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”

SEC Surprises; Buffalo Drops Baseball

SEC STANDINGS UPSIDE DOWN
The top three teams in the current SEC baseball standings failed to make of the post season last year.

Auburn (23-7, 7-2 SEC) and Arkansas (23-6, 7-2 SEC) lead the SEC Western Division through nine games. Neither team qualified for the 2016 SEC Tournament in Hoover. Auburn has won all seven series this season, including SEC series with Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. The Tigers are equaled their overall win total from last year. AU finished 23-33 in 2016.  Arkansas has won is first three SEC series with Miss. State, Missouri and Alabama (the latter two on the road) and has equaled its conference win total from last season. Continue reading “SEC Surprises; Buffalo Drops Baseball”

Winning Streaks, Records and Sweeps

Central Connecticut RHP State Mike Appel tosses seventh no-hitter in Division I baseball this season; Houston SS Jake Scheiner posts monster week at the plate; Louisville, Missouri and South Florida remain red-hot; six series sweeps in SEC play; David Hollins has monster day for St. Bonaventure. Catch up on the latest news and notes in the college baseball world.

APPEL TOSSES NO-HITTER: Central Connecticut State sophomore RHP Matt Appel (Orange, CT) tossed a 9-inning no-hitter in a 2-0 victory over winless Mount St. Mary’s at CCSU Baseball Field on Saturday, March 18. Appel (9 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K) retired the first 13 batters he faced before a CCSU error in the fifth inning. It is the seventh no-hitter in Division I baseball this season. Continue reading “Winning Streaks, Records and Sweeps”

Louisville and Mizzou Continue Winning Ways

LOUISVILLE REMAINS RED-HOT; ONLY UNDEFEATED TEAM IN NATION
The Louisville Cardinals are the only undefeated team in the nation and have ascended to the No. 1 spot in several college baseball polls.

Louisville (15-0) is ranked No. 1 in the nation for the first time in school history after the unbeaten Cardinals ascended to the top spot in this week’s Baseball America, Perfect Game and USA Today Sports Coaches polls released Monday.

UL is off its best start since the 1957 team set a school record with a perfect 17-0 mark. The 15-game winning streak it tied with Missouri for the longest active streak in the nation.

The highest previous national ranking for Louisville was Continue reading “Louisville and Mizzou Continue Winning Ways”