May 6, 2014

 

Team of the Week

UC Irvine is the CBI Louisville Slugger Team of the Week

 

UC Irvine went 4-0 this past week, including a three-game sweep of nationally-ranked UC Santa Barbara, and has been named the CollegeBaseballInsider.com Louisville Slugger Team of the Week for games played April 28-May 4.

 

The Anteaters started the week with a 6-2 win on Tuesday at USC, snapping a nine-game win streak by the Trojans. UCI hosted the Gauchos over the weekend and posted wins of 6-2 on Friday, 3-2 on Saturday and 8-0 on Sunday to extend its win streak to seven and maintain a hold of first place in the Big West.

 

Regional Teams of the Week

 

Northeast: Saint Joseph’s put together a 3-1 week. The Hawks defeated Rider before taking to of three from Richmond to stay in first place in the Atlantic 10.

 

Southeast: Florida had a 3-0 week, sweeping a three-game SEC series at No. 16 Alabama to stay atop the standings in the Eastern Division.

 

Central: Kansas went 4-0, winning at Wichita State prior to a three-game Big 12 sweep of Texas Tech to stretch its win streak to seven and move into third place in the conference standings.

 

West: Loyola Marymount had a 3-1 week. The Lions defeated San Diego State before taking two of three from first-place Pepperdine to climb within 1.5 games of first in the West Coast Conference.

 

Honorable Mention

 

Oklahoma State enjoyed a 4-0 week, winning at Wichita State before sweeping a three-game home set from Arizona State.

Texas A&M went 3-1, defeating Texas State prior to winning two of three from No. 6 LSU in SEC play.

Houston had a 4-1 week, beating McNeese State twice before taking two of three from first-place UCF in American action.

TCU was 4-0, winning at Stephen F. Austin before sweeping a three-game Big 12 set from Kansas State to extend its win streak to 12.

Louisville put together a 4-0 week, beating Ohio State and going 3-0 at USF in American action to stretch its win streak to 10.

West Virginia took two of three from No. 14 Texas in Big 12 play.

Sam Houston State had a 4-0 week, winning at Baylor before sweeping a Southland series from Stephen F. Austin to extend its win streak to eight and sit in a tie for second, one game out of first.

Canisius swept a three-game Metro Atlantic set at Quinnipiac to stay in first place and stretch its win streak to nine.

Western Carolina had a 4-0 week, beating Wake Forest before sweeping a three-game set from Appalachian State to move into first in the Southern Conference.

UIC went 5-0, defeating Northern Illinois and winning at Bradley before sweeping a three-game Horizon series against Milwaukee to stretch its win streak to eight.

 

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