Mark Etheridge of SeBaseball.com has started his 80 team preview of schools in the Southeastern part of the country. His first preview is of the North Carolina Tar Heels which is led by one of the best pitching duos in the country in Alex White (CBB #3 player in 2009) and Matt Harvey (CBB #42 Player in 2009). They also return All-American hitter Dustin Ackley (CBB #8 player in 2009) who is coming back from off season elbow surgery. Continue reading
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SEBaseball has put out their Regional Projections for May 13th. They have three teams from the ACC receiving the top three bids to the tournament. Miami (FL) has the top spot while UNC comes in at number two and FSU at the third overall seed. Miami (FL) and UNC will get together this weekend for a big series in Coral Gables between the ACC Coastal Division rivals. Continue reading
SeBaseball has put out their Regional Projections on April 15th. The only major change that I see is that UNC-Wilmington is not listed as a Regional host while Oklahoma State is hosting. The full article is available here.
SeBaseball has put out their Regional Projections on April 8th. I know I missed this but I have been busy. One of the most interesting things in the projections is that UNC-Wilmington is listed as a regional host coming out of the CAA. The rest of the bracket is pretty much straight forward and is available by clicking here.
Mark Etheridge of SEBaseball.com checks in with an article about many different topics. The first topic which is discussed is the whole Oregon/UC-Irvine/Fullerton musical chair act that has been going on all summer including Rod Delmonico (former head coach at Tennessee) throwing his name in the hat at UC-Irvine. The next topic discussed is how Dave Perno of UGA has had to change up his staff for the 2008 season with an assistant coach moving on to a different school. He finishes up the article by talking about some of winners and losers in the summer in getting transfers. The full article is available here.
Kendall Rogers of Rivals.com College Baseball has counted down his top 10 rising programs with a series of articles. Here’s the list.
Kendall also answered some interesting questions in his latest Mailbag. Addressed were the draft decisions for a trio of Longhorns and Rick Porcello. Also discussed are the prospects for the NC State Wolfpack and Western Carolina’s hiring of Bobby Moranda.
SeBaseball has released a list of the top five coaching jobs of 2007. The list is led by Louisville Head Coach Dan McDonnell to their first trip to the CWS in the team’s history. They also name UC-Irvine’s Dave Serrano, Mississippi State’s Ron Polk, North Carolina’s Mike Fox, and Missouri’s Tim Jamieson. The full article is available here.
Oregon State picked up a 3-2 victory over Cal-State Fullerton in a real pitching duel between Jorge Reyes and Wes Roemer. Reyes gave the Beavers six strong innings while giving up only one run on three hits. Roemer was just as good by giving up three runs in eight innings. The Beavers offense was led with homers from Mike Lissman and Scott Santschi. The Titans got a homer from Nick Mahin in the losing effort. CS Fullerton will play UC-Irvine in an elimination game on Monday while Oregon State faces PAC-10 rival Arizona State in the winner’s bracket.
The Louisville Cardinals jumped out to an early 5-0 victory but the Rice Owls were able to come back and win a wild game 15-10. Aaron Luna led the Owls by going 2-4 with three RBI. Rice reliever Bobby Bramhall pitched the final two innings without giving up a run to get the victory and up his record to 7-2. Louisville was led on offense by Logan Johnson who picked up two hits while driving in three runs. Cardinals closer Trystan Magnuson got rocked in his only inning of work as he let up six runs as he got the loss to drop his record to 3-3. Louisville will play an elimination game on Sunday against Mississippi State at 2 pm while Rice will play North Carolina at 7 pm.
UNC 8 Mississippi State 5
The North Carolina Tar Heels erased a 4-0 deficit with eight runs in the fourth and sixth innings combined as the Tar Heels picked up a 8-5 victory over Mississippi State. UNC starter Robert Woodard struggled in only 1.2 innings as he let up four runs on seven hits. Adam Warren relieved Woodard and gave the Tar Heels 4.1 scoreless innings while only giving up three hits and a walk. Warren’s record goes to 11-0. Andrew Carignan pitched the final inning to get his 16th save of the year. Chad Flack led the UNC offense by going 3-4 with a RBI. Justin Pigott started for the Bulldogs as he gave up six runs in 5.1 innings as he got the loss to put his record at 7-7. Mitch Moreland led the Bulldogs offense by going 2-4 with a homer. UNC plays Rice on Sunday at 7 pm and Mississippi State plays Louisville at 2 pm.
SeBaseball has now added two more previews with Conference USA and Atlantic Sun added to the mix. They pick Rice to win the Conference USA title over the Tulane Green Wave which is the consensus pick in the media. SeBaseball also picked Jacksonville over Stetson and Mercer to win the Atlantic Sun Conference.