Monday, May 19, 2014

College Baseball Update

The regular season is finished.  Murray State (14-16 in conference play) and Eastern Kentucky (12-18 in conference play) didn't qualify for the OVC Tournament, so their season is finished.  Morehead (16-14) will be heading to Jackson, Tenn. for the Tournament.  The top seed will be SEMO, which went 23-7 in the OVC.  Good for the former Indians.

In the Sun Belt, Western went 15-15.  They will be the number 5 seed in the Sun Belt Tournament, which will take place in Mobile, Ala.  Their first game will be at 9 A.M. Central on Wednesday.  Louisiana-Lafayette, the top seed in the Sun Belt Tournament, is the number 2 team in the nation.

In the SEC, UK went 14-16 and they will be the number 9 seed in the SEC tournament.  They have to survive a single-elimination game against number 8 Alabama in the first round of the tournament, which is being held, as usual, in Hoover, Ala.  That game will take place tomorrow at 4:30 P.M. Central.

So unless something surprising happens, the only team from the Commonwealth that will appear in this year's NCAA baseball Tournament is Louisville, which won the American Athletic Conference with a record of 19-5.  Louisville will be the number 1 seed in the AAC Tournament, which takes place in Clearwater, Fla.

Here is the latest top 25 from Baseball America:

1.  Oregon St:  41-9
2.  La-Lafayette:  49-7
3.  Virginia:  43-11
4.  Florida St:  41-14
5.  Cal Poly:  45-10
6.  Miami (Fla.):  40-15
7.  Florida:  37-19
8.  Washington:  38-13
9.  Indiana:  38-13
10.  Mississippi:  40-16
11.  Oklahoma St:  41-14
12.  Louisville:  43-13
13.  Texas Christian:  38-15
14.  Louisiana St:  40-14
15.  S. Carolina:  42-14
16.  Houston:  41-14
17.  Rice:  37-17
18.  Mississippi St:  35-20
19.  Vanderbilt:  40-16
20.  Nebraska:  37-18
21.  Kansas:  34-22
22.  Texas:  36-16
23.  Texas Tech:  40-16
24.  Alabama:  34-21
25.  Sam Houston St:  40-15


  1. Good for the Rajin' Cajuns. But I do want to bust on the LaLa-Fayette flow for just one momento. Once, in 1993 or '94, the Lady Toppers went down there to play the University of Southwestern Louisiana in some women's hoops, and the whole place stunk from the rodeo that had taken place the night before. Also, the Lady Tops' grad-assistant coach got up on a ladder and affixed a frayed net to the rim with athletic tape, and this was in pregame.

  2. Replies
    1. The "Breds"? I never knew about that.

    2. Channel 6 always referred to the baseball team that way. I don't know if the Sun-Democrat did.


    WKU GameDay ‏@WKU_GameDay
    FINAL: Texas State 4, @WKUBaseball 3. Bobcats rally to extend it & win it on a sac fly in the 10th. Tops will play elimination game Thursday
    12:22 PM - 21 May 2014

  4. This morning, LSU beat Vandy 11-1, taking only 7 innings to win on the 10-run rule.