May 12, 2009

Team of the Week

Missouri State Named CBI Team of the Week

After putting together a 4-0 week, including a three-game Missouri Valley Conference sweep at Creighton, Missouri State is the Team of the Week.


The Bears defeated Missouri 10-5 on Tuesday to start the week. The Bluejays were in first place in the MVC when the series started. Missouri State won 6-5 on Friday, 10-7 on Saturday and 8-3 on Sunday to move into second place, one game behind new leader Indiana State. The Bears host the Sycamores this week to determine the regular-season champ and the top seed in the MVC Tournament.


Honorable mention goes to Bethune-Cookman, which defeated UNF and lost at Jacksonville before taking two of three at No. 18 Miami (Fla.). Texas State won at Rice and swept a three-game set from Nicholls State to win the regular-season Southland title. Elon bounced back from a loss at No. 2 North Carolina to sweep a three-game SoCon series at Western Carolina. Minnesota defeated North Dakota State before taking two of three at defending conference champ Michigan to move into first in the Big Ten. Florida Gulf Coast defeated Florida Atlantic and won at No. 11 Florida before taking two of three at second-place Kennesaw State to stay in first in the Atlantic Sun. Alabama swept a three-game SEC set from No. 12 Arkansas. Louisville swept a two-game set from Ohio State before taking two of three at St. John’s. Bowling Green won three at Buffalo to extend its win streak to six and rise to first in the MAC Eastern Division. Georgia Tech won two of three ACC contests against No. 10 Florida State. LSU took two of three SEC games from No. 11 Florida. Texas topped Texas Southern before taking two of three from No. 14 Texas A&M.


Previous Teams of the Week

May 5 - Florida

April 28 - Clemson

April 21 - Texas

April 14 - Kansas

April 7 - Georgia Southern

March 31 - San Diego

March 24 - Duke

March 17 - Cal State Fullerton

March 10 - Illinois

March 3 - Rice

Feb. 24 - Middle Tennessee