March 11, 2014


Team of the Week

Pepperdine is CBI Louisville Slugger Team of Week


Pepperdine picked up four wins – including three at the Dodgertown Classic – and has been named the Louisville Slugger Team of the Week for games played March 3-9.


The Waves (12-3) knocked off UNC Wilmington 2-1 on Tuesday before slipping past UCLA 8-7 on Friday. Pepperdine then beat USC 10-4 and Houston 3-0 to complete a perfect week.


Regional Teams of the Week


Northeast: Saint Louis has won five in a row after sweeping four games last week from North Dakota.  


Southeast: Samford posted a 5-0 week, beating in-state rivals Troy and Jacksonville State before sweeping Louisiana-Monroe over the weekend.


Central: Texas Tech, our national team of the week the first week of the season, rolled to a 5-0 week, beating New Mexico once and sweeping four games from New Mexico State.

West: Loyola Marymount went 5-0 last week, beating UCLA and Cal State Northridge before sweeping three games from Northern Kentucky.


Honorable Mention


Liberty went 4-0 with a midweek win at Duke and a sweep of Kent State.

North Carolina Central topped Longwood before taking two of three at MEAC power Bethune-Cookman.

Miami (Fla.) went 2-0 vs. Villanova, which included a perfect game, and swept Boston College in ACC play.

Lipscomb knocked off Western Kentucky and swept a four-game set with Oakland.

UC Santa Barbara split a pair of games with Arizona and went 2-0 against Mississippi State over the weekend.

Washington picked up two wins against Santa Clara and single wins over San Jose State and Pacific at Santa Clara’s tourney.

Western Kentucky lost at Lipscomb, but rebounded to sweep a three-game series against Illinois.

San Francisco topped Arkansas, Cal and Tulane at Cal’s weekend tournament.

Georgia reeled off a 5-0 week, beating rival Georgia Tech and Charleston Southern before topping Buffalo, North Florida and Western Carolina at the Bulldog Inviational.

FIU won at Bethune-Cookman and then swept a three-game set at Charlotte.


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