Louisiana Tech Campus Hit by Tornado

JC Love FIeld.JPGA tornado wreaked havoc on the city of Ruston and the Louisiana Tech campus early Thursday morning. The city of Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama campus can certainly relate. This Saturday, April 27 will mark the eighth anniversary of one of the deadliest and most destructive storms to ever cross our paths here in Tuscaloosa.

Several athletic facilities took a major hit on the Tech campus, including baseball, softball, soccer and tennis. The college baseball community has rallied around the Tech program today. Continue reading “Louisiana Tech Campus Hit by Tornado”

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College Baseball Notebook (April 24)

Tyler SmithNAIA power Lewis and Clark State picked up a Division I win with a 5-2 victory at Seattle … Northwestern State right fielder Tyler Smith (Photo courtesy NSU Athletcs) hit three home runs and knocked in seven runs as the Demons upset No. 6 Arkansas 10-7 in Fayetteville … Purdue Fort Wayne has lost 33 straight games to Division I teams with an 11-2 loss at Purdue … Southern Miss first baseman Hunter Slater tied school records with three home runs and eight RBIs in the Golden Eagles 15-2 win at New Orleans … Youngstown State third baseman Blaze Glenn drove in six runs in the Penguins 10-0 win over St. Bonaventure.

Here is Wednesday’s college baseball notebook: Continue reading “College Baseball Notebook (April 24)”

SEC Baseball Recaps (April 24)

sec-baseball-logoNorthwestern State right fielder Tyler Smith hit three home runs and knocked in seven runs as the Demons upset No. 6 Arkansas 10-7 in Fayetteville. The Demons split the two-game midweek series with Razorbacks. Northwestern State has two wins over SEC Western Division teams this year. NSU defeated LSU 3-1 on March 12.  Alabama scored three runs in the ninth inning for a 6-3 win at Jacksonville State. The Crimson Tide completed the season sweep of the Gamecocks. Junior RHP Kyle Cameron retired all 12 batters faced, with six strikeouts for the win.

Two SEC series begin in Thursday, with Ole Miss hosting Texas A&M and Vanderbilt hosting Auburn.  Texas A&M (30-12-1, 11-6-1 SEC) trails Arkansas by one-half game in the SEC Western Division standings. The Aggies are 1.5 games behind SEC leading Georgia. Ole Miss (27-15, 10-8 SEC) is in a three-way tie with Auburn and Miss. State for fourth place in the SEC Western Division. Auburn (27-14, 10-8 SEC) looks to break up that logjam with a trip to Nashville. Vanderbilt (31-9, 12-6 SEC) trails Georgia by one game for the overall lead in the SEC standings.

Updated SEC Baseball Standings

Here is Wednesday’s SEC baseball recap. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (April 24)”

College Baseball Notebook (April 23)

NCAA LogoBryan (Dayton, Tenn.) College (NAIA) had its 220-game scoring streak snapped in a 2-0 loss to Bluefield (Vir.) College …  The Lions scoring streak fell three games shy of the all-time NAIA record … Davenport University (NCAA Division 2) posted its first win over an NCAA Division I opponent with a wild 26-19 win at Central Michigan … LaSalle first baseman Ryan Guckin smacked two homers and drove in six runs in the 24-7 win over Saint Peter’s … Memphis catcher Hunter Goodman belted two home runs in the Tigers 18-11 win over North Alabama … Nevada second baseman Keaton Smith drilled the first pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning over the left field fence to lift the Wolfpack to an 8-7 walk off win over No. 2 Oregon State … Nevada swept the 2-game series with a pair of walk off, extra inning wins over the Beavers.

Here is Tuesday’s college baseball notebook: Continue reading “College Baseball Notebook (April 23)”

SEC Baseball Recaps (Tuesday, April 23)

Mississippi State took down arch-rival Ole Miss in front a record crowd at the annual Governor’s Cup in Pearl … Georgia fell to rival Georgia Tech in the annual game at Sun Trust Park … Auburn, Arkansas, Kentucky and South Carolina posted lopsided wins … FAU scored four times in the ninth inning for a 13-11 win over the Florida Gators in Gainesville.

Updated SEC Baseball Standings

Here is Tuesday’s SEC baseball recap. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Tuesday, April 23)”

College Baseball Notebook (April 22)

NCAA BaseballThere was limited schedule on Monday night in the college baseball world, but there were several high-scoring and thrilling games.

Here is Monday’s college baseball notebook: Continue reading “College Baseball Notebook (April 22)”

College Baseball Notebook (April 21)

NCAA LogoAustin Peay scored a season-high 22 runs and three players had at least six RBIs in a 22-11 win at UT Martin. DH Matt Joslin RF Parker Phillips and 1B Andrew Flaherty combined for four home runs and 19 RBIs in the win … Clemson is riding a 7-game losing streak after suffering back-to-back sweeps at home to Florida State and Duke … Columbia first baseman Chandler Bengston hit three home runs in a double header sweep of Brown … Duke completed its first three-game sweep at sweep at Clemson since 1948 … Michigan State earned its first Big Ten win of the season with a 5-3 win over Rutgers in game one of Sunday’s double header … Purdue Fort Wayne is the only winless Division I team in conference play following a pair of losses to Omaha … UMBC second baseman AJ Wright finished a single shy of the cycle in the 8-2 win over Hartford.

 Here is Sunday’s college baseball notebook: Continue reading “College Baseball Notebook (April 21)”