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)”


Missouri and Missouri State to Play at Busch Stadium in St. Louis

14964645937_8900be1b62_bMissouri Baseball and Missouri State Baseball have teamed with Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals to bring one of college baseball’s top rivalries to Busch Stadium during the 2018 season. Mizzou and Missouri State will square off at Busch April 3 at 6:30 p.m., the first of three games between the in-state rivals next season. Continue reading “Missouri and Missouri State to Play at Busch Stadium in St. Louis”

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.

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”