Saturday’s roundup takes us to the PAC 12/Big 10 Challenge in Surprise, AZ where Michigan State pulled off a comeback win late against #1 Oregon State. Down 7-6 entering the top of the 9th, the Spartans pushed across two runs to take the 8-7 lead and held on for the win. Michigan State has been very impressive thus far in 2014, taking the first two games against the PAC 12 this weekend to improve to 4-1 overall and a chance to go 3-0 in the challenge if they can beat Washington on Sunday. Next weekend they will have another opportunity to pick up some quality wins as they face Mississippi State twice in the Diamond Classic in Starkville. Continue reading
After dropping their first game of the season, Southern California’s top ranked squads, No. 1 Cal State Fullerton and No. 9 UCLA, both bounced back with dramatic victories to ensure a series win.
It was a strong day in the Southland as 10 of the 11 SoCal teams in action scored victories. Long Beach State’s series sweep at the hands of No. 10 Vanderbilt and “one of the best pitching staffs I’ve ever seen,” according to Dirtbags’ head coach Troy Buckley, was the only blemish. Continue reading
It only took until Day Two for the list of undefeated Southern California teams to trim to just one (not including UC Santa Barbara, who has yet to play).
But the team with a still unblemished record is not No. 1 Cal State Fullerton or fellow top 10 squad, UCLA. Instead it is the USC Trojans, who have needed 26 innings to determine a pair of games with Northwestern.
USC isn’t the only team playing extra baseball early on. Five of the SoCal games went into extra innings this afternoon.
We’ve got your quick roundup of all the action, plus photo galleries from around the Southland.
Washington State 9, #1 Cal State Fullerton 7 (11 innings)
The Titans clawed back from a 7-3 deficit to tie the game in the eighth inning, but in the ninth inning when Fullerton had an opportunity to collect a walk-off win after J.D. Davis tripled with one out, the Titans couldn’t get the job done. Continue reading
A very intriguing Opening Day with several tight, nail-biting games making the first day of college baseball action in Southern California one to remember.
We’ve got your quick roundup of all the action, plus three photo galleries from around the Southland.
Portland 1, #9 UCLA 0
Travis Radke and the Portland bullpen outdueled new UCLA Friday starter James Kaprielian (5 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 7 K). Shane Zeile had two of the Bruins’ four hits. Worse than the loss was the bad news delivered after the game: Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!
Number 4 on our countdown is Vanderbilt junior RHP Tyler Beede. The Auburn, Massachusetts native graduated from Lawrence Academy after being named a consensus high school All-American. He was selected in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays but decided to head to Vanderbilt to continue his baseball career. Continue reading
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The South Carolina Gamecocks are predicted to win the 2014 Southeastern Conference baseball championship by a slim one-vote margin, as voted by the league’s 14 baseball coaches in the 23rd annual preseason SEC poll.
The Gamecocks, ranked No. 14 nationally in the preseason USA Today Coaches’ Poll, seek to capture their fourth SEC Championship. LSU and Mississippi State, ranked second and fourth in the USA Today poll respectively, received four votes each in the overall vote. Continue reading
2013 record: 29-30 (14-16)
Finish: Regionals (4th place, Bloomington)
2013 was a season of frustration and disappointment for a team coming off back to back to back College World Series appearances. Injuries decimated the Gators, and many even questioned whether they belonged in a regional after finishing one game over .500 heading into postseason play. After a quick 0-2 exit in Bloomington, the answer was, well, probably not. Continue reading
We continue the countdown today with number 74, Vanderbilt outfielder Rhett Wiseman. In his freshman campaign with the Commodores, Wiseman played a limited role as he joined a very talented Vanderbilt squad. Despite his lack of regular playing time, Wiseman was still able to put up pretty impressive numbers. In 54 games played, the 5’9” outfielder had only 11 starts and 121 at bats. With most of those at bats being pinch hitting situations, Wiseman handled himself well collecting 35 hits, 3 homeruns and 17 RBI while posting a .289 average. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily kicks off our countdown to the start of the 2014 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today at number 95 with Vanderbilt third baseman Xavier Turner. The sophomore was named to the 2013 SEC All-Freshman Team, after hitting .324 over the ‘Dores season, which was the second highest average among starting players. The Sandusky, Ohio native is no stranger to being a top performer in his sport.
“Our schedule is very challenging and will most certainly give us a realistic indicator of where we are prior to the start of the SEC season,” head coach Tim Corbin said. “We have always tried to measure ourselves early against proven opponents and this year will be no different.” Continue reading