The Big 12 had six teams in action on Wednesday. The conference had a pretty good showing on the day, going 4-2 overall with some blowout wins. Here is Wednesday’s Big 12 recap.
#11 Baylor 14, Prairie View A&M 1
WACO, Texas — Seventh-ranked Baylor sent 15 batters to the plate in an 11-run first inning and coasted to a 14-1, seven-inning victory over Prairie View A&M in midweek action Wednesday night at Baylor Ballpark. Baylor (18-7) improved to 5-0 all-time against Prairie View A&M (15-14) with the win.
Baylor’s 11-run first inning was one run shy of the school record for first-inning runs. The Bears enjoyed a 12-run first inning in the second game of a doubleheader March 17, 1986, against Dallas Baptist. Continue reading Big 12 Recap (April 1)→
Colorado Sports Examiner writer Mark Knudson recently put together an article about College Baseball in the state of Colorado. Knudson played 12 years of professional baseball including being the first Colorado resident to play for the Rockies. He talks about how the Northern Colardo program used to be a powerhouse in the past with 10 College World Series appearances. They ended up dropping the program down to the Division 2 level but recently brought the program back up to the Division 1 level in 2004. They have played as an independent since then but it was recently announced that Northern Colorado will join the Great Western Conference starting in the 2010 season. He also talks about Colorado and Colorado State dropping their programs in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Continue reading Colorado Sports Examiner talks College Baseball→
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
The Great West has added New York Institute of Technology and the University of Northern Colorado as associate members in the sport of baseball for the 2009-10 academic year, commissioner Ed Grom announced today. The additions bring the total number of baseball schools in the Great West to eight members, joining Chicago State, Houston Baptist, NJIT, North Dakota, Texas-Pan American and Utah Valley. Continue reading Great West adds NYIT and Northern Colorado→
GREELEY, Colo. – During the most recent National Letter of Intent signing period, the University of Northern Colorado baseball team inked three high school standouts. Harrison Lambert, Mark Shannon and Tyler Wallace will all join the Bears for the fall of 2009.
GREELEY, Colo. – Northern Colorado baseball is trying something new this year, a season opener at home. For the first time since 2004 the Bears will open at Jackson Field as they host Montana State-Billings on Feb. 20-22.
The Bears also host Air Force, Houston Baptist, Utah Valley and Texas-Pan American in contests throughout the season and face four NCAA Regional teams in Dallas Baptist, Nebraska, Southern Mississippi and Tulane as well as a three Mountain West Teams in Air Force, New Mexico and UNLV and Big 12 member Kansas. Continue reading Northern Colorado announces 2009 Schedule→
Runs Easy To Come By For Rebels LAS VEGAS – UNLV baseball torched San Diego State pitching for 19 hits in a 20-16 win on Sunday at Earl E. Wilson Stadium, giving the Rebels a Mountain West Conference series victory.
Arizona State’s 19-game winning streak to start the season came to an end with a 6-3 loss to Northern Colorado Friday night in the Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament. The loss drops Arizona State to 19-1 on the year, ending the longest winning streak to begin a season since 1961.
Darby Brown drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and Dane Carter added a two-run blast in the eighth as No. 20 Texas A&M defeated Northern Colorado, 5-2, before 3,461 fans on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Olsen Field.
The late offensive punch was a perfect complement to another great outing by the Aggie pitching staff, as starter Scott Migl and relievers Kevin Cravey and Travis Starling… Read the rest of the story here.
I will be providing the recaps of the games from the BIG 12 this season along with the press releases from those Schools.
No. 15 Bears Ware Out Purdue 2-1Landis Ware’s two-run home run provided the offense, and Kendal Volz struck out 10 as No. 15 Baylor defeated Purdue 2-1 in Friday night’s 2008 season opener at Baylor Ballpark. This was the first-ever meeting between the Bears (1-0) and the Boilermakers (0-1) in baseball. It came in the Bears’ 300th game at Baylor Ballpark.
Ware, who earned the start at second base only because 2007 Freshman All-American Raynor Campbell is out with an injury, made good use of the opportunity, going 2-for-3 on the night. He doubled down the right-field line in his first at bat to lead off the third inning, but it was his seventh-inning at bat that decided the game. Paul Miles drew a two-out walk and stole second. On the next pitch, Ware turned on an inside fastball for the game-deciding home run.