A pair of underrated West Coast squads tried to make statements on Friday with UC Santa Barbara taking it to an Mississippi State while San Diego was one infield single away from taking down top 15 squad Oklahoma State twice in a doubleheader.
USC and UCLA got off to troublesome starts in the “No-Longer-Dodgertown-Classic” weekend series against Houston and Pepperdine. Plus all the other Southern California college baseball action as we’ve got your quick roundup of all the Southern California action, plus photo galleries from around the area:
Sunday’s action saw Cal Poly get a pivotal series-clinching win in the rubber game over UCLA 9-1. The victory was huge for the Mustangs, who dropped the first game on Friday only to show a lot of character and bounce back with two straight wins on the road to take the series. Offensively Nick Torres and Brian Mundell continued to be the story as the duo combined for five hits and five RBI on the day. Mundell homered in all three games of the series and raised his average to a red-hot .455 on 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
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
We continue the countdown today at number 39 with Mississippi State redshirt sophomore first baseman Wes Rea. The first baseman reminds people of the big hitters that LSU had back in the late 90′s as he checks in at 6’5 and 272 pounds. Continue reading
We continue the countdown with another Mississippi State Bulldog at number 53, RHP Jonathan Holder. Holder enters his junior season after a spectacular run with the Diamond Dawgs last season. Continue reading
We continue the countdown with number 54, Mississippi State’s LHP Ross Mitchell. The Smyrna, Tenn. southpaw enters his junior season with the Diamond Dawgs as one of the strongest bullpen pitchers in Starkville. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily kicks off 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 providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today at number 94 with Mississippi State LHP Jacob Lindgren. The Bay St. Louis, Miss. southpaw was a star at St. Stanislaus High school, compiling an 8-0 record with a 1.09 ERA. Lindgren also hit .470 with 17 RBIS and 5 homers, while securing 128 strikeouts in 64 innings. Continue reading
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STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Bulldog Club is seeking input from baseball season-ticket holders and Bulldog Club members regarding the future of Dudy Noble Field/Polk-Dement Stadium. Listening sessions will be held in
both Starkville (Oct. 14) and Jackson (Oct. 15), giving fans the opportunity to provide feedback on possible renovations and expansion of historic Dudy Noble Field.