Out: San Diego (20), Long Beach (23).
N.C.–Butting heads with South Carolina, Vanderbilt went on the road
and took its series against the Gamecocks to reclaim the No. 1 spot
in Baseball America’s Top 25 rankings. Commodores’ Fr. LHP Mike
Minor, who was making the first weekend start of his career, struck
out nine in 7.0 innings to pick up the win and clinch the series
victory on Saturday.
Oregon State took the
biggest tumble of any team in the top 10. Swept by Arizona on the
road, the Beavers drop to No. 9 while the Wildcats enter the poll for
the first time this season at No. 17. Arizona has lost just one
series and is 5-3 against Top 25 teams.
Arizona as a fresh face in the rankings, Tulane jumps in at No. 21.
The Green Wave took two of three games against East Carolina in a
Conference USA series, entering the Top 25 for the first time in six
San Diego and Long Beach State, which
dropped its road series against No. 23 UC Irvine, both fall out of
The staff of Baseball America
determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through games
of April 1 and do not include ties.