|Team / Comment|
The Spartans (6-0) swept the competion at the Prestige Appliance Classic which included wins over a pair of top five teams in Mount Olive and USC Aiken. UT has another big weekend coming up with a series at Georgia College.
|MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS
The top ranked Mavericks (1-1) split with upstart Arkansas Monticello. The loss to UAM slips MSU from the top spot and solidifies the Weevils’ accention into the top twenty. The Mavs head to Tahlequah, OK to play offensive-minded Northeastern State next weekend.
|USC AIKEN PACERS
The Pacers (4-2) could have laid claim to the top spot had they held off a ninth inning Tampa rally. Nonetheless, USCA did have wins over Shepherd and Mount Olive for a solid showing for the weekend. A date with Belmont Abbey awaits the Pacers for Valentine’s Day weekend.
Lander (7-0) routed Clafin midweek and swept three games from North Greenville over the weekend to move into the top ten. The Bearcats have a midweek matchup with Mount Olive and series with Flagler this week.
|MOUNT OLIVE TROJANS
UMO (4-2) lost a pair of games over the weekend, but they were to two of the top three teams in the rankings. The Trojans fell to Tampa and USC Aiken while winning against Shepherd. UMO has another tough week with Lander and Concord on the agenda. Continue reading
Cal State Fullerton has been selected No. 1 nationally in the 17th annual 2014 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Division I preseason poll. It’s the second NCBWA preseason No. 1 ranking for the Titans, along with the 2005 season. Cal State Fullerton is paced by a pair of preseason All-American starting pitchers in Thomas Eshelman, a sophomore who was 12-3 with a 1.48 ERA, 17 starts, 115 2/3 innings pitched, and 83 strikeouts as a freshman; and sophomore Justin Garza who was 12-0 with a 2.03 ERA, 17 starts, 115 innings of work, and 95 strikeouts as a consensus Freshman All-America hurler (along with Eshelman) in 2013.
Defending NCAA champion UCLA (a first-time baseball titlist in 2013) is ranked ninth initially after entering the 2013 season No. 5 in the NCBWA. Mississippi State, which advanced to the CWS final round for the first time in school history, is No. 4 this year after starting 2013 at No. 16. No. 2 Virginia, No. 3 Oregon State, MSU, and No. 5 Florida State round out the 2014 inaugural top five.
1 Cal State Fullerton
3 Oregon State
4 Mississippi State
5 Florida State Continue reading
Good morning/ afternoon / evening, or whatever time your eyes are currently fixated on these words. My name is Scott Sanderson and it is a privilege to be able to express my thoughts on the wonderful world of baseball through College Baseball Lineup.
In this first blog I will give an overview of how I’ve arrived at my current status at St. Cloud State University. I am a fifth year senior at St. Cloud State and have enjoyed every moment of the journey.
To begin this story we have to hit the rewind button considering six years ago seems like Bryce Harper would still be playing on the playground in elementary school (probably already hitting 400 foot no doubters). Continue reading
|Rank(Last Week)||Team / Comment|
|Minnesota State Mavericks
The top ranked Mavericks (0-0) start their season next week when they play an increasingly good Arkansas Monticello club that can not be overlooked.
|USC Aiken Pacers
The Pacers (2-0) started their season by taking two from Lincoln Memorial which included a 10-0 win over the visiting Railsplitters.
The Spartans (3-0) began their national champion title defense with a sweep over the visiting Bentley Falcons – which despite the sound of the name is a school team and not a fleet of British luxury cars.
|TEXAS A&M-Kingsville Javelinas
The Javelinas (2-0) opened the season with a pair of easy wins over the University of Houston-Victoria.
