Here is your ACC Recap for May 11th.
Clemson 12 Furman 1 (Greenville SC)
Greenville, SC – Jeff Schaus, Wilson Boyd, and John Hinson all hit home runs and freshman righthander Scott Firth pitched 6.0 strong innings in #22 Clemson’s 12-1 win over Furman in front of 3,417 fans at Fluor Field on Tuesday night. The Tigers, who won both games of the season series with the Paladins, improved to 32-17 and upped their winning streak to seven games. Furman dropped to 13-33.
The Tigers broke open a close game with seven runs in the fifth inning, keyed by a two-run homer by Schaus and a grand slam by Boyd.
Here is your SEC Recap for March 24th.
#4 LSU 4 Louisiana-Lafayette 3
BATON ROUGE — A pair of RBI by catcher Micah Gibbs and five shutout innings by the LSU bullpen led the fourth-ranked Tigers to a 4-3 victory over UL-Lafayette Wednesday night in Alex Box Stadium.
The Tigers (17-3) have won seven of their last 10 meetings with the Cajuns (11-10) since 2000 and lead the all-time series 46-22.
Here is your SEC Recap for March 16th
#3 Georgia Tech 6 Georgia 5
ATLANTA – Jacob Esch drew a bases-loaded walk to break a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning, and Andrew Robinson pitched a perfect ninth as the No. 3 Georgia Tech baseball team defeated rival Georgia, 6-5, Tuesday night at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The Yellow Jackets have now won five-straight games at Russ Chandler Stadium against the Bulldogs, and improve to 14-1 on the season. Georgia fell to 8-9 overall with the loss.
The College Baseball Blog continues our tradition of naming Players of the Week. This week we honor Furman sophomore outfielder Will Owens and Houston RHP Michael Goodnight.
Here is your ACC Recap for February 21st.
Virginia 14 East Carolina 11
GREENVILLE, N.C. – The No. 2 Virginia baseball team held off a late East Carolina rally in posting a 14-11 victory over the No. 11 Pirates Sunday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, N.C. UVa picked up a 2-1 series win.
The wild contest featured 30 hits and 37 players, including 13 pitchers, while lasting four hours and 11 minutes. Every Virginia starter recorded at least one hit, with seven posting at least two. Keith Werman (So., Vienna, Va.) and Dan Grovatt (Jr., Tabernacle, N.J.) each had three hits for the Cavaliers, who finished with 19 hits. Phil Gosselin (Jr., West Chester, Pa.) homered and scored three times for the Cavaliers. UVa had plenty of opportunities to tack on more runs, but left 17 runners on base.
Here is your ACC Weekend Preview for games played February 19th through the 21st. I am not going to go into depth as you can check out my Atlantic Division preview by clicking here and my Coastal Division preview by clicking here. Starting next week, you will get a full preview of weekend action as we will already have a week in the books to start to see some trends. Remember to join me tomorrow at 12 noon for a Live Chat to discuss the games across the country. I have included picks from The Diamondback baseball beat writer Michael Lemaire and Georgia Tech student radio broadcaster Kyle Tait. I have also included a fan’s picks this year who will be picking under Skip McCarthy. You can leave your predications in the comment section at the bottom of the article.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The 2009 Southern Conference regular season champion, Elon, and tournament champion, Georgia Southern, have been tabbed co-favorites for the 2010 campaign in balloting of the league’s 11 baseball coaches. The media members who cover SoCon baseball have selected Elon as the top team in 2010, narrowly edging out GSU.
The Phoenix received five of 11 possible first-place votes and 91 points from the league’s head coaches while garnering 13 of 27 first-place nods on the media ballots. Coach Mike Kennedy’s team returns three starters in the field and 12 of 15 pitchers from the 2009 team which went 23-4 in the SoCon and 41-18 overall en route to winning its second consecutive league regular season title.
Here are your Early Signing Classes releases for December 8th.
Furman signs Eight for 2010-2011 Season
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Furman head baseball coach Ron Smith today announced the signing of eight players to national letters of intent, including six from South Carolina.
"We are very happy with this group and pleased we could stay in state for several of them," said Smith on Tuesday. "Coach (Britt) Reames and coach (Jeff) Whitfield deserve a tremendous amount of credit for identifying these fine young men and their talent and getting them to Furman."
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Thirty three home games, including five contests at Greenville’s Fluor Field and clashes against Clemson, South Carolina, and Georgia highlight Furman’s 2010 baseball schedule, which was released today by Paladin head coach Ron Smith.
Furman will open the season on Friday, Feb. 19 when it entertains Michigan State at Fluor Field in a 4:00 p.m. game. The next day the Paladins face Miami University, also a Fluor Field, before wrapping up a challenging first weekend at Clemson on Sunday, Feb. 21.
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Furman head baseball coach Ron Smith today announced the addition of nine players to the Paladin program.
The latest nine join the six signees announced in November in giving Furman 15 new players for the 2010 season.