Top 25 Tracker: Feb. 27-March 1

1. LOUISIANA STATE

Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 7-0, 0-0 in SEC. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

After dominating UCF in a three-game sweep, LSU has now scored in double digits in six of its first seven games. So. SS D.J. LeMahieu continued his torrid start to the season, going 7-for-10 with two homers and six RBIs on the weekend to raise his overall batting average to .625. The Tigers moved Sr. RHP Louis Coleman back to the bullpen, and So. RHP Anthony Ranaudo (6.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K) had no trouble replacing him in the Friday starter slot.

RESULTS

Feb. 25: Southern: W 11-5

Feb. 27-March 1: Central Florida: W 13-4, W 11-2, W 16-0

UPCOMING

March 3: @ New Orleans

March 4: Mississippi Valley State

March 6-8: Illinois

2. TEXAS

Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 9-0, 0-0 in Big 12. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

Texas pitchers have posted a 1.15 ERA over the team’s first nine
games—all wins. So. RHP Brandon Workman turned in the best of UT’s four
strong starts this weekend, racking up 10 strikeouts and walking just
two in a complete-game no-hitter Sunday (see Three Strikes for more on
Workman’s outing). So. RHP Cole Green (8.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K) was
nearly as good Saturday.

RESULTS

Feb. 24: Texas-Arlington: W 4-3 (10 innings)

Feb. 27-March 1: Penn State: W 9-2, W 6-2, W 1-0, W 9-0

UPCOMING

March 3: @ Texas State

March 6-8: @ Stanford

3. NORTH CAROLINA

Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 7-1, 0-0 in ACC. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

The Tar Heels overcame rainy conditions to sweep Seton Hall; they have now won 18 straight games against the Pirates. UNC played a doubleheader Friday and endured a one-hour, 26-minute weather delay to win Saturday’s game. UNC’s offense has been solid, as six regulars are now batting better than .370 on the season. So. RHP Matt Harvey picked up two wins in two days, working a scoreless ninth in the nightcap Friday and coming back to strike out five over three hitless, scoreless innings in a staff day Saturday. The Tar Heels begin conference play next weekend against Clemson.

RESULTS

Feb. 24: Coastal Carolina: L 7-3

Feb. 25: Liberty: W 9-5

Feb. 27-28: Seton Hall: W 5-1, W 4-3, W 10-3

UPCOMING

March 3: Longwood

March 6-8: (19) Clemson

4. TEXAS A&M

Last Week: 3-2. Overall: 7-2, 0-0 in Big 12. (1-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.

The Aggies won two games over the weekend sandwiched around a tight loss to rival Rice. See the College Blog for a rundown of all the action at the Houston College Classic.

RESULTS

Feb. 24-25: Centenary: W 11-1, L 8-4

Feb. 27-March 1: @ Houston College Classic: (5) UC Irvine: W 9-2, (10) Rice: L 2-0, Houston: W 5-3

UPCOMING

March 3-4: Stephen F. Austin

March 6-8: Utah

5. UC IRVINE

Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 5-2, 0-0 in Big West. (1-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.

The Anteaters rebounded after dropping Friday’s opener against Texas A&M, winning their final two games of the weekend against Houston and UCLA. See the College Blog for a rundown of all the action at the Houston College Classic.

RESULTS

Feb. 27-March 1: @ Houston College Classic: (1) Texas A&M: L 9-2, Houston: W 13-7, (9) UCLA: W 7-4

UPCOMING

March 3: Loyola Marymount

March 6-8: @ Quala-T Imprints Baylor Classic, Waco, Texas: Alabama-Birmingham, (6) Baylor, South Alabama

6. BAYLOR

Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 6-2, 0-0 in Big 12. (1-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.

Baylor won its first two games of the weekend before falling to Rice on Sunday. See the College Blog for a rundown of all the action at the Houston College Classic.

