The calendar has turned from February to March and all eyes in the sports world on focused on “March Madness”. While the 2017 college baseball season is just two weeks old, the focus this weekend is on some of the major baseball tournaments around the nation, creating a little diamond madness the first weekend of March.
The premier college baseball tournament is the Shriner’s Hospital for Children Houston College Classic played at Minute Maid Park, the home of the Houston Astros.
The star-studded field takes on a new look this season as three teams from the Southeastern Conference take on three teams from the Big 12 Conference in the three-day, nine-game event, which begins Friday at Noon. No. 4 LSU, No. 11 Ole Miss and No. 15 Texas A&M represent the SEC. No. 1 TCU, No. 19 Texas Tech and undefeated Baylor represents the Big 12. Continue reading “Tourneys Highlight College Baseball Weekend”
The third no-hitter of the season, a near no-hitter, wild finishes and crazy plays highlight the second week of the college baseball season. Here is a look at this edition of Bats and Blogs. Continue reading “SLUGFESTS, CRAZY PLAYS AND ANOTHER NO-HITTER”
FLORIDA HOSTS MIAMI IN ANNUAL SERIES
The No. 17 Miami Hurricanes and No. 2 Florida Gators meet in the annual Sunshine State Showdown this weekend at McKethan Stadium in Gainesville.
Miami will send RHP Jesse Lepore (1-0, 0.00 ERA) to the mound against UF RHP Alex Faedo (0-0, 7.71 ERA) in the series opener on Friday at 6:30 p.m. (ET). UM LHP Jeb Bargfeldt (1-0, 1.59 ERA) will face off against UF RHP Brady Singer (1-0, 1.80 ERA) on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. (ET). Miami LHP Michael Mediavilla (0-1, 8.10 ERA) will face Florida RHP Jackson Kowar (1-0, 1.59 ERA) in the series finale on Sunday at 1 p.m. (ET). All three games will air on SEC Network+ and the Watch ESPN App. Continue reading “SUNSHINE STATE SHOWDOWN”
Spring-like weather and record-setting crowds greeted teams across the country on the opening weekend of the 2017 college baseball season.
UC Santa Barbara and Loyola Marymount played the first game of the season on Thursday, Feb. 16 at Page Stadium in Los Angeles. UCSB second baseman Casey Fisher homered on the second pitch of the college baseball season in the Gauchos 6-3 win over the Lions.
Here is this week’s edition of Bats and Blogs! Continue reading “HUGE CROWDS, NO-HITTERS AND MORE”