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Baton Rouge Regional: Day 2 Recap

New Orleans 18, Texas Southern 5

Johnny Giavotella was 3-for-3 with a home run and four runs scored, helping New Orleans eliminate Texas Southern from the NCAA tournament with an 18-5 victory Saturday in the Baton Rouge regional.

New Orleans (43-20) blew the game open in the bottom of the fifth, sending 11 batters to the plate and scoring six runs to take a 13-2 lead. Continue reading

Baton Rouge Regional: LSU 12, Texas Southern 1

A walk, a bunt attempt, a double-steal and a home run. That’s just the bottom of the first, when LSU jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first game of the Baton Rouge Regional. The homestanding Tigers broke loose again in the fifth and sixth innings, and Texas Southern got on the board in the top of the sixth with an Earnest Rhone home run. Alex Box was filled with 6,536 fans as LSU advanced in the winner’s bracket, where it will face the winner of the Southern Miss-New Orleans matchup Saturday. The SWAC Tournament champions will face the loser of that game in an elimination contest.


2008 CBB Regional Preview: Baton Rouge

The LSU Tigers finished the season on a massive 20 game winning streak. They have a 43-16 record and 18-11 in the SEC this year. The number 2 seed in the Regional is Southern Miss who has a 40-20 record with a Conference USA record of 15-9. New Orleans picked up the three seed with a season record of 42-19 and 18-11 in the Sun Belt. The final team in the regional is Texas Southern who won the SWAC Tourney to get in with a 16-32 record while being 7-17 in the conference. Continue reading

Texas takes two from Alabama A&M 18-0 and 14-3


AUSTIN, Texas — Preston Clark and David Hernandez hit two home runs apiece to lead the Texas Longhorns to a doubleheader sweep of the Alabama A&M Bulldogs, 18-0 and 14-3, at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Wednesday evening.

Clark, who hit both of his dingers in the second game, went 4-for-5 with five runs and four RBI in the doubleheader. He also reached base on one walk and two hit-by-pitches. Hernandez hit one tater in each game and went 5-for-7 with four runs, one double, two home runs and seven RBI for the day. Continue reading

Posey plays all 9 positions as FSU completes 4 game sweep

Tallahassee, Fla. – Baseball fans witnessed history on Monday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium as junior Buster Posey played all nine fielding positions in Florida State’s 10-0 victory over Savannah State. The win completed the four-game sweep of the Tigers as fourth-ranked FSU (44-8) outscored Savannah State (20-25) 76-10 in the series. Continue reading

ACC Recap for May 11th


UVA 5 UNC 4 (7 innings/Rain)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Jeremy Farrell’s two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning provided the No. 24 Virginia baseball team with the go-ahead runs in a 5-4 win over No. 2 North Carolina Sunday in a rain-shortened game at Davenport Field. Shortly after the sixth inning was completed, play was halted because of inclement weather, and just over an hour later the game was called. Continue reading

ACC Recap for May 10th


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

ACC Recap for May 9th


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

Bethune-Cookman, Southern Illinois, Coastal Carolina, and Vermont pick up wins


Bethune-Cookman 10 South Florida 3

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of South Florida baseball team lost, 10-3, to Bethune-Cookman Wednesday night at Red McEwen Field.

The Bulls drop to 25-21 overall while the Wildcats improve to 30-17.

Junior Chris Rey was 3-for-4 in the game with one RBI and a run scored, while junior Addison Maruszak added a two-hit outing to the Bulls’ offense.

Freshman Zach Pietrzyk made his longest start, and appearance, of his rookie campaign against the Wildcats, striking out two in his 4.1-inning outing. He allowed five runs from seven hits to take his second loss of the year. Continue reading

Notre Dame, Southern Miss, South Florida, Kentucky, and Louisville pick up wins


Notre Dame 5 Northern Illinois 4

CHICAGO, Ill. – The Northern Illinois baseball team could not snap No. 29 Notre Dame’s ten-game winning streak as the Huskies fell, 5-4, in front of a school-record 4,600 fans at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday night.

In a game that had four lead changes, the Fighting Irish (23-9-1) came out on top after a three-base Huskie error in the eighth inning allowed Notre Dame’s Ross Brezovsky to give the Irish a 5-4 lead on an RBI groundout.

The Huskies (15-17) plated two runs in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead off an RBI single from Justin Behm (Downers Grove, Ill./North) that scored Pat Minogue (Crystal Lake, Ill./Central), who led off the game with a single to center. A sacrifice fly from Dave Reynolds (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) plated Jeff Thomas (Loves Park, Ill./Harlem) for NIU’s second run. Continue reading