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
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
MAC Series of the Week
Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-4) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (6-2)
Eastern Michigan started out the year on a high note by taking down then ranked #16 Clemson 6-5 before dropping the last two games of the series 5-3 and 9-7. They then went on to take two-out-three from UT-Martin in the second weekend series of the year, and they split against Austin Peay in a double-header earlier this week. Kentucky has won four games in a row, and in their first game of the year they took down #1-ranked Virginia 8-2. Continue reading
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending February 23 today. Kentucky junior first baseman A.J. Reed was named National Hitter of the Week, while VMI junior right-handed pitcher Reed Garrett was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. 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 26 on our countdown is Kentucky junior outfielder Austin Cousino. The Dublin, Ohio native attended Dublin Coffman High School where he was an All-American. As a senior, he batted .529 with 17 doubles, 10 homers, 31 RBI and was a perfect 28-for-28 on the base paths. He picked up several awards including Central District, All-Metro Player of the Year, and American Baseball Coaches Association Gold Glove winner. Continue reading
Former Kentucky RHP Alex Meyer (34th on our Top 100 countdown in 2011) is spending the offseason by serving as a substitute teacher in Greensburg High School. You can check out the article by clicking here.
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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LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Kentucky baseball team will play 20 games against teams in the 2013 NCAA Tournament field and 25 games against 2013 top-50 RPI teams, as part of a grueling 2014 schedule, it was announced by sixth-year head coach Gary Henderson. Continue reading
Bracket 2 Preview available here.
#6 Ole Miss (37-19, 15-14)
The Rebels have been a bit up and down throughout the season, however when Ole Miss is on their A-game, they can compete with the best. Offensively, Rebel leadoff man Tanner Mathis is one of the hottest bats in the SEC coming off of a 7-10 weekend at LSU. Pair Mathis’s current hot-streak with the consistent bats of Turner, Mistone and Anderson, and the Rebel offense has the ability to do some damage in Hoover. Continue reading