FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
Game 1: Va Tech 7 Miami (FL) 6
Game 2: Miami (FL) 9 Va Tech 2
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Hokie freshman Justin Wright tied a career high with seven strikeouts while throwing a complete game to help the Virginia Tech baseball team stun top-ranked Miami on Saturday, 7-6, in the opening game of an ACC doubleheader at English Field. Continue reading
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
Miami (FL) 12 Va Tech 4
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Junior centerfielder Blake Tekotte tied a school record with three home runs and Miami hit five home runs in a game for the third time this season as the No. 1 ranked Hurricanes (40-5, 21-2 ACC) won its 40th game with a 12-4 win over Virginia Tech (20-29, 4-21 ACC) Friday evening at English Field. Yonder Alonso and Dennis Raben also both homered for Miami, which scored at least 10 runs for the 21st time this season. Continue reading
Miami (FL) at Virginia Tech
The Miami Hurricanes head north to Blacksburg VA to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies in a battle between the First place team and the worst team in the conference. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 39-5 and 20-2 in the tough ACC. The Hokies have a record of 20-28 and 4-20 in the ACC. The Hurricanes have one of the most potent lineups in the entire led by Yonder Alonso and Jemile Weeks. Alonso has a batting average of .384 with 14 homers and 50 RBI in 44 games. He has an on-base percentage of .550. Jemile Weeks leads the team with a .390 average with 16 stolen bases. Chris Hernandez has been perfect in his first collegiate season as he has a 8-0 record with a 2.70 ERA. The Hokies are led by Sean O’Brien who has a batting average of .335 with six homers on the season. Continue reading
FROM PRESS RELEASES
JMU 8 Georgia State 3
PANTHERSVILLE, Ga., March 9, 2008 – James Madison University took command with a six-run fourth inning and sophomore Kyle Hoffman (Reading, Pa./Twin Valley) pitched eight innings in an 8-3 victory to complete a Colonial Athletic Association sweep of Georgia State University on Sunday afternoon at The Field at Panthersville. Continue reading
We will throughout the year bring you some Game Notes from around the country from some of the top series. Continue reading
The city of Houston broke out the brooms this weekend, as Rice and Houston both swept Conference USA series. The two schools are now 1-2 in the C-USA standings. Marshall also broke into the league win column in convincing fashion over the weekend.
Houston at No. 24 Tulane
Quality pitching was this weekend’s story for Houston, as well. Aaron Brown set the tone with seven shutout innings in Friday’s 7-0 win. The Cougars received a quality effort from Wes Musick (one run on five hits with eight strikeouts) on Saturday, but it was Bryan Pounds two-RBI single in the top of the ninth that gave UH a 2-1 win. Freshman John Touchton was solid in Sunday’s 6-4 win, allowing three runs on six hits over seven innings.
UCF at No. 6 Rice
Rice’s three wins in a row over UCF marked the 36th consecutive home series that the Owls have won, including sweeps in 23 of those. Solid pitching was the key to this series victory, as Rice allowed just three runs in three games. Joe Savery finished off the sweep with his best pitching effort of the season in Sunday’s 8-0 win, allowing on hit over a season-long seven innings.
Marshall at Memphis
Memphis posted a 5-3 victory over Marshall on Friday night before that series took a dramatic turn. The Thundering Herd scored a season-high 21 runs in a 21-7 win on Saturday and then posted their first-ever shutout in C-USA play, defeating the Tigers, 11-0. Marshall scored 32 runs on 34 hits in the final two games of the series and were aided by seven Memphis errors. The wins snapped a 16-game losing streak for the Herd, which moved into eighth place in the league standings.
UAB at Southern Miss
UAB opened its series at Southern Miss with a 6-1 win, as Ben Styes earned the victory with 5.2 shutout innings. But, the Golden Eagles rebounded to take the final two games of the series, 6-4 and 8-4. David Clark tied a career high with eight strikeouts in Sunday’s win.
Savannah State at East Carolina
East Carolina stepped out of league play this weekend and posted three consecutive victories over Savannah State, outscoring them 34-7. The Pirates are now 28-12 on the season.
C-USA Players of the week
After setting the tone for a three-game sweep at No. 23 Tulane, Houston junior righthander Aaron Brown has been named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week for the period of April 16-22. Hitter of the Week honors went to Marshall junior C Tommy Johnson, whose career-best weekend helped the Thundering Herd to a series win at Memphis.
Conference USA Release
The Citadel Bulldogs came back from a six run deficit to beat Savannah State 8-7. The Bulldogs were led by a five run fifth inning in which Zach Brown and Sonny Meade hit back to back homers. Chris McGuinness pitched 3.2 innings to pick up his first college victory. Link Saunders picked up his fourth save of the early season by pitching the ninth. Marcus Cortas picked up the loss to go to 0-1 on the season. The Citadel will be back in action this weekend when they host Eastern Illinois. Savannah State will play Bethune-Cookman in Daytona Beach for a three game set this weekend.
The Citadel Recap
Savannah State Recap
The Citadel Bulldogs will host Savannah State on Tuesday at 3 pm. The Citadel enter the game with a 10-5 record while Savannah State has a 14-7 record. The Bulldogs are coming off a series with Columbia in which they won two out of three games while Savannah State is coming off a 3-0 weekend with victories over Charleston Southern and Edward Waters College.
The Citadel Game Notes