Feb. 19, 2013


Team of the Week

Pittsburgh named CBI Louisville Slugger Team of Week


Pittsburgh went on the road and swept a three-game series at Wichita State. The Panthers have been named the CollegeBaseballInsider.com Louisville Slugger Team of the Week.


Pitt defeated the Shockers 6-4 on Friday, the first home loss ever for WSU in February. The Shockers had been 69-0 all-time at home in February. The Panthers won 10-8 on Saturday to secure a series victory. Pitt completed the sweep with an 11-3 decision on Sunday, becoming the first team in 43 years to sweep a three-game series at Wichita State. The last was Creighton in 1970.


Regional Teams of the Week


Northeast: Towson headed south and swept a three-game series at McNeese State. The Tigers took the opener 12-5 on Friday before clinching a series win with a 10-9 decision on Saturday. Towson completed the sweep with an 8-1 victory on Sunday for its best start since 2004.


Southeast: Ole Miss withstood an invasion by No. 13 TCU, sweeping the three-game set. The Rebels eked out a 1-0 win on Friday before claiming consecutive 5-2 contests on Saturday and Sunday.


Central: Rice survived a battle of titans, taking two of three at home from No. 6 Stanford. The Owls took the series opener 5-1 on Friday before the Cardinal evened the series with a 3-2 decision on Saturday. Rice claimed the deciding game on Sunday, 3-0.


West: San Diego State was an inhospitable guest, sweeping a three-game series at No. 20 San Diego in its new home of Fowler Park. The Aztecs took an 8-1 victory on Friday before wins of 4-2 on Saturday and 5-3 on Sunday.


Honorable Mention


Virginia Tech went 4-0 at UNC Wilmington’s tournament, going 2-0 against the host Seahawks and 2-0 against 2012 CWS participant Kent State.

Creighton swept a three-game series at Dallas Baptist for the opening of Horner Ballpark.

Georgia Southern rebounded from a Friday loss to win the next two and win the home series against Georgia of the SEC.

Appalachian State won at No. 10 NC State on Friday before the remaining two games of the series were snowed out.

Mercer went 3-0 at the Snowbird Classic in Sarasota, Fla., posting victories over Ohio State, St. John’s and Notre Dame.

Saint Louis won two of three at Oral Roberts, winning Friday and Saturday before falling on Sunday to miss the sweep.

Oklahoma State hit the road and outscored New Mexico in two of three games, including a 15-14 win in 13 innings on Saturday to clinch the series victory..

UC Irvine swept a three-game home series from Baylor, the Big 12 regular-season champion from a season ago.

Virginia traveled south and took two at East Carolina. Saturday’s game was snowed out.

Saint Joseph’s hit the road and took two of three at Stetson of the Atlantic Sun.


Note - regional teams of the week are chosen based on their conference affiliation. To see our list of regions, click here.