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Florida remains No. 1 in the Baseball America Top 25 and is the last undefeated team in the country after a 5-0 week.

The Gators improved to 16-0, their best start in program history, with wins against Florida Atlantic, Florida A&M and a sweep of South Florida. Florida has outscored its opponents 123-44 this season.



Texas Tech again follows Florida, with Georgia, UCLA, Miami, Louisville, Arizona State and Mississippi all moving up a spot in the rankings. Oklahoma and Duke moved into the top 10 for the first time this season.

Two teams join the Top 25 this week. Pepperdine, which won a series against Michigan, joins at No. 16. Virginia, which won a series against previously undefeated North Carolina State to open ACC play, follows at No. 17.

Falling out of the Top 25 are Auburn and Texas Christian.

The SEC leads all conferences with eight teams in the Top 25. The ACC follows with seven representatives.

The staff of Baseball America determines the Top 25 rankings. Records indicated are through March 8.

Weekend Record reflects a team’s weekend results as a collective unit in an effort to incorporate tournament results and not just reflect a team’s record in weekend series.

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    Florida

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 5-0
    Overall: 16-0, 0-0 in SEC (3-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 4-0

    Results:
    March 3: @ Florida Atlantic: W 7-3
    March 4: Florida A&M: W 5-0
    March 6-8: South Florida: W 9-1, W 15-5, W 2-1

    Upcoming:
    March 10: (19) Florida State
    March 13-15: (3) Georgia

    Florida took care of business in its final tune-up prior to the start of SEC play, sweeping a series with South Florida. In game one, the Gators’ offense staked righthander Tommy Mace to a 6-0 lead in the first inning with the help of a three-run homer from first baseman Kendrick Calilao and a solo shot from catcher Nathan Hickey, and that was more than enough for the UF ace. He threw seven scoreless innings, giving up two hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Righthander Jack Leftwich’s numbers from Saturday didn’t end up looking quite as good (6.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 5 K), but that’s misleading. He didn’t allow a hit to the Bulls until the seventh inning, but once USF got its hit, they put those three runs on him quickly. First baseman Jordan Butler went 3-for-5 Saturday with a home run and five RBI. Things were much tighter on Sunday, but the Gators pulled out the sweep behind outstanding work from freshman lefthander Hunter Barco, who gave up two hits and one run in six innings.

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    Texas Tech

    Big 12
    Notes:

    Last Week: 5-0
    Overall: 16-1, 0-0 in Big 12 (2-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 4-0

    Results:
    March 3-4: Nevada-Las Vegas: W 11-2, W 11-3
    March 6-8: Rice: W 7-1, W 19-12, W 7-6 (11)

    Upcoming:
    March 10-11: vs. (13) Mississippi State (Biloxi)
    March 13-15: West Virginia

    Texas Tech kept rolling with a series sweep of Rice. The game one win was fairly routine, with righthander Clayton Beeter limiting the Owls to one unearned run on six hits with 12 strikeouts in six innings of work and the offense pulling away late. The victory Saturday was wild. The Red Raiders dug themselves quite the hole, falling behind 7-0 after the top of the third inning, but then started to claw their way out. Single tallies in the third and fourth on a Brian Klein sacrifice fly and a Cal Conley RBI triple, respectively, got them back in the game, and five-run frames in the fifth and sixth put them on top for the first time. Then, a four-run seventh and a three-run eighth gave them more than enough breathing room. Sixteen hits from the lineup were a huge part of the offensive outburst, but so were the 12 walks issued by Rice pitchers. Conley ended the game 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and five RBI. On Sunday, the Red Raiders were forced to come back again, but once again, they pulled it off. Down 6-2 after the top of the eighth inning, Tech scored two runs in the eighth and two in the ninth to tie it up, then walked it off in the 11th on a pinch-hit RBI double off the bat of T.J. Rumfield.

