baseball-d1 flag | March 11, 2014

Statitudes: Best numbers from Week 4

.0027Miami's Javi Salas made history last Tuesday, pitching just the 23rd perfect game in modern NCAA Division I baseball history. From 1970 through last season there were about 556,338 games pitched by Division I teams.  In that span there were 15 perfect games. That is .0027-percent of the time.

Kentucky received a historic start from Dylan Dwyer, who worked the first complete-game shutout in a midweek game in the modern-era of the Kentucky program (2003-present). It marked the first complete-game for a UK pitcher in a midweek game since Greg Dombrowski worked a complete-game and allowed one run in a 2005 win against Murray State.


Despite recording just one hit in the game, Duke was able to manufacture enough runs to hand No. 1 Virginia a 3-2 loss in game two on Saturday, snapping a six-game losing streak to the Cavaliers. Duke’s first win against a top-ranked team since the Blue Devils defeated then-No. 1 North Carolina, 10-9 on March 22, 2009.


Houston Baseball used 17 hits, highlighted by a program-record six hits by senior Frankie Ratcliff and a combined shutout effort by five Cougar pitchers en route to a 10-0 run-rule victory against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Wednesday afternoon at Cougar Field.


Loyola Marymount's Tanner Donnels went 6-for-6, including collecting the game-tying RBI single in the bottom of the 11th and the game-winner in the bottom of the 13th, as LMU walked-off with a 12-11 victory against Cal State Northridge. Donnels' six-hit game matched the LMU single-game record set by Travis Tarchione on April 15, 1987 against UNLV.


South Carolina started the season with eight shutouts in its first 15 games after the Gamecocks won a pair of games vs. Stetson in midweek competition and followed that up with a three-game sweep of Brown to  improve to 15-0 on the year. The 15-game winning streak is the best start for South Carolina since the 2004 season when the Gamecocks opened with an 18-0 record.


Oregon State freshmen Jake Thompson and Trent Shelton combined on a two-hitter and the Beavers stretched their winning streak against Portland to 19 consecutive games with a 5-0 victory against the Pilots. Portland's last win against the Beavers was 20-13 in 12 innings at Goss Stadium on April 25, 2006. Oregon State has won 25 of the last 26 games in a series it now leads 159-60.


McNeese State dominated Louisiana Tech last week 20-3 and it was McNeese's largest margin of victory against an opponent since defeating New Orleans 21-3 in 2005. The 20 runs scored in the contest was also the first time since 2006 that a McNeese team had 20 or more runs in a game after defeating Prairie View A&M 21-7.


Oregon beat Ohio State 20-4 on Sunday. The 20 runs were the most since 1979; the previous high since the program's reinstatement was 19 at Gonzaga in April 2010.


Memphis has won four games in a row against Ole Miss for the first time since the 1985-86 seasons and only the third time in the last 26 years. Memphis has won eight of the last 10 games against SEC teams.

58Kentucky got home runs from Max Kuhn and Micheal Thomas to claim the series against Ball State with a 26-3 win, as UK's 58 runs scored in a three-game series marked the most in the 105-year history of the program.
72Alabama's Justin Kamplain, Jay Shaw and Geoffrey Bramblett combined to throw the school's first nine-inning no-hitter in 72 years, as the Crimson Tide defeated Mississippi Valley State 7-0 on Saturday. The last was thrown by Eddie Owcar had one against Mississippi on April 24, 1942.
400With a doubleheader sweep of Oakland on Saturday, Lipscomb head coach Jeff Forehand collected his 400