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Conference USA Weekend Recap (March 14th-March 16th)

#18 Rice (15-6, 5-1)-#29 FIU (16-4, 3-3)

Game 1 – Rice: 3 FIU: 2 (13). WP – Matt Ditman LP – Charles Cormier. Zech Lemond started the game for Rice and went 8 innings, only giving up 2 ER, while FIU starter Mike Franco lasted 7.1 innings giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on only 3 hits, while striking out seven. John Clay Reeves had 3 hits in the game, including a leadoff single in the 13th as he eventually came around to score the game-winning run. Continue reading

Conference USA Weekend Preview (March 14th-16th)

#18 Rice (12-6, 2-1) at #29 FIU (16-1, 3-0)

Friday at 5 p.m. CT (Zech Lemond vs. Mike Franco)

Saturday at 3 p.m. CT (Blake Fox vs. TBA)

Sunday at 10 a.m. CT (Kevin McCanna vs. Robby Kalaf)

The Matchup

Rice won its opening weekend series over Old Dominion, and then during the week they beat Texas A&M Corpus Christi and #27 TCU. The offense has really come on as of late and now owns a combined batting average of .272, scoring just over 5 runs a game. The pitching has been solid as usual with a team ERA of 2.49 in 170 innings. Continue reading

Conference USA Weekend Recap (March 7th-9th)

UAB (13-3, 2-1)-MTSU (5-9, 1-2)

Game 1 – UAB: 3 MTSU: 4. WP – Cody Tollison LP – Cory Eller SV – Paul Mittura. MTSU starting pitcher Zac Curtis went 7.2 innings, only allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits and 3 walks, while matching a career-high with 10 strikeouts. UAB starter Chase Mallard gave up his first and second runs of the season, ending his consecutive innings scoreless streak at 26. In all, Mallard lasted 8 innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 8. MTSU first baseman Trent Miller was 1-3 with a walk and a run scored in the game. With the game tied at two apiece going to the top of the 9th, the Blue Raiders plated one run on a sac fly and another on a wild pitch, which would end up proving to be the game-winning run as UAB got one back in the bottom of the 9th. Continue reading

Conference USA Weekend Preview (March 7th-9th)

Florida Atlantic (10-3) at UTSA (9-4)
FAU is 7-1 in their last eight games and are coming off a mid-week two game sweep over Boston College. The Owls have even gained some votes in recent polls after their current hot streak. Meanwhile, UTSA has been on a bit of a hot streak of their own winning four of their past five games including two mid-week wins. Continue reading


Rice Faces Touch Challenge in Houston College Classic

The Matchups
Rice is coming off a weekend sweep over Purdue followed by a mid-week loss to Sam Houston State; meanwhile, the Longhorns are coming off a series victory over Stanford, and they picked up a mid-week win over UT-Pan America. TCU picked up three wins last weekend in a tournament that included BYU, Texas A&M Corpus Christ, and UTSA, but then they dropped their mid-week game 10-2 to Texas Arlington. The Red Raiders started out the year winning three-out-four against then ranked #3 Indiana. They then went on to sweep a three-game series over Oral Roberts and picked up a mid-week win over BYU. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 2. Jeff Hoffman (East Carolina)

jeffhoffmanCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 2 on our countdown is East Carolina junior Jeff Hoffman. The 6’4 right-handed pitcher from Latham, New York spent his summer playing for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the prestigious Cape Cod League.  Continue reading

2014 Conference USA Coaches Poll

ConferenceUSALogoConference USA has announced its 2014 preseason baseball awards, as chosen by the league’s 13 head coaches. East Carolina senior utility player Drew Reynolds and FIU junior catcher Aramis Garcia were chosen as the co-preseason Players of the Year, while Rice junior right-hander Zech Lemond was named the preseason Pitcher of the Year. Rice was chosen as the favorite to win the league’s championship. The Owls have won either the regular season or tournament championship in each of its eight years as a member of C-USA. Continue reading

Florida International releases 2014 Schedule

TurtleThomasFIUSmallMIAMI (Jan. 8, 2014) – With baseball season nearly approaching, the FIU baseball program has released its 2014 schedule. The 55-game slate will include 34 home games, teams from nine different conferences, two NCAA Tournament teams from 2013, a 2012 College World Series participant and the Miami Marlins in an exhibition on Feb. 27 in Jupiter, Fla. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 40. Skyler Ewing (Rice)

SkylerEwingRiceWe continue the countdown today at number 40 with Rice junior Skyler Ewing. The Arlington, Texas native attended Arlington High School where he was a three year letter winner. As a senior, he batted .443 with 13 home runs and 46 RBI in the team’s 40 games while going 7-3 on the mound with a 3.26 ERA and 98 strikeouts in 67 innings of work. He was named the 2011 District 4-5A Utility Player of the Year among many other honors.  Continue reading