Statitudes: Best numbers from Week 6
|1||Southeastern Louisiana head coach Matt Riser earned a win in his first head-to-head matchup with Tulane's Rick Jones, his former college head coach. It was Southeastern Louisiana's first win against Tulane, in New Orleans, since a 5-3 victory on March 17, 2009.|
On Friday, Brett Sullivan became the first Pacific player to hit for the cycle as he went in reverse order (HR, 3B, 2B, 1B) to lead the Tigers to the win against Gonzaga.
Tennessee Tech's Chris Chism struck out a career-best 10 batters in hurling a one-hit shutout in a 2-0 victory against Tennessee-Martin on Sunday. He allowed only a double in the seventh inning and retired the final seven batters of the game in becoming just the sixth TTU player (and first since 1975) to throw a one-hitter in program history.
Stony Brook's Frankie Vanderka pitched his third-career no-hitter to lead Stony Brook to a 7-0 victory in game one of last Saturday's doubleheader with Albany. He limited Albany to three base runners -- two walks and a hit-by-pitch -- while striking out 10 batters, including four of the first six batters he faced. He fanned Albany's Brian Bullard in the ninth inning for the final out of the no-hitter. Vanderka's previous no-hitters came against NJIT (March 18, 2011) and Fordham (March 10, 2013).
Arizona State went 3-2 the last week, but more importantly picked up a huge road series at Oregon State. It was the Sun Devils' first series win in Corvallis since 2007 and the third road series win against a top-five team in school history.
Auburn recorded a season-high 16 hits and scored in every inning in a 10-0 win against Coppin State last Tuesday night at Plainsman Park. The Tigers picked up their fourth shutout win of the season, matching the most in a single season since 2002 just 21 games into the campaign.
Tennessee's pitching corps combined for 15 strikeouts last Tuesday, a season high and the most since fanning 15 vs. Furman on Feb. 25, 2008. Tennessee beat Austin Peay 8-7 in 12 innings.
Mississippi State beat Vanderbilt 17-2 on Friday, giving the Bulldogs their largest margin of victory against the Commodores since a 19-4 win in 1989. The 17 runs scored vs. Vandy were MSU's most since 1997 and its most in SEC play since April 2009.
Western Carolina saw its 21-game home winning streak come to an end with a 12-9 setback against East Tennessee State on March 19. The winning streak had been the longest active in the nation.
Vanderbilt went 2-2 during the week which included the team’s first series loss since late April of 2012 snapping a streak of 23 consecutive regular season series victories, with 15 of those in league play.
|28||Army improved to 12-5 last week, the team's best start since in 28 years. The 1986 squad opened the season 15-2. The 2005 team started 11-5 but dropped its next game.|
|28||UC Santa Barbara is ranked as high as No. 10 this week. That's the highest ranking for UCSB in the last 28 years.|
|50||Davidson has won 10 out of its last 11 games and is off to its best start in SoCon play (5-1) since 2000. The Wildcats had a nine-game winning streak, its longest in 50 years, snapped by Wofford in the middle game of their three-game series on Saturday.|
|600||Georgia Southern head coach Rodney Hennon picked up his 600th career victory on Sunday against Appalachian State. Hennon is 600-386-1 in his 17th season as a head coach.|
|900||Freshman Zack Collins connected on a two-run home run to break a tie game in the sixth inning as Miami (Fla.) topped No. 3 Virginia 7-1 on Saturday. It was head coach Jim Morris' 900th win at the helm of the Hurricanes.|
|1,893||With a pair of wins last Saturday, Texas head coach Augie Garrido matched Gordon Gillespie for the most wins by any college baseball coach at any level.|