Statitudes: Best numbers from Week 11
Kansas coach reaches 1,000 wins; Virginia suffers rare shut out
|1||Fresno State capped a perfect week with a dominating 11-1 win against Air Force on Sunday. Fresno State pitching allowed just one run in each game of the weekend series. It is the least amount of runs the Bulldogs' pitching staff has given up in a three-game stretch since 2005.|
Northern Illinois shut out Western Michigan 1-0 on Sunday. The victory was NIU's second-consecutive win via shutout, the first time since the program was reinstated in 1991. Alex Klonowski tied the single season school record for shutouts in a season with his second, set by Pat Griffin in 1981.
Kurt Wertz went 4-for-5 and drove in seven runs to lead Towson to its third consecutive win, a 15-12 victory against James Madison on Friday night. Wertz homered three times against the Dukes as he tied the school record for home runs in a game. That record was set by John Andrade in 1982 and Wertz is the ninth player to accomplish the feat.
Eric Skoglund tossed his third complete game of the year as UCF defeated Rutgers 3-1 on Friday night. Skoglund, a lefty, became the first Knight since Tim Bascom in 2005 to go the distance three times in one season.
College of Charleston made program history on Sunday, defeating Bethune-Cookman 3-2 with a walk-off hit in the 11th inning to sweep the series. College of Charleston recorded three consecutive walk-off wins in extra innings for the first time in program history. Blake Butler’s home run on Saturday was just the third walk-off home run in program history. The last one came in 2005 in the ninth inning against East Carolina.
Four Sacramento State relievers combined to throw seven scoreless innings against the No. 4 team in the country, enabling the Hornet offense to rally from an early 6-1 deficit and defeat No. 4 Oregon State 7-6 on April 21. Oregon State is believed to be the highest ranked team the Hornets have defeated, surpassing a win against No. 5 Arizona in 2005.
Virginia hit four home runs in a 13-0 win against Richmond on April 23. The Cavs had four different players homer in the same game for the first time since April 5, 2005.
Oklahoma State recorded its fifth consecutive Big 12 Conference series win with an 8-3 triumph against Texas in Sunday’s series finale in Austin. OSU’s five consecutive league series wins are its most since the 2008 Cowboys won six in a row.
For the second time in three years, Saint Joseph's won the Liberty Bell Classic with a 6-3 win against La Salle. Collin Forgey set a pair of records in the game when he went 6-for-6 with all singles. Forgey set the marks for hits and singles in a game.
Kansas State beat Bakersfield 13-0 on April 22 to conclude its non-conference home schedule. The shutout was the sixth for the Wildcats, which is the most shutouts in a season since 1991 for KSU.
|8||Maryland scored eight runs in its final two at-bats to break open its 13-4 win against George Mason on April 23. The Terps finished with eight hit-by-pitches -- two shy of the NCAA single-game record.|
|8||UTPA's Sam Street moved back into a tie for the national lead in wins while pitching his NCAA-leading eighth complete game to lead the Broncs past Chicago State 9-3 on Friday. In his fourth consecutive complete game, Street struck out two while allowing 11 hits and two walks.|
|9||For the first time since 2005, Harvard claimed the Beanpot Championship on April 21 as the Crimson stifled Massachusetts 3-0 at Northeastern's Friedman Diamond. The Beanpot title is the third for the Crimson.|
|9||USC delivered in the ninth inning, tallying seven runs on seven hits to come from behind to defeat crosstown rival UCLA 7-4 on Saturday afternoon, sweeping the Pac-12 series for the first time since 2005.|
|10||In a battle of two of the top four run-scoring teams in the nation, Michael Thomas hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning -- the 10th home run hit between the two teams -- lifting Kentucky to a wild 15-13 win against Tennessee Tech. The two teams combined to hit 10 home runs, score 28 runs, collect 31 hits and total 18 extra-base knocks.|
|10||Cal State Fullerton snapped the longest losing streak in program history (six games) with a 1-0, 10-inning victory on Friday night against Hawaii. Thomas Eshelman pitched a complete game for the Titans, becoming the first Titan pitcher to toss a 10-inning complete game since Jason Windsor in 2004.|
|10||Texas Tech dominated Oklahoma on Saturday by scoring 10 runs in the fifth inning on its way to a 14-4 victory. Trailing 2-0, the Red Raiders scored 10 runs on 10 hits in the bottom of the fifth inning while sending 16 batters to the plate. It was the school's most runs in an inning during Big 12 play since April 3, 1999 at Iowa State (11 runs in the second inning).|
|14||Chicago State defeated UTPA in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader 4-2. The Cougars improved to 14-26 -- the most wins for the program since 2001.|
|15||Columbia extended its program-record win streak to 15 games with a 6-0 win at Penn in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday. Penn rebounded to end the streak with a 12-4 victory in the second game.|
|15||Davidson beat Appalachian State 15-9 on Sunday. Davidson extended its record streak of SoCon series victories to nine, claiming its first against Appalachian State since 2005 and its first in Boone since 2004. The Wildcats' 15th SoCon win of the season broke the record of 14 set in 2000.|
|18||UC Irvine got past UC Davis 4-1 Saturday at Dobbins Stadium. Closer Sam Moore posted his second save of the day to set a UC Irvine single-season record with his 18th save. Moore also reclaimed the national lead in saves this season. The previous school mark of 17 was held by Eric Pettis (2008, 2009) and Blair Erickson (2004).|
|19||Florida A&M snapped a 19-game losing streak against Florida on April 23 with a 4-3 victory. The win was the first for the Rattlers against a ranked opponent since defeating No. 4 Miami (Fla.) 2-1 in 1980. It also marks the first win in program history against the Gators after losing the first 19 in the series.|
|21||Northern Kentucky beat Xavier 17-8 on April 22. The Norse collected a Division I program-high 21 hits on the day. The 17 runs are also the most for Northern Kentucky since reclassifying.|
|21||Jacksonville State defeated Troy 2-1 in 10 innings on April 23 go give the Gamecocks a season sweep of the Trojans. It marks the first time JSU swept Troy in a season since 1993.|
|23||Hartford defeated Rhode Island 4-2 in 10 innings on April 23. The Hawks improved to 23-14 overall, registering the most wins since 1992 when the Hawks finished 27-21.|
|23||FIU swept Saint Peter's on Saturday in a doubleheader. In the first game, Mike Gomez picked up his 23rd career save, tying with Ozzie Lugo (2000-01) for the most saves in program history.|
|25||High Point scored nine runs in the second against North Carolina A&T and never looked back, running away for a 25-3 win on April 23. The 25 runs scored by the Panthers match the Division I single-game record by the program. HPU previously set the record in a 25-16 win against Eastern Kentucky on March 12, 2010.|
|26||Lamar's Sam Bumpers singled in the first inning on Saturday against Stephen F. Austin in a 7-3 to extended his hitting streak to 26 games. The previous school record of 25 was set by Erik Kanaby in the 2007 season.|
|31||Oregon State's Ben Wetzler set the school record for career wins Friday night with his 31st, as the Beavers edged Oregon 3-1 at Goss Stadium. Wetzler had shared the record with Ken Noble, who won 30 games from 1975-78.|
|33||Alabama State defeated Jackson State on Sunday to improve to 33-15 this season. The Hornets set a school record for victories with the win, surpassing last season's total of 32. The 21-3 mark in conference games extends a school record for league wins as Alabama State won all eight SWAC series for the first time in school history.|
|40||Texas beat UTPA 5-4 on April 22. The win was the 40th in a row for the Longhorns against UTPA and moved their all-time record to 46-6 against UTPA, including 38 of 39 at home. UT's last loss against the Broncs was May 22, 1971.|
|40||Canisius swept a doubleheader at Buffalo on April 22. Mike Krische stole the 40th base of his career in the opener and became the first player in program history with 40 steals before his senior season.|
|42||Arizona State shut out Arizona 7-0 on Saturday. The Sun Devils shut out the Wildcats in Tucson for the first time since May 11, 1972.|
|156||Florida State blanked top-ranked Virginia 7-0 on Saturday, marking the first time since 2006 that the Noles held the Cavs scoreless. The shutout also snapped Virginia's streak of consecutive games without being shutout at 156. The last time the Cavaliers were held without a run was against Liberty on Feb. 28, 2012.|
|200||UNC-Asheville's Robert McIntosh had two hits in a 9-4 win vs. South Carolina-Upstate on April 21. He became the 11th player in school history to reach 200 career hits.|
|300||Miami's Bryan Radziewski became just the 11th pitcher in program history to reach the 300-strikeout mark Sunday afternoon, as the Hurricanes finished off a sweep of Clemson with a dominant 10-2 victory. Radziewski struck out nine to become the first pitcher since Chris Hernandez (2008-10) to reach the milestone for the Canes.|
|413||Carlos Rodon recorded 15 punchouts in a complete game, but NC State fell 1-0 to visiting Georgia Tech on Friday night. Rodon's 15 strikeouts come one shy of his career high, 16 set against Florida Atlantic on March 2, 2013. For his career, Rodon has 413 strikeouts, the fourth most in ACC history. Rodon became the first Wolfpacker and fourth player in ACC history to cross 400.|
|500||Texas State head coach Ty Harrington earned his 500th Division I career victory with a 2-0 shutout against Baylor on April 23. All 500 have come at Texas State.|
|500||Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg earned his 500th career victory as the Utes scored a season-high 12 runs and earned their first shutout of the year against Nevada in a 12-0 win on Friday night.|
|500||James Madison edged Towson 3-2 on Sunday afternoon in 11 innings. Head coach Spanky McFarland recorded his 500th victory in 17 JMU seasons to improve to 500-430-4 at the helm of the purple and gold.|
|700||Oregon State rallied for four runs in the last of the eighth inning on Saturday night to defeat Oregon 4-2 at Goss Stadium, clinching the Civil War baseball series for the third year in a row and for the fifth time in the past six seasons. The victory was the 700th at OSU for head coach Pat Casey, now in his 20th season as the Beavers’ mentor. Casey is 700-397-4 (.638) at OSU.|
|1,000||Kansas defeated Baylor on the road 10-2 on Saturday. It was Kansas head coach Ritch Price's 1,000th-career win, spanning 35 years and four different levels as a skipper. Sunday saw Price pick up his 600th victory at the Division I level.|
|2,418||Oral Roberts knocked off Oklahoma State 15-8 on April 22. The game was played in front of a sellout crowd with 2,418 fans in attendance, the largest crowd at J.L. Johnson Stadium since March 23, 2004, against Oklahoma.|