TCU 7 Minnesota 4
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Down to their last strike in the ninth inning, Clint Arnold came through with a clutch single that tied the game at four where the TCU Horned Frogs eventually came away with a 12-inning, 7-4 victory over Minnesota at the Dairy Queen Classic. Andrew Cashner (1-0) was outstanding in relief as he held the Golden Gopher bats in check for four innings, while racking up nine strikeouts. Continue reading TCU and Pepperdine win on Day 1 of Dairy Queen Classic
The CBB was recently asked to preview the Dairy Queen Classic for Gopher Nation. We discussed the top players that are playing in the tournament hosted by the Minnesota Gophers with TCU, Pepperdine, and Tulane joining them. We talk about how strong Brett Hunter’s fastball is and how Tulane has become a national power. The full article is available here.
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HITTER OF THE WEEK
DWAYNE BAILEY, UCF
Senior, SS, Tampa, Fla.
Bailey was 10-for-15 (.667) as UCF swept Florida A&M over the weekend. He scored seven runs in the series, had two doubles, a triple, two walks and two RBI, while stealing three bases. Bailey began his season by setting career highs with five hits and four runs scored in a 5-for-5 performance in Friday’s 17-1 victory.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
MATT LANGWELL, RICE
Junior, RHP, College Station, Texas
Langwell helped the Owls snap a four-game losing streak that dated back to last year’s College World Series with a strong performance at No. 13 Long Beach State on Sunday. He fired 6 2/3 innings of three-hit ball, striking out eight and walking two to give Rice a game three win in a series dominated by pitching.
We will be providing Daily Recaps on Conference USA throughout the season. All the recaps are excerpts from the Press Releases. Click on the respective schools link at the bottom of the recap for the full release.
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 Conference USA Recap for 2/23
I will check in as often as I can throughout the year to bring our loyal readers some highlights from various games across the country. Our first installment is below.
We had one of the best games in recent memory between Rice and Long Beach State last night which was won by the Dirtbags 1-0 in ten innings. Rice pitcher Ryan Berry went seven strong innings while allowing five hits and striking out eight batters. Long Beach starter Andrew Liebel outpitched Berry as he lasted eight innings also only five hits and one walk while striking out 11 batters. Continue reading Thoughts on Opening Day
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 Conference USA Recap for 2/22
When Tulane baseball Coach Rick Jones sat next to President Scott Cowen at one of the first basketball games at Fogelman Arena post-Hurricane Katrina, Jones wasn’t certain what the future held for his half-demolished, half storm-wrecked stadium.
But Jones was put to ease early in the conversation.
“We are going to build you a new stadium,” Cowen said.
Suddenly Jones was comfortable, believing that somehow things would get back to normal, or in the baseball team’s case, better than normal.
Nearly two and a half years after beginning an overhaul of Turchin Stadium, the Green Wave opens its season tonight with a three-game series against Illinois-Chicago in its new and refurbished playing digs: Greer Field at Turchin Stadium.
“From when Scott Cowen said that, I felt comfortable with that’s the way we were going,” Jones said. “I didn’t know how. I didn’t have any idea it was going to be this palatial or this impressive. But that’s obviously where (athletic director) Rick Dickson came in, because he and I shared what this should look like.”
TIMES PICAYUNE: Tulane opens new Turchin
HATTIESBURG – What does a fifth consecutive NCAA baseball regional appearance get Southern Miss?One of the toughest schedules in the nation.
Southern Miss will play three teams that played in last year’s College World Series (Mississippi State, Rice and Cal State Fullerton) and 10 teams that played in a NCAA Regional, including Louisiana-Lafayette, New Orleans and Ole Miss.
“The early part of the season is very demanding with a tough eight-game streak at Louisiana-Lafayette, Cal State Fullerton, Ole Miss, New Orleans and a neutral site game with Miami (Ohio),” Southern Miss coach Corky Palmer said. “I think we can handle this schedule with our veteran leadership.”
The road to a sixth regional appearance begins today at home when the Golden Eagles opens the season today at 4 p.m. in the first game of a weekend series against Lipscomb. First pitch on Saturday is set for 3 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday.
SUN HERALD: Southern Miss faces tough schedule
Due to the NCAA’s common start date rule, the baseball season is getting underway a couple of weeks later this year, but opening day has nearly arrived. All nine C-USA baseball teams will be in action this Friday. Tulane will play its first games on campus since the 2006 NCAA Super Regional when it opens the brand-new Greer Field at Turchin Stadium against Illinois-Chicago. Two of C-USA’s nationally-ranked teams open with three-game series’ at ranked opponents, as No. 24 East Carolina visits No. 2 South Carolina and No. 3 Rice travels to No. 13 Long Beach State. Houston, Southern Miss, UAB and UCF each host weekend series.