Tuesday’s College Baseball Top-50 Scoreboard & Wrapup

April 10, 2012
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Casey Turgeon (Florida)

For the first time since 1958, Florida swept its regular-season games from rival Florida State – after rallying Tuesday for a 6-3 win  in Tallahassee (the Gators’ 15th come-from-behind win of the season and third win over the ‘Noles in 2012). That exciting 2-vs.-1 showdown was one of six head-to-head battles on Tuesday between top-50 teams in the CB360 Composite National Rankings (and one of 28 overall featuring top-50 squads). Favorites won 74% of Tuesday’s CB360 top-50 games (20-7, with one rainout). front-page photo courtesy of Florida

Earlier This Week April 9
Past Week 
(top-50 scoreboards)
 – April 8 … April 7 …  April 6…  April 5 … April 4 … April 2-3
Previous Week – April 1 … March 31 … March 30 … March 28 … March 26-27
Click Here for links to CB360 top-50 scoreboard pages from Feb. 26-March 25

Tuesday produced a crazy run of extra-inning thrillers across the top-50 scoreboard – as an unusually high number (5) of the games extended past nine innings. In one head-to-head matchup, East Carolina (cb360 #26) and host Elon (#42) entered the 9th inning scoreless, with ECU ultimately winning 2-1 in 10. An even rarer sight played out in Starkville, as visiting South Alabama and #34 Mississippi State combined to put 23 scoreless half-innings on the board before the host Bulldogs won on Wes Rea’s 2-run blast in the bottom of the 12th (2-0).

Tuesday’s other extra-inning games all featured west-coast teams: #28 Oregon State 10-7 at Nevada (10) … #44 Pepperdine 8-7 at UC Riverside (11) … and Loyola Marymount 8-5 at #39 USC (12). Nevada had trailed 7-0 mid-game before rallying (including a run in the bottom of the 9th) to extend to the 10th.

Jared Ruxer (Louisville)

The wild finish in Riverside saw UCR score twice in the 8th, then USC force extras with a pair in the top of the 9th before both teams scored three times in the 10th and the Waves finally plated the decisive run in the 11th. Elsewhere involving a WCC team, LMU was poised to win 4-2 at USC – but the Trojans scored twice in the bottom of the 9th (something they had done days earlier to win the series opener vs. Cal, 2-1). Ultimately, the Lions scored four in the 12th late Tuesday en route to the 8-5 win.

In addition to the wins by Florida and LMU, Tuesday’s five other top-50 upsets featured upsets of #3 Kentucky (a 12-0 romp by its in-state rival, #30 Louisville) and #4 Texas A&M, which fell 3-2 to always-dangerous Texas Arlington.

Elsewhere around the top-50, Oklahoma – the same day it fell out of the CB360 top-50 – picked up a huge win over #12 Arkansas (4-0) while UC Santa Barbara held off #31 Cal Poly in a 6-5, non-conference meeting between those Big West squads. Florida Gulf Coast – one week removed from its win over Florida State – beat another top-50 team on Tuesday, winning 6-5 over #45 Florida Atlantic.

Tuesday’s six head-to-head matchups between CB360 top-50 teams (several referenced above) also included another quality win by #11 UCLA, 4-2 vs. #15 Cal State Fullerton.

The six teams that have entered/returned to the CB360 top-50 include: (35) Indiana State, (39) USC, (44) Pepperdine, (45) Florida Atlantic, (46) Dallas Baptist and (48) Belmont– replacing Liberty, Oklahoma, College of Charleston, Coastal Carolina, UC Irvine and California.

The 17 CB360 top-50 teams that are idle on Tuesday include: #7 North Carolina, #8 Miami, #10 Arizona, #16 Purdue, #20 North Carolina State, #21 San Diego, #22 New Mexico State, # 24 Virginia, #25 Sam Houston State, #27 Appalachian State, #35 Indiana State, #38 Missouri State, #40 Georgia, #41 Maryland, #46 Dallas Baptist, #47 Wake Forest and #50 TCU.

