baseball-d1 flag | February 26, 2014

Statitudes: Best numbers from Week 2

0Reed Garrett pitched the season's first Division I no-hitter and struck out 13 Lafayette players to propel VMI to a 3-0 victory. Garrett allowed only one baserunner, a fifth-inning walk and retired the first 13 hitters. There were 15 no hitters in Division I during the 2013 season.

Friday night saw Sacramento State travel to Texas A&M and win 1-0. The game was the Hornets' first against a team from the SEC. The win was also the first for Sacramento State against a ranked team since beating No. 25 New Mexico State in April 2012.


New Mexico made the first night game at Lobo Field one to remember. Behind Drew Bridges and a potent offense, the Lobos defeated Northern Illinois 12-0 in its home opener Friday night in front of 894 fans, the largest crowd home crowd since UNM returned to Lobo Field last season.


Oakland defeated No. 18 Oklahoma State Saturday. It was the first time the Grizzlies beat a ranked Division I team.


Texas Tech’s 1.00 ERA vs. Oral Roberts marks its lowest during a three-game series during the Big 12 era (since 1997).


Slater Lee pitched Cal Poly's first complete-game shutout since Kyle Anderson blanked Washington on March 10, 2012. The only other nine-inning complete-game two-hitter by a Mustang in Cal Poly's DI history was posted by Mike Zirelli against Fresno State on March 8, 1996.


Oklahoma overcame an early three-run deficit and two rain delays, totaling two hours and 56 minutes, to beat The Citadel 9-7 in the opener of the UCF Tournament on Friday. The time of the game was clocked at five hours and 41 minutes.


Despite losing Friday's game, Alabama's Georgie Salem delivered five hits to tie a Bama single-game record. The last such performance came from Ryan Rhoden on Feb. 28, 2007 in a 16-0 win against UAB. One of Salem’s five hits was a double, and he added a stolen base and a run scored.


A.J. Reed became the first UK player with five homers in a three-game span in school history, while also posting seven, one-run innings on the mound Friday for the win. Reed became the first UK player to hit two homers in an inning, including a grand slam, since Jason Kipnis in 2007.


Aaron Nola fired 87 pitches and recorded eight strikeouts and one walk without allowing a hit in seven innings on Friday against Virginia Tech. It was the deepest an LSU pitcher worked without surrendering a hit since April 15, 1995, when Brian Winders recorded 8.2 hitless innings at Ole Miss.

7Houston is 7-0 for the first time since 1993 when the Cougars began 10-0. UH swept Michigan in a three-game series and has shut out opponents in 60 of 64 innings they've played this season.
8Mercer joins UAB and FIU as the only three teams in the country to have 8-0 records through the first two weekends of the season. The 8-0 start is tied with the 1970 team for the best start in school history.
9UTPA's Sam Street finished with 11 strikeouts and 11 groundouts in his ninth-career complete game and fourth-career shutout on Friday against Northwestern. He went to three ball counts just three times all night, and not at all in the first 6.2 innings.

Paul Mittura broke the Middle Tennessee all-time saves record with an eight-pitch ninth inning, putting the finishing touches on an 8-6 victory against Dayton on Friday. Mittura's mark of 17 saves broke George Oleksik's record that had stood for 18 years.

18Zack Collins became the first Hurricane since Yonder Alonso (2006) to record a home run for his first collegiate hit. The home run broke a 2-2 tie against Florida on Saturday and it came in his 18th at bat.
19In the longest game in Cal State Fullerton's 39-year Division I history, it was San Francisco's Brendan Hendriks who put the visiting Dons up for good with a home run in the 19th inning to score a 6-5 victory against the Titans Friday night. He had been 0-for-7 when he came up to hit in the 19th.
32LSU won its 32nd consecutive game against a Louisiana school with a 7-3 win last week against Southeastern Louisiana. The Tigers also increased their win streak in mid-week regular-season games to 34.
34Louisville tallied 34 runs in two games last week against Eastern Kentucky and Western Michigan, marking the Cards' highest two-game run total since scoring 34 runs in wins against Wright State (24-5) and Kent State (10-9) in March 1999.
37Rutgers head coach Fred Hill retired after 37 seasons and 1,089 victories. The 79-year-old Hill spent 30 years at Rutgers. He's been on a medical leave since September and recently decided it was time to walk away. Hill sent 72 players to professional baseball and developed 20 All-Americans.
51South Carolina set a school record on Sunday as the Gamecocks recorded the fifth consecutive shutout. The previous record of four was set in 1972. South Carolina has not allowed a run in 51.0 consecutive innings. S.C. has shut out Bucknell, Presbyterian and Eastern Kentucky (three games).
144Texas-Arlington won its first game of the season in the longest game in school history, scratching across a run in the 19th inning Friday night to beat McNeese State 9-8. The combined 144 total at-bats tied for the sixth most in DI history. McNeese State and UL Lafayette had 144 at-bats in a 1971 game that went 23 innings. Justin Copeland set a UTA mark and tied the DI record with 10 at-bats.
900George Mason beat Wichita State on Saturday to give head coach Bill Brown his 900th career victory -- all coming at George Mason. His first win was March 14, 1982 at St. Augustine’s. Brown is 20th in career victories among active Division I coaches. 
900In a win against Youngstown State on Saturday, UAB head coach Brian Shoop picked up his 900th career win.
1,000Rice rallied for a 4-3 win in the bottom of the 11th inning in Tuesday night's home game against Texas State to give Owl head coach Wayne Graham his 1,000th victory at the school. Now in his 23rd season at the helm of the program, Graham has amassed an impressive 1,000 wins while maintaining a steady .714 Division I win percentage that is the fourth-best in the nation among active coaches
1,000UC  Irvine head coach Mike Gillespie picked up his 1,000th Division I win Sunday with a 7-2 win against Long Beach State. Gillespie, in his seventh season at UCI, now owns a record of 1,000-593-2. He previously served 20 years at USC. 
1,268Clemson defeated Maine 13-3 on Saturday, giving head coach Jack Leggett his 1,268th career win to move into sole possession of 10th place on the Division I wins list. Leggett, a 1976 Maine graduate, moved ahead of the late Ron Fraser, who had 1,267 wins in his coaching career.


Division I
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