The College Baseball Blog recently had a chance to ask Sawyer Carroll who is the top hitter on the Kentucky Wildcat baseball team and among the best players in the SEC. The Wildcats are currently 21-2 overall with a conference mark of 4-2 in the tough SEC. Carroll is leading the team in many offensive categories including a .481 average, seven homers, and 33 RBI. Carroll was an 18th round pick in the 2007 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals but decided to return for his senior season which has been a great decision based on the numbers he has put up during the early portion of the season. Continue reading
The College Baseball Blog and StatStud.com have teamed up this season to bring a weekly award for the top players in the last week. We will select one pitcher and hitter every week throughout the regular season. Grant Stoneburner of Clemson is our choice for Pitcher of the Week for a complete game victory against NC State on Sunday. Our hitter of the week is Gordon Beckham of Georgia who led the Dogs to a 4-1 week. Continue reading
The main reason why we saw the Uniform Start Date was that the Big Ten Conference really used their leverage to implement the new rule to level the playing field across the nation. The Big Ten this past weekend picked up some embarrassing losses with Ohio State losing to Air Force and Maine. The Michigan Wolverines picked up a loss to GA Southern on Friday with another bad loss earlier in the year to Portland. Both of these teams are supposed to be competing for the conference title shouldn’t they be representing the conference better? Continue reading
The College Baseball Blog and StatStud.com have teamed up this season to bring a weekly award for the top players in the last week. We will select one pitcher and hitter every week throughout the regular season. Shooter Hunt of Tulane is our choice for Pitcher of the Week after a great performance against UC-Irvine. Mike Sheridan had a strong week as he led the William and Mary Tribe to a 4-1 record with the loss coming to North Carolina. Continue reading
The Kentucky Wildcats are off to a 9-0 start after sweeping through the Coca-Cola Classic in Mobile Alabama which was hosted by South Alabama, taking two mid-week games from Oakland, and knocking around Butler this weekend to continue to stay undefeated. Continue reading
The College Baseball Blog and StatStud.com have teamed up this season to bring a weekly award for the top players in the last week. We will select one pitcher and hitter every week throughout the regular season. Bobby Verbick of Sam Houston State is our choice for hitter of the week after a monster series against LA-Monroe and Michael Rocha of Oklahoma has picked up the Pitcher of the Week honor from us. Continue reading
Why does the NCAA allow these MLB Exhibition games against College teams? We are heading into the time period where these games are coming up with FSU playing the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday. Should we actually care about these games? Why should we? Continue reading
Summary of results for the top NAIA baseball teams:
Lubbock Christian defeated Hardin-Simmons onTuesday, running their record to 10-1. The scheduled series with Division I Houston Baptist was cancelled due to weather. The Chaparrals host Cumberland for four games this weekend.
Oklahoma City swept three games with Oklahoma Christian, and their record is now 9-0. They play Rogers State this week.
Lewis-Clark State won three of four in a tournament they hosted. They defeated College of Idaho 8-3, Whitworth 7-0, Mayville State 6-4, the lost to College of Idaho 3-2 (10 innings). The victory over Whitworth avenged a loss a week earlier, and Michael Guerrero, Brian Bird, and Matt Stabelfeld combined for the shutout, striking out 13. The College of Idaho got their first win over their in-state rival since 2005 without getting an earned run. In the top of the tenth, Perry Hamilton hit a fly ball that was dropped by Warrior outfielder Chris Valencia. Hamilton went to third on a hit by Luke Howarth, then scored when the Warriors failed to complete a double play on a slow roller hit by pinch-hitter Jordan Lanman. Justin Marsh-Quinlan, who was stellar in relief, struck out two in the bottom of the tenth to preserve his first win as a Coyote. Marsh-Quinlan is a transfer from Olympic CC.
The College Baseball Blog continues our series of previews this week checking in on the Atlantic Division of the ACC. The CBB attends about 10-15 ACC games a season including seeing some of the players in the Cape Cod League. UNC won the division last season with an outstanding record of 57-17 and 21-9 in the ACC. The Tar Heels were joined in the NCAA Tourney by Miami (FL) and Virginia. Continue reading