Tuesday’s 28 results involving CB360 top-50 teams are listed below, with a variety of postgame links.

Here’s the updated CB360 top-50 (via an expanded Composite National Rankings formula; full CNR release coming later this week to the site):

1-Florida State … 2-Florida … 3-Kentucky … 4-Texas A&M … 5-Stanford … 6-LSU … 7-North Carolina … 8-Miami … 9-Baylor … 10-Arizona

11-UCLA … 12-Arkansas … 13-South Carolina … 14-Rice … 15-Cal State Fullerton … 16-Purdue … 17-Central Florida … 18-Oregon … 19-Mississippi … 20-North Carolina State

21-San Diego … 22-New Mexico State … 23-Texas … 24-Virginia … 25-Sam Houston State … 26-East Carolina … 27-Appalachian State … 28-Oregon State … 29-Arizona State … 30-Louisville

31-Cal Poly … 32-Georgia Tech … 33-Clemson .. 34-Mississippi State … 35-Indiana State … 36-Gonzaga … 37-Texas State … 38-Missouri State … 39-USC … 40-Georgia

41-Maryland … 42-Elon … 43-Auburn … 44-Pepperdine … 45-Florida Atlantic … 46-Dallas Baptist … 47-Wake Forest … 48-Belmont … 49-Washington … 50-TCU

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TUESDAY’S TOP-50 MATCHUPS  (April 10, 2012)
based on the CB360 Composite National Rankings 

upsets in italics

Grant Watson (UCLA)

• #2 Florida 6-12-1 … won at #1 Florida State 3-7-1
(FL now 26-7 … FSU 27-6)
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  FL Recap (w/ video)  |  FSU Recap  |  Photos-1  |  Photos-2

• #30 Louisville 12-17-2 … won at #3 Kentucky 0-4-4
(LOU now 24-9 … KY 30-4)
Final Stats  |  LOU Recap  |  KY Recap  |  Notes (LOU)  |  Quotes (LOU)

• at #11 UCLA 4-8-1 … def. #15 Cal State Fullerton 2-4-1
(UCLA now 22-7 … CSF 21-11)
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  UCLA Recap  |  CSF Recap

Jeff Hoffman (East Carolina)

• at #14 Rice 6-10-1 … def. #37 Texas State 5-4-2
(Rice now 24-11 … TX-St. 21-11)
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  Rice Recap  |  TX-St. Recap

• #26 East Carolina 3-9-1 … won at #42 Elon 2-6-0  (10 inn.)
(ECU now 23-8-1 … Elon 19-15)
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  ECU Recap  |  Elon Recap

Zach Abbruzza (Gonzaga)

• #36 Gonzaga 8-13-2 … won at #49 Washington 5-6-3
(GON won 2-gm series … GON now 22-9 … WA 17-13)
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  GON Recap  |  WA Recap

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TUESDAY’S OTHER TOP-50 GAMES
(April 10, 2012)
based on the CB360 Composite National Rankings 

Miguel Guerra (Texas Arlington)

• Texas-Arlington 3-13-0 … won at #4 Texas A&M 2-10-0
(UTA now 21-12 … A&M 26-7)
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  UTA Recap  |  A&M Recap

• University of the Pacific at #5 Stanford – rained out (makeup 4/11 at 5 PT)

• at #6 LSU 7-8-0 … def. Alcorn State 2-6-2
(LSU now 26-7 … Alcorn 7-26)
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  LSU Recap  |  Alcorn Recap  |  Photos  |  Video Highlights

• at #9 Baylor 7-12-1 … def. Louisiana-Monroe 5-7-0
(BAY now 26-7 … ULM 16-16)
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  BAY Recap  |  ULM Recap

Eric Ross (Oklahoma)

• at Oklahoma 4-8-1 … def. #12 Arkansas 0-3-1
(OU now 19-14 … ARK 24-8)
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  OU Recap (w/ video)  |  ARK Recap  |  Photos  |  Postgame Video

