May 11, 2010

Team of the Week

Southern Miss Named CBI Team of the Week

Southern Miss went 4-0 this past week, including a Conference USA series sweep of East Carolina, and was named Team of the Week.


The Golden Eagles started the week with a 14-3 victory over Mississippi State Wednesday at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss. Southern Miss then took three from the Pirates, 14-4 on Friday, 8-2 on Saturday and 7-6 on Sunday to move into second in Conference USA. The Eagles stretched their win streak to 11 and moved into the 50s in RPI, back into the picture for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.


Honorable Mention goes to Oregon State, which swept a three-game Pac-10 set from in-state rival No. 17 Oregon. All three were one-run contests and two went extra innings. Fresno State bounced back from a loss to Cal Poly to sweep a four-game WAC set at first-place New Mexico State to move into second, a half-game behind the Aggies. Dartmouth won two of three at Columbia to capture the Ivy League Championship and claim the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Murray State took three from Eastern Kentucky to move into first place in the OVC. Kentucky won two of three at No. 6 South Carolina. No. 12 Arkansas took two of three at No. 14 Ole Miss. Liberty went 5-0 with a win at George Mason and a win over Maryland before sweeping a three-game Big South set at Charleston Southern to extend its win streak to eight. FGCU rebounded from a loss at Clemson to beat ETSU three times. No. 1 Texas beat Prairie View A&M before taking two of three at Kansas State to clinch the Big 12 regular-season crown. San Diego beat UC Riverside before sweeping three at Portland to stay undefeated in the WCC. No. 10 Louisville won twice at Ohio State prior to winning two of three at Georgetown. UCLA won at Pepperdine before taking three at Washington. Vanderbilt took two of three at No. 20 LSU. Binghamton swept a four-game America East set from Albany to stretch its win streak to eight. Xavier took two of three from first-place Charlotte to move into a fourth-place tie in the Atlantic 10. Georgia State won two of three in CAA play at UNC Wilmington. Canisius beat Niagara before taking three from Manhattan to stay in first in the MAAC. Sacred Heart won three of four at Wagner to climb into second in the NEC. College of Charleston took two of three from first-place The Citadel in the Southern Conference. Elon lost at North Carolina before winning at UNC Wilmington and sweeping three from Appalachian State. Illinois State swept three at Missouri State to stay in first in the MVC. South Dakota State took three of four from Oral Roberts. No. 15 Cal State Fullerton swept a three-game Big West set from UC Riverside.


Previous Teams of the Week

May 4 - Arizona State

April 27 - Ole Miss

April 20 - Stanford

April 13 - Cal State Fullerton

April 6 - California

March 30 - Elon

March 23 - Arizona State

March 16 - Kansas

March 9 - Florida State

March 2 - Coastal Carolina

Feb. 23 - New Mexico

(photo courtesy of Southern Miss Media Relations Office)