March 5, 2013


Team of the Week

NC State named CBI Louisville Slugger Team of Week


NC State went 5-0, including 3-0 at Baseball at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Wolfpack has been named the Louisville Slugger Team of the Week.


NC State won a pair of home games against New Mexico State during the week, 9-2 on Wednesday and 8-3 on Thursday. The Wolfpack then hit the road for Baseball at the Beach, defeating UMBC 5-3 on Friday before a pair of 10-inning victories, 2-1 against Sun Belt-favorite Florida Atlantic on Saturday and 5-4 over Big South-favorite Coastal Carolina on Sunday. NC State improved to 10-1 on the season.


Regional Teams of the Week


Northeast: Dartmouth began its season by winning the Dairy Queen Classic at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. The Big Green beat host Minnesota of the Big Ten 10-3 on Friday evening. Dartmouth edged Northern Illinois of the MAC 1-0 on Saturday before defeating Utah of the Pac-12 5-2 on Sunday.


Southeast: South Carolina went 3-1, starting the week with a 5-2 win over Furman on Tuesday. The Gamecocks won the intense in-state series with Clemson. South Carolina won 6-0 at Clemson on Friday. The Tigers rallied for a 6-3 victory in Greenville on Saturday before the Gamecocks clinched the series win with an 8-0 shutout in Columbia on Sunday to improve to 8-2.


Central: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi went 4-0 at home, with wins over the two favorites in the WAC. The Islanders starting with a 7-3 win over Texas State on Tuesday. The Islanders swept a three-game series from WAC-favorite Dallas Baptist, winning 5-1 on Friday, 6-3 on Saturday and 11-10 on Sunday.

West: Stanford continued to have success with its strong schedule, going 4-0 for the week. The Cardinal won 7-2 at Saint Mary’s on Tuesday before sweeping a three-game home set from Texas. Stanford won 2-0 on Friday, 7-2 on Saturday and 2-1 on Sunday.


Honorable Mention


Cal State Fullerton took two of three at home from No. 7 Oregon.

San Diego went 4-0 on an East Coast trip, winning at Coastal Carolina before going 3-0 at UNCW’s tourney. The Toreros beat Gardner-Webb, the host Seahawks and Stony Brook.

Presbyterian went 4-0, starting with a win against Wofford. The Blue Hose, picked to finish last in the South Division of the Big South, swept a three-game conference set from High Point.

Arizona State went 3-0-1 in the Coca-Cola Classic in Surprise, Ariz., with two wins over No. 2 Arkansas, a victory over Pacific and a tie against Gonzaga.

Towson headed south and took two of three at Duke of the ACC.

North Carolina went 4-0, winning at home against St. John’s before winning three at the Astros Foundation College Classic. The Tar Heels topped Rice, Cal and Texas A&M.

Mississippi State went 6-0 at home, with two wins over Rhode Island and four against Saint Joseph’s to improve to 15-0.

Connecticut went 3-0 at the Brighthouse Invitational with victories over Ohio State, Central Michigan and host Stetson.

Rider put together a 4-0 week, winning at Norfolk State before taking three at Radford.

North Florida enjoyed a 5-0 week, starting with a win at Florida before posting a pair of home victories over Jacksonville State and Charleston Southern.


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


Previous Teams of the Week

Feb. 26 - FGCU

Feb. 19 - Pittsburgh