• at #13 South Carolina 8-11-1 … def. The Citadel 0-5-2
(SC now 24-9 … CIT 13-20)
Final Stats  |  SC Recap  |  CIT Recap  |  Quotes

• at #17 Central Florida 16-20-1 … def. Florida A&M 4-5-4
(UCF now 27-7 … FAMU 6-31)
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  UCF Recap (w/ video)  |  FAMU Recap

• at #18 Oregon 4-8-2 … def. San Francisco 1-2-0
(Ducks won 2-gm series … ORE now 22-9 … SanFran 14-22)
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  ORE Recap (w/ video links)  |  SanFran Recap

• at #19 Mississippi 2-6-0 … def. Central Arkansas 1-3-2  (7 inn.; DH, gm-1)
Final Stats  |  OleMiss Recap  |  CenArk Recap  |  Video Highlights

• at #19 Mississippi 4-10-1 … def. Central Arkansas 0-5-1  (7 inn.; DH, gm-2)
(OleMiss now 23-10 .. .CenArk 13-17)
Final Stats  |  OleMiss Recap  |  CenArk Recap  |  Video Highlights

• at #23 Texas 9-12-1 … def. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 2-7-1
(TX now 18-12 … A&M-CC 13-19)
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  TX Recap  |  A&M-CC Recap  |  Photos

• #28 Oregon State 10-12-0 … won at Nevada 7-10-0  (10 inn.)
(OR-St. won 2-gm series … OR-St. now 20-11 … NV 16-16)
Final Stats  |  OR-St. Recap  |  NV Recap

Matthew Vedo (UC Santa Barbara)

• #29 Arizona State 3-7-2 … won at New Mexico 1-3-0
(split 2-gm series … ASU now 20-13 … UNM 15-17)
Final Stats  |  ASU Recap  |  UNM Recap

• at UC Santa Barbara 6-8-1 … def. #31 Cal Poly 5-10-2
(non-conf. game … UCSB now 17-14 … CP 20-11)
Final Stats  |  UCSB Recap  |  CP Recap  |  Postgame Video (UCSB)

• at #32 Georgia Tech 6-12-3 … def. Mercer 4-6-1
(both teams now 20-14)
Final Stats  |  GT Recap  |  MER Recap

Wes Rea (Mississippi State)

• #33 Clemson 12-11-1 … won at Furman 5-15-3
(CLEM now 19-14 … FUR 17-17)
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  CLEM Recap  |  FUR Recap

• at #34 Mississippi State 2-5-0 … def. South Alabama 0-6-2  (12 inn.)
(Miss-St. now 21-12 … So.-AL 12-21)
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  MissSt Recap (w/ video links)  |  So.-AL Recap  |  Notes  |  Photos (So.-AL)

• Loyola Marymount 8-8-4 … won at #39 USC 5-11-3  (12 inn.)
(LMU now 14-14 … USC 19-11)
Final Stats  |  LMU Recap  |  USC Recap

Cullen Mahoney (LMU)

• at #43 Auburn 7-11-3 … def. Samford 5-14-1
(AUB now 18-14 … SAM 20-13)
Final Stats  |  AUB Recap  |  SAM Recap

• #44 Pepperdine 8-15-1 … won at UC Riverside 7-9-1  (11 inn.)
(PEP now 20-13 … UCR 9-16)
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  PEP Recap  |  UCR Recap

• at Florida Gulf Coast 6-10-0 … def. #45 Florida Atlantic 5-7-2
(FGCU now 13-20 … FAU 22-12)
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  | FGCU Recap  |  FAU Recap

Brandon Bednar (Florida Gulf Coast)

• at #48 Belmont 8-10-1 … def. Tennessee Tech 1-11-0
(BEL now 24-10 … TN-Tech 13-18)
Final Stats  |  BEL Recap  |  TN-Tech Recap

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