Ruiz threw 1 2/3 perfect innings in relief as the Long Beach State 49ers beat the USC Trojans, 5-4, at Dedeaux Field. The 49ers recorded 13 hits in the game after a combined seven hits in the first two games of the series. Continue reading
Here is your Big West Recap for February 21st. The information comes from various press releases.
Game 1: Cal-Poly 10 Rice 3
Game 2: Cal-Poly 7 Rice 6
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Sophomore first baseman J.J. Thompson’s double to the gap in right-center field knocked in the winning run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning as Cal Poly completed a comeback from a 6-2 deficit and upset No. 3 Rice 7-6 Saturday night in Baggett Stadium.
Coach Larry Lee’s Mustangs (2-1) also won the first game of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader, 10-3, and captured the season-opening non-conference baseball series, two games to one. Continue reading