#23 New Mexico State (28-4, 3-1) at Fresno State (16-14, 0-0) Pete Beiden Field, Fresno, CA
Defending WAC champion Fresno State opens up conference play against New Mexico State. The Aggies are already 3-1 on the young conference season after defeating Sacramento State three out of four in Las Cruces, N.M. Fresno State looks to open its title defense strong after struggling a bit in non-conference play. The Bulldogs have played the entire non-conference with every team taking its best shot as they face the defending national champions. That elevated play from opponents has left the Bulldogs with a 16-14 record entering conference play. Meanwhile, the Aggies have built a 28-4 record and have national ranking of 23rd in the Collegiate Baseball polls.
As of last weekend’s games the Aggies lead the nation in runs scored (12.3/g) and home runs (72) and are third in batting average (.372). The Aggies are also looking to extend their six game road winning streak which is currently tied for best in the country along with Georgia and Eastern Illinois. Fresno State is 5th in the league in batting average at .273 and is averaging 7.2 runs per game. Fresno State boasts the league’s third best ERA at 4.62.
Mike Leake Fans Career-High 15 Batters As #4 Baseball Defeats Arizona 4-1
TEMPE, Ariz. – Mike Leake struck out 15 in a complete game gem to lead the No. 4 Arizona State University baseball team to a 4-1 victory over Arizona on Friday in front of a sellout crowd of 4,371 at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. The Sun Devils improve to 15-3 with the win in the Pac-10 Conference opener Continue reading March 20 Pac-10 Recap→
Boyd’s World has done an excellent study on pitch counts for the 2008 season. He looked at every start from around the nation and figured out which schools treat their pitchers the best in terms of pitch counts while other schools abuse their pitchers with insane pitch counts. He ranks the pitchers individually for a start, a season and also as a team. Continue reading BoydWorld’s Pitcher Abuse Points Report→
With opening day on February 20th, schools are still finalizing their 2009 College Baseball Schedule. Today we have 5 more, St Mary’s, Utah Valley, North Carolina State, Western Illinois, and St. Bonaventure. IF you are looking for any other DIV 1 School or DIV II or DIV III those can be located up top in the drop down menu and on the right hand side.
Fresno State at Sacramento State
Fresno State and Sacramento State split their weekend series over the weekend. The Hornets took the opening game on Friday night 9-8 on a walk-off grand slam by freshman Brent Hottman. On Saturday the two teams split the doubleheader with the Hornets picking up game one 4-0 and Fresno State taking game two 6-4. With the 6-4 victory the Bulldogs wrapped up their third straight WAC title. On Sunday the Bulldogs took the series finale 13-6. Continue reading WAC Weekend Recap for May 16th-18th→
Bryan Smith struck out 11 and tossed his first career complete game as Utah Valley shocked No. 9 Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon, 11-3. Smith allowed three runs on eight hits while throwing 153 pitches in leading the Wolverines to the upset win. Utah Valley State Recap
Sophomore Robby Price collected three hits, while freshman T.J. Walz scattered nine hits over 6 2/3 innings as Kansas completed a series sweep over Oklahoma for the first time in nearly 30 years with a 9-4 triumph over the Sooners Sunday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark. (more)
HILO, HI – The 19th-raked University of San Diego baseball team (13-7) completed a four-game sweep over the University of Hawaii – Hilo (7-11) with a 9-4 win in five innings Monday afternoon in a non-conference game at Wong Stadium.
There was a 40 minute rain delay, followed by a 30 minute lightning delay, then followed by another 20 minute rain delay that caused the game to start late, and because of travel plans for the Torero baseball team to get to Honolulu, the game had to be called after five innings, but does go down as a completed game. Continue reading USD, Gonzaga, and Northern Iowa win on Monday→