RESULTS

Feb. 23: Brigham Young: W 7-6

Feb. 25: Houston Baptist: W 15-4

Feb. 27-March 1: @ Houston College Classic: Houston: W 3-2, (9) UCLA: W 5-1, (10) Rice: L 8-3

UPCOMING

March 4: @ (13) Texas Christian

March 6-8: Quala-T Imprints Baylor Classic, Waco, Texas: South Alabama, (5) UC Irvine, Alabama-Birmingham

7. CAL STATE FULLERTON

Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 5-2, 0-0 in Big West. (3-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.

The Titans swept their annual series against Stanford for the second time in three years. Fullerton got three strong starting pitching performances from So. RHP Daniel Renken (7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K), Jr. RHP Kyle Witten (7.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) and Fr. RHP Tyler Pill (5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K). Jr. OF Khris Davis powered the offense in Sunday’s win, belting three home runs and driving in six as part of a 4-for-4 day. Davis is the first Titan to hit three homers in a game since Aaron Rifkin did it in the 2001 super regionals.

RESULTS

Feb. 24: @ San Diego State: W 8-6

Feb. 27-March 1: (14) Stanford: W 8-1, W 3-2, W 9-3

UPCOMING

March 3: @ San Diego State

March 6-8: @ Southern Mississippi

8. ARIZONA STATE

Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 8-1, 0-0 in Pac-10 (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.

After bludgeoning Wisconsin-Milwaukee last weekend, the Sun Devils put together a four-win week on the strength of their pitching. Jr. LHP Josh Spence was outstanding in two starts against Missouri, first striking out 13 over seven scoreless in midweek action, then allowing just two runs and whiffing eight more over 6 2/3 in a no-decision Sunday (see the Draft Blog for more on Spence). Jr. RHP Mike Leake (8 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K) carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning Friday against the Tigers.

RESULTS

Feb. 24: (15) Missouri: W 3-1

Feb. 26-March 1: DeMarini Invitational, Tempe, Ariz.: (15) Missouri: W 2-1, Northern Illinois: W 6-1, Oregon State: W 6-3, (15) Missouri: L 5-2 (8 innings)

UPCOMING

March 5-7: Holy Cross

9. RICE

Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 5-2, 0-0 in CUSA. (3-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 0-1.

The Owls rebounded from a season-opening series loss at Cal Poly with four straight wins, including three over top-10 opponents. See the College Blog for a rundown of all the action at the Houston College Classic.

RESULTS

Feb. 25: Houston: W 9-2

Feb. 27-March 1: @ Houston College Classic: (9) UCLA: W 5-4, (1) Texas A&M: W 2-0, (6) Baylor: W 8-3

UPCOMING

March 3: @ Sam Houston State

March 4: vs. Dallas Baptist @ Frisco, Texas

March 6-8: Academy Sports & Outdoors Rice Classic, Houston: Washington State, Notre Dame, Oral Roberts

10. GEORGIA

Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 8-0, 0-0 in SEC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

Georgia avenged last year’s season-opening series loss to Arizona in
Athens by outscoring the Wildcats 33-14 in a three-game sweep in
Tucson. UGa. out-hit Arizona 49-25 to improve to 8-0, its best start
since 2000 (and one win shy of the best start in school history,
established in 1911). Jr. 1B Rich Poythress (6-for-15, 6 RBI, 2 2B) and
Jr. OF Matt Cerione (7-for-10, 4 R, 7 RBI, 2 2B, 3B) led the onslaught
for the Bulldogs. Fr. RHP Michael Palazzone (3 IP, 1 H, 0 R) picked up
his first collegiate win in relief Sunday.

RESULTS

Feb. 24-25: Presbyterian: W 8-1, W 11-4

Feb. 27-March 1: @ Arizona: W 11-5, W 12-5, W 10-5

UPCOMING

March 4: Wofford

March 6-8: Quinnipiac

11. SAN DIEGO

Last Week: 4-2. Overall: 6-3, 0-0 in WCC. (1-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 0-0.

