By Doug Kroll - March 13, 2008
With college basketball in full conference tournament mode, there's some madness going on on the baseball diamonds as well across the nation. Tuesday saw a ton of Top 25 teams fall, but Wednesday saw things get a little bit back to normal in more ways that one, sort of.
South Carolina Back On Track:
Those Yale Bulldogs topped the Gamecocks on Tuesday night for its biggest win in years. On Wednesday, James Darnell hit his first home run of the season and drove in 5 runs in an 11-5 win. Yale's Ryan Lavarnway, who led the nation in hitting last year, is off to another torrid start. He hit his 6th home run of the season and tied the Yale record with 26 in his career last night. He's now hitting .424 on the year.
FSU Finally Falls
It took two days, but Florida State finally lost the game that started on Tuesday night. Georgia topped the Seminoles 13-10 in the suspended game, which gave the 'Noles their first loss of the season. Three errors didn't help things, but Mike McGee has seen better days. FSU rebounded with an 8-3 win over the Bulldogs in the nightcap.
Clemson's 2nd Straight 1-Run Win Over UNCG
Clemson likes the close wins. Four of the last five wins for the Tigers have been by 2 runs or less, including the last two days against UNC-Greensboro, an 11-10 win on Tuesday and a 6-5 win on Wednesday. Clemson is now 9-4 with after putting up a 4-spot in the bottom of the 9th last night. They were down 5-1 heading into the 8th before starting the comeback.
Coppin State Back To Normal:
The Eagles stopped a 55-game losing streak (an NCAA record) on Tuesday with TWO wins over North Carolina Central. Well, Coppin State couldn't stand the prosperity and fell to Lehigh 14-1 on Wednesday in front of 21 fans in Baltimore. They were tied at 1-1 after the first inning but then the wheels fell off.
Posted by Doug Kroll at 11:57 AM on March 13, 2008