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    Georgia

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 3-1
    Overall: 14-2, 0-0 in SEC (3-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 4-0

    Results:
    March 3: Georgia Southern: L 6-3
    March 6-8: Massachusetts: W 5-0, W 16-2, W 6-0

    Upcoming:
    March 10-11: @ Georgia Southern
    March 13-15: @ (1) Florida

    Georgia spent its last weekend before SEC play gets underway taking care of business at home against UMass. Righthander Emerson Hancock allowed just three hits and struck out 12 in 7.1 scoreless innings Friday, with righthander Cole Wilcox following that up on Saturday with five solid innings of his own, giving up four hits and one unearned run. The Bulldogs’ offense exploded in game two, led by middle infielder Cole Tate, who went 4-for-6 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI. The pitching dominance continued on Sunday, with righthander Logan Moody tossing five shutout frames. Georgia will get conference play started with a bang this weekend, going on the road to take on No. 1 Florida.

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    UCLA

    Pac-12
    Notes:

    Last Week: 2-2
    Overall: 13-2, 0-0 in Pac-12 (2-1 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 4-0

    Results:
    March 3: @ UC Santa Barbara: L 8-5
    Southern California College Baseball Classic, Los Angeles
    March 6: (3) Vanderbilt: W 3-2
    March 7: (22) Texas Christian: L 8-4
    March 8: @ Southern California: W 15-3

    Upcoming:
    March 13-15: Oregon

    The Bruins got their weekend started in fine fashion, as righthander Zach Pettway out-pitched Vanderbilt righthander Kumar Rocker. Pettway threw six innings, giving up three hits and two runs (one earned) with no walks and four strikeouts. Meanwhile, the UCLA offense took advantage of Rocker’s struggles with command, scoring four runs off of him in his three-plus innings. After an uncharacteristically poorly-pitched game Saturday, UCLA bounced back to blow out rival Southern California on Sunday. The lineup collected 19 hits against the Trojans, led by a 4-for-5 day from left fielder Pat Caulfield, and righthander Jesse Bergin tossed six solid innings, with the only blemish coming on a two-run homer from USC’s Clay Owens.

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    Miami

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 3-1
    Overall: 11-4, 3-0 in ACC (0-3 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 3-1

    Results:
    March 4: @ Florida Atlantic: L 11-2
    March 6-8: Pittsburgh: W 5-4 (11), W 5-0, W 14-2

    Upcoming:
    March 11: @ (15) Central Florida
    March 13-15: @ Virginia Tech

    Miami was pushed to 11 innings by a competitive Pitt team Friday. With the Hurricanes leading 4-0 after six innings, the Panthers put up two runs in the seventh and eighth to tie it, only to have Miami walk it off in the 11th on a home run off the bat of first baseman Alex Toral. That was the exclamation point at the end of a 3-for-5 day for Toral. Things were a bit more routine for Miami in game two, with righthander Chris McMahon throwing seven shutout innings and catcher Adrian Del Castillo going 2-for-3 with three RBI. The offense showed up in a big way Sunday, scoring 14 runs on 18 hits, led by a 3-for-5 day with three doubles from shortstop Anthony Vilar and a three-RBI day out of the leadoff spot from Jordan Lala. The Hurricanes will leave the friendly confines of Mark Light Field for a weekend series for the first time this weekend, when they visit Virginia Tech.

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    Louisville

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 3-1
    Overall: 11-4, 2-1 in ACC (0-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 3-1

    Results:
    March 3: Morehead State: W 16-3
    March 6-8: @ Wake Forest: W 4-1, L 3-2, W 16-4

    Upcoming:
    March 10-11: Chicago State
    March 13-15: Notre Dame

    Louisville’s first ACC test was a good one - a road trip to take on a talented Wake Forest team. Friday’s win came courtesy of a typically outstanding performance from lefthander Reid Detmers. He threw six scoreless innings, giving up four hits and two walks with 15 strikeouts. Righthander Bobby Miller was solid in game two, giving up two runs in 6.2 innings, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a better effort from Wake lefthander Jared Shuster, who allowed just one run and struck out 13 in 7.1 innings. Bouncing back from that loss, though, the Cardinals left no doubt in the series finale, jumping out to an 11-0 lead by the end of the fifth inning. Catcher Henry Davis and second baseman Jared Poland hit home runs, and right fielder Levi Usher went 3-for-5.

