By: Jordan A
WHO’S HOT IN COLLEGE BASEBALL
Tennessee. That’s who is hot. They’re in the #1 team in division 1 with 1 loss. Their only loss? The Texas Longhorns who were #1 at the time (#7 now). The numbers are speaking and they’re saying nobody is better than the Vols. Will they even lose another game this season, let alone another series? At this point I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t. However, they aren’t the only 1-loss team left in college baseball.
#1 Southeastern (NAIA) is 34-1 and I don’t think they’ll lose another game other than last week’s exhibition against the Detroit Tigers (MLB, in case you didn’t know), which didn’t count toward their record. It won’t be easy for them win-out this regular season. Their next few matchups are against #13 Webber International, #10 St. Thomas, and #22 Keiser, which are all The Sun Conference matchups.
You know what pitcher is just dominating? Sophomore Connor Staine of UCF. He has gone 30.2 innings with a 0.00 ERA. WHO DOES THAT? I’m rooting for this guy to never allow another run again.
Other pitchers that are also dominating right now:
- Robb Adams out of #1 Southeastern (NAIA) leads the NAIA in wins by being the only pitcher with 10, and he leads in ERA with a 0.29 in 63 innings.
- Kevin Miranda of #4 LSU Shreveport (NAIA) is ridiculous. He’s the only pitcher with triple digit K’s (103) and a 9-0 record. Oh yeah, he also has a 1.44 ERA.
- #2 Walters State’s (JUCO) Jake Knapp is leading JUCO baseball in ERA with a 0.93 and is tied for 1st at 10 wins with Cochise’s Treyjen Meza.
- Los Medanos (CA JUCO) leads the state in K/9 (11.10) & K’s (301). Andrew Neil leads the team in K’s with 54.
- Now, this is a pitchers AND catchers stat: #1 Ohlone (CA JUCO) has a .429 Runner’s Caught Stealing percentage which is insane as a team. Could be a huge factor as to why they’re at the top spot with a 24-2 record.
Hitters that are raking:
- Auburn’s Sonny DiChiara is leading D1 with a .416 BA & .616 OBP.
- There’s a 2-way tie in the NAIA for batting average at .517 with #5 Oklahoma City’s Cross Factor and Louisiana Christian’s Keelyn Johnson. Now, I do have to give this one to Cross Factor since he 1. Has a pretty dope name & 2. He has 116 AB’s compared to Johnson’s 89. Both still very impressive.
- We have ANOTHER tie involving Cross Factor for home runs with 20 of them. The other person involved is #7 Central Methodist’s Robbie Merced. These guys both hit tanks.
- #4 Wabash Valley’s (JUCO) Jonathan Hogart is leading JUCO baseball with a .509 batting average.
- Mt. San Jacinto (CA JUCO) leads in team batting average (.342) & triples (26), led by Phoenix Sommay with a .458 batting average and 7 triples to his name.
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