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College Baseball Super Regionals 2013: Virginia vs Mississippi State Preview

The Virginia Cavaliers and Mississippi State Bulldogs have never captured the NCAA championship title in Omaha, but following impressive showings in regional play, both teams are eager to capture that firs title as they square off against each other in the super regionals at Davenport Field in Charlottsesville, Virginia (home of the Cavaliers). Virginia entered the NCAA tournament this season for the tenth straight year and are looking to advance to the College World Series for the third time in five years. After many years of falling just short... 
 

College Baseball Super Regionals 2013: Florida State vs Indiana Preview

Coming off of regional sweeps, the Florida State Seminoles and the Indiana Hoosiers look to their match-up in super regional play, which commences on Saturday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. The Seminoles and Hoosiers have never faced each other in the postseason and have only met each other in the regular season a total of six times. The most recent match-up between the two clubs occurred in 2007, a three-game series in Tallahassee that resulted in a dominating sweep by the Seminoles. Since the inception of the super regionals... 
 

College Baseball Super Regionals 2013: Cal State Fullerton vs UCLA Preview

Cal State Fullerton and UCLA will face each other in the super regionals on Friday evening, the fourth time in seven seasons that the Titans and Bruins have met in the NCAA Tournament. Cal State Fullerton had the upper hand in 2007 and 2008, eliminating UCLA from contention in the College World Series; however, the Bruins would follow up by ousting the Titans in 2010. The perennial powerhouse Titans cruised through regional play with ease, defeating Columbia in game one followed by Arizona State in games two and three. Coming into the NCAA Tournament,... 
 

College Baseball Super Regionals 2013: LSU vs Oklahoma Preview

LSU and Oklahoma cruised through their respective regionals with relative ease and are ready for their match-up in super regional play, wherein the Tigers will host the Sooners on Friday at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. When it comes to NCAA Tournament experience and performance, the LSU Tigers are quite the heavyweights, boasting an NCAA-best career winning percentage of .726 (130-49) in tournament play. Coming off of a regular season in which they posted a 55-9 record, the Tigers have gone on to capture the SEC Championship and breeze... 
 

College Baseball Super Regionals 2013: NC State vs Rice Preview

Following a dominating regional series that saw NC State allow a combined three runs from their opponents, the Wolfpack will host the Rice University Owls to begin super regionals play this Friday at Doak Field in Raleigh, North Carolina. Rice comes into the super regionals coming off of a solid regular season in which the Owls posted a 44-18 record, as well as a 15-9 record in conference play en route to the Conference USA championship (a 5-4 victory over Southern Miss in 11 innings). Since the super regional format was established in 1999, Rice... 
 

College Baseball Super Regionals 2013: North Carolina vs South Carolina Preview

Following North Carolina’s dramatic extra innings victory over Florida Atlantic on Monday, the Tar Heels will host the South Carolina Gamecocks in an “all-Carolina” match-up to kick off super regional play this Friday at Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. South Carolina is no stranger to the NCAA Tournament, having won two straight titles in 2010 and 2011. It will be the fourth straight year in which the Gamecocks have made an appearance in the super regionals, coming off of their 27th straight postseason victory... 
 

Finalists for Golden 2013 Spikes Award: Tyler Beede, Kris Bryant, Colin Moran

USA Baseball today named the three finalists for the 2013 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award. Tyler Beede, a sophomore right-handed pitcher from Vanderbilt; Kris Bryant, a junior infielder from San Diego; and Colin Moran, a junior infielder out of North Carolina are the 2013 nominees given annually to the best amateur baseball player in the United States. All three players participated in the regionals with Beede and Moran  advancing to this weekend’s super regionals. Bryant and his  University of San Diego teammates were eliminated.  Bryant... 
 