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    Arizona State

    Pac-12
    Notes:

    Last Week: 5-0
    Overall: 13-4, 0-0 in Pac-12 (0-2 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 3-0-1

    Results:
    March 3-4: @ Cal State Fullerton: W 12-2, W 9-3
    March 6-8: Fresno State: W 4-3, W 9-4, W 8-3

    Upcoming:
    March 10: Arizona
    March 13-15: Utah

    Don’t look now, but the Sun Devils are really starting to play well and that slow start in the first week of the season looks like little more than a distant memory at this point. A series sweep against Fresno State should give them a running start into conference play. ASU managed just five hits in Friday’s victory, but the combination of some timely hitting, such as the go-ahead RBI single off the bat of right fielder Hunter Jump in the eighth, and a good start from lefthander Cooper Benson (5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 9 K) delivered the win. Tied 4-4 going to the bottom of the sixth of game two, the lineup broke out, scoring five runs in that inning to establish the eventual winning margin. The big blow came from a three-run homer off the bat of second baseman Nate Baez. The Sun Devils wrapped up an impressive sweep Sunday behind a nice outing from lefthander Justin Fall, who limited the Bulldogs to two earned runs in six innings.

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    Mississippi

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 4-0
    Overall: 14-1, 0-0 in SEC (3-1 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 4-0

    Results:
    March 3: Memphis: W 8-1
    March 6-8: Princeton: W 15-0, W 18-4, W 14-2 (7)

    Upcoming:
    March 10-11: @ Louisiana-Monroe
    March 13-15: (20) Louisiana State

    Mississippi never struggled in its sweep of Princeton, outscoring the Tigers 47-6. In a lineup full of players who swung it well over the weekend, third baseman Tyler Keenan stands out. He went 6-for-12 and drove in 10 runs. Outfielder Tim Elko had home runs in the first two games of the series and second baseman Peyton Chatagnier had three homers over the course of three games. Ole Miss starting pitching was also outstanding, as lefthander Doug Nikhazy and righthanders Gunnar Hoglund and Derek Diamond combined to strike out 27 in 17 innings of work.

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    Oklahoma

    Big 12
    Notes:

    Last Week: 4-1
    Overall: 13-4, 0-0 in Big 12 (2-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 4-0

    Results:
    March 3: (21) Dallas Baptist: W 10-3
    March 4: Arkansas-Pine Bluff: W 13-2
    March 6-8: San Diego State: L 5-4, W 8-4, W 9-8 (10)

    Upcoming:
    March 10: @ Texas-Arlington
    March 12-15: @ Cal Poly

    Oklahoma took some body blows from a good San Diego State club, but the Sooners eventually picked up their fourth straight winning weekend to begin the season. After a 5-4 loss to begin the series, Oklahoma bounced back with a comprehensive 8-4 win that featured quite the power display from its lineup. Freshman third baseman Peyton Graham connected for two home runs, with catcher Justin Mitchell adding one as well. In the finale, Oklahoma jumped out to a 6-1 lead at one point, but couldn’t fend off a San Diego State comeback that eventually led to an 8-8 tie heading into extra innings. In the tenth, the Sooners pushed across the winning run on a throwing error by Aztecs second baseman Mike Jarvis. After pitching so well through three weekends, the Aztecs got to the Oklahoma arms over the weekend, so to keep things rolling, the Sooners’ pitchers will have to get that turned around.

