- Congrats to Will Roberts of Virginia for throwing a perfect game on Tuesday against the George Washington Colonials. Roberts struck out 10 batters getting three flyouts and 14 groundouts. The perfect game was only the 19th in NCAA Division 1 baseball history at any length and the first by a UVA pitcher in school history. It was also the first in Division 1 since 2002. Interesting enough, the second to last sentence of the George Washington press release is the first mention they make about the perfect game being tossed. Continue reading
#2 Virginia 2 George Washington 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Will Roberts (Jr., Richmond, Va.) recorded the eighth nine-inning perfect game in NCAA Division I baseball (since 1957) to lead the top-ranked Virginia baseball team to a 2-0 victory over George Washington Tuesday at Davenport Field. Roberts recorded 27 straight outs and needed just 98 pitches to earn the second perfect game in ACC history. Continue reading
The first day of College Baseball is in the books with some interesting results. The season isn’t a sprint but a bad start to the season could always affect your chances at making the NCAA Baseball Tournament in May. All of the top 35 teams were scheduled to be in action but number nine ranked Cal-State Fullerton was rained out at Long Beach State. The only ranked matchup was between the Stanford Cardinal who visited the Rice Owls. Here are some of my thoughts on the first night of action in College Baseball. I will try to do these every night throughout the season especially on weekends. If I missed a great performance or a great storyline please leave your comments below. Continue reading
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MACON, Ga. – The Atlantic Sun’s reigning regular-season and tournament champions, FGCU and Mercer shared the top spot in the preseason coaches’ poll, the conference announced on Thursday. ETSU’s Paul Hoilman, the 2010 Player of the Year unanimously earned the preseason tag while FGCU’s all-conference starting pitcher, Richie Erath, received the Preseason Pitcher of the Year honor. Continue reading
The 2010 Atlantic Sun regular season saw Florida Gulf Coast dominate the conference with a 25-5 conference mark as second place Mercer finished six games back with a 16-11 record. East Tennessee State finished a game behind the Bears with a 15-12 record. North Florida and Jacksonville finished tied for fourth place with a 14-12 record. Stetson rounded out the qualifiers for the Atlantic Sun postseason tournament with a 14-13 record. Belmont at 13-13, Kennesaw State at 12-15, Lipscomb at 9-17, and Campbell at 8-19 were on the outside looking in at the postseason tournament while USC-Upstate went 8-19 as they were not eligible for the A-Sun tournament as they are undergoing an NCAA Reclassifying period. Continue reading
We continue the countdown today at number 94 with Mercer junior third baseman Jacob Tanis. He is from Peachtree City Georgia and attended McIntosh High School. He earned four letters in baseball while also picking up two with the basketball program. He was named first team all-state and regional player of the year as a senior.
Alabama 8 Georgia Tech 1
ATLANTA, Ga. – Alabama sophomore centerfielder Taylor Dugas homered on the first pitch of the game, setting the tone for the Crimson Tide’s 8-1 win over No. 8 Georgia Tech in the 2010 NCAA Atlanta Regional at Russ Chandler Stadium on Sunday night.
Dugas hit one of three first inning home runs for Alabama and sophomore left hander Adam Morgan logged his third career complete game as the Crimson Tide defeated the Yellow Jackets for its second elimination-game win of the day.
Junior second baseman Ross Wilson went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and score two runs for Alabama, which plated seven of its eight runs in the game’s first two innings.
Georgia Tech 5 Alabama 2
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech starter Deck McGuire allowed just two runs in eight innings and Chase Burnette collected three hits, including a record-tying home run, leading the Yellow Jackets past Alabama 5-2 Saturday night in the winner’s bracket game of the NCAA Baseball Atlanta Regional.
A capacity crowd of 4,157 packed into Russ Chandler Stadium to watch McGuire (9-4) pitch against Alabama’s Jimmy Nelson (8-3) in a battle of two of the top aces in the Southeast. Tech’s Andrew Robinson pitched the ninth inning to record his eighth save.
"This was a really good college baseball game," said Georgia Tech coach Danny Hall. "I told my guys after the game that it was probably the best game that we have played all year long – pitching, hitting, defense.
Here is your Atlanta Regional Recap for Day 1.
Georgia Tech 10 Mercer 0
ATLANTA – Sophomore Mark Pope pitched Georgia Tech’s first complete game shutout since 2007 and senior Tony Plagman went 5-for-5 at the plate, including a pair of home runs, as Georgia Tech blanked Mercer 10-0 in the opening round of the NCAA Baseball Atlanta Regional Friday night.
The top-seeded Yellow Jackets (46-13) will play No. 2 seed Alabama Saturday at 7 p.m. Mercer (37-23) will face Elon Saturday at 3 p.m. in an elimination game.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be hosting a regional this year which features Alabama, Elon, and Mercer. The first games of the tournament feature number 2 seeded Alabama facing off against number 3 seeded Elon. Georgia Tech and Mercer will face off in the second game on Friday night at 7pm.