The No. 1 team may not have won a back-slapping, white-flag waving blowout tonight. But they did enough to impress me, especially with their whiff-inducing pitching and spotless defense. If their offense gets a little more shot of adrenaline, playing in the second week in Omaha is completely within reason. This is my [...]
I’ve got to admit, I’ve had Seton Hall in my Top 20 Power Rankings most of the season. Hell, they swept Arizona and won a game at Oklahoma on opening day. Then, two weeks ago, they dropped two of three games at Butler – a new member of the Big East. And the Wildcats and Sooners started looking more than human as their losses started to pile up. So I’m sorry to say, I dropped SHU out of the Power Rankings after that, though they remained in my ballot that I fill out each week for the NCBWA poll.
Heading back to get my East Coast bias on again, I decided to stop into Georgetown’s Shirley Povich Park in Rockville, Maryland and see how The Hall looked in person today. It was a comfy game that turned into a nailbiter in the end. Still, the Pirates stayed dry on the high seas with another W.
Okay, gotta make this quick here. And mea culpa for the delay.
Here’s the latest High & Inside Baldcast from Mike Rooney and I:
And here’s my latest weekend Notebook on ESPN.com.
Click your mouse here and have a blast.
(Special note: check out the Q&A with Fullerton coach Rick Vanderhook, which I cleaned up just a little, but is still golden.)
More soon StitchHeads.
The Ouch List Makes Its Debut
Ahhhh, now I’ve only got baseball to worry about. Over the previous eight Sundays I haven’t been able to contribute much at all to this baseball stuff due to my college hockey duties on ESPN.com. But now, I’m all yours baseball. Yep, no prob.
Well, the important part is that it’s getting about that time people. It’s mid-April now and the college hockey season is done, so it’s time for the Ouch List to make it’s debut here at College Baseball Today.
I flew back from Oklahoma City today, then immediately went into the Cave. See, I had TiVo’d the hockey national championship between Union College and Minnesota. Luckily, none of you StitchHeads out there ruined the ending for me by tweeting, texting or sexting me the final score before I finished watching it.
My sincere thanks.
In that spirit, here are the latest ESPN Power Rankings I threw together for the boys in Bristol.
And since you’re Jonesing for some info on this weekend’s Frozen Four in Philadelphia, here’s the latest column I wrote going into college hockey’s marquee event:
Click this link here.
This is getting out of hand people. Once again, a lot of the top teams in the country suffered brow-beating defeats to lesser teams than themselves. (or so we’re led to believe) as seven of the Top 13 teams went belly-up. In other words, it was just a typical Saturday in the 2014 season.
UCSB coach Andrew Checketts said it best. “We’ve gotta get you to more of our games.”
This was the second time I’d seen the Gauchos in a road game, and once again they made minced meat of another high-quality pitching staff. In March I saw the last few innings of their 17-5 blowout of Mississippi State in Tucson. Tonight, it was an 8-6 win on the strength of 10 hits and two home runs at Cal Poly, who had projected top-round pitcher Matt Imhof on the hill.
Okay StitchHeads, here’s what I wrote for the ESPN college baseball Notebook that was posted today:
Have a good college baseball weekend. Without all that pesky hockey stuff getting in the way, you know I’ll be around.