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    Duke

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 3-1
    Overall: 12-3, 2-1 in ACC (0-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 4-0

    Results:
    March 4: Campbell: W 5-0
    March 6-8: (14) Florida State: W 2-1, W 4-3, L 10-2

    Upcoming:
    March 10: vs. Davidson (Charlotte)
    March 13-15: North Carolina

    Duke continues to pitch as well as just about anyone and that helped it to a series win against Florida State. Friday, righthander Bryce Jarvis nearly threw his second perfect game of the season. He took it into the seventh inning before it was broken up on a dropped third strike with Robby Martin at the plate, and then he lost the no-hitter when the next hitter, Elijah Cabell, singled. Still, he threw seven scoreless innings, giving up just one hit and one walk with 12 strikeouts. Righthander Cooper Stinson followed that up on Saturday by allowing five hits and one run in five innings. The Blue Devils’ lineup had just 15 hits over the three games, and while it won’t need to do too much if this pitching staff continues to do what it has done so far, more production will be needed from that group as time goes on.

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    Vanderbilt

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 2-2
    Overall: 12-5, 0-0 in SEC (1-2 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 2-2

    Results:
    March 3: Central Arkansas: W 10-2
    Southern California College Baseball Classic, Los Angeles
    March 6: (5) UCLA: L 3-2
    March 7: Southern California: L 2-1
    March 8: (22) Texas Christian: W 4-3

    Upcoming:
    March 11: Toledo
    March 13-15: Kentucky

    Offensive production was an issue for Vanderbilt in losing the first two games of the weekend in Los Angeles. Between Friday at UCLA and Saturday at Southern California, Vanderbilt scored just three runs on eight hits. Exacerbating the offensive issues for the Commodores is the absence of Austin Martin, who exited Friday’s game early and didn’t appear in either of the final two games of the weekend due to a hamstring injury. There is currently no timetable for his return. Sunday, they salvaged a game by winning in walk-off fashion against TCU. Tied 3-3, Carter Young drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth to seal the win. The bullpen was a key for Vanderbilt in the victory, as righthanders Thomas Schultz and Tyler Brown combined to throw 4.2 scoreless innings to close it out.

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    Long Beach State

    Big West
    Notes:

    Last Week: 2-2
    Overall: 10-5, 0-0 in Big West (5-1 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 4-0

    Results:
    March 3: @ San Diego State: L 7-2
    March 6-8: Xavier: W 8-4, W 3-1, L 2-1 (11)

    Upcoming:
    March 13-15: @ Tulane

    Beach avoided the tripwire of a talented Xavier team and won a series it was expected to handle. Lefthander Adam Seminaris was solid Friday, throwing seven innings, giving up five hits and three runs with one walk and 14 strikeouts. Still, the Dirtbags had to mount a late comeback. Trailing 4-3 going into the bottom of the eighth, Beach scored five runs to take the lead for good. Lefthander Alfredo Ruiz threw five innings on Saturday, giving up four hits and one run with one walk and seven strikeouts. Righthander Tyler Gums was stellar in relief of Ruiz, throwing three shutout innings with six strikeouts to close it out. An interesting series with Tulane on the road awaits this weekend.

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    Mississippi State

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 3-0
    Overall: 10-4, 0-0 in SEC (0-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 3-1

    Results:
    March 6-8: Quinnipiac: W 5-1, W 5-4, W 8-4

    Upcoming:
    March 10-11: vs. (2) Texas Tech (Biloxi)
    March 13-15: (14) Arkansas

    Quinnipiac proved to be a tough match for Mississippi State, but the Bulldogs managed to come away with the sweep. The Friday victory featured another outstanding start from lefthander Christian MacLeod, who threw six shutout innings with 12 strikeouts. With JT Ginn out for the season due to injury, MacLeod continuing to turn in performances like that is vital. The game two win required a comeback. Trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth, MSU rallied for two runs, with the walk-off run scoring on an RBI single off the bat of first baseman Josh Hatcher. A five-run fourth inning in the Sunday game gave the Bulldogs all the breathing room they would need in an 8-4 win. After serving as the hero Saturday, Hatcher had a big game on Sunday, going 3-for-5. A blockbuster series with Arkansas looms this weekend.