|Mount Olive Trojans
New school name same dominating Trojans. UMO (3-0) swept three from Winston-Salem State to open 2014. Continue reading
|RK||School -First-Place Votes-||W-L (2013)||Pts.||Prev.|
|1||Shippensburg (Pa.) -6-||32-23||95||NR|
|2||Millersville (Pa.) -1-||40-18||93||1|
|3||Seton Hill (Pa.) -4-||42-17||92||2|
|4||Concord (W. Va.)||36-20||65||6|
|5||East Stroudsburg (Pa.)||34-18||64||8 Continue reading|
|RK||School -First-Place Votes-||W-L (2013)||Pts.||Prev.|
|1||Tampa (Fla.) -12-||47-12||348||2|
|2||Minnesota State -2-||42-9||336||21|
|3||St. Edward’s (Texas)||44-18||311||NR|
|4||Mount Olive (N.C.)||48-8||303||7|
|5||Grand Valley State (Mich.)||38-19||295||18|
|6||Delta State (Miss.)||44-11-1||256||6|
|7||Franklin Pierce (N.H.)||37-19||238||RV|
|8||Chico State (Calif.)||37-18||227||13|
|10||Shippensburg (Pa.)||32-23||214||NR Continue reading|
Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I
|Rank||Team (2013 Record)||
|1.||Cal. St. Fullerton (51-10)||
|2.||Mississippi St. (51-20)||
|3.||Louisiana St. (57-11)||
|4.||Oregon St. (52-13)||
|5.||Florida St. (47-17)||
|10.||N.C. State (50-16)||
|11.||North Carolina (59-12)||
|13.||Miami, Fla. (37-25)||
|14.||South Carolina (43-20)||
|18.||Oklahoma St. (41-19)||
|19.||Texas Christian (29-28)||
|22.||Arizona St. (37-22-1)||
|25.||Texas A&M (34-29)||
|27.||Cal. Poly (40-19)||
|28.||Kansas St. (45-19)||
|31.||Western Carolina (39-20)||
|33.||San Diego (37-25)||
|34.||Wichita St. (39-28)||
|36.||Tennessee Tech. (40-17)||
|37.||New Mexico (37-22)||
|38.||East Carolina (31-26)||
|39.||U.C. Santa Barbara (34-23)||
|40.||Coastal Carolina (37-23)||
|Other Teams Receiving Votes: Arkansas, UNLV, Auburn, San Diego St., Fresno St., Southern California, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, South Alabama, San Francisco, Loyola Marymount, Brigham Young, Seton Hall, Georgia Tech., Mercer, U.C. Irvine, Missouri St., Pepperdine, Troy, Sam Houston St., Austin Peay St., Bryant, Florida Atlantic, N.C. Wilmington, Houston, Central Florida, St. Louis, Creighton, Campbell, Nebraska, Gonzaga, Sacramento St., New Mexico St., St. John’s, Cal. St. Bakersfield, Ohio St., Michigan, Southern Mississippi, Kent St., Illinois St., Appalachian St., The Citadel, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Southeastern Louisiana, California, Washington, Washington St., West Virginia, Baylor, Minnesota, Stony Brook, Dallas Baptist, UT Arlington, Texas St., Maine, South Florida, Connecticut, Virginia Tech., Pittsburgh, Missouri, Notre Dame, North Florida, East Tennessee St., Florida Gulf Coast, Virginia Commonwealth, Rhode Island, Charlotte.|
Following is the 2014 College Baseball Lineup Preseason Top 30. Click on a team for more information about the club and their chances to come home with the national title this spring.
1. MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS (42-9)
2. USC AIKEN PACERS (42-13)
3. TAMPA SPARTANS (47-12)
4. TEXAS A&M KINGSVILLE JAVELINAS (42-17)
5. MOUNT OLIVE TROJANS (48-8)
6. SETON HILL GRIFFINS (42-17)
7. GRAND VALLEY STATE LAKERS (38-19)
8. WILMINGTON WILDCATS (43-13)
9. SAINT EDWARD’S HILLTOPPERS (44-18)
10. SAINT CLOUD STATE HUSKIES (37-11)
11. WEST FLORIDA ARGONAUTS (39-14)
12. DRURY PANTHERS (39-17)
13. LANDER BEARCATS (35-16)
14. MILLERSVILLE MARAUDERS (40-18)
15. SAINT MARY’S RATTLERS (39-17)
16. UNC PEMBROKE BRAVES (38-16)
17. SAINT LEO LIONS (35-14-1)
18. LEWIS FLYERS (33-18)
19. ALABAMA HUNTSVILLE CHARGERS (33-15-1)
20. MONTEVALLO FALCONS (34-20)
21. COLORADO MESA MAVERICKS (45-11)
22. ANGELO STATE RAMS (37-12)
23. CENTRAL MISSOURI MULES (36-13)
24. DELTA STATE STATESMEN (44-11-1)
25. GEORGIA COLLEGE BOBCATS (36-19)
26. SOUTHERN ARKANSAS MULERIDERS (42-17)
27. FRANKLIN PIERCE RAVENS (37-19)
28. CONCORD MOUNTAIN LIONS (36-20)
29. CAL STATE MONTERY BAY OTTERS (39-17)
30*. AUGUSTANA (SD) VIKINGS (38-18)
30*. WINSTON SALEM STATE RAMS (39-13)
MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS (42-9)
Had the DII National Championship not been a winner-take-all single game, Minnesota State may have captured the title last season. No team was hotter than the Mavs at the end of last season who were 25-1 headed into the final deciding game against Tampa. However the Spartans extinguished the red hot Mavericks and jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead against MSU’s ABCA and Daktronics Pitcher of the Year, Harvey Martin to take home the title.
USC AIKEN PACERS (42-13)
The Pacers spent much of 2013 near the top of the DII rankings and completed the regular season as the Peach Belt Conference regular season champions. However like an attempt to take over the tri-state area by Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, Aiken’s postseason plan gloriously fell apart, going 0-2 in the PBC Tournament and 1-2 in the Southeast Regional for a much earlier than anticipated exit. Nevertheless, despite last season’s late shortcomings, expectations are high once again on campus for another successful season. Coach Kenny Thomas returns a stocked roster and a trip to Cary and the DII Baseball Championships will be the ultimate, and very obtainable, goal.