As we’re now well into the 2013 college baseball season, College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to Selection Monday with our latest 2013 Regional Projections.
For this week’s projections, instead of being solely compiled based on RPI like they have been done in past weeks, every aspect was taken into consideration. College Baseball Daily’s Ginger Poulson (@gingerpoulson) compiled this list after analyzing RPI, overall records, conference standings, overall talent and several other factors. If you have any questions about the projections feel free to leave a comment below or send her a tweet.
Enjoy the regional projections!
Sam Wasson of Bleedcrimson.net recently caught up with New Mexico State head coach Rocky Ward to get his thoughts on the win over UNM, the Bakersfield series this past weekend and the upcoming conference series against Dallas Baptist. Continue reading
Here are some of the top performances and highlights on the day. We will be providing daily articles as often as possible this season. If you know of an outstanding performance we might miss, feel free to send us an email by clicking here.
The Sacramento State Hornets held their home opener on Friday afternoon against UC-Riverside. In the third inning, UC Riverside Eddie Young got caught in a rundown and appears to be tagged out aggressively by Sacramento State’s Andrew Ayers who pushes Young after the tag. Young then turns around throwing a punch at Ayers before more players come into the fray. UC Riverside’s Eddie Young and Drake Zarate and Sacramento State’s Andrew Ayers were ejected. Each player will now face an NCAA mandated four game suspension for fighting. Last season, Ayers was named the WAC player of the year. You can check out the full video of the fight from KCRA below. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 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 30 on our Top 100 Countdown is Fresno State’s Aaron Judge. The 6’7 outfielder from Linden, California was selected in the 30th round by the Oakland A’s in the 2010 MLB Draft. Continue reading
UCLA at Baylor
The No. 6 ranked Bruins will travel to Waco, Texas to take on the Baylor Bears this weekend. It will be UCLA’s first visit to Baylor in program history. UCLA (2-1) is coming off a series victory against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Bruins dropped the opener 6-2 in 10 innings Friday night, but rallied on Saturday by defeating the Gophers 14-0. On Sunday, sophomore starter Grant Watson kept the Gophers quiet by throwing six scoreless innings and tallying a career high eight strikeouts. Baylor (1-3) is coming off a win at home Tuesday against Texas State. The Bears were swept on the road at UC Irvine last weekend. Continue reading
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DENVER—The Western Athletic Conference announced today that an invitation for affiliate membership has been issued to and accepted by North Dakota to join the conference in baseball starting with the 2013-14 academic year.
“We are pleased to announce the addition of North Dakota to our baseball league,” said WAC Interim Commissioner Jeff Hurd. “UND will be a great fit with the other baseball teams in the conference and we believe North Dakota will play a viable role in advancing WAC baseball into the future.” Continue reading
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DENVER - Dallas Baptist has been selected as the favorite to win the 2013 Western Athletic Conference regular season baseball crown in a vote by the league’s 10 head coaches.
The Patriots received 80 points and eight first place votes after a 41-19 season last year as an independent. DBU advanced to its second-straight NCAA Tournament last season. DBU joins the WAC this season after playing as a Division I independent the past nine seasons. As an independent, the Patriots have made three trips to the NCAA tournament, including an NCAA Super Regional appearance in 2011. Continue reading
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DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced today that an invitation for affiliate membership has been issued to and accepted by Northern Colorado to join the conference in baseball starting with the 2013-14 academic year.
“We are pleased to announce the addition of Northern Colorado to the WAC baseball family,” said WAC Interim Commissioner Jeff Hurd. “UNC will be a great fit with the other baseball teams in the league. We expect that they will match up well both competitively and geographically.”
Northern Colorado baseball can be traced back to 1895 when the university was named State Normal School. The Bears were part of the Rocky Mountain Conference (which became the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in 1969) until 1972 when the team joined the Great Plains Athletic Conference (1973-76). In 1991, the team officially became part of the Division II North Central Conference until 2003, when the team began its reclassification back to Division I. The Bears have made 10 Division I College World Series appearances. UNC has made 20 Division I regional appearances.
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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – As everyone is in the final month of the 2012 year, New Mexico State University head coach Rocky Ward has announced the Aggies’ schedule for the upcoming season.
NM State, who is coming off a 35-win season, a Western Athletic Conference regular-season co-championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament, will play a total of 51 regular-season games, including 26 chances for Aggie fans to see their team at Presley Askew Field.
“The 2013 schedule is another challenging one for us,” Ward said. “We will play a 27-game conference schedule for the first time in several years, but we still have some quality non-conference opponents as well.”
The Aggies will play five teams that made the NCAA Tournament last season, including two teams that won a regional at the tournament and were part of the final 16-team field, two teams that will be part of the WAC this season and in-state rival New Mexico. Five of NM State’s opponents also finished in the Top 40 of the NCAA Division I rankings, including three that finished in the Top 25.