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    Arkansas

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 2-2
    Overall: 9-5, 0-0 in SEC (0-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 3-1

    Results:
    March 3: Illinois State: L 8-7
    March 6-8: South Alabama: L 13-6, W 15-2, W 5-3

    Upcoming:
    March 10-11: Grand Canyon
    March 13-15: @ (13) Mississippi State

    After a blowout loss to South Alabama on Friday, Arkansas had lost five consecutive games, but it got things turned around in time to win the final two games against the Jaguars and capture the series win. With righthander Connor Noland missing his start against USA, getting good outings from the rest of the staff was crucial. Saturday, they got that from righthander Caleb Bolden, who threw six innings, giving up four hits and two runs. Sunday, it was a solid team pitching effort with righthanders Kole Ramage, Elijah Trest and Zebulon Vermillion all throwing three innings, with Trest and Vermillion combined to throw six shutout frames with two hits allowed. The Sunday game required heroics, as the teams went into the bottom of the ninth tied, but outfielder Heston Kjerstad clinched the series with a walk-off two-run homer. The series with Mississippi State this weekend is a big one.

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    Central Florida

    AAC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 4-0
    Overall: 15-2, 0-0 in AAC (3-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 4-0

    Results:
    March 3: Jacksonville: W 6-0
    March 6-8: Butler: W 2-1, W 4-0, W 4-1

    Upcoming:
    March 11: (5) Miami
    March 13-15: Yale

    UCF pitchers combined to hold Butler to just two runs on 12 hits in 27 innings over the weekend. Lefthanader Colton Gordon (6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K), righthander Trevor Holloway (6.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 10 K) and lefthander Joe Sheridan (6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 5 K) all turned in solid starts and UCF relievers only gave up one hit to the Bulldogs all weekend long. It wasn’t a huge weekend offensively for the Knights, but right fielder Dalton Wingo had big games Saturday and Sunday, combining to go 5-for-8.

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    Pepperdine

    WCC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 2-2
    Overall: 12-3, 0-0 in WCC (2-2 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 4-0

    Results:
    March 3: @ Florida Gulf Coast: L 6-5
    March 6-7: (10) Michigan: W 12-2, L 7-4, W 6-1

    Upcoming:
    March 10: Cal Poly
    March 13-15: San Francisco

    Pepperdine just keeps on stacking up wins, this time in a series win against Michigan, earning a spot in the rankings for the first time this season. The series opener against Michigan was a tight game through six innings, with Pepperdine leading 4-2, but four runs in the seventh and four more in the eighth broke it open for the Waves. After dropping the front end of a Saturday doubleheader, Pepperdine battled back and earned the series win with a clean victory in the finale. Righthander Gunnar Groen allowed a leadoff homer to Michigan’s Jordan Nwogu in that one, but he was outstanding for the rest of his outing, holding the Wolverines otherwise scoreless on one hit and four walks in 6.2 innings. Offensively, right fielder Mike Malinchak went 4-for-4 with a double and a home run, accounting for nearly half of his team’s nine hits. The Waves are hitting .301/.390/.441 on the season, which, combined with their 2.91 ERA, makes them a well-rounded team.

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    Virginia

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 3-1
    Overall: 12-4, 2-1 in ACC (3-3 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 3-1

    Results:
    March 3: Richmond: W 16-7
    March 6-8: (15) North Carolina State: W 7-3, L 6-2, W 10-3

    Upcoming:
    March 10-11: Massachusetts-Lowell
    March 13-15: @ Pittsburgh

    Virginia began the season with a series loss to Oklahoma, but has gotten hot since then. Over the weekend, it won two of three at home against North Carolina State. The offense started quick in game one, scoring four runs off NC State righthander Reid Johnston in his 2.1 innings, which staked the Hoos to an early lead they would never relinquish. After a game two defeat when they just never got much going against Wolfpack starter Nick Swiney, they fought back to win the finale behind a two-homer day from third baseman Zack Gelof and a 3-for-4 performance from second baseman Max Cotier.

