Here is your 2010 Big East Tournament Recap for Day 1 of action from Clearwater, Florida.
#9 Louisville 11 West Virginia 4
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Keyed by sophomore second baseman Ryan Wright’s game-winning three-run homer in the seventh, the ninth-ranked Louisville baseball team scored 10 unanswered runs during the final three innings to earn an 11-4 victory over West Virginia on Wednesday in the first round of the 2010 BIG EAST Championship at Bright House Field.
The Big East Tournament kicks off in action on Wednesday as every team will play a game. Pitt will start the day with a 10 am game against Rutgers. UConn and Cincinnati will play in the afternoon. The night games see Louisville playing West Virginia and St. John’s will play South Florida at 8pm. Continue reading
We are now 10 days away from Selection Monday. Here are some of my random thoughts as we enter the last day of conference action for many teams across the country.
We are heading into the last weekend of conference play for most teams across the country except for the West Coast schools who do not have postseason conference tournament. Here are ten series to watch this upcoming weekend.
We are now only 17 days away from Selection Monday when we will find out the field of 64 teams. Here are some of my random thoughts for the games played on Friday evening. We saw three top ten teams drop their series openers tonight with the biggest victory being the North Carolina State Wolfpack over the Florida State Seminoles.
Here is your ACC Recap for April 28th.
#2 Virginia 10 Georgetown 5
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team matched a season best with its seventh straight win Wednesday, as the Cavaliers recorded a 10-5 victory over Georgetown at Davenport Field.
Phil Gosselin (Jr., West Chester, Pa.) recorded his third career four-hit game, going 4-for-5 with three RBI. Reed Gragnani (Fr., Richmond, Va.) added two hits and two stolen bases. Eight of the nine Cavalier starters posted at least one hit as UVa finished with 13 hits in the game.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Connecticut third baseman Mike Olt and USF righthanded pitcher Randy Fontanez are the winners of the BIG EAST’s weekly baseball honors for the week-ending April 25.
Olt was named BIG EAST Player of the Week after he led Connecticut to a 6-0 week, including a three-game sweep of Rutgers, to lift the Huskies into sole possession of first place in the BIG EAST standings and extend Connecticut’s winning streak to 21 games — the longest active streak in the nation. Olt hit .655 and slugged 1.138, going 19-for-29 with five doubles, three home runs, 11 RBI and nine runs scored. He had at least two hits in all six games and had at least one extra-base hit in five of the six. Olt hit .786 in the three games against Rutgers, capping the week by going 5-for-6 with a double and a home run in Game 3.
Fontanez was tabbed as BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week after he threw a complete-game shutout to key USF’s 5-0 win against Villanova Friday, helping the Bulls take two of three from the Wildcats. Fontanez faced just three batters over the minimum as he scattered four hits and walked one while striking out five to pick up his third win of the season. He registered his third complete game of the season and his second complete-game shutout of the year.
Here is your SEC Recap for April 21st.
#5 LSU 8 Northwestern State 6
BATON ROUGE – Shortstop Austin Nola knocked in three runs, and No.5 LSU staged a two-out rally in the eighth inning, breaking a 6-6 tie to beat No.30 Northwestern State, 8-6, Wednesday night in Alex Box Stadium.
The Tigers (32-6) are on a six-game winning streak and remain undefeated in mid-week contests this season. Northwestern State dropped to 25-12 with the loss.
Greg Aumen of the St. Petersburg Times has an excellent feature on South Florida LHP Andrew Barbosa. He is a 6’8 235 pound lefty out of San Juan Puerto Rico who has stepped up his game this year. He is currently 4-1 with a 2.55 ERA in his first eight starts of the season.
FROM NCBWA RELEASE
MORGANTOWN, W.Va - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending April 4, today. Virginia Tech junior utility player Austin Wates was named National Hitter of the Week, while South Florida junior left-handed pitcher Andrew Barbosa was named National Pitcher of the Week. This marks the third-straight week that a USF pitcher has earned the national recognition. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.