The UConn Huskies will open their 2010 Big East Conference schedule by heading to Big East favorite Louisville for a key matchup that could decide the Big East Conference Champion. UConn will enter the weekend with 12–5 record while Louisville has a 18-2 mark.
The UConn offense is sixth best in the Big East with a .289 average. The top hitter for the Huskies has been redshirt freshman Billy Ferriter who enters the weekend with a .467 average in 14 games. Mike Nemeth is second on the squad with a .429 average, two homers, and 15 RBI on the year. Heading into the season, Mike Olt and George Springer were supposed to be the top hitters on the squad heading into the season. Olt has not disappointed with a .329 average, five homers, and 21 RBI while Springer has struggled as he is hitting only .259 with four homers and 20 RBI.
Cal-State Fullerton 4 Rhode Island 3
Stillwater, OKlahoma – Tyler Pill’s pinch-hit double in the seventh inning tied the game, and Khris Davis’ sac-fly won it for the Titans in the eighth as No. 6 Cal State Fullerton came back to beat Rhode Island, 4-3, in the final game of the Oklahoma State Tournament Sunday afternoon at Reynolds Field. Continue reading
Here is your Day 1 Recap of the Oklahoma State Tournament.
Cal-State Fullerton 17 Rhode Island 3
Stillwater, Oklahoma – Billy Marcoe and Gary Brown each collected three hits and Jared Clark homered and drove in four as No. 6 Cal State Fullerton routed Rhode Island, 17-3, in the first game of a day-night double header at the Oklahoma State Tournament at Reynolds Stadium. Continue reading
The College Baseball Blog’s Spotlight Series for this weekend is the Oklahoma State Tournament taking place in Stillwater Oklahoma. The tournament will see Cal-State Fullerton and Rhode Island join the host Cowboys in a three way round robin tournament where each team will play against each other twice. Continue reading
Mark Marquess welcomes Texas to Palo Alto this weekend.
The Texas Longhorns make the trip west to face off with the Stanford Cardinal this weekend. Texas enters the series with a perfect 10-0 record, while Stanford is looking to get back on track after a 2-6 start to the season. The key to Texas’ fantastic start has been great pitching. The Longhorns boast an amazing 1.24 team ERA and have held opponents to a .164 batting average. Stanford, on the other hand, is looking for somebody to step up on the hill. The Cardinal have a team ERA of 6.49 and are allowing opponents to hit at a .295 clip. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again. Some of the nation’s best teams flock to Minute Maid Park for the annual Houston College Classic. This year the loaded field consists of UC Irvine, UCLA, Baylor, Texas A&M, Rice, and Houston. With five of the six teams ranked in the top 10 of various polls, this has all the makings of a true “classic.” The College Baseball Blog will be attending some of the games this weekend and have reports on the daily happenings.
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Florida junior Mike Mooney (Loxahatchee, Fla.) delivered a walk-off single with two down in the bottom of the ninth to lift the No. 23 Gators (3-0) to a 3-2 victory over No. 8 Louisville (0-3) and a sweep of the season-opening series on Sunday afternoon at McKethan Stadium in front of 3,094 spectators. With the game deadlocked at two runs apiece and the travel curfew looming, UF staged a two-out rally to secure its first sweep of a Top-10 opponent since taking all three games from No. 10 Ole Miss between March 15-17, 2002. Continue reading
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No. 23 Florida (2-0) clinched its weekend series with a 10-4 triumph over eighth-ranked Louisville (0-2) on Saturday afternoon in front of 3,483 fans at McKethan Stadium. Freshman left-hander Alex Panteliodis (Tampa, Fla.) captured his collegiate debut by working six innings and allowing two runs, senior Brandon McArthur (Seffner, Fla.) smacked a three-run double as part of a five-run fourth and sophomore Riley Cooper (Clearwater, Fla.) was 2-for-4 with a couple of two-baggers. UF also capitalized on being hit seven times and the Cardinals committed four errors. Continue reading
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Behind a seven-inning stint and a career-high seven strikeouts by senior right-hander Patrick Keating (Harrisburg, Ill.), No. 23 Florida enjoyed a successful 2009 debut with a 6-3 victory over eighth-ranked Louisville on Friday night at McKethan Stadium in front of a crowd of 4,403 fans. Junior Billy Bullock (Balm, Fla.) closed the game with a pair of scoreless innings to notch his first career save. Holding a slim 4-3 lead in the seventh, UF tacked on two insurance runs to capture its opener for the sixth time in the past eight years. Continue reading
The College Baseball Blog is starting up a new feature this year showcasing the best match-up for the upcoming weekend. The best weekend match-up this week is when the Louisville Cardinals head down to Gainesville to take on the Florida Gators. Continue reading