March 27, 2012


Team of the Week

Missouri State named CBI Team of the Week


Missouri State went 4-0 with a three-game sweep of Creighton. The Bears have been named the Team of the Week.


Missouri State, under head coach Keith Guttin (right), started the week with an 8-1 win at Southeast Missouri State on Tuesday. The Bears, the favorite in the Missouri Valley Conference, hosted Creighton to start league play. The Bluejays were picked to finish second. Missouri State posted a pair of shutouts, 3-0 on Friday and 7-0 on Saturday, before a 5-3 decision on Sunday completed the sweep.


Regional Teams of the Week


Northeast: Rhode Island went 3-1, starting with a 7-5 win at Sacred Heart on Tuesday. The Rams took two of three from preseason favorite Charlotte to begin Atlantic 10 play. URI won 5-2 on Friday and bounced back from a 6-3 loss on Saturday to post a 5-1 victory on Sunday to win the series.


Southeast: Campbell put together a 5-0 week to extend its win streak to 18. The Camels took a pair of midweek games from Coppin State, 12-2 on Tuesday and 12-0 on Wednesday. Campbell opened Big South play with a three-game sweep at Winthrop, winning 8-0 on Friday before two victories on Saturday, 7-6 in 12 innings and 6-4.


Central: Sam Houston State went 3-1, rebounding from a 1-0 loss to Baylor on Wednesday to sweep a Southland series from preseason favorite Texas State. The Bearkats won 4-3 on Friday, 10-4 on Saturday and 5-2 on Sunday.


West: New Mexico took two of three from TCU to move into first place in the Mountain West. The Lobos won 9-8 on Friday and fell 5-4 on Saturday before posting a 12-7 decision on Sunday to capture the series.


Honorable Mention


Florida went 3-1 with a win over Samford before taking two of three at South Carolina.

UCF was 3-1 with a victory over USF before taking two of three from Conference USA rival East Carolina.

Texas A&M went 3-0 with a three-game sweep at Pepperdine.

Virginia went 4-1, rebounding from a loss at Florida State to beat VMI and sweep a three-game ACC set from Clemson.

Austin Peay went 4-1 with a win at Lipscomb and a loss to Western Kentucky before sweeping a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series at Southeast Missouri.

Auburn enjoyed a 3-1 week with a victory over South Alabama before taking two of three from SEC rival LSU.

Sacred Heart went 4-1, bouncing back from a loss to Rhode Island to sweep a four-game Northeast Conference set from Mount St. Mary’s.


Previous Teams of the Week

March 20 - Kentucky

March 13 - North Carolina

March 6 - Texas State

Feb. 28 - Appalachian State

Feb. 21 - Florida Atlantic

(photo courtesy of Missouri State Media Relations Office)