After dropping Friday’s game against Pacific behind Fr. RHP Chris Jensen (2.1 IP, 5 ER), the Toreros rebounded with three straight wins. So. RHP Kyle Blair (6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 8 K) was solid in a no-decision in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, and So. 3B Victor Sanchez hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to beat Kansas State. USD got another walk-off win in the nightcap against Nevada, as So. Zach Walters delivered a game-winning pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth.

RESULTS

Feb. 24-25: (16) Oklahoma: L 11-2, W 10-7

Feb. 27-March 1: USD Tournament, San Diego: Pacific: L 14-6, Kansas State: W 2-1, Nevada: W 5-4, W 6-4

UPCOMING

March 3: Western Carolina

March 5-8: vs./@/vs./@ San Diego State

12. PEPPERDINE

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 5-2, 0-0 in WCC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

Pepperdine won the first two games against UC Davis before dropping the
series finale in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. Fr. OF
Brian Humphries had three hits Friday in support of Sr. RHP Nathan
Newman (6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K). So. LHP Scott Alexander (7 IP, 3 H,
0 R, 4 BB, 4 K) threw a complete-game shutout in the first game of
Saturday’s twinbill. Fr. LHP Aaron Gates (6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER) was the
tough-luck loser in his first collegiate start in the nightcap.

RESULTS

Feb. 25: @ Southern California: W 10-1

Feb. 27-8: @ UC Davis: W 7-2, W 10-0 (7 innings), L 4-3

UPCOMING

March 3: @ UCLA

March 5-7: Evansville

13. TEXAS CHRISTIAN

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 5-1, 0-0 in MWC (3-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

TCU won its third straight game on the road against a ranked opponent
Saturday, but the remainder of the series was canceled by wintry
weather. Sr. 3B Matt Carpenter (5-for-7, 4 R, 2 RBI, HR) was one of
eight Horned Frogs to record a multiple-hit game in TCU’s 25-hit
onslaught Saturday in support of Jr. RHP Tyler Lockwood (5 IP, 8 H, 6
ER). Texas Christian coach Jim Schlossnagle said it was wet and cold
with the wind howling out Saturday—”impossible to pitch or play defense
in.”

RESULTS

Feb. 24: Dallas Baptist: W 6-0

Feb. 25: Texas State: W 8-2

Feb. 27-March 1: @ (13) Mississippi: W 19-13, CCD, CCD

UPCOMING

March 3: @ Texas-Arlington

March 4: (6) Baylor

March 6-8: Wichita State

14. MISSISSIPPI

Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 3-3, 0-0 in SEC. (0-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 0-1.

Mississippi dropped a sloppy slugfest in miserable conditions Saturday, but the rest of the series against TCU was canceled by inclement weather. The Rebels pounded out 16 hits in support of Jr. RHP Aaron Barrett (4.2 iP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K), but the Horned Frogs had 25 hits and scored in each of the final seven innings.

RESULTS

Feb. 24-25: Central Arkansas: W 10-2, W 11-3

Feb. 27-March 1: (23) Texas Christian: L 19-13, CCD, CCD

UPCOMING

March 3: @ Arkansas State

March 6-8: Vermont

15. MIAMI

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 6-1, 0-0 in ACC (3-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

The Hurricanes went on the road and outscored Florida 26-8 in a
three-game sweep. Sr. OF Jonathan Weislow belted two homers and drove
in five Friday in support of So. LHP Chris Hernandez (5 IP, 6 H, 4 ER,
1 BB, 5 K). Weislow, a .203 hitter in 74 at-bats entering the season (with no career homers), scored Miami’s only two runs Saturday, and that was
enough for Jr. RHP David Gutierrez (7 IP, 6 H, 0 R). Sr. OF Dave
DiNatale (4-for-6, 3 R, 3 RBI) led a 20-hit assault Sunday in support
of So. LHP Iden Nazario (5 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 7 K).

RESULTS

Feb. 27-March 1: @ (24) Florida: W 8-5, W 2-1, W 16-2

UPCOMING

March 3: Rhode Island

March 4: Mount St. Mary’s

March 6-8: North Carolina State

16. OKLAHOMA

Last Week: 3-3. Overall: 7-3, 0-0 in Big 12 (1-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0-1.

Oklahoma split a four-game series at Washington State. Jr. RHP Andrew Doyle (7 IP, 7 H, 3 ER) pitched well Friday, but the Cougars piled on against the OU bullpen. Jr. SS Bryant Hernandez doubled home a run and scored another in a two-run 11th in Game Two. He followed with two more hits and three more RBIs in the nightcap. Jr. LHP J.R. Robinson (3 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER) was hit hard Sunday after beating USD earlier in the week.

RESULTS

Feb. 24-25: @ (11) San Diego: W 11-2, L 10-7

Feb. 27-March 1: @ Washington State: L 9-2, W 9-7 (11 innings), W 12-3, L 10-6

UPCOMING

March 3: Arkansas-Little Rock (DH)

March 6-8: UCLA

17. KENT STATE

Last Week: 2-0. Overall: 5-0, 0-0 in MAC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.

The Golden Flashes won a pair of games Friday, but the rest of the weekend was washed out. Kent State has scored nine or more runs in each of its first five games. The Flashes out-hit Wagner 11-1 behind a strong outing from So. LHP Kyle Hallock (6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K). They jumped out to a 9-0 lead over the first five innings in the nightcap to support Fr. LHP Andrew Chafin (5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 5 K)

RESULTS

Feb. 27-March 1: @ Coca-Cola Classic, Rock Hill, S.C.: Wagner: W 11-0 (7 innings), Winthrop: W 9-6, Wagner: CCD, Winthrop: CCD

UPCOMING

March 6-8: @ UNCW Seahawk Round Robin, Wilmington, N.C.: Wright State, UNC Wilmington, Wright State, UNC Wilmington

18. GEORGIA TECH

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 6-1, 0-0 in ACC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

Georgia Tech won both ends of Saturday’s doubleheader against Rutgers,
but Sunday’s finale was rained out. So. RHP Deck McGuire (8 IP, 4 H, 1
ER, 0 BB, 7 K) was dominant for the second straight week in the first
game against the Scarlet Knights, and the Yellow Jackets supported him
with a balanced 12-hit attack. Jr. OF Jay Dantzler (3-for-6, 3 R, 3
RBI, 2B, HR) led a 15-hit barrage in the nightcap in support of Jr. RHP
Zach Von Tersch (6 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 9 K).

RESULTS

Feb. 24-25: @ Georgia Southern: L 6-5, W 5-3

Feb. 27-March 1: Rutgers: W 6-4, W 13-4, CCD

UPCOMING

March 6-8: Maryland

19. CLEMSON

Last Week: 1-1. Overall: 4-1, 0-0 in ACC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.

Clemson dropped the first game of its annual home-and-home series against rival South Carolina, and Sunday’s game was washed out (though the teams hope to reschedule). The Gamecocks broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the ninth with two runs against Jr. RHP Graham Stoneburner. The Tigers managed just two hits in defeat, including a solo homer by Sr. 3B Matt Sanders.

RESULTS

Feb. 25: Wofford: W 8-2

Feb. 28-March 1: vs./@ South Carolina: L 3-1, CCD

UPCOMING

March 4: UNC Asheville

March 6-8: @ (3) North Carolina

20. COASTAL CAROLINA

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 6-1, 0-0 in Big South (1-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 0-0.

The Chanticleers followed their upset at North Carolina with two wins at Baseball at the Beach before their final two games were washed out. So. OF Rico Noel (4-for-5, 4 RBI, 2B) led a 13-hit attack in support of Fr. RHP Anthony Meo (5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER) in the win against West Virginia. Coastal topped Tennessee ace lefty Nick Hernandez in its second game Friday behind a 4-for-4 day from Jr. OF Chance Gilmore, who fell a homer short of the cycle.

RESULTS

Feb. 24: @ (3) North Carolina: W 7-3

Feb. 27-March 1: Baseball at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, S.C.: West
Virginia: W 15-5, Tennessee: W 10-5, Brown: CCD, Florida International:
CCD

UPCOMING

March 4: The Citadel

March 6-8: Caravelle Resort Tournment 2, Conway, S.C.: Albany, Stony Brook, Creighton, Stony Brook

21. ARKANSAS

Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 5-1, 0-0 in SEC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

Arkansas needed extra innings to beat Western Illinois on Friday, and the rest of the series was canceled by poor weather. Jr. RHP T.J. Forrest (7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) was strong in a no-decision Friday, and So. OF Brett Eibner won it with a walk-off RBI triple in the 10th.

RESULTS

Feb. 24-25: Kansas: L 9-3, W 9-8 (10 innings)

Feb. 27-March 1: Western Illinois: W 8-7 (10 innings), CCD, CCD

UPCOMING

March 3-4: Valparaiso

March 6-8: California

22. FLORIDA STATE

Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 6-1, 0-0 in ACC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

The Seminoles beat Auburn twice at home and dropped Saturday’s game at Auburn before Sunday’s finale was snowed out. Jr. 1B Mike Meschke hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to win Thursday’s opener. So. OF Tyler Holt (5-for-6, 2 RBI, 2B) paced a 19-hit attack Friday in support of Fr. LHP Sean Gilmartin (7 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 9 K). Holt went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a homer, four runs and two RBIs in a losing effort Saturday. He’s 18-for-28 (.643) and already has eight doubles.

RESULTS

Feb. 26-March 1: vs./vs./@/@ Auburn: W 8-7, W 14-5, L 10-9, CCD

UPCOMING

March 3: @ Jacksonville

March 4: North Florida

March 6-8: Boston College

23. OKLAHOMA STATE

Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 6-1, 0-0 in Big 12 (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 0-0.

Oklahoma State won two out of three games in Greenville, N.C., before its weekend finale against St. John’s was canceled by impending weather. Sr. 3B Tyrone Hambly homered and drove in three against College of Charleston to help make a winner out of Jr. RHP Tyler Blandford (5.2 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 8 K). Jr. LHP Andrew Oliver (7 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 7 K) wasn’t at his best in the rematch against East Carolina, but the Cowboys scored four runs in the seventh to help him improve to 2-0 on the season.

RESULTS

Feb. 26-March 1: @ Keith LeClair Classic, Greenville, N.C.: East Carolina: L 14-7, College of Charleston: W 7-6, East Carolina: W 7-6, St. John’s: CCD

UPCOMING

March 5-8: @ Palm Springs Baseball Invitational, Palm Springs, Calif.: Gonzaga, (24) Oregon State, San Francisco, UC Riverside

24. OREGON STATE

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 4-2, 0-0 in Pac-10 (1-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 0-0-1.

The Beavers rode their big bats to wins in their first two games at the DeMarini Invitational, and they won a pitcher’s duel Sunday. Jr. OF Rob Folson (4-for-5, 7 RBI, 3B) led OSU’s 20-hit attack in support of So. RHP Greg Peavey (5.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER) in the weekend opener against NIU. So. 3B/1B Stefen Romero (3-for-5, 4 RBI, 2 2B) was the offensive leader in the win against Missouri. Jr. RHP Jorge Reyes (5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER) turned in a strong outing Sunday, and three relievers combined to work four scoreless, one-hit innings of relief.

RESULTS

Feb. 26-March 1: @ DeMarini Invitational, Tempe, Ariz.: Northern Illinois: W
23-7, (15) Missouri: W 12-8, (8) Arizona State: L 6-3, Northern
Illinois: W 2-1

UPCOMING

March 5-8: Palm Springs Baseball Invitational, Palm Springs, Calif.: San Francisco, (23) Oklahoma State, UC Riverside, Texas Tech

25. CAL POLY

Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 6-1, 0-0 in Big West (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.

The Mustangs followed a series win against Rice and a midweek win at defending national champ Fresno State with a three-game sweep of Sacramento State. Jr. RHP D.J. Mauldin (6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) was strong in a no-decision Friday, as the Mustangs broke a 2-2 tie with seven runs over the final two innings. Jr. 3B Adam Buschini (4-for-5, 3 RBI, 2B) paced Poly’s 16-hit attack Saturday in support of Sr. LHP Jared Eskew (6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K). The Mustangs broke a 1-1 tie with five runs in the sixth Sunday to make a winner out of So. LHP Matt Leonard (6 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K). The Mustangs are doing all this without injured projected ace RHP Steven Fischback (shoulder).

RESULTS

Feb. 24: @ Fresno State: W 13-11

Feb. 27-March 1: Sacramento State: W 9-2, W 11-5, W 6-2

UPCOMING

March 3: @ San Jose State

March 6-8: @ Houston

DROPPED OUT

UCLA (9)

Last Week: 0-5. Overall: 2-6, 0-0 in Pac-10. (0-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.

The Bruins followed two midweek losses with an 0-3 weekend. See the College Blog for a rundown on all the action at the Houston College Classic.

RESULTS

Feb. 24: @ UC Santa Barbara: L 7-6

Feb. 25: UC Riverside: L 11-1

Feb. 27-March 1: @ Houston College Classic: (10) Rice: L 5-4 (10 innings), (6) Baylor: L 5-1, (5) UC Irvine: L 7-4

UPCOMING

March 3: (12) Pepperdine

March 6-8: @ (16) Oklahoma

STANFORD (14)

Last Week: 0-4. Overall: 2-5, 0-0 in Pac-10 (0-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.

Stanford’s five-game winning streak against Cal State Fullerton
(including last year’s super regional sweep) ended with a thud, as the
Cardinal was swept at Fullerton. Stanford managed just six runs in
three games, wasting decent starts from Jr. RHP Jeffrey Inman (6 IP, 5
H, 4 R, 2 ER) and Fr. LHP Brett Mooneyham (5 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K).

RESULTS

Feb. 25: St. Mary’s: L 5-3

Feb. 27-March 1: @ (7) Cal State Fullerton: L 8-1, L 3-2, L 9-3

UPCOMING

March 3: St. Mary’s

March 6-8: (2) Texas

MISSOURI (16)

Last Week: 1-4. Overall: 2-7, 0-0 in Big 12. (1-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 0-0.

Missouri bookended its nine-game swing through the Grand Canyon State
with wins, but in between it lost seven straight games. Jr. RHP Kyle
Gibson (7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K) pitched well Friday but lost a duel
to Sun Devils ace Mike Leake. So. RHP Nick Tepesch (6.1 IP, 6 H, 1 ER,
2 BB, 8 K) gave Mizzou a badly needed strong start in Sunday’s
travel-curfew-shortened win, and the Tigers scored five runs over the
final two innings to snap their skid.

RESULTS

Feb. 24: @ (8) Arizona State: L 3-1

Feb. 26-March 1: @ DeMarini Invitational, Tempe, Ariz.: (8) Arizona State: L
2-1, Oregon State: L 12-8, Northern Illinois: L 5-2, (8) Arizona State:
W 5-2 (8 innings)

UPCOMING

March 4: Western Illinois

March 6-8: Ball State

FLORIDA (24)

Last Week: 2-3. Overall: 5-3, 0-0 in SEC (3-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.

Florida followed its season-opening sweep of Louisville by being swept
at home by Miami. Fr. Alex Panteliodis (5.2 IP, 8 H, 2 ER) pitched well
in defeat Saturday, but Fr. LHP Nick Maronde (3.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 4 ER)
was hit hard Sunday.

RESULTS

Feb. 24-25: Eastern Michigan: W 12-0, W 17-6

Feb. 27-March 1: Miami: L 8-5, L 2-1, L 16-2

UPCOMING

March 3: @ Stetson

March 4: Florida Atlantic

March 6-8: Duquesne

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