By: Jordan A
LEADERS OF COLLEGE BASEBALL
D1 rankings are updated and we have a new team on top. Ole Miss jumped from #5 to #1 after sweeping Tennessee, which caused the Vols to drop from #1 to #10. Texas Tech’s Kurt Wilson stole home for an extra inning walkoff on Friday, then had a walkoff grand slam on Saturday. The Red Raiders jumped from #16 to #7 after taking two from the Longhorns which brought them from #2 to #8. This weekend brought us upsets, wild plays, and some high scoring games. But that happens every week in college baseball.
- Yale’s Jake Gehri hit 4 bombs with 11 RBI against Princeton in a single game.
- Campbell University won a game against Presbyterian 36-4 with 10 dingers.
- D2 Arkansas at Monticello’s pitcher Mason Philley had a perfect game with 10 K’s.
- Josh Hatcher of Kennesaw State hit for the cycle TWICE last week against #12 Georgia Tech and North Florida.
- Ole Miss’s Tim Elko took Tennessee’s 100 MPH+ flamethrower deep.
- CA JUCO Cuesta’s pitcher Ben Broughton threw a no hitter against Moorpark.
- JUCO Eastern Oklahoma St. is now 26-0 and is ranked #7.
Crazy Stats & Leaders
- D1 – Jack Hurley (Virginia Tech) .494
- D2 – Miguel Vega (Gannon) .548
- D3 – John Lynch (St. Joseph’s) .611
- NAIA – Carlos Muniz (Cumberlands) .543
- JUCO – Jonathan Hogart (Wabash Valley) .490
- CA JUCO – Palomar has a team avg. of .351
- D1 – Jake Gelof (Virginia) & Ivan Melendez (Texas) 13
- D2 – Reid Rice (Southeastern Oklahoma) 15
- D3 – Jack Thomson (Lewis & Clark) 12
- NAIA – Robbie Merced (Central Methodist) 18
- JUCO – Shane Lewis (Chipola), Zach Dillman (State Fair), & Caleb McNeely (Walters St.) 13
- CA JUCO – Cypress has 30 team home runs
- D1 – Connor Staine (UCF) 0.00
- D2 – Rich Albrecht (Wilmington) 0.00
- D3 – 9 pitchers have a 0.00 ERA
- NAIA – Robb Adams (Southeastern) 0.33
- JUCO – Jake Knapp (Walters St.) 0.43
- CA JUCO – Skyline has a team ERA of 2.21
- D1 – Drew Thorpe (Cal Poly) 66
- D2 – Jeremy Adorno (Southern Arkansas) 74
- D3 – Sayers Collins (East Texas Baptist) 72
- NAIA – Kevin Miranda (LSU Shreveport) 93
- JUCO – Anthony Figueroa (Dyersburg St.) 84
- CA JUCO – Los Medanos has 269 team strikeouts
Check back in later this week for a weekend preview. If you have any college baseball news that is worth being shared on this college baseball station, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @JAchay97.