Statitudes: Best numbers from Week 1
|1||West Virginia's Taylor Munden collected the first hit of the Division I baseball season. WVU also scored the first run of the year when Munden came around to score to give the Mountaineers a 1-0 lead against Louisville.|
In 27 innings in opening weekend, Texas starting pitchers surrendered just one earned run. As a staff, Texas allowed just four earned runs in 34 innings (1.06 ERA) against Cal in the four-game set.
Of the new programs to go Division I this year, two have former MLB players as coaches, Incarnate Word and Grand Canyon. Andy Stankiewicz is coaching GCU (pictured) and Danny Heep is the head man at Incarnate Word.
Xavier cruised past Furman 11-6 on Sunday afternoon for its third consecutive win to open the season, marking the first time since 1985 that the Musketeers have started a campaign 3-0.
Samford's Caleb Bryson hit the Southern Conference's first grand slam of the year. A walk-off shot in the ninth inning on Sunday gave the Bulldogs a 10-7 win against Valparaiso.
Murray State's Cameron Finch threw five strong innings, but did not figure into the decision on opening day against Ohio. The senior allowed just two runs and struck out three in five innings. But he did pick off four runners.
Camden Duzenack's nine runs batted in tied the record for a single game at Dallas Baptist, joining six other players, most recently current Patriot KJ Alexander in 2011.
Mississippi's Will Allen hit .545 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 11 at bats to help Ole Miss pick up an opening-weekend sweep of Stetson on the road. Allen was named SEC Player of the Week
All 10 Southern Conference teams had their schedules altered in some way by the effects of last week's winter storm.
Thirteen Rutgers players made their collegiate debut this weekend in Miami against FIU, including Mike Carter, who had a hit in each of the four games.
|21||Houston’s three starting pitchers combined for 21 scoreless innings, with just seven hits allowed and 14 strikeouts in a three-game sweep of Nicholls State.|
|71||Duke's Michael Matuella was perfect in five innings of work Saturday, leading the Blue Devils to a 5-1 series-clinching win against Binghamton. Matuella needed just 71 pitches to retire all 15 batters he faced without allowing a ball out of the infield.|
|500||Mississippi State head coach John Cohen picked up his 500th career win in Sunday's win against Western Carolina. He's 500-328-1 overall and 177-32 as a Bulldog.|
Oregon scored six runs in the eighth inning to break open a close game and give the Ducks a 10-2 win against Hawaii on Monday. The win was the 900th of George Horton’s head coaching career.
|2,000||Sunday’s win against Appalachian State marked the 2,000th in Arkansas history. Arkansas, which is in its 92nd season of baseball, has an all-time record of 2,000-1,265-6 (.612).|
|12,472||LSU's win against New Orleans on Friday night drew a paid attendance figure of 12,472, the second-highest attendance mark in LSU history. LSU’s largest paid attendance figure is 12,727 established on April 27, 2013 against South Carolina.|