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    North Carolina State

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 2-2
    Overall: 13-2, 1-2 in ACC (0-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 3-1

    Results:
    March 4: Coastal Carolina: W 24-7 (7)
    March 6-8: @ Virginia: L 7-3, W 6-2, L 10-3

    Upcoming:
    March 10: Charlotte
    March 11: North Carolina A&T
    March 13-15: Boston College

    The Wolfpack suffered their first loss of the season Friday, and then suffered their first losing weekend of the season when they dropped the series finale in a blowout. Lefthander Nick Swiney turned in a good start in the win Saturday (7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K), but the starting pitching wasn’t as good on Friday or Sunday, with NC State getting into a hole early both times. In the Saturday win, the Wolfpack lineup flexed its muscles, connecting for three home runs - one each from center fielder Tyler McDonough, catcher Patrick Bailey and shortstop Jose Torres. NC State will look to get back on track at home this weekend against Boston College.

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    Florida State

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 2-2
    Overall: 10-5, 1-2 in ACC (1-4 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 2-1-1

    Results:
    March 3: Mercer: W 9-8 (11)
    March 6-8: @ (14) Duke: L 2-1, L 4-3, W 10-2

    Upcoming:
    March 10: @ (1) Florida
    March 11: Illinois State
    March 13-15: Georgia Tech

    The Seminoles dropped the first two games of their series at Duke thanks to a Blue Devils pitching staff throwing the ball at an extremely high level. They were able to finish the weekend with a 10-2 win, however. Left fielder Elijah Cabell, center fielder Reese Albert and right fielder Logan Lacey all had homers in the victory, and a five-run eighth inning broke open what was previously a tight game. While the series loss isn’t what FSU wanted, it’s important to remember that it’s a road series against another ranked team, and in those cases, just avoiding a sweep can be a big deal in the overall resume.

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    Louisiana State

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 4-0
    Overall: 11-5, 0-0 in SEC (0-1 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 3-1

    Results:
    March 3: Southeastern Louisiana: W 6-3
    March 6-8: Massachusetts-Lowell: W 11-2, W 12-2, W 6-4

    Upcoming:
    March 11: South Alabama
    March 13-15: @ (8) Mississippi

    The Tigers righted the ship by sweeping an overmatched UMass-Lowell team. The offensive outburst in game one of the series was led by 3-for-3 games from second baseman Cade Doughty and center fielder Giovanni DiGiacomo. DiGiacomo stayed hot in game two, going 2-for-4, but this time, the primary catalyst for LSU was shortstop Collier Cranford, who went 3-for-4 with three runs scored. In the finale, the Tigers needed a rally. Trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth, LSU scored three runs, two of which came on a home run off the bat of DH Gavin Dugas, who drove in four runs in the game. The best LSU pitching performance of the weekend came from the bullpen, with righthander Jaden Hill throwing four hitless innings Saturday. The Tigers will get SEC play going with a tough series at Ole Miss.

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    Dallas Baptist

    MVC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 3-1
    Overall: 11-4, 0-0 in MVC (2-2 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 4-0

    Results:
    March 3: @ (11) Oklahoma: L 10-3
    March 6-8: Oral Roberts: W 3-2, W 3-1, W 13-11

    Upcoming:
    March 11: @ Baylor
    March 13-15: @ Houston

    Dallas Baptist played three close games against Oral Roberts, but as good teams often find a way to do, it came out on top in all of them. The first two games were well-pitched affairs. Righthander Ray Gaither set the tone Friday, throwing seven innings, giving up five hits and two runs with one walk and seven strikeouts, and then the offense picked him up by walking off with the win thanks to a Blayne Jones RBI single. Righthander Chandler Arnold scattered eight hits over 5.1 innings Saturday, but he surrendered just one run while striking out nine. The lineup did the heavy lifting on Sunday. DH Jimmy Glowenke went 4-for-6 and four different Patriots had home runs - Jones, Austin Bell, Dan Pruitt and Jeffrey David.

