Here is your National Recap for April 11th.
Rodon overused; Duke defeats NC State 2-0 behind Van Orden
The top story of the night was the absolute criminal overuse of Carlos Rodon by the NC State coaching staff in the Wolfpack’s 2-0 defeat to Duke. Rodon was working on short rest and threw 134 pitches in 7.2 innings. Rodon in the game broke the NC State school record with 391 in the win. Things are not getting better for the Wolfpack as they are now 19-14 overall while being 5-11 in ACC play. Continue reading
After dropping their first game of the season, Southern California’s top ranked squads, No. 1 Cal State Fullerton and No. 9 UCLA, both bounced back with dramatic victories to ensure a series win.
It was a strong day in the Southland as 10 of the 11 SoCal teams in action scored victories. Long Beach State’s series sweep at the hands of No. 10 Vanderbilt and “one of the best pitching staffs I’ve ever seen,” according to Dirtbags’ head coach Troy Buckley, was the only blemish. Continue reading
It only took until Day Two for the list of undefeated Southern California teams to trim to just one (not including UC Santa Barbara, who has yet to play).
But the team with a still unblemished record is not No. 1 Cal State Fullerton or fellow top 10 squad, UCLA. Instead it is the USC Trojans, who have needed 26 innings to determine a pair of games with Northwestern.
USC isn’t the only team playing extra baseball early on. Five of the SoCal games went into extra innings this afternoon.
We’ve got your quick roundup of all the action, plus photo galleries from around the Southland.
Washington State 9, #1 Cal State Fullerton 7 (11 innings)
The Titans clawed back from a 7-3 deficit to tie the game in the eighth inning, but in the ninth inning when Fullerton had an opportunity to collect a walk-off win after J.D. Davis tripled with one out, the Titans couldn’t get the job done. Continue reading
A very intriguing Opening Day with several tight, nail-biting games making the first day of college baseball action in Southern California one to remember.
We’ve got your quick roundup of all the action, plus three photo galleries from around the Southland.
Portland 1, #9 UCLA 0
Travis Radke and the Portland bullpen outdueled new UCLA Friday starter James Kaprielian (5 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 7 K). Shane Zeile had two of the Bruins’ four hits. Worse than the loss was the bad news delivered after the game: Continue reading
CBD contributor Seth Bernstein recently caught up with Northwestern head baseball coach Paul Stevens who is entering his 26th season in charge of the Wildcats program. They are coming off a 18-36 season while going 6-18 in Big Ten conference play. Stevens talks with Bernstein about his 2013 squad and some of the storylines for the Wildcats including having the chance to play at Wrigley Field. You can check out the full audio interview below. Continue reading
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EVANSTON, Ill. — Trips to South Carolina, Kansas, Missouri and Florida, along with several marquee home series against Big Ten opponents highlight Northwestern’s 2013 baseball schedule, head coach Paul Stevens announced Monday (Dec. 10). Continue reading
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Park Ridge, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced on Friday the sites for its 2013 and 2014 baseball tournaments. The 2013 Big Ten Baseball Tournament will be held at Target Field in Minneapolis, the home of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins, marking the first time that the event will be held at a Major League Baseball facility. The 2014 tournament will be held at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., the site of the NCAA Division I Men’s College World Series.
The Big Ten Baseball Tournament has been played as a neutral-site event in Columbus, Ohio, since 2009. The event was held at Huntington Park, the home of the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, in 2009 and 2011 and will be played at that ballpark May 23-26, 2012. The tournament was held at Ohio State’s Bill Davis Stadium in 2010. Prior to 2009, the Big Ten Baseball Tournament was played at the site of the regular-season champion or the champion from a pre-selected division, with the exception of 1993 and 1994, when it was held in Battle Creek, Mich.
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — The Matadors of Cal State Northridge swept a doubleheader over Northwestern Saturday afternoon at Matador Field. Northridge came from behind to tie both contests before winning each in its final at bat, including an extra inning walk-off.
In the first game, the Matadors fell behind 3-1 before rallying to tie the game in the fifth inning when Tommy Simis singled home a pair of runs. Northridge scored the game-winning run the next inning when Adam Berry knocked in his second run of the afternoon.
But the story of the seven-inning game was starting pitcher Alex Muren. The junior right-hander struggled with his command early, allowing five walks and walking in a run in the third inning, but the Northwestern Wildcats managed only one base hit — a single by Nick Linne to lead off the fourth inning. Continue reading
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EVANSTON, Ill. – Home series against Nebraska, Illinois, Purdue and Indiana as well as a contest at Miller Park in Milwaukee highlight the 2012 Northwestern baseball schedule announced today (Dec. 5).
The Wildcats open their slate Feb. 17-19 as they take part in the Big Ten/Big East Challenge in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Fla., facing West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Seton Hall. NU ventures to the west coast the following weekend as it travels to Cal State Northridge for four games. Continue reading