North Carolina Advances to Super Regionals With 12-11 Win Over FAU

The North Carolina Tar Heels, after falling to Florida Atlantic 3-2 on Sunday evening, would stave off a hard charging Florida Atlantic team in dramatic fashion, advancing to Super Regional play in a 13 inning marathon that saw the Tar Heels pull off a 12-11 walkoff victory. Following a 2-2 tie in the second inning, the Tar Heels would pull away with four unanswered runs, reaching a comfortable 6-2 lead in the seventh inning. North Carolina appeared to have righted the ship from last night’s woes until the top of the ninth inning when the... 
 

MLB Draft Prospect Jonathan Gray Tests Positive for Adderall

University of Oklahoma ace Jonathan Gray tested positive for Adderall at a pre-draft screening as part of MLB’s pre-draft drug testing program, as reported by ESPN’s Keith Law. According to sources with MLB, Gray’s positive test will not result in punishment, but he will be required to submit to follow-up drug tests once he commences his professional career. Sources indicate that Gray did not have a prescription for the use of Adderall, wherein players are permitted to use the drug with a prescription for therapeutic use, otherwise... 
 

College Baseball Super Regionals 2013: Match-Ups, Previews, and Bracket

The NCAA Tournament began this past Friday with 64 of the top seeded teams in the nation, split into 16 regional groups of four for the start of regional tournament play. This year’s regionals were highlighted by surprise day one victories, shaky performances by SEC teams (the most represented conference in the NCAA Tournament), and dominating performances by regional number one seeds, the majority of whom advanced to super regionals play. Super Regionals, unlike the double elimination format of regionals, is a best of three series. 16 teams... 
 

Top Seeds North Carolina and Vanderbilt Face Elimination in Regionals

After breezing through their first two games of regional tournament play, the North Carolina Tar Heels and Vanderbilt Commodores (the top two national seeds coming into the NCAA Tournament) face elimination following losses on Sunday night. After a 6-3 victory over Canisius on Friday and an 8-5 win against Towson on Saturday, North Carolina appeared to be cruising right along, much like they did throughout much of the regular season. However, the Tar Heels would hit a wall on Sunday, blowing a 2-0 lead in the seventh inning when Florida Atlantic... 
 

College Baseball Regionals 2013: Day 3 Scores and Highlights

Regional tournament play entered its third day on Sunday, where teams facing double elimination would have their final shots at remaining in the NCAA Tournament. Those teams would have little rest, having to play the number one seeded teams within their region in the regional championship game that decides which team moves on to Super Regionals. Day Three saw many of the same upsets that occurred on day one, as notable number two seeds Alabama, Clemson, Miami, and Ole Miss were all sent home. Alabama held onto an 8-5 lead heading into the ninth... 
 

NC State Carlos Rodon Future First-Overall Pick in MLB Draft

If NC State ace Carlos Rodon was eligible for the draft this year, we would more than likely be looking at a three-way battle for first-overall pick along with Oklahoma’s Jonathan Gray and Stanford’s Mark Appel. In his first two seasons for NC State, Rodon has been one of, if not the best starting pitcher in college baseball and he certainly displayed that on Saturday in NC State’s 1-0 victory over William & Mary. Rodon went the distance, pitching a complete-game shutout against the Tribe in dominant fashion. Rodon brought... 
 

Tampa Wins NCAA Division II Baseball Championship

The University of Tampa Spartans beat the Minnesota State Manakto 8-2  to capture their sixth NCAA Division II baseball championship.  Tampa starter Jon Keller (6-3) allowed six hits and one run over seven innings, striking out five to help clinch UT’s first national title since 2007. “It’s been unbelievable,” Keller said. “The opportunity to come to Tampa, it’s been a blessing.” “Just so proud of this group,” Joe Urso said after capturing his third national title as Spartans coach. “They... 
 

College Baseball Regionals 2013: Day 2 Scores and Highlights

Following a Friday that saw a number of upsets, blowouts, and surprise performances, it is safe to say that the NCAA Tournament will be one to watch closely. One of the strongest conferences in college baseball, the SEC saw all five of its road teams lose, among those being powerhouses Arkansas and Ole Miss. The College Baseball Regionals continued today with winners bracket and losers bracket games played at 16 different sites. We will be updating scores and highlights as they come in over the next few weeks leading up to Omaha, so make sure you... 
 

