May 18, 2010

Team of the Week

South Carolina Named CBI Team of the Week

South Carolina went 5-0 this past week, including a three-game SEC sweep at No. 12 Arkansas, and was named Team of the Week.


The Gamecocks, under head coach Ray Tanner (right), defeated Wofford 17-4 and topped Charleston Southern 10-2, both at home, before heading to Fayetteville. South Carolina beat the Razorbacks 3-2 on Friday, 5-0 on Saturday and 5-3 on Sunday. The Gamecocks are tied with Florida for the best SEC record at 20-7


Honorable Mention goes to Jackson State, which won twice at Mississippi Valley State and swept a three-game SWAC series with Alabama State to extend its win streak to 16. No. 4 Coastal Carolina stayed undefeated in the Big South with a victory over Winthrop and a three-game sweep at second-place Liberty. No. 2 Virginia swept a three-game set from North Carolina to extend its win streak to 14. No. 14 Cal State Fullerton won at Pepperdine and took three at Long Beach State to secure the Big West’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Minnesota defeated Penn State three times to take sole possession of first place in the Big Ten. Fourth-seeded Bucknell won two of three at top-seeded Army, and third-seeded Holy Cross took two of three at second-seeded Lehigh in the Patriot League semifinal series. Southeastern Louisiana swept a three-game set at Stephen F. Austin to move into a first-place tie with Texas State in the Southland. South Dakota State won three of four at North Dakota State to forge a tie with Oral Roberts in the Summit. No. 8 Georgia Tech won two of three from No. 11 Miami (Fla.). No. 19 Vanderbilt defeated No. 9 Louisville and swept a three-game SEC series at Mississippi State. Kent State won two of three from Bowling Green to move into a tie for first with the Falcons in the MAC Eastern Division. Utah Valley split a pair at Seattle before sweeping a four-game set from NJIT to clinch the Great West regular-season title. VCU swept a three-game series at George Mason to move within a half-game of first-place James Madison in the CAA. Sacred Heart won four against Monmouth to maintain second place in the NEC. Louisiana-Lafayette won at Southern before taking two of three from Western Kentucky to climb within a game of first-place Florida Atlantic in the Sun Belt. The College of Charleston bounced back from a loss at North Carolina to sweep a three-game series at Appalachian State to move within a half-game of first in the Southern Conference. Washington State defeated California and Portland before taking two of three at Stanford. Connecticut topped Boston College and Manhattan before winning two of three at USF to stay in first in the Big East.


Previous Teams of the Week

May 11 - Southern Miss

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 by Jimmy Jones)