Feb. 21, 2012


Team of the Week

Florida Atlantic named CBI Team of the Week


Florida Atlantic, picked to finish fourth in the Sun Belt Conference by the head coaches, swept a three-game series at Alabama of the SEC. The Owls have been named the initial 2012 CollegeBaseballInsider.com Team of the Week.


Florida Atlantic, under head coach John McCormack (right), started the weekend with a 5-2 win over the Crimson Tide on Friday. The Owls followed that with a 9-2 victory on Saturday and completed the sweep with a 9-4 decision on Sunday.


Regional Teams of the Week


Northeast: Boston College went 3-0 in the Caravelle Resort Tournament in South Carolina. The Eagles topped Virginia 5-3 on Friday to kick off the weekend. BC beat CAA favorite James Madison 8-5 and Big South favorite Coastal Carolina 8-3, both on Saturday.


Southeast: Maryland went to the West Coast and won its series at No. 17 UCLA. The Terps won 2-1 on Friday and fell 6-5 on Saturday before claiming the series with a 5-1 victory on Sunday.


Central: Purdue was the only Big Ten team to go undefeated in the Big East-Big Ten Challenge. The Boilermakers beat Connecticut 9-4 and Cincinnati 6-0, both on Saturday, before outscoring Notre Dame 15-8 on Sunday.


West: Santa Clara was picked to finish last in the West Coast Conference, but claimed three wins at the CenturyLink Bobcat Invitational. The Broncos defeated host and Southland favorite Texas State 5-4 in 13 innings and Wichita State 7-1, both on Saturday. Santa Clara topped Louisiana-Lafayette 8-5 on Sunday.


Honorable Mention


Stanford swept Vanderbilt at home, outscoring the Commodores 35-13 in three contests.

Pepperdine took two of three at home from No. 16 Oklahoma.

Liberty went 4-0 in The Citadel Memorial Challenge, taking two from Towson and defeating Richmond and The Citadel.

Cal Poly swept a three-game set from Oklahoma State of the Big 12.

USF claimed three wins in the Big East-Big Ten Challenge, defeating Ohio State, Michigan State and Minnesota.

Sam Houston State took two of three from WCC favorite San Diego.

College of Charleston swept a three-game series at South Alabama.

Rider headed south and won three of four at Norfolk State.


(photo courtesy of FAU Media Relations Office)