The biggest news last week was that the NCAA Baseball Committee has recommended changing the way the RPI is calculated for the 2013 season. The revised RPI formula will value each road victory as 1.3 instead of 1.0. Each home win will be valued at 0.7 instead of 1.0. Conversely, each home loss will count 1.3 against at team’s RPI and each road loss will count 0.7 against a team. This is similar to the changes made in Division I men’s and women’s basketball where road wins are weighted as 1.4 and home victories are weighted at 0.6. That was based on statistical data that consistently showed home teams in Division I basketball winning about two-thirds of the time.
College Baseball Daily was able to catch up to coaches from around the country to get their thoughts on the new rules and what changes they might have for their 2013 schedules if they are adopted by NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel meeting on August 11th. You can check out the coaches comments below and the NCAA did a study on what the changes would have done for the 2011 season if they were in effect which can be checked out by clicking here. Continue reading
Here is your 2011 NCAA College Station Regional Day 2 Recap.
Arizona 13 Wright State 0
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Arizona baseball team exploded for 13 runs on 15 hits and Kyle Simon pitched a complete game shutout as the Wildcats eliminated Wright State in a 13-0 decision on Saturday afternoon at the College Station Regional. Continue reading
Here is your NCAA College Station Regional Day 1 Recap.
Seton Hall 4 Arizona 0
COLLEGE STATION, TX – Sophomore Jon Prosinski (Skillman, N.J.) fired a complete game shutout as the Seton Hall baseball team won its ninth straight game with a 4-0 upset victory over Arizona in the opening round of the College Station Regional in the 2011 NCAA Baseball Championship. Continue reading
1. Texas A&M (42-18)
2. Arizona (36-19)
3. Seton Hall (33-23)
4. Wright State (36-17) Continue reading
College Baseball Daily throughout the season will be providing our Quick Hits on games throughout the country. Special thanks to William Knox and Mark Rafferty for contributing to this report. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for instant reaction and the best up to minute coverage on college baseball in the country. We also have a Facebook page which can be joined by clicking here. Continue reading
INDIANAPOLIS – Wright State is a narrow choice to win the 2011 Horizon League Baseball Championship in balloting by the conference’s seven head coaches. The Raiders received 32 points and three first-place votes. Continue reading
Wright State won the 2010 Horizon League Regular Season title with a 17-6 overall record. Milwaukee finished in the runners-up position a game back with a 17-8 record while Illinois-Chicago finished third with a 15-9 record. Valparaiso came in fourth at 9-10 and Butler finished 11-13 for a fifth place finish. Youngstown State came in sixth with a 9-17 record and Cleveland State rounded out the conference with a 5-20 mark. Continue reading
Here is your NECBL Playoff Recap for August 5th. The Newport Gulls defeated the North Shore Navigators 5-4 while the North Adams SteepleCats defeated the Danbury Westerners 4-2. Continue reading
The College Baseball Blog continues our tradition of naming National Player and Pitcher of the Week. This week we honor Wright State senior infielder Quentin Cate and South Florida junior LHP Andrew Barbosa.
Here is your SEC Recap for March 24th.
#4 LSU 4 Louisiana-Lafayette 3
BATON ROUGE — A pair of RBI by catcher Micah Gibbs and five shutout innings by the LSU bullpen led the fourth-ranked Tigers to a 4-3 victory over UL-Lafayette Wednesday night in Alex Box Stadium.
The Tigers (17-3) have won seven of their last 10 meetings with the Cajuns (11-10) since 2000 and lead the all-time series 46-22.