April 15, 2008

Team of the Week

Army named Team of the Week

After posting a perfect 6-0 week, Army has been named CollegeBaseballInsider.com Team of the Week.


The Black Knights defeated Iona and Manhattan, then swept a four-game Patriot League series at Navy. The Midshipmen were in first place with a 6-2 mark when the series began, but Army climbed over them into a first-place tie with Bucknell and Holy Cross at 7-5. Senior Cole White (pictured right) went the distance in the opener of Sunday's doubleheader, allowing one hit and one run in eight innings with six strikeouts.


Honorable mention goes to USC, which defeated nationally-ranked Cal State Fullerton and took two of three Pac-10 games from Top 10 California. Oklahoma State defeated Western Illinois and won two of three Big 12 contests against Top 10 Nebraska. North Carolina rebounded from a loss against Elon to beat North Carolina A&T and sweep a three-game ACC sweep at Clemson. Missouri topped Missouri State and won two of three Big 12 games against Texas. UC Irvine defeated UCLA and took two of three Big West contests at Long Beach State. Florida Atlantic won at top-ranked Miami and won two of three Sun Belt games against Troy. Miami defeated Florida Gulf Coast and then lost to Florida Atlantic before sweeping an ACC series at Georgia Tech. Notre Dame went 5-0 with wins over Valparaiso and Manchester and a three-game Big East sweep at Villanova to secure first place in the league. Michigan was 5-0, with a victory over Toledo and a four-game Big Ten sweep at Illinois. Sam Houston State defeated Houston Baptist and swept a three-game Southland set at Lamar. Pepperdine bounced back from a loss to Cal Poly to sweep a three-game West Coast Conference sweep against San Francisco. Texas-San Antonio swept a three-game Southland series at Northwestern State. Furman defeated Gardner-Webb, lost to Charlotte and swept a three-game Southern Conference series against College of Charleston. Hartford bounced back from a loss to Holy Cross to take three of four America East games at Stony Brook. Xavier defeated Ohio and lost to Bowling Green before winning two of three Atlantic 10 contests at first-place Charlotte. Bowling Green rebounded from a loss to Dayton to defeat Xavier and win two of three MAC games at Ball State.


Previous Teams of the Week

Feb. 26 - North Florida, San Diego State

March 4 - Rice

March 11 - Arkansas State

March 18 - Kentucky

March 25 - Missouri

April 1 - Southern Miss

April 8 - Georgia