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USF 9 Northwestern 8
TAMPA, Fla. – The University of South Florida Bulls ended their two-game skid with a 9-8 victory against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday night at Red McEwen Field.
USF improves to 3-2 on the season while the Wildcats drop to 3-3.
“The whole team played well tonight,” said head coach Lelo Prado. “We did some things offensively that we have not done all year, and when we do that, we are going to be very successful.” Continue reading
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Hawaii 7 Northern Illinois 3
SURPRISE, Ariz. – Hawai’i took a 4-0 lead and never trailed in a 7-3 victory over Northern Illinois Thursday night at Surprise Stadium. The Huskies (0-2), who played a school-record 16-inning game prior to the nightcap, got within a run with a three-run seventh but were unable to take a lead in the contest. Continue reading
TAMPA, Fla. – The University of South Florida baseball team dropped the final game of the three-game series to the Indiana State Sycamores, 6-4, Sunday afternoon at Red McEwen Field.
“We didn’t do a very good job offensively and we paid for it today,” said head coach Lelo Prado. “Our schedule is only going to get tougher and we cannot be satisfied winning two of three games.” Continue reading
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TAMPA, Fla. – A single by sophomore Victor Pina in the bottom of the 12th gave the University of South Florida baseball team a 6-5 victory over the Indiana State Sycamores Saturday night at Red McEwen Field.
“For us to win there must be a hero every night,” said head coach Prado. “Tonight it was Victor Pina.”
The heroics started earlier in the game when in the bottom of the ninth and the bases loaded, junior Chris Rey crushed a 3-2 fastball over the left field wall, tying the game at five, and sending the game into extra innings.
Indiana State Recap
FROM USF PRESS RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla. – The University of South Florida baseball team kicked off their 2008 campaign by defeating the Indiana State Sycamores 4-2, in front of an announced crowd of 530, Friday evening at Red McEwen Field.
“We had a good start,” sais head coach Lelo Prado. “We’ll build on this and hopefully come out tomorrow and play a lot better offensively. It’s the first game, guys are nervous. We got a win tonight and that’s all that matters” Continue reading
The weekend series between Southern Illinois and Western Michigan has been moved to Tennessee after inclement weather in Carbondale Ill has been forecasted for the weekend. Who in their right mind would schedule a series in Illinois in the middle of February? Did they expect the weather to be great? The full release is available here.
Eric Sorensen continues his season previews today for February 18th checking in on six conferences over the last two days. He checked in on the MEAC, MAC, Mountain West, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley, and the Northeast conferences. Continue reading
Rivals national baseball writer Kendall Rogers has put out his 2008 All-American Team which is led by Pedro Alvarez of Vanderbilt. Buster Posey of FSU is named to the first team catcher’s spot in only his second year behind the plate. Miami slugger Yonder Alonso beat out Justin Smoak for the first base position. Filling out the rest of the infield is 2B Blake Stouffer of Texas A&M, Ryan Flaherty and Pedro Alvarez of Vanderbilt. The outfield is Dominic de la Osa of Vanderbilt, Kyle Russell of Texas, and Tommy Baldridge of Coastal Carolina. Brett Wallace of Arizona State picks up the DH spot while Zach Putnam of Michigan is listed as the Utility player. The starting pitchers are Jacob Thompson of Virginia, Preston Guilmet of Arizona, Brian Matusz of San Diego and Lance Lynn of Ole Miss. The relief pitchers are led by switch-pitcher Pat Venditte of Creighton and Cole St. Clair of Rice. The full team with break downs on each player is available here.
We have found a bunch of season previews in the last week. We have linked to them below.
Illinois State: Catchers
The Illinois State Media Relations department continues their series of season previews this week focusing on the outfielders. They have a very young outfield for the 2008 season which is led by Tyler McNeely. He had a strong summer in the NYCBL where he was named to the All-Star team after struggling in the 2007 season with the Redbirds as he only hit .152 in 33 at bats. The full preview is available here.