March 31, 2010
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March 22-31, 2010
Nebraska pitcher Mike Nesseth will miss the rest
of the 2010 season with an elbow injury. Nesseth is 1-2 with a
6.43 ERA in 10 appearances. He is 10-7 with six saves in 57
career outings, with 136 strikeouts in 116.1 innings.
Thanks to Tami Cutler in the Wichita State
Athletic Media Relations Office, we have attendance figures for
Division I through Sunday, March 28. LSU is averaging 10,611
fans after 20 home dates, followed by Arkansas (6,919), Ole Miss
(6,446), Texas (6,273) and South Carolina (6,083). Minnesota
climbed to No. 10 (3,493) with its crowd of 36,056 on Saturday
at Target Field.
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Top games for Tuesday include No. 3 Georgia Tech
at Georgia State, No. 6 Florida State vs. No. 9 Florida in
Jacksonville, Oral Roberts at No. 7 Texas, Mississippi State vs.
No. 11 Ole Miss in Pearl, UT Arlington at No. 14 TCU, The
Citadel at No. 17 South Carolina, Bethune-Cookman at UCF, Elon
at East Carolina, FGCU at Oklahoma State, Kentucky at
Cincinnati, Wichita State at Kansas State, Fresno State at
California and the first round of the Liberty Bell Classic with
Lafayette at Delaware, Lehigh at Temple, Saint Joseph’s at Penn
and Villanova at La Salle.
Two of Tuesday’s games will be televised. The
Florida-Florida State contest will be shown on Sun Sports
starting at 7 p.m. ET. UT Arlington at TCU will be broadcast on
The Mt. beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Three players at Richmond, junior Andrew Lowry
and freshmen Jake Mayers and Blake Geiger, have been suspended
following felony charges of burglary and grand larceny.
click here for Richmond Times-Dispatch story
In the first game at Target Field in Minneapolis
this past Saturday, Louisiana Tech defeated Minnesota 9-1 in
front of 36,056 fans, the second-largest crowd in collegiate
baseball history. The largest was at Petco Field in San Diego,
when 40,106 fans watched San Diego State against Houston on
March 11, 2004.
Fred Jordan, head coach at The Citadel, tied Chal
Port on Sunday with 641 career victories as the Bulldogs topped
Appalachian State, 6-3, to complete a Southern Conference sweep.
The Citadel plays at South Carolina on Tuesday and entertains
Charleston Southern on Wednesday.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers will open Target
Field on Saturday at 1 p.m. against Louisiana Tech. Former
Golden Gopher Terry Steinbach will throw out the first pitch.
Tickets will be $2 and all seating will be general admission.
Attendance will be capped at 25,000. Proceeds will benefit the
Minnesota Twins Community Fund. The Twins will have a pair of
exhibition games against the St. Louis Cardinals next weekend
before playing their first regular-season game in their new home
on Monday, April 12, against the Boston Red Sox.
With the anticipation of bad weather on Sunday,
several teams will play doubleheaders on Saturday to conclude
their series: No. 8 Clemson at No. 1 Virginia, No. 4 LSU at
Tennessee, Connecticut at No. 11 Louisville, Long Beach State at
No. 13 Oregon State, Kentucky at Vanderbilt, South Alabama at
Middle Tennessee, ULM at Western Kentucky, Southern Miss at UAB,
Wake Forest at Virginia Tech, Rice at Memphis, Ball State at
Ohio, Creighton at Southern Illinois, Kent State at Toledo and
Southern Utah at Portland.
Raymond Copenhaver made his 113th appearance on
the mound for The Citadel on Wednesday, setting a school record.
He passed the previous mark of 112 by Tom Martin (1995-98). The
senior has averaged 34 appearances the past three seasons and
had taken the hill 11 times in 2010.
Arlington became the first school to record 400 Southland
Conference victories with a 7-0 win in the second game against
UTSA this past weekend. The Mavericks are 401-392 (.506) in 41
years of Southland competition. Lamar has the second-most
Southland wins with 388.
The 2010 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team
will play the Japanese Collegiate All-Stars on July 21 at 7 p.m.
CT at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha. The game will precede the
FISU World Championships in Tokyo. Warren Morris, a member of
Team USA in 1995 and 1996, will be an honorary captain. Morris
hit a game-winning home run for LSU against Miami (Fla.) in the
title game of the 1996 College World Series.
Tuesday’s top games include Elon at No. 8
Clemson, Rice at No. 9 Texas, Texas State at No. 10 TCU, No. 16
Arkansas at McNeese State, No. 18 Ole Miss vs. Southern Miss in
Pearl, Miss., No. 19 South Carolina at Georgia Southern, Coastal
Carolina at The Citadel, Wichita State at Oral Roberts and New
Mexico at Arizona.
Two of Tuesday’s games will be televised
regionally. South Carolina at Georgia Southern will be broadcast
on Comcast Sports Southeast at 7 p.m. ET. Texas State at TCU
will be shown on The Mtn. at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The College Baseball Foundation has released its
initial Brooks Wallace Award Watch List. The award recognized
the top shortstop in the nation. A pair of 2009 finalists,
Christian Colon of Cal State Fullerton and Jedd Gyorko of West
Virginia, headlines the list.
click here for release and full list
The College Baseball Foundation has revealed its
first Pitcher of the Year Watch List. One 2009 finalist, Deck
McGuire of Georgia Tech, headlines the list. There are nine
pitchers from the Pac-10 on the list.
click here for release and full list
Each week until Selection Monday, the Omaha
World-Herald will list its Omaha Eight: teams on track for
the College World Series.
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There are 95 nominees for the College World
Series Legends Team, which will be recognized this year at the
final College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium. To vote, log
(photo courtesy of UTA Media