Samuel Wasson is the Co-Founder and Editor of BleedCrimson.net and covers New Mexico State University athletics. He comes to the CBB as our expert on the WAC.
SERIES OF THE WEEK: SACRAMENTO STATE AT HAWAI’I (Les Murakami Stadium)
Why It’s Important: Hawai`i and Sacramento State are separated by just a half a game in the WAC standings, with UH three games behind Fresno State for first place and Sacramento State 3.5 games back. Continue reading WAC Baseball Weekend Preview May 2nd – 4th 2008
Oklahoma 6 USF 1
TAMPA, Fla. — Sophomore Chase Anderson struck out six batters and junior Trey Sperring had three RBIs in Oklahoma’s 6-1 victory on Tuesday over South Florida at Red McEwen field. The win improved the Sooners’ overall record to 16-5 while the Bulls fell to 10-7.
In his fourth start of the year, Anderson delivered his best outing as a Sooner, striking out a season-high six batters. Anderson (2-1), who struggled in his last start allowing four runs in 1 1/3 innings against Washington State, limited the Bulls’ offense on Tuesday to one run off five hits and two walks. Continue reading OU, Nevada, Davidson, Temple, and JMU pick up wins
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San Diego 6 Fullerton 2
FULLERTON, Calif. – The 21st-ranked University of San Diego baseball team scored four unanswered runs in picking up a 6-2 win over No. 16 Cal State Fullerton Tuesday evening in a non-conference game at Goodwin Field.
With the win, the Toreros improve to 8-7 overall and improve to 6-1 against ranked opponents this season. With the loss, the Titans fall to 8-5, suffered their first home loss of the season and saw their five-game winning streak come to an end. Continue reading USD, TCU, UMD, UNC-W, UK, NIU, and Nevada pick up wins
The 2008 Southwest Diamond Classic will take place in Frisco TX from Thursday-Saturday. The University of Alabama, UT-Arlington, Dallas Baptist, and Nevada will take part in the four team tournament which will be hosted at the home of the Frisco Roughriders. Continue reading 2008 Southwest Diamond Classic
The UC-Irvine Anteaters will open the season at the University of Nevada. The Anteaters are coming into the season after going 47-17-1 and qualifying for the CWS after winning the Texas Regional and the Wichita State Super Regional. They will have a new coach in 2008 with Mike Gillespie taking over for Dave Serrano who left for Cal-State Fullerton. Nevada comes into the season coming off a 35-26 campaign while going 15-9 in the WAC which was good enough for second place in the conference.
Fri., Feb. 22
UC-Irvine: RHP Scott Gorgen vs. Nevada: RHP Rod Scurry
Sat., Feb. 23
UC-Irvine: RHP Bryce Stowell vs. Nevada: LHP Chris Garcia
Sun., Feb. 24
UC-Irvine: RHP Christian Bergman vs. Nevada: RHP Mario Rivera
UC-Irvine Game Notes
Nevada Game Notes
CSTV continues their series of previews with the West Coast Conference and the WAC. Sorensen picks San Diego to win the West Coast Conference with Pepperdine as a contender and Santa Clara is the darkhorse. The preview is available here. He picks Fresno State to win the conference with Louisiana Tech and Nevada in the contender category and Sacramento State in the darkhorse category. The full preview is available here.
The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) has announced their 2008 Preseason Poll and Team. The Preseason poll is led by defending conference champion Fresno State who received six out of seven first place votes with Louisiana Tech getting the other vote. Continue reading 2008 WAC Preseason Poll
Cal-Riverside started the season on Thursday night with a solid 8-4 victory over the Nevada Wolf Pack. Aaron Wible led the Highlanders by getting two hits in his four at bats with 2 RBI’s. Carl Uhl also provided a 3-4 night in the lead-off role including a double. Marc Rzepczynski started the game and went 5 innings while only giving up two runs both earned. He was followed by Pat Cassa who finished off the game by going four innings and giving up two runs in the ninth inning. The Wolf Pack offensive stars were Konrad Schmidt and Matt Suleski who both had two hits in the game. Nevada starter Ryan Rodriguez went five innings giving up three runs but only one was earned. Patrick Mason followed him to the mound and was hammered for two runs in only 1/3 of an inning of work. Jordan Salazar finished the game off for the Pack where he went 2.2 innings while giving up three runs but none were earned. Both teams will be in action tomorrow for Game 2 of the series.
The Nevada Wolf Pack took the final game of their series with Saint Mary’s by a score of 6-1. The Wolf Pack were led by a very successful performance from Mario Rivera who pitched 5.1 innings while only letting up one run on three hits. Matt Bowman who went 3-4 with 3 RBI’s including two home runs to power the offense in the victory. Kenny Fuglerud led the Gaels on a tough hitting day by going 2-4 and driving in the only run.
Saint Mary’s Recap