Statitudes: Best numbers from Week 3
|1||Thomas Eshelman struck out seven and walked one, his first walk since the Super Regionals against UCLA on June 8 last season and just the fourth free pass he's allowed in his career. Eshelman issued his first walk of 2014 after 21 innings. Last season, Eshelman's first walk came in his ninth start of the year after tossing 63 innings without a free pass.|
Sam Houston State's Luke Plucheck made SportsCenter's top-10 plays two nights in a row this weekend at the Houston College Classic. His first grab came against TCU on Friday, and his second came on a nifty grab against Texas Tech later in the weekend.
Four top-10 teams lost last Tuesday -- VMI beat No. 1 Virginia, No. 3 LSU lost to No. 20 Louisiana-Lafayette, Western Kentucky beat No. 4 Vanderbilt and Sam Houston State beat No. 10 Rice.
Maryland pitchers are allowing the second-fewest hits per game in the nation at 5.22 -- thanks in large part to Jake Stinnett's no-hitter against Massachusetts on Saturday.
The Miami (Fla.) pitching staff leads the country with 9.8 strikeouts per game. Bryan Radziewski leads the staff with 21 strikeouts in 15.0 innings of work.
Kansas has scored 10 or more runs in six of its contests this season, marking the most 10-run games in a nine-game span to start the season since 1894, when the Jayhawks achieved the same feat.
Jacksonville State set 10 school records and tied another in its 9-8 win against Kennesaw State on Sunday. The game, which lasted 5 hours and 43 minutes, featured a total of 591 pitches -- 287 by 10 Jacksonville State pitchers, and 304 by seven Kennesaw State hurlers.
Georgia State beat Georgia last Wednesday 3-2. The win in Athens was the first time since 2001 for the Panthers and just the third time in their history.
UC Santa Barbara edged UCLA last Tuesday 6-4. It was the first time since April 20, 1999 that the Gauchos were able to top a defending College World Series champion when they beat USC.
Arkansas was hit by a pitch four times last week, raising the Razorbacks' total to 23 in the first nine games of the season. Arkansas has been hit by at least one pitch in eight games and multiple hit by pitches in seven games this season.
|23||FIU defeated Florida Memorial 23-1 last Tuesday. Derek Deler’s two-run homer in the eighth would give FIU 23 runs -- the most since scoring 24 at UALR on March 14, 2009. FIU won its first 10 games of the season before losing to Dartmouth on Saturday.|
|24||The win was VMI's first against a top-ranked opponent since April 14, 2010, when the Keydets defeated Virginia and was the Keydets’ first win against the Cavaliers in Charlottesville since March 6, 1990. To put the time since VMI had last won at Virginia in perspective, shortstop Tanner Dofflemyer was nearly five years from being born.|
|25||For the first time since 1989 the Kennesaw State team made its way down I-75 and came back home with a win against Georgia Tech, taking down the Yellow Jackets on the road 5-3 in 12 innings of action last Tuesday. Kennesaw State is now 5-13 against the Yellow Jackets.|
Maryland's Charlie White added three RBI and two stolen bases, including his record-breaking 63rd career steal. The milestone came in the first inning as White became Maryland’s all-time stolen base leader passing Larry Long and Alfredo Rodriguez with 63 stolen bases.
|500||Eastern Illinois head coach Jim Schmitz won his 500th game at EIU on Friday as the Panthers defeated Michigan State 10-5 in 10 innings in the first of four games at the Diamond Classic in Starkville, Miss. Schmitz improved to 500-519 at EIU and 664-680 overall in 27 seasons as a head coach.|
|700||North Carolina’s 5-1 win on Saturday against North Florida was the 700th win for head coach Mike Fox at UNC.|