SEC Baseball Recaps (Tuesday, May 1)

sec-baseball-logoMissouri defeated Iowa 17-16 in 11 innings in not only the wildest game of the night, but perhaps the wildest game of the 2018 season.

The Tigers and Hawkeyes combined for 33 runs and 40 hits in a game that resembled a Phil Bradley vs. Nile Kinnick (I know they played in different eras) AutoZone Liberty Bowl matchup rather than a college baseball game. Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Tuesday, May 1)”

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SEC Baseball Recaps (Tuesday, April 17)

SamfSamford Baseballord won its 13th straight game with a dominating 6-0 win at Alabama on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs set the tone with two runs in the first inning on RBI singles by Ayrton Schafer and Max Pinto.

Brooks Carlson went 3-for-4 with one home run and two RBIs. He had an RBI single in the third and then blasted a solo home run in the sixth. Samford added two more runs in the ninth.

A trio of Bulldog pitchers had its way with a listless Alabama offense. Hamp Skinner, Jack Rude and Wyatt Burns combined on the two-hit shutout. The trio faced four batters over the minimum and at one point retired 13 straight UA hitters.

Sam Praytor and Jett Manning had the lone two singles for Alabama.

Samford (22-14) owns the nation’s third-longest winning streak behind Tennessee Tech (21) and Michigan (16). The Bulldogs 13-game winning streak is the second longest single-season winning streak in school history. Samford had a 17-game winning streak to begin the 1959 season, which was a part of a school-record 28 game winning, dating back to the last 11 games of the 1958 season.

Jacksonville knocked off top-ranked Florida 8-4 in Gainesville. John Cassala led the charge by going 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs. He smacked a 2-run home run in the seventh to give the Dolphins a four-run lead.

Here are Tuesday’s SEC baseball recaps: Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (Tuesday, April 17)”

SEC Baseball Recaps (March 11)

sec-baseball-logoTexas A&M and Ole Miss completed weekend sweeps on Sunday. The Aggies dismantled Long Beach State, outscoring the Dirtbags, 27-3 in the series. Ole Miss swept Eastern Illinois on the final non-conference weekend.

The final undefeated team went down as Louisville suffered its first loss of the season in a 10-3 loss to North Carolina. Louisville was also the last team to lose in 2017.

St. Peter’s (0-6) extended the nation’s longest losing streak to 45 games with a pair of losses at LIU-Brooklyn on Sunday. The Peacocks lost 9-5 and 13-2 (7 innings). St. Peter’s plays at Seton Hall on Wednesday.  Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (March 11)”

SEC Baseball Recaps (March 10)

sec-baseball-logoAuburn fell from the ranks of the unbeaten in a bizarre series with Northeastern. Casey Mize no-hit the Huskies in Friday’s series opener. The Tigers then jumped on the Huskies on Saturday and took a 14-1 lead into the ninth inning.  That’s where the momentum changed. Northeastern scored seven runs in the ninth inning and lost 14-8, but rode that surge into a game-three win. Northeastern starter Sean Mellen no-hit the Tigers for 7.2 innings in the Huskies 2-1 win in the finale. Edouard Julian stroked a two-out RBI double in the bottom of the eighth to break up the no-hitter and shutout. After being no-hit in the series opener, Northeastern out-hit Auburn 22-17 in the final two games.

Alabama senior second baseman Chandler Avant accounted for four of the Crimson Tide’s five runs in the series-clinching 5-2 win over New Mexico State. Avant went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, three doubles and two RBIs in the win. He broke the Aggies no-hit bid with a leadoff double in the fifth inning and scored the tying run on Jett Manning’s RBI ground out. He stroked an RBI double and scored on Manning’s RBI single in the Tide’s three-run seventh inning. He capped his day with an RBI double in the eighth inning.

Kentucky has been impressive all season, but have taken to the next level this weekend at home against No. 3 and previously -undefeated Texas Tech. The Wildcats had taken the first two games of the series, winning 10-7 and 11-6.  Troy Squires went 4-for-5 with two runs scored, one home run and four RBIs in Saturday’s series-clinching win.

Arkansas, Miss. State and Ole Miss did not play on Saturday due to weather issues. The three teams played double headers on Friday and will conclude their weekend series with a single game on Sunday. Arkansas hosts Kent State, Miss. State hosts Utah Valley State and Ole Miss faces Eastern Illinois. Arkansas and MSU split their double headers on Friday, while Ole Miss swept EIU.

In other weather related news, Vanderbilt and USC were rained out today in Los Angeles. The Commodores wrap up their 7-gama road trip against TCU on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. (CT) at Dodger Stadium in the annual Dodgertown Classic.

Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Missouri and South Carolina wrapped up their weekend series on Saturday.

On the national scene, Hofstra threw its second no-hitter of the season in 10-0 win over Mount St. Mary’s at the UMBC Tournament in Baltimore. John Rooney (6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 8 K) and Seamus Brazill (3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K) combined on the no-hitter. Brazill was involved in both no-hitters this season. He threw a seven-inning no-hitter at Lamar on Feb. 24.  Hofstra had never pitched a no-hitter prior to this season.

Five teams entered the weekend undefeated on the season.  Texas Tech (at Kentucky) and Oregon State (Cal State Fullerton) suffered their first loss of the season on Friday.  Florida State (at Wake Forest) and Auburn (Northeastern) lost for the first time on Saturday. That leaves Louisville (14-0, 2-0 ACC) as the lone unbeaten team.  The Cardinals go for the series sweep on Sunday against North Carolina.

Here are Saturday’s SEC recaps: Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (March 10)”

SEC Baseball Recaps (March 4)

sec-baseball-logoAuburn (12-0) is the lone undefeated SEC team heading into the final weekend of non-conference play. The Tigers are one of five undefeated NCAA Division I teams, joining Texas Tech (13-0), Oregon State (12-0), Louisville (11-0) and Florida State (11-0).

The 2019 Shriner’s Hospitals for Children College Classic field was announced on Sunday during the Miss. State-Sam Houston State telecast. The field will have an all-Texas flavor as Houston, Rice, Baylor, Texas State, Texas A&M and TCU will participate in the three-day event.

The 2019 Frisco Classic field was announced on Sunday. The field will consist of Nebraska, Mississippi State, Sam Houston State and Texas Tech in the three-day event at Dr. Pepper Ballpark.

Here are the SEC baseball recaps from Sunday: Continue reading “SEC Baseball Recaps (March 4)”

Super Regional Previews

The 2017 NCAA Super Regionals will take place June 9-11 (Friday-Sunday) and June 10-12 (Saturday-Monday); the winners of the Super Regionals will advance to the College World Series.

The 2017 College World Series consists of two, 4-team double-elimination brackets from June 17-24 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska; the two bracket winners will meet in a best-of-three CWS Championship series on June 26-28.

Here are the previews of this year’s NCAA Super Regionals. Continue reading “Super Regional Previews”

Notebook; Winning/Losing Streaks

This week’s college baseball notebook, plus a look at the nation’s longest winning and losing streaks.

COLLEGE BASEBALL WEEKLY NOTEBOOK:
Tulane, UConn, South Florida, Houston and UCF are all tied for first place in the American Athletic Conference standings with identical 9-6 records. Four of the five teams meet in head-to-head series this weekend. UConn travels to Houston and UCF plays at Tulane in a two crucial late-season series. South Florida hosts East Carolina, who is currently in last place in the league. Continue reading “Notebook; Winning/Losing Streaks”