Chicago, IL – Not exactly a pitching clinic at Les Miller Field on a very pleasant Saturday as the University of Illinois Chicago Flames hosted the Butler Bulldogs for a Horizon League doubleheader. A combined 48 runs and 65 hits paired up with 6 errors made for an interesting 6:00 of baseball with UIC taking both games and sweeping the weekend series. The ball was flying out of the park in the early game with a total of 11 home runs smacked as the Flames won 21-11. In the second game doubles were more popular with a total of 13 hit in the UIC 12-4 win.
Big 12 Recap for Sunday the 14th
Kansas 8 LSU 4
Senior Robby Price went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI, while junior relief pitcher Brett Bochy earned his second save of the weekend as Kansas earned a series victory over top-ranked LSU with an 8-4 win Sunday in the rubber game of the three game series Sunday.
Kansas 11 #1 LSU 9
Senior Robby Price and junior Casey Lytle each had three hits and two doubles, while Brett Bochy pitched 2 1/3 innings of hitless relief as the Kansas Jayhawks knocked off previously unbeaten, and top-ranked Louisiana State, 11-9 Friday night in front of a packed house at Alex Box Stadium.
#1 LSU 10 William and Mary 9
BATON ROUGE- After trailing 8-0 in the middle of the sixth inning, No.1 LSU came back to score eight runs in the bottom of the sixth and two more in the seventh to defeat William and Mary, 10-9, Saturday afternoon in Alex Box Stadium.
The Tigers (5-0) notched their largest comeback victory since April 10, 1988 when they trailed Ole Miss, 13-3, through six innings and came back to win, 15-13. The loss was William and Mary’s first of the season, dropping the Tribe to 3-1.
#16 Arkansas 10 Troy 1
FAYETTEVILLE – After giving up an early run, the No. 16 University of Arkansas baseball team rallied with the help of three home runs to defeat Troy, 10-1, Friday afternoon at Baum Stadium. Andy Wilkins, James McCann and Brett Eibner each had a home run for the Razorbacks, while TJ Forrest picked up the win out of the bullpen. Zack Cox and Tim Carver chipped in with two hits apiece.
Arkansas improves to 3-1 on the young season with the win, while Troy drops its second consecutive game to stand at 3-2.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
CHICAGO – The UIC baseball team unveiled its 2010 schedule today with a season-opening trip to Cary N.C. for two games apiece against LeMoyne and Canisius to begin another challenging slate for the eight-time defending Horizon League champion Flames.
UIC’s campaign begins a month from now against LeMoyne on Friday, Feb. 19 at 2:00 p.m. in Cary, N.C. The Flames will also face the Dolphins on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 9:00 a.m. In between, UIC will play a doubleheader against Canisius on Saturday, Feb. 20 beginning at 11:00 a.m.
The first article comes from The Big Ten conference which did a feature on Illinois RHP Ben Reeser who made several trips to Louisiana to help with Hurricane Katrina rebuilding effort. The next article comes from Illinois-Chicago Media Relations which quotes a Chicago Tribune article saying UIC baseball is one of the best deals in the area during these tough economic times. The next article comes from MLive.com which looks at the Barclay Brothers of the Kalamazoo College baseball team. The San Marcos Record previews tonight’s Texas State and Baylor matchup. The Tulsa World has an excellent article on the Oral Roberts and Arkansas rivarly which might be ending soon due to scheduling issues. The final article comes is about Kevin McKague of Army getting featured in Sports Illustrated recently. Continue reading Links from Around the Nation
CHICAGO- The University of Illinois Chicago baseball team scored a combined 33 runs and pounded out a combined 25 hits to sweep a doubleheader over Cleveland State at Les Miller Field on Saturday.
The Flames (6-12, 3-0 Horizon League) won the first game 15-5 before taking the nightcap by a final of 18-2. The twinbill sweep also gave UIC a sweep of the league-opening three-game series against the Vikings (3-13, 0-3 Horizon League).
Andy Leonard went 5-for-10 with four doubles and four RBI during the doubleheader, while Brandon Harwell was 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and four walks on the day. Continue reading UIC Scores Early, Often In Pair Of Wins Over Cleveland St
INDIANAPOLIS — Cleveland State University sophomore Josh Lowe and University of Illinois at Chicago senior Adam Worthington have been named Horizon League Baseball Players of the Week for the period of March 2-8. Continue reading Horizon League Players of the Week (March 10th)
I will occasionally check in throughout the season on some random thoughts on the college baseball action that has taken place over the last few days.
What is the problem with Florida State? They have lost five out of their last six games with losses to North Florida, Jacksonville, Auburn, and Boston College (twice). None of those teams are going to be contenders for a College World Series title. Continue reading Random Thoughts from the Weekend (March 9th)