The Big 12 opens the week with a promising schedule. Texas Tech hosts a tournament, while Nebraska and Missouri are both participating in tournaments away from home. No. 6 Texas plays host to Maryland, with No. 5 Oklahoma playing host to William and Mary. Most of the other match-ups favor the Big 12 teams, including no. 32 Baylor/Oral Roberts, no. 16 Texas A&M/LeMoyne, Oklahoma State/Bryant and Kansas State/Pacific. Unfortunately, Kansas travels to Fort Worth to take on no. 3 TCU, which won’t be good for the early season record.
ELMHURST, Ill. − After winning its record 13th straight league championship a year ago, Oral Roberts was an overwhelming choice to claim The Summit League crown in 2011 as voted on by the league’s eight head coaches. Continue reading 2011 Summit League Preseason Coaches Poll
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ELMHURST, Ill. – After winning its record 13th straight league championship a year ago, Oral Roberts was an overwhelming choice to claim The Summit League crown in 2011 as voted on by the league’s eight head coaches. Continue reading 2011 Preseason Summit League Coaches Poll
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DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball announced the four members of the 2011 Collegiate National Team coaching staff on Thursday. Missouri’s Tim Jamieson will manage the club next summer, and he will be joined by pitching coach Rob Walton (Oral Roberts) and assistant coaches Dave Van Horn (Arkansas) and Scott Stricklin (Kent State). Continue reading USA Baseball announces 2011 Collegiate National Team Coaching Staff
Collegiate Baseball has put out their 2010-2011 Top 40 Recruiting Classes. Leading the way is LSU with the San Diego Toreros coming in at the runners up spot. The Oregon Ducks come in at the third spot while CWS Finalist UCLA comes in at number four. Florida rounds out the top five with another strong class coming in. You can check out the full top 40 below.
North Carolina 12 Oral Roberts 4
NORMAN, OKLA. — Jacob Stallings matched a career-best three hits and Seth Baldwin ripped a three run home run to lead North Carolina over Oral Roberts 12-4 Sunday afternoon in game five of the Norman Regional at L. Dale Mitchell Park. The Tar Heels improve to 38-21 and advance to face Oklahoma later tonight.
Chris Munnelly (3-2) earns the victory allowing just three runs on eight hits in five innings of work. Relievers Greg Holt,Zach Bernard, Cody Penny and Nate Striz combined to render just one run in four frames.
Oral Roberts 9 Cal 8
NORMAN, Okla.—Tyler Garewal smacked a one-out solo home run in the bottom of the ninth to lead Oral Roberts to a 9-8 win over California in an NCAA Regional elimination game, Saturday at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
The Golden Eagles (36-26) next face either Oklahoma or North Carolina in another elimination game at 1 p.m., Sunday. ORU needs three more wins to capture the Norman Regional title; a loss will end its season. Cal concludes its season with a 29-25 record.
Here is your Norman Regional Recap for Day 1 of action.
North Carolina 12 California 3
NORMAN, OKLA. — Junior Matt Harvey pitched six strong innings to lead North Carolina over California 12-2 Friday night in the second game of the Norman Regional at L. Dale Mitchell Park. UNC never trailed after a six-run first frame improving to 37-20 overall.
Harvey (8-3) notched nine strikeouts and allowed just two runs on four hits. The Mystic, Conn., native moves into ninth all-time in career strikeouts (263) and tenth all-time in career wins (22) in Tar Heel history. Freshman Michael Morin pitched 2.1 strong innings allowing just one run on four hits. Greg Holt closed out the game recording the final two outs.
Oklahoma (44-15, 15-10 Big 12)
Oklahoma finished the regular season eight games behind Texas for second place in the Big 12. The Sooners won two of their three games in the Big 12 tournament, but failed to advance to the Championship Game. Oklahoma’s year surprised many after the Sooners were devastated by the MLB Draft last June. A strong core of young players, led by All-Big 12 sophomore 3B Garrett Buechele (.393, 15 HR, 61 RBI) and sophomore 1B Cameron Seitzer (.331, 14 HR, 51 RBI) is bolstered with the addition of freshman LF Max White (.318, 14 HR, 39 RBI). The pitching staff compares equally to the hitting. Friday’s game is in the hands of junior RHP Michael Rocha (7-1, 3.02 ERA, 45 K in 56.2 IP), followed on Saturday by junior RHP Zach Neal (8-3, 4.52 ERA, 76K in 87.2 IP). If, and a little if that is, the Sooners make it to Sunday, junior RHP Bobby Shore (8-4, 4.52 ERA) and freshman LHP Ryan Gibson (5-2, 3.76 ERA) will be available. Junior RHP Ryan Duke (1-1, 3.00 ERA, 11 saves) will be ready to work the late innings if necessary.
Here is your SEC Recap for April 20th.
SHREVEPORT, La. — Shortstop Austin Nola was a single shy of hitting for the cycle, and the fifth-ranked Tigers pounded 15 hits to top No. 30 Northwestern State, 14-3, Tuesday night at Fair Grounds Field.
The Tigers (31-6) will be back in action Wednesday when they play host to Northwestern State (25-11) in Alex Box Stadium at 6:30 p.m., as the two teams will meet for the second time in two days.