Here is your National Recap for April 4th.
Nathan Kirby tosses No-Hitter as Virginia defeats Pitt 4-0
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Nathan Kirby (So., Midlothian, Va.) threw a no-hitter in the No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team’s 4-0 victory at Pittsburgh Friday evening at Charles Cost Field. Kirby struck out 18 batters, one off the school and ACC single-game record, in UVa’s first no-hitter since 2011. Virginia (26-4, 11-2 ACC) extended its winning streak to nine games with the momentous victory. Continue reading
If you follow us on twitter, you saw that there was a fight between the Florida Gators and the Florida State Seminoles which saw three players ejected from the game. Florida players Zack Powers and Danny Young were ejected while Florida State’s D.J. Stewart was also tossed. Each player faces an automatic one game suspension plus any supplementary discipline if they were considered to be fighting. Florida State pitcher and 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston had to be held back by police in the incident according to several sources at the game. You can check out video of the incident below. Continue reading
On a weekend full of top 25 showdowns, Cal State Fullerton made sure they stood out. Going to Eugene, OR to face an 8-0 Ducks team was a tall task but the Titans not only won the series but swept Oregon in their own ballpark, an incredible feat to say the least. Fullerton struggled a bit in the first two weeks of the season coming into the series at 4-3 overall, but showed why the club had such high expectations and a pre-season #1 ranking. Pitching dominated for the Titans throughout the series as they took games 9-2, 3-2, and 5-4 today to finish off the sweep. Continue reading
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The South Carolina Gamecocks are predicted to win the 2014 Southeastern Conference baseball championship by a slim one-vote margin, as voted by the league’s 14 baseball coaches in the 23rd annual preseason SEC poll.
The Gamecocks, ranked No. 14 nationally in the preseason USA Today Coaches’ Poll, seek to capture their fourth SEC Championship. LSU and Mississippi State, ranked second and fourth in the USA Today poll respectively, received four votes each in the overall vote. Continue reading
College 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 31 on our Top 100 Countdown is Florida’s Karsten Whitson. The 6’4 right-handed pitcher from Chipley, Florida was selected by the San Diego Padres as the ninth overall pick of the 2010 MLB Draft. Continue reading
2013 record: 29-30 (14-16)
Finish: Regionals (4th place, Bloomington)
2013 was a season of frustration and disappointment for a team coming off back to back to back College World Series appearances. Injuries decimated the Gators, and many even questioned whether they belonged in a regional after finishing one game over .500 heading into postseason play. After a quick 0-2 exit in Bloomington, the answer was, well, probably not. Continue reading
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida baseball program and seventh-year head coach Kevin O’Sullivan announced its 2014 schedule on Thursday in the program’s 100th season of existence. The Gators’ 56-game schedule features 34 games within the friendly confines of McKethan Stadium at Perry Field, where the squad is 175-50 (.778) during O’Sullivan’s tenure. Continue reading
Valparaiso 5 Florida 4
Less than 24 hours after suffering one of the more disappointing losses in program history, Valpo showed remarkable resolve by rebounding from a late three-run deficit to defeat the Florida Gators 5-4 at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington, Indiana.
The victory kept their season alive as the Brown and Gold advance to play the loser of #13 Indiana/Austin Peay Sunday at 1:00pm ET/12:00 pm CT. Continue reading
Austin Peay 4 Florida 3
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Junior Michael Davis’ eighth-inning three-run home run gave No. 2 seed Austin Peay State University’s baseball team a 4-3 victory against No. 3 seed Florida in first-round action of the NCAA Baseball Championship’s Bloomington Regional at Bart Kaufman Field. Continue reading
For the first time in school history, the Indiana Hoosiers will be hosting a NCAA Baseball regional. The Hoosiers (43-14), who took home the Big Ten Championship on Sunday with a 4-3 walk-off victory over Nebraska, will welcome Austin Peay (45-13), Florida (29-28) and Valparaiso (31-26) to Bart Kaufman field on Friday. Continue reading