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Oklahoma State uses pitching to win two in Omaha

The 2016 College World Series is just four days old and some history has already been made at T.D. Ameritrade Park in Omaha.

And it’s Oklahoma State that has re-written the record books during the preliminary rounds.

The Cowboys (43-30) became the first school in College World Series history to record back-to-back 1-0 victories. Oklahoma State made it into the history books when it outlasted Arizona 1-0 in a winner’s bracket game Monday night.

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ACC | SEC

Duke announces arrival despite early exit from NCAA Tourney

The Duke Blue Devils had a short stay in the Columbia Regional of the NCAA Baseball Tournament.

Duke’s 2016 season came to an end on a sour note as the Blue Devils dropped a 4-2 decision to the host South Carolina Gamecocks in a loser’s bracket game.

Things may not have ended the way that Chris Pollard, Duke’s fourth-year coach, would’ve liked. But the Blue Devils had a truly magical season that saw them make the NCAA’s Field of 64 for the first time in more than five decades.

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Pac-12 | WCC

Arizona State continues to give up runs by the bunches in loss to Gonzaga

Arizona State baseball coach Tracy Smith has to be wondering what he’s done to the baseball gods.

His team gave up 31 runs in a loss to the University of Southern California in the Pac-12 finale for both schools on May 29. The Sun Devils lost 31-9 to the Trojans, who didn’t qualify for this week’s NCAA Tournament.

The Sun Devils made the field of 64 despite being embarrassed by USC. But things didn’t get any better for ASU, the second seed in the Fort Worth Regional. Third-seeded Gonzaga scored all of its runs in a 5-1 victory in the first three innings.

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SEC

Raby puts up dominant performance as Vanderbilt moves on

Patrick Raby’s first year on Vanderbilt’s baseball team has been a bit of a roller-coaster ride but for one magical day the Commodores freshman right-hander found a bit of magic on the mound in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Hoover, Alabama Tuesday Morning.

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Pac-12

Utes are no longer cellar dwellers in Pac-12 baseball

For the first four years of its stay in the Pac-12, the University of Utah’s baseball team has finished no higher than last place.

But that’s all about to change. The Utes (18-24 overall, 13-8 in the Pac-12) clinched a road series win at Washington State when they outlasted the Cougars (15-27, 8-16) with a 3-2 victory at Bailey-Brayton Field.

Pitcher Josh Lapiana pitched 8 2/3 innings to help Utah win its second consecutive win after the Utes dropped a 3-2 decision to the Cougars in Pullman.

Utah left eastern Washington with a share of first place. The Utes are tied with Washington (27-16, 13-8), which hosts a Pac-12 series against the Cougars in Seattle.

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SEC

SEC Has Stellar Weekend With 35 Wins And 9 Losses

The Southern Conference as a whole went 35-9 over the Feb. 26th-28th weekend.

There are three teams in the SEC that remain unbeaten after this weekend. The scores for this past weekend’s games for these teams, for the most part, weren’t even close. Those three teams are South Carolina, Vanderbilt, and Arkansas.

Tennessee and Alabama each had three-game sweeps over the weekend. Mississippi St. and Missouri each had four-game sweeps.

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SEC

First Weekend of 2016 Season Sees Alabama With Two Consecutive Sellouts, Arkansas Breaking All-Time Attendance Record

The Southeastern Conference had a record breaking level of attendance on the first weekend of the 2016 season.

Alabama had two consecutive sellouts on Friday and Saturday in their three game series against Maryland. On Saturday Alabama was 75% sold out for the series finale. Alabama’s Sewell–Thomas Stadium has a seating capacity of 6,571 persons.

Arkansas broke an all-time record in their season-opening series against Central Michigan. The attendance total for the three games was 28,492 persons. Arkansas’ Baum Stadium has a seating capacity of 10,737 persons.

 

 

 

 

 

SEC

Vanderbilt Now in Sole Possession of SEC Lead

It’s shaping up to be a two-horse race for the regular season championship with Vanderbilt at 27-6 overall and 10-2 SEC and Texas A&M at 30-2 overall and 9-2 SEC

Texas A&M stayed on a roll as the Aggies swept a two-game series against Kentucky in Lexington. The first game of the three game set was cancelled due to heavy rain. Texas A&M fell back to 2nd place in the SEC in this fourth week of play.

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SEC

More Surprises After 3rd Week of SEC Play

Kentucky (18-10, 4-5 SEC) hits a game-tying home run in the 9th and a home run in the 11th to win the series at a sold out Alex Box Stadium

The Kentucky Wildcats came into the three-game weekend series with a 16-9 overall record and a 2-4 conference mark. The series concluded with the Wildcats winning the first and third games. LSU, which before the series was ranked #1 in the country, salvaged the series winning the sandwich game.

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SEC

After 2nd Week of SEC Play Vanderbilt, Missouri, Texas A&M Tied for 1st Place

The surprise team is Missouri which had a 20-33 (6-24 SEC) record last year but is now 18-7 (5-1 SEC)

There are some surprises after the first two weeks of SEC play. Last year’s SEC cellar dweller Missouri, which in 2014 had a 20-33 (6-24 SEC) record and ended the season with fifteen straight conference losses, today has an 18-7 (5-1 SEC) record and is tied with Vanderbilt and Texas A&M for the conference lead.

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