Here are some of the best mid-week matchups that take place tonight.
#17 Coastal Carolina at #12 Clemson
The Chanticleers head to Clemson tonight to take on the Tigers in a key out of conference showdown between two squads battling it out for a regional host bid. Coastal Carolina enters with a 19-5 overall record but lost the final two games against San Diego this past weekend. Coastal Carolina will start junior lefthander Matt Rein (3-0, 1.23 ERA) on the mound. He will be making his first career start as he has made eight relief appearances for a total of 22.0 innings pitched this season. He has allowed 15 hits (.195 opponents’ batting average), no homers, and 10 walks with 11 strikeouts. He has also not allowed a stolen base. Rico Noel leads the CCU offense as he is hitting .356 with three homers and 24 RBI while stealing 19 bases in 22 attempts in the early portion of the schedule. Clemson enters with a 18-6 overall record after losing two out of three games to Virginia over the weekend. They will send Dominic Leone (1-0, 6.14 ERA) to the mound who will also be making his first career start, while making seven relief appearances for a total of 7.1 innings pitched. He has given up nine hits (.281 opponents’ batting average) and five walks with eight strikeouts. Clemson’s offense is led by Kyle Parker who is hitting .396 with 10 homers and 24 RBI on the year.
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Anthony Gallas of Kent State went 5-6 at the plate while hitting for the cycle, driving in six runs, and scoring three times as the Golden Flashes defeated Winthrop 16-10. The cycle was the first by a Kent State player since Steve Smetana completed the feat in 1995. Kent State coach Scott Stricklin about Anthony Gallas, "He was really locked in and he hit the ball to all fields, He took the ball and pulled it and he hit it to the opposite field. That is the first time I have seen someone hit for the cycle in a while."
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Here are my thoughts from the College Baseball action on Friday evening.
The UCLA offense came alive tonight by beating Oral Roberts 20-4. They were led on offense by Tyler Rahmatulla who went 2-3 including a homer with four RBI. The Bruins were off some days this week as they were taking finals at the end of the semester. UCLA is now a perfect 14-0 on the season.
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Here is your SEC Recap for March 17th.
LSU 10 Nicholls State 3
BATON ROUGE, La. – A three-run homer by designated hitter Matt Gaudet, along with six shutout innings by the Tigers’ pitching staff lifted No. 3 LSU to a 10-3 victory over Nicholls State Wednesday night in Alex Box Stadium.
The Tigers (14-2) will open conference play Friday when they host SEC rival Arkansas in a three-game series beginning at 7 p.m. in Alex Box Stadium. Friday’s game will be LSU’s first televised game of the season and will air on Cox Sports Television (Cox cable channel 37 in Baton Rouge). LSU defeated Arkansas four times last season, including twice in the College World Series.
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Here is your SEC Recap for March 16th
#3 Georgia Tech 6 Georgia 5
ATLANTA – Jacob Esch drew a bases-loaded walk to break a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning, and Andrew Robinson pitched a perfect ninth as the No. 3 Georgia Tech baseball team defeated rival Georgia, 6-5, Tuesday night at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The Yellow Jackets have now won five-straight games at Russ Chandler Stadium against the Bulldogs, and improve to 14-1 on the season. Georgia fell to 8-9 overall with the loss.
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Here are a couple of my thoughts from the games over the weekend.
Ritch Price of Kansas has to be happy to head down to Baton Rouge and pick up a series victory over the number 1 ranked LSU Tigers. His son Robby Price lead the Jayhawks attack on Friday night by having three hits and two RBI. On Sunday, Robby continued his strong hitting by going 3-5 with an RBI.
Alex Wimmers of Ohio State pitched eight strong innings on Sunday as he led the Buckeyes to a 2-0 victory over Tennessee. He is now 3-0 on the year with an ERA of 2.84 while striking out 23 batters in 19 innings pitched.
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Here is your SEC Recap for March 10th.
Florida 8 Illinois State 0
Freshman Austin Maddox (Jacksonville, Fla.) (4-for-5) drove in a career-high six runs, highlighted by his first grand slam, as No. 6 Florida (9-2) completed a two-game sweep of Illinois State (4-7) with an 8-0 victory on Wednesday night at McKethan Stadium. Maddox was 5-for-9 (.556) in the series with three extra-base hits and tallied nine RBI.
Sophomore Anthony DeSclafani (Freehold, N.J.) (1-1) earned his first win of the campaign with 5.1 strong innings in which he registered a season-high six strikeouts and gave up one hit. The trio of freshman Steven Rodriguez (Miami, Fla.), freshman Michael Heller (Bradenton, Fla.) and sophomore Justin Poovey (Granite Falls, N.C.) permitted one hit over the final 3.2 innings to nail down the Gators’ first shutout since 12-0 triumph over Eastern Michigan on Feb. 24, 2009.
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Here is your SEC Recap for March 9th.
#1 LSU 18 Louisiana-Monroe 7
BATON ROUGE – A four-RBI performance by first baseman Blake Dean, along with 10 extra-base hits by the LSU offense, lifted the top-ranked Tigers to an 18-7 victory over UL-Monroe Tuesday night in Alex Box Stadium.
The Tigers (12-0) are off to their best start since 1997 when that team started the season 19-0. The win was also LSU’s 18th-straight home victory dating back to last season. ULM dropped to 5-5 with the loss.
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So this is going to be a new column I’ll put out every Friday about what I’m most looking forward to in the upcoming weekend, or just general notes and things of interest in college baseball.
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