By Average (min. 1,200)
School Avg. Total #
1. LSU 10,792 107,928 10
2. Arkansas 7,700 46,201 6
3. Ole Miss 7,486 67,380 9
4. South Carolina 7,457 44,742 6
5. Mississippi State 6,527 78,332 12 Continue reading
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|DELTA ST. STATESMEN
In a difficult decision Delta State (13-2) remains top team despite a head-scratching mercy-run-rule loss to Harding. The Statemen’s effort in grinding out a pair of come-from-behind wins to take a series from West Florida, combined with their previous victories, gives them a razor thin edge over MOC.
|MOUNT OLIVE TROJANS
It’s hard not to pick the Trojans (17-1) as the number one team, especially after their series win at Belmont Abbey, but Mount Olive stays in the second spot for now, but only by an amoeba sized margin. MOC plays Wingate and Barton this week.
|ST. MARY’S (TX) RATTLERS
The Rattlers’ (14-4) had a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to St. Edward’s on Friday night which broke Carl O’Neal’s streak of 21 consecutive wins. St. Mary’s rallied to win the nightcap in extra inning and won again the next day to take the series from the Hilltoppers. TAMIU next week.
Tampa (11-2) traveled to Georgia and doubled up the Albany State Rams 4-2 in their only action of the week. UT returns home to host Rockhurst and Cedarville before playing a hot Florida Tech team this upcoming weekend.
|CENTRAL MISSOURI MULES
After having seven straight games canceled due to weather, the Mules were finally able to take to the field and swept a doubleheader from the Northeastern State Riverhawks. UCM has another pair of games with NSU, hosts Truman State and travels down the road to plays Northwest Missouri State this week. Continue reading
The box score from that night lists 500 people were in attendance at the game between the Nicholls Colonels and the Southern Jaguars; however if you ask anyone in tiny Thibadaux, LA they will tell you they were in the stands that faithful evening. The date was February 20th, 2013 – an evening which began like any other by banks of Bayou Lafourche, but finished like none ever will again.
The hometown Colonels had jumped out to quick 4-0 lead over the visiting Jags, but the Southern sticks began ringing. In the fourth inning an error lead to an unearned run after a weak Southern single through the right side. It was far from a devastating blow to the Colonels’ chances of winning the game, but it was an all too familiar sight on Dider Field. In twenty years of Southland Conference baseball Nicholls had yet to win a regular season title. Was this going to be another ho-hum, middle of the pack .500 season? Was the excitement and enthusiasm brought to the diamond by Coach Seth Thibodeaux, who tied the school record for the most wins by any head coach in his first two seasons unwarranted? Deflated mutterings and conjecture soon began to swell and spill onto the field. Continue reading