Here is your Louisville Regional Recap for the first day of action.
Louisville 11 St. Louis 2
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senior first baseman Andrew Clark and sophomore second baseman Ryan Wright each hit home runs to lead the No. 7 Louisville baseball team to an 11-2 win over Saint Louis during Friday’s opening day of action at the NCAA Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium.
With the win, the top-seeded Cardinals (49-12) advance to the winner’s bracket game against No. 2 seeded Vanderbilt, an 8-7 winner in 13 innings over No. 3 Illinois State. First pitch for the Cardinals and Commodores is set for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday and single game tickets will be available at Jim Patterson Stadium on Saturday morning.
The Louisville Cardinals will be hosting a NCAA Baseball Regional this weekend which features the host Cardinals as the number 1 seed, Vanderbilt as the two seed, Illinois State as the three seed, and St. Louis rounds out the bracket as the four seed.
Here are some of the best links from Around the Country for May 18th.
The first article comes from Omaha-World Herald which previews the game between Creighton and Nebraska which will be the final matchup between the two schools at Rosenblatt Stadium. The other article comes from the Gannett-Louisiana which talks about how the 7th place in the SEC LSU Tigers are struggling for answers with them losing 14 out of their last 16 games. The Tigers will be back in action on Wednesday when they visit Tulane for their final non-conference game of the season. Ryan Eshoff of The Daily Bruin previews the UCSB-UCLA matchup tonight as the Bruins look to continue their recent run of success. You can check out both articles after the jump.
FROM NCBWA RELEASE
MORGANTOWN, W.Va - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending May 2, today. Wichita State junior designated Hitter Preston Springer was named National Hitter of the Week, while Oregon senior right-handed pitcher Justin LaTempa 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.
Here is your SEC Recap for April 28th.
#7 Arkansas 5 Missouri State 4
FAYETTEVILLE – Brett Eibner totaled four RBI and Jordan Pratt came out of the bullpen to pick up the win as the No. 7 University of Arkansas baseball team beat Missouri State, 5-4, Wednesday night at Baum Stadium. Eibner hit his 14th home run of the season to power the Razorback offense, while Pratt struck out four in 2.1 innings of relief work against the Bears.
"(Pratt) did a great job," head coach Dave Van Horn said. "He came in and settled the game down. If it weren’t for the weekend and having to save some pitchers, we would have left Jordan in there but we have to get him ready for the weekend."
Here is your recap for Friday the 19th.
#5 Texas 6 Nebraska 5
A three-run walk-off home run by Cameron Rupp in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the No. 2 Texas Longhorns a 6-5 victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers to open Big 12 play at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday evening.
Here is your SEC Recap for March 10th.
Florida 8 Illinois State 0
Freshman Austin Maddox (Jacksonville, Fla.) (4-for-5) drove in a career-high six runs, highlighted by his first grand slam, as No. 6 Florida (9-2) completed a two-game sweep of Illinois State (4-7) with an 8-0 victory on Wednesday night at McKethan Stadium. Maddox was 5-for-9 (.556) in the series with three extra-base hits and tallied nine RBI.
Sophomore Anthony DeSclafani (Freehold, N.J.) (1-1) earned his first win of the campaign with 5.1 strong innings in which he registered a season-high six strikeouts and gave up one hit. The trio of freshman Steven Rodriguez (Miami, Fla.), freshman Michael Heller (Bradenton, Fla.) and sophomore Justin Poovey (Granite Falls, N.C.) permitted one hit over the final 3.2 innings to nail down the Gators’ first shutout since 12-0 triumph over Eastern Michigan on Feb. 24, 2009.
Here is your SEC Recap for March 9th.
#1 LSU 18 Louisiana-Monroe 7
BATON ROUGE – A four-RBI performance by first baseman Blake Dean, along with 10 extra-base hits by the LSU offense, lifted the top-ranked Tigers to an 18-7 victory over UL-Monroe Tuesday night in Alex Box Stadium.
The Tigers (12-0) are off to their best start since 1997 when that team started the season 19-0. The win was also LSU’s 18th-straight home victory dating back to last season. ULM dropped to 5-5 with the loss.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Texas State 13, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 8
SAN MARCOS, Texas – Andrew Stumph was a double shy of hitting for the cycle and spearheaded an 18-hit outing from Texas State that nearly matched the team’s past two games combined at the plate, leading to a 13-8 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to clinch the first Southland Conference series of the season Sunday afternoon at Bobcat Field.
Here is your SEC Recap for March 6th.
LSU 3 Pepperdine 2
BATON ROUGE — LSU right-hander Joey Bourgeois allowed only one hit through seven shutout innings and catcher Micah Gibbs delivered two RBI as No. 1 LSU held off a late Pepperdine rally to beat the Waves, 3-2, Saturday night in Alex Box Stadium.
LSU (10-0) is off to its best start since 1997 when the Tigers started that season with a 19-0 mark. Saturday’s win was the Tigers’ 16th-straight home victory, dating back to last season.