April 30, 2013


Team of the Week

Vanderbilt is CBI Louisville Slugger Team of Week


Vanderbilt posted four victories against nationally-ranked opponents this past week, including a three-game SEC sweep of No. 14 Mississippi State. The Commodores have been named the CollegeBaseballInsider.com Louisville Slugger Team of the Week for the second time in the past three weeks.


The Commodores began the week with a 10-2 victory at No. 11 Louisville on Tuesday. Vanderbilt then beat the Bulldogs three times, 3-1 on Friday, 5-2 on Saturday and 8-3 on Sunday.


Regional Teams of the Week


Northeast: Rider rode through a 3-1 week, winning 8-6 at Princeton on Wednesday before taking two of three at Siena in a battle for first in the MAAC. The Broncs lost 7-4 in Saturday’s DH opener before posting 8-2 and 6-4 victories to win the series.


Southeast: Virginia Tech went 3-1, beating VMI 9-6 on Tuesday in Lexington before taking two of three at home from No. 5 Virginia in ACC action. The Cavaliers won 15-6 on Friday before the Hokies swept Saturday’s doubleheader, 5-3 and 11-6.


Central: West Virginia put together a 4-0 week, winning 7-6 at Youngstown State on Wednesday before sweeping a Big 12 series from Kansas with three one-run victories. The Mountaineers picked up a 1-0 win on Friday before taking two on Saturday, 4-3 and 3-2 in 12 innings.

West: Oregon was 4-0, winning 11-7 at Portland on Tuesday before sweeping a Pac-12 set from Stanford. The Ducks won 2-1 on Friday, 6-4 on Saturday and 4-3 on Sunday.


Honorable Mention


New Mexico put a stranglehold on first in the Mountain West with a three-game sweep of second-place UNLV to extend its win streak to 10, including nine in conference.

Oklahoma State enjoyed a 5-0 week, with two wins over Nebraska and single victories over Wichita State, Rutgers and Creighton.

Indiana went 5-0, beating Eastern Kentucky and Indiana State before sweeping a three-game Big Ten series from Michigan to move into a tie for first and stretch its win streak to eight.

Oregon State was 4-0, winning at Seattle before its first-ever three-game sweep of USC to stay in first in the Pac-12.

North Florida swept a three-game Atlantic Sun set at Jacksonville for the first time to maintain its perch in first place.

South Alabama put together a 5-0 week, beating Jacksonville State twice before winning three at ULM to hold onto first in the Sun Belt.

UCF swept a three-game Conference USA series from Houston to climb into second place.

Clemson went 3-1, topping Western Carolina before taking two of three from No. 18 Georgia Tech.

Troy had a 3-1 week, stopping Samford before taking two of three at Florida Atlantic to take sole possession of second in the Sun Belt.

Navy was 5-0, winning at MEAC leader Delaware State before sweeping a four-game set at Lehigh to take second in the Patriot League and earn a home series in the semifinals.


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

April 23 - Virginia

April 16 - Florida

April 9 - Vanderbilt

April 2 - Florida Atlantic

March 26 - Arkansas

March 19 - Oregon State

March 12 - UNLV

March 5 - NC State

Feb. 26 - FGCU

Feb. 19 - Pittsburgh