Statitudes: Best numbers from Week 12
St. John's Joe Kuzia hasn't given up an earned run in 32.2 innings
|0||Furman shut down Gardner-Webb 9-0 on April 30. The shutout was the first by Furman since blanking Elon 2-0 on May 18, 2011, and marked the seventh win in the past nine games for the Paladins.|
Old Dominion defeated No. 1 Virginia 8-1 on April 29. The win was the Monarchs first against a No. 1-ranked team. ODU beat second-ranked North Carolina 8-6 in 2008.
Delaware defeated Delaware State in a 13-inning win on May 1. Ryan Hartley became the first Blue Hen hitter to hit a home run this season at Bob Hannah Stadium on a team that has hit 19 this season.
Youngstown State defeated Kent State 5-4 on April 30. The Penguins beat the Golden Flashes in their last at bat for the second consecutive meeting. YSU, which also won against Kent State on April 8, topped the Golden Flashes twice in the same season for the first time since 1979.
Illinois' Casey Fletcher hit three home runs against Southern Illinois on April 30 in a 10-1 victory. He's the seventh Illini with three home runs in a game and first since Willie Argo hit three at No. 1 LSU on March 7, 2009. Fletcher entered with only one home run this season.
Seattle topped Washington 6-3 on April 29. The Redhawks clinched the season series against the Huskies for the first time since the Redhawk program returned to varsity status in 2010.
The percentage of pitchers who have not allowed an earned run in Division I this season. There have been 4,277 players with at least 0.1 innings pitched and only 197 have not yet allowed an earned run. Joe Kuzia of St. John’s has the most innings pitched (32.2) without allowing an earned run.
LSU's Conner Hale hit a two-out, three-run home run in the eighth inning to lead the Tigers to a 9-7 win against Alcorn state on April 29. LSU, which faced deficits of 5-0 and 6-1 during Tuesday’s game versus Alcorn State, recorded its biggest comeback victory since April 7, 2012, when the Tigers also erased a five-run deficit at Florida.
Western Kentucky held on to beat Austin Peay 6-5 on April 29. Ian Tompkins struck out Austin Peay's Cayce Bredlau with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to break WKU's single-season saves record while preserving the Hilltoppers' win. His 12 saves are tied for the sixth most in the nation in 2014 and break Matt Wilhite's former record of 11 in 2003.
TCU shutout Kansas State 5-0 on Friday for its 13th shutout of the season. TCU tied the Big 12 Conference shutout record held by Texas in 2011.
|14||Illinois State sent 19 batters to the plate in a 14-run seventh inning of a 22-4 seven-inning victory against Western Illinois on Sunday. The Redbirds have now secured five consecutive 30-win seasons, all of which have come under the guidance of fifth-year head coach Mark Kingston. Sunday's win also marks the most runs ISU has scored in a game since defeating Tennessee Tech 28-2 Feb. 26, 2012.|
|20||East Carolina beat North Carolina 1-0 on April 29 and swept the season series against the Tar Heels. The win marks the first time since 1994 that the Pirates claimed a series sweep of the Tar Heels.|
|20||Kentucky defeated Tennessee 15-1 on May 1. A.J. Reed hit his 20th home run of the season to become the eighth player in UK history to hit 20 or more homers, and the first to do it since Ryan Strieby in 2006.|
|27||On a cold and rain-soaked afternoon, Saint Joseph’s set a program-record for wins with a 7-4 victory against Rider at Smithson Field on April 29. The Hawks notched their 27th win of the season, surpassing the mark of 26 set by the 2013 squad.|
|200||Texas-Arlington head coach Darin Thomas won his 200th career game April 29, as the Mavericks beat Texas Wesleyan 11-3. Thomas is the second coach in UT-Arlington history with at least 200 victories. All-time wins leader Butch McBroom finished with an overall record of 757-686-2 from 1974-99.|
|300||Samford pounded out 20 hits on its way to a 14-7 Southern Conference win at UNC Greensboro on Sunday afternoon. The win was the 300th of Samford head coach Casey Dunn's career, with all 300 wins coming at Samford.|
|500||After falling behind 7-0, Eastern Michigan scored 11 unanswered runs to win the program's 500th win at Oestrike Stadium on April 29. The Eagles rallied past Madonna 11-7 for the milestone victory as the game was called after seven innings due to inclement weather.|
|900||NC State defeated Coastal Carolina 9-2 on Saturday giving head coach Elliott Avent his 900th win behind Trea Turner's 4-for-4 performance with four stolen bases.|