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    Clemson

    ACC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 3-1
    Overall: 12-3, 3-0 in ACC (0-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 4-0

    Results:
    March 4: College of Charleston: L 11-2
    March 6-8: Boston College: W 4-3, W 12-5, W 7-6

    Upcoming:
    March 10: Presbyterian
    March 11: Winthrop
    March 13-15: @ Wake Forest

    Clemson backed up its rivalry series win against South Carolina with a sweep of Boston College to begin ACC play. Lefthander Sam Weatherly wasn’t the most dominant version of himself Friday, but he struck out ten in 5.2 innings of work and a run in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI single from Adam Hackenberg broke a 3-3 tie. The offense really came to play in game two, led by right fielder Elijah Henderson (3-for-4, 4 RBI), left fielder Chad Fairey (3-for-5, HR) and center fielder Bo Majkowski (3-for-4). The Sunday game featured a late comeback for the Tigers. The Eagles led 6-4 at the seventh-inning stretch, but Clemson put up single runs in the seventh and eighth to tie it and then walked it off in the ninth when pinch-runner Sam Hall beat the throw home on a grounder off the bat of James Parker. A series at Wake Forest this weekend will be a tough test.

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    Tennessee

    SEC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 2-2
    Overall: 14-2, 0-0 in SEC (1-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 3-1

    Results:
    March 3: Longwood: W 28-2
    March 6-8: Wright State: L 5-4, W 3-1, L 6-3

    Upcoming:
    March 10: East Tennessee State
    March 13-15: @ South Carolina

    Like North Carolina State, Tennessee fell from the ranks of the unbeaten over the weekend, and then went on to lose the series. The Vols got tested by Wright State right away, as the Raiders played them neck and neck Friday and then came away with the win with a go-ahead run in the ninth. Sunday, the Tennessee offense just couldn’t get anything going against Wright State pitching until it was too late. The Raiders led 6-0 after the sixth and were able to hold off Tennessee’s late rally. Saturday, Tennessee got two bits of good news. First, lefthander Garrett Crochet returned after missing the first three weeks of the season and threw 3.1 scoreless innings. Then, righthander Jackson Leath and lefthander Redmond Walsh combined to hold Wright State to one unearned run to clinch the win. The Volunteers will try to bounce back this weekend with a series at South Carolina.

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    East Carolina

    AAC
    Notes:

    Last Week: 4-0
    Overall: 12-3, 0-0 in AAC (0-1 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 3-1

    Results:
    March 4: Liberty: W 11-0
    March 6-8: @ Charlotte: W 14-4, W 15-5, W 4-1

    Upcoming:
    March 10: Elon
    March 11: @ UNC Wilmington
    March 13-15: Columbia

    East Carolina got back on track in a big way with a 4-0 week that included a three-game sweep at Charlotte. The lineup, which struggled at times the previous weekend, came alive in the first two games of the series, scoring 29 combined runs on 35 hits. Pitcher/first baseman Alec Burleson raked all weekend, going 9-for-12 with two walks, a home run and six runs scored. The best start of the weekend came on Saturday from righthander Tyler Smith, who threw five innings, giving up three hits and one run with two walks and seven strikeouts.

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    Michigan

    Big 10
    Notes:

    Last Week: 2-3
    Overall: 8-7, 0-0 in Big Ten (2-0 vs. Top 25)
    Weekend Record: 2-2

    Results:
    March 3: @ Stanford: L 5-4
    March 4: @ California: W 5-0
    March 6-7: @ Pepperdine: L 12-2, W 7-4, L 6-1

    Upcoming:
    March 13-15: Canisius

    An up-and-down season continued for Michigan last week during its spring break trip. After splitting games at Stanford and Cal, it made the trip down to Malibu and lost two of three to Pepperdine. In both losses to the Waves, a lack of offensive production was the issue, as the Wolverines scored three runs across those 18 innings, including just one run on two hits in the series finale Saturday afternoon. The win in the middle game of the series was a solid victory, with lefthander Steven Hajjar giving up five hits and two runs with ten strikeouts in six innings of work, and right fielder Clark Elliott and first baseman Jimmy Obertop leading the offense with two-RBI days. Michigan will play its first home games of the season this weekend against Canisius.

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