College Baseball Regionals 2013: Sites, Bracket and Seedings

The 64 team field is set and in place and  the road to the College Baseball World Series is set to begin. The tournament will begin on Friday, May 31 and will feature 16 groups of four at the regional stage. The double elimination  format makes sure that the last team remaining with less than two losses in each group will advance to the super regionals,  expose equivalent to the Sweet 16 in basketball. North Carolina,  Vanderbilt,  Virginia,  LSU and Oregon State come in as a top five teams in the nation. Below we have listed the venues in... 
 

Vanderbilt Having Record Year, Eyes Title In Omaha

Vanderbilt University baseball has had a season for the record books and every team in the Southeastern Conference is surely well acquainted with their success. And by well acquainted, I mean having been walloped by an elite offensive lineup and pitching arsenal. The Commodores are so acquainted with the SEC division (one of the most competitive divisions in college baseball) that they have not lost a single series against SEC teams this season, wherein they have swept Auburn, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, and... 
 

Jonathon Crawford Brings Big Arm, Talent to 2013 MLB Draft

The 2013 MLB Amateur Draft has precipitated much discussion and hype surrounding the likes of top college pitching prospects Mark Appel, Jonathan Gray, Sean Manaea, and even Braden Shipley. While there is no reasonable doubt of the aforementioned prospects’ pitching abilities, focus has been undeniably given towards these arms, particularly in the wake of recent strong performances by Shipley. While attention has been focused on these arms, as well as top-ranked high school pitchers Kohl Stewart and Ian Clarkin, one particular college arm, while... 
 

Arizona Wildcats Win 2012 College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. – The Arizona Wildcats starting pitcher James Farris pitched into the eighth inning, pitched well, and the Arizona Wildcats are the 2012 college World Series Champions.  Farris pitched 7 2/3 innings giving up one earned run on just two hits. He struck out four and walked two. South Carolina pitcher Michael Roth was equally impressive, giving up the one run in 6 2/3 innings of work. Arizona scored early when Joseph Maggi hit a fastball  the other way just inside the third-base bag for a double. Riley Moore then sacrificed Maggi... 
 

Arizona Takes Opener In College World Series Finals from South Carolina

OMAHA, Neb.- If South Carolina wants to three-peat as College World Series Champions, they will have to beat the Arizona Wildcats two straight games. Backed by a complete game by Konner Wade and timely hitting of Robert Refsnyder who hit a home run second game in a row, Arizona beat two-time defending national champion South Carolina 5-1 in the opener of the College World Series. Wade (11-3) scattered six hits against the Gamecocks, and the Wildcats moved to within a win of their first national championship since 1986. Besides the home run, Refsnyder,... 
 

UCLA Piles On Stony Brook at College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. – Coming in as a fan favorite doesn’t always work out. the Stony Brook Seawolves came into the College World Series with lots of support and fanfare. UCLA scored five runs in the first inning and build up a 7 to 1 lead after three innings, and beat the Seawolves 9-1 . Bruins starter Adam Plutko had his third straight strong start and had more than enough run support after the first inning.  The Bruins sent 10 men to the plate in the first inning against Tyler Johnson.  The Seawolves came to the College World Series as... 
 

Florida Gators Jonathon Crawford No-Hits Bethune-Cookman

GAINESVILLE, FL –  Jonathan Crawford starting pitcher for the Florida Gators threw a no-hitterto lead the top-seeded Gators past that Bethune Cookman 4-0 in an opening round game of the Gainesville Regional. Even more impressive was that Crawford only used 98 pitches in the game. He struck out five and walked just one. Crawford faced the minimum of 27 batters. after a one-out walk to designated hitter John Welch in the third inning, Gators catcher Mike Zunio throughout Welch as he attempted to steal second base. Crawford was not even a part... 
 
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