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Elite Eight Set for NCAA Division I Playoffs

The season has come to a close, and the NCAA Division I playoff teams have now been set. After some tough battles, some great players and teams will miss post-season play, but all can hold their head up high after participating in what has been an exciting college season.

Of the four NCAA conferences, and 32-teams, just eight will continue on into the post-season, including all of the conference leaders, and two wildcards from each conference group, the “A10” (Atlantic Coast and Big-10) and “SE12” (Southeast and PAC-12). Continue reading “Elite Eight Set for NCAA Division I Playoffs”

Bombs Fly in NCAA – Vanderwall and Favorite Tee Up 3 Times Each

The NCAA Division I has been a home run clinic this season, and Auburn has been one of the top teams to produce them. A big reason is Kyle Vanderwall, the sophomore first baseman for the Tigers, who went yard three times against Stanford yesterday, in a 4-for-6 effort that helped produce a 19-14 victory.

Vanderwall has 12 homers on the season so far, but even his impressive long ball stat is dwarfed by teammates Brian Ady, Jayden Nelson, and Angel Gonzalez. Vanderwall does have a solid claim to the team batting title so far this season, and is currently hitting .373. Continue reading “Bombs Fly in NCAA – Vanderwall and Favorite Tee Up 3 Times Each”

NCAA Week #1 – ASU Takes Lead in Power Rankings

Arizona State launched themselves to the top of the Week #1 NCAA power rankings, after the first full week of baseball wrapped up yesterday. The Sun Devils topped Indiana Hoosiers in the rankings, 168.5 points to 144.0.

ASU had a near-perfect start to the year, going 7-1 so far, and undefeated at home after four games. It’s too early to tell if this will remain the case, obviously, but the Sun Devils are pleased to take an early lead, though in terms of run scoring, NC State Wolfpack have the advantage so far with a +36 differential after opening the year 6-2, and also going a perfect 4-0 so far at home. Continue reading “NCAA Week #1 – ASU Takes Lead in Power Rankings”

NCAA Opener Full of Lopsided Losses

Opening Day for the NCAA took place yesterday, and all 32 teams were in action, with some incredibly lopsided losses as hot bats ruled the day.

There was, of course, the 28-run, 4 hour 41 minute marathon between Arkansas and Auburn, which saw an already high-scoring 9-9 tie break out into an 18-10 win for the Tigers on the back of Jayden Nelson’s 3-for-3, 2 HR, 4 RBI effort. Continue reading “NCAA Opener Full of Lopsided Losses”