Week 13 Notebook – By The Numbers

September 11, 2009


Note-Don’t forget to check the notebook through Tuesday each week as we continue to post notable performances as they trickle-in from throughout the country.

20…wins in SEC play by both LSU (41-15) and Mississippi (40-15) to make the teams SEC regular season co-champs. (LSU is the #1 seed at the SEC tournament since it won the regular season series over Ole Miss.) The 20 SEC wins are an Ole Miss program record.

14…SEC titles LSU has now won, to tie with Alabama for the most championships in league history. It’s the Tigers’ first SEC title in six years.

1977…the last time Ole Miss won an SEC regular season championship.

3 & 7…home runs and RBIs by LSU leadoff man Leon Landry, (pictured left) who was 5-for-6 at the plate in Saturday’s 15-4 regular season finale win over Mississippi State.

7…RBIs by Long Beach State freshman Kirk Singer in Saturday’s 13-12 win over #24 Cal Poly. Singer’s only extra base hit was a 3-run double in the second inning. He had the game-winning RBI single in the 9th.

1 & 6… RBI and hits Singer had prior to Saturday’s game. His 3-for-4 performance raised his season average from .192 to .265. He was a late addition to the Dirt Bag’s starting line-up due to a head injury to Steve Tinico, who leads Long Beach with a .359 average.

2 of 3…games Cal Poly won at Long Beach State for their first series win at Blair Field since 1997.

10…strikeouts in 6 IP by San Diego State’s Stephen Strasburg in Thursday’s 11-2 win over Utah. Strasburg (12-0) had double-digit Ks in all but one of his 13 starts this season.

9.6…Strasburg’s strikeout-to-walk ratio (174 K – 18 BB).

4…straight Mountain West Conference regular season championships won by TCU after Friday’s 14-10 win over UNLV.

9…strikeouts in 9 IP by Wichita State’s Tim Kelley in Friday’s 4-1 complete game 4-hit win over Creighton to help the Shockers snap a 4-game losing streak.

131…pitches thrown by Kelley in his third complete game of the season. He leads WSU with a 2.15 ERA.

1,001…career wins for Minnesota head coach John Anderson with wins over Penn State in the first two games of the Gopher’s weekend series.

12…strikeouts in 6 IP by Ohio State’s Alex Wimmers (9-1) in Thursday’s series-opening win over Iowa.

15…saves this season by Ohio State closer Jake Hale, who saved the Buckeye’s last two games of the regular season over Iowa to help secure the Big 10 regular season championship.

2001…the last time OSU won a Big 10 crown.

43…combined players, including 15 pitchers, used by Stanford and San Jose State in Tuesday’s 6-5, 13-inning win by the Cardinal.

13…strikeouts in 8 2/3 IP by Oral Roberts hurler Drew Bowen (pictured right) in Tuesday’s 3-2 loss at Arkansas. The Razorbacks scored all three of their runs on Scott Lyons’ game-ending bases loaded two-out double.

31…runs scored by Oral Roberts in Thursday’s 31-3 win over Western Illinois.

19…of the 31 runs ORU scored with two outs.

0…runs scored by ORU on just two hits in the first three innings of the game, before a 10-run fourth inning opened the flood gates.

8…Golden Eagles players who finished the game with multiple RBIs.

11…straight Summit League regular season titles Oral Roberts has now won after the final two games of its series with Western Illinois were canceled due to rain.

8…RBIs by Cal’s Brett Jackson in Tuesday’s 15-0 win over Sacramento State. The centerfielder hit a third inning grand slam and a 3-run triple in the sixth inning and finished the game 4-for-6.

8…strikeouts by UCLA’s Garret Claypool in just 4 1/3 IP in Tuesday’s 15-2 win over Long Beach State.

802…career wins by Coastal Carolina’s Gary Gilmore after a Thursday-Saturday Sweep of Charleston Southern to end the regular season.

13…strikeouts by South Carolina’s Sam Dyson (pictured left) in Thursday’s 7-2 win over Georgia to start the Gamecocks to a season-ending sweep of the Bulldogs.

4 & 10…home runs and RBIs in the 3-game series by USC first baseman Nick Ebert to bring his season HR and RBI totals to 22 and 70, respectively.

7…straight and 10 of its last 11 games South Carolina has won heading into this week’s SEC Tournament.

11 of 13…games Georgia lost to close the regular season.

12…strikeouts in 7 2/3 IP by Louisville’s Justin Marks in Thursday’s 2-1 series-opening win over Big East rival South Florida.

3…(of 3) games Louisville won over USF to to the program’s first ever Big East regular season championship (the Cardinals won their first BE tournament title last year.)

1…game in the series South Florida needed to win to claim the regular season championship.

1…career complete game pitched by UC Irvine’s Daniel Bibona (10-1) after Friday’s 9-3 5-hitter to help the Anteaters to their first-ever Big West regular season championship. (The crown gives Irvine an automatic NCAA bid.)

13-1…Arizona State pitcher Mike Leake’s record after Friday’s 9-0, 3-hit shutout win vs. Oregon. Leake finished the game with 12 strikeouts.

9…positions played by Louisiana-Monroe’s Ben Soignier in Friday’s win over Houston Baptist. Soignier started the game at catcher, played a different position every inning and finished the game by tossing a scoreless 9th inning with two strikeouts.

3-for-4…Soignier’s day at the plate in the game, including a towering 3-run home run.

12…strikeouts in 6 IP by Kansas pitcher T.J. Walz in Saturday’s 9-3 win over Kansas State to help the Jayhawks end an 8-game losing streak to their intrastate rival.

12…wins (with one loss) by K-State pitcher A.J. Morris after Friday’s 4-1 win in the opener of the 3-game set. The 12 wins in a season are the most in Wildcat history.

76…combined wins for the Jayhawks (37-19) and Wildcats (39-15) this year-the most wins the two arch rivals have had in a single season. KU won 2 of 3 games in the weekend’s head-to-head series. They’ll play again in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament.

101…strikeouts this season by Washington State’s Matt Way (8-4) after a 6 K performance in Friday’s 7-6 win over Oregon State.

1988…the last time a Cougar lefty fanned at least 100 batters in a season. Future World Series champion, John Olerud, struckout 113 batters that year.

2 of 3…games Washington State took from Oregon State in the series. Sunday’s 7-6 win guarantees the Cougars (28-22, 16-8) a fourth straight winning regular season record.

37…consecutive winning seasons WSU had through 1994, but the current four year stretch is the longest since then.

503…career wins by Fresno State head coach Mike Batesole after a 4-game sweep of Sacramento State to close the regular season. The four wins put the defending national champs into this week’s WAC Tournament in Hawaii.

4 & 12…home runs and RBIs, respectively, hit by Notre Dame’s Ryan Connolly in a 9-day span from May 8-16.

0 & 13…home runs and RBIs Connolly hit over the first three-plus seasons of his collegiate career, which was limited due to shoulder surgery and injuries.

13-4…Notre Dame’s record with Connolly in the starting line-up this season, including a 6-2 record over the last eight games of the regular season. (Connolly is currently featured in a CB360 Diamond Insight. CLICK HERE to listen.

2…wins in three games by Duke over #7 Georgia Tech to send the Blue Devils to the ACC Tournament.

15…ACC wins this season by the Blue Devils (34-22, 15-15), the second-most conference wins in program history.

14…combined pitchers used in Sunday’s 2-1 Illinois-Chicago win over Valparaiso.

15 & 5…respective strikeouts and walks the 14 UIC and Valpo hurlers totaled.

2…pitchers used in Sunday’s 1-0 Portland win over San Francisco.

15 & 4…respective strikeouts and walks by those two pitchers-Portland’s Zach Farce ( 9 IP – 7 H – 2 BB – 8 K) won the duel with USF’s Matt Hiserman (8 IP – 6 H – 1 ER – 2 BB – 7 K).

18…game losing streak by Long Island University that ended when the Blackbirds beat Quinnipiac 6-3 Saturday to end their season.

11…innings pitched in two starts by San Jose State’s Jack Adams. The senior tossed two perfect innings of a planned rotation start in Tuesday’s 6-5 13 inning loss to Stanford. Adams then struckout 7 Friday night in his first career complete game, a 3-2 win over Nevada, to help the Spartans to the WAC regular season title.

116…home runs hit this season by New Mexico State – a new program single-season record.

124….NCAA-leading home runs hit by Elon in 2009, breaking the previous school record of 80 hit last year.

8…home runs hit last week by both NMSU and Elon.

7…Elon players who have at least 12 home runs and 40 RBIs. An eighth player has 9 homers and 40 RBIs.

1.388…team-leading OPS by Elon’s Pat Irvine, who is batting .411 with 17 home runs and 54 RBIs. (Teammate Chase Austin leads the Phoenix with 19 HR and 69 RBIs.)

11 & 12…RBIs and runs scored by New Mexico’s Brian Cavazos-Galvez. The Lobo outfielder hit .647 (11-17) in four games, highlighted by a 5-for-5, 3 home run, 4 RBI, and 6 run day to end a 3-game sweep of Air Force.

10…strikeouts in 8 shutout innings by Indiana’s Matt Bashore in Friday’s 6-1 win over Michigan State. The win helped the Hoosiers secure the #3 seed in the Big 10 Tournament.

14 of 18…plate appearances in three games vs. Wake Forest in which Miami’s Chris Herrmann reached base. Herrman batted .769 (10-13) with four walks for an .824 on-base percentage. He led the Hurricanes with 8 RBIs and 8 runs.

0-for-21…the slump Cal Poly’s Ryan Lee was in prior to last week’s games vs. Pepperdine and Long Beach State.

9-for-19…a .473 clip that Lee hit in four games vs. the Waves and Dirt Bags to snap out of his slump. Lee’s week included 3 doubles, 6 runs and 3 RBIs.

.786…batting average (11-14) by Northwestern State’s Chase Lyles. The second baseman belted 4 home runs with 10 RBIs and 9 runs in three games.

22-60-63…home runs, RBIs and runs scored, respectively, by Canisius senior Kevin Mahoney- all single-season Golden Griffin program records.

21…RBIs this season by Bowling Green catcher Ryan Schlater.

12…of those 21 RBIs that have come during Schlater’s current 7-game hitting streak, during which he has hit .538 (14-26). Schlater hit .692 (9-14) in Bowling Green’s four games last week.

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