Upsets Abound Tuesday Night

Tuesday night was upset night in college baseball. Five Top 25 teams fell at home on the evening.

• The upsets started with No. 6 Georgia going down to Wright State 8-5. The loss was the first midweek loss of the season for the Bulldogs and drops them to 19-3.

• Ohio State gave the Big 10 Conference another feather in its cap, beating No. 7 Miami 7-1. The Buckeyes bounced back after dropping a 4-1 tilt the previous night to Division II Rollins College. Ohio State is now 18-3 on the year and has yet to play outside the state of Florida.

• No. 11 Mississippi fell 15-11 to St. Louis from the Atlantic 10 Conference. In pulling off the upset St. Louis bounced back from four straight losses, including a sweep against A-10 foe Xavier, and stayed above .500 at 12-10.

• No. 13 Georgia Tech suffered just its second midweek loss of the season, dropping a 10-1 affair to Georgia State. Georgia State improved to 15-7 on the season with the victory.

• No. 17 Pepperdine was roughed up by a tough Brown squad 20-8. Brown improved to just 3-8 on the year, but picked up its second big win in three days after knocking off San Diego 9-8 on Sunday. Brown’s other win came against Florida International (15-5), and its losses have come to USD and in a four-game set at Auburn.

Along with the five upsets several top teams got serious scares on Tuesday night. No. 2 Louisiana State barely escaped at home, beating Harvard 4-3. No. 4 Rice needed 12 innings to take care of pesky Lamar 9-8. In its first game since joining the rankings, No. 22 East Carolina escaped on the road at Campbell, scoring twice in the top of the ninth for a 10-9 victory.

Outside the Top 25 Florida continued an up-and-down campaign as it was shut out at North Florida 3-0. North Florida pulled off the upset in front of the largest crowd ever at Harmon Stadium (3,194). And speaking of large crowds, No. 5 North Carolina beat host UNC Wilmington 8-1 in front of a record Brooks Field crowd of 3,608.

We will see if tonight continues the upset trend as there are some marquee matchups around the Top 25. Among the best games Wednesday are No. 6 Georgia at No. 13 Georgia Tech, No. 16 TCU at No. 8 Baylor, and UNC Wilmington at No. 22 East Carolina.