The third full week of non-conference play is on tap this week in Conference USA Baseball. Rice has a four-game series against No. 20 San Diego from Thursday-Sunday in Houston. Tulane visits No. 10 UC Irvine for a three-game set next weekend and Marshall hosts No. 21 Kent State in a mid-week matchup as C-USA teams try to prove themselves against top-notch competition. Continue reading
Memphis posted its first three-game sweep since March 21-23, 2008 as it took three in a row over Valparaiso. On Saturday, Ryan Fraser struck out seven and scattered five hits in seven innings as the Tigers posted their first shutout since blanking Southeast Missouri on March 16, 2008. Brett Bowen hit .556 in the series with a home run and five RBI to lead Memphis at the plate. Continue reading
Rice has continued to distance itself from the rest of the pack in Conference USA. The No. 7 Owls swept a three-game series from No. 24 East Carolina to improve to 13-2 in league play. With second place Houston dropping two-of-three at UAB, Rice now owns a 3.5 game lead in the conference standings. Southern Miss and Tulane renewed their long-standing rivalry and the home standing Green Wave took two of three on Greer Field at Turchin Stadium. Marshall swept its series against UCF in Charleston to move to .500 in C-USA play and overall. Continue reading
Southern Miss put an end to Rice’s 40-series home field winning streak by taking two-of-three games at Reckling Park, winning both games by one run. The series opened with an outstanding pitching matchup on Friday night. Golden Eagle righthander Barry Bowden struck out 10 in eight shutouts innings and Tyler Conn added his seventh save to top the Owls Ryan Berry, who allowed just one run and struck out 13. Rice bounced back with a convincing 9-0 win on Saturday and then on Sunday Southern Miss scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth and then turned back a Rice rally in the bottom of the inning to preserve the series win. Continue reading
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Southern Miss 6 Lipscomb 3
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss hitters started cold but rallied to overcome a early 3-0 deficit to win 6-3 Saturday evening in front of 3,322 fans at Pete Taylor Park. Continue reading
We will be providing Daily Recaps on Conference USA throughout the season. All the recaps are from the school’s press releases.
Central Florida 17, Florida A&M 1
ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) – A festive crowd of 1,282 ventured to Opening Day at Jay Bergman Field Friday and had a lot to cheer about as UCF routed Florida A&M, 17-1. The Knights’ 17 runs tied a school record for most in a season-opener, as they also Continue reading