Nebraska begins the NCAA Tournament at home, hosting a four-team regional at Hawks Field. The Huskers (40-14-1) make their ninth NCAA Tournament appearance in the last 10 years on Friday afternoon, when they open up against the Eastern Illinois Panthers (27-28), the champions of the Ohio Valley Conference, at 1:05 p.m. No. 2 seed UC Irvine and third-seeded Oral Roberts will also be coming to Hawks Field for the four-team, double-elimination regional this weekend. ORU and UC Irvine will face off on Friday at 7:05 p.m. Continue reading
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AUSTIN, Texas – Sophomore Russell Moldenhauer legged out an infield single with bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead the No. 13 Texas Longhorns to a 5-4 win over the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles in collegiate baseball action Monday evening at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
With one out in the 10th, Jordan Danks singled to rightfield and Preston Clark singled to centerfield to start a rally. After Belt grounded into a fielder’s choice forcing Clark out at second to put runners at the corners, Oral Roberts elected to intentionally walk Kyle Russell to load the bases. Cameron Rupp was scheduled to bat when Coach Augie Garrido pulled the trigger to bat the left-handed Moldenhauer against the right-handed Golden Eagles’ pitcher T.J. Kelly. Moldenhauer chopped a 0-1 pitch which fell between a sprawling ORU third baseman and pitcher for an RBI single.
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Dallas Baptist 11 Northern Illinois 8
DALLAS, Texas – Northern Illinois and Dallas Baptists combined for 19 runs and 23 hits Thursday night before the home team prevailed 11-8 at Patriot Field. The Huskies (3-9) held a 7-5 advantage before the Patriots (10-4), who received votes in this week’s National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll, mounted a comeback keyed by a five-run seventh inning. Continue reading
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Hawaii 7 Northern Illinois 3
SURPRISE, Ariz. – Hawai’i took a 4-0 lead and never trailed in a 7-3 victory over Northern Illinois Thursday night at Surprise Stadium. The Huskies (0-2), who played a school-record 16-inning game prior to the nightcap, got within a run with a three-run seventh but were unable to take a lead in the contest. Continue reading
Here is some scores from around the nation.
TCU 6 Dallas Baptist 1
FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 26, 2008) – A pair of three-run innings and outstanding pitching led the TCU Horned Frogs to a 6-1 victory over Dallas Baptist Tuesday night at Lupton Stadium. The Frogs put up three in the first inning and never looked back as the trio of Paul Gerrish, Trent Appleby and Sean Hoelscher held the Patriot bats in check. Continue reading
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Louisiana 2 Army 1
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Preseason Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year Danny Farquhar allowed two hits, while striking out nine and walking four across six strong innings and Justin Robichaux came on to strike out the side in the ninth inning as 19th-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette survived a scare from Army, winning 2-1 in the opening game of the UTSA Baseball Classic at Wolff Stadium. Continue reading
The University of Texas-San Antonio is hosting a great tournament on the opening weekend. Joining the Roadrunners this season is Army, Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas Tech, and Oral Roberts. The Red Raiders were a late addition to the tournament as Northern Illinois backed out of a three game set due to the tragedies on their campus last year. Continue reading
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ELMHURST, Ill. – After winning its record 10th straight league championship a year ago, Oral Roberts was selected to claim its 11th consecutive Summit League title in 2008 as voted on by the league’s eight head coaches. The Golden Eagles (49 points) were a unanimous selection after garnering seven first-place votes (coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams). Continue reading
Our good friend Kendall Rogers of Rivals.com has started doing previews of conferences for the 2008 season.He is one of the top college baseball writers in the country with the depth of his knowledge about the players and coaches across the country. The previews are brief but informative especially the lower level conferences. Continue reading
Oral Roberts head coach Rob Walton was named the field manager for the 2008 USA National Team. He will be joined by Old Dominion head coach Jerry Meyers who will act as the pitching coach. The other two assistant coaches are San Francisco head coach Nino Giarratano and Ritch Price of Kansas. The team will hold training camp in conjunction with their tour of the New England Collegiate Baseball League starting on June 10th. They will then head down to the Coastal Plain League to present the National Team Trials on June 20th. The team will be named on June 24th before starting up a seven game series with Chinese Taipei from June 25th-July 1. On the next day the team will fly over to Europe to play in the 2008 Dutch Honkbal Tournament and play a two-game set against the Czech Republic. The team will stay in Europe until July 18th when they begin competition in the IV FISU World Collegiate Championship in Brno, Czech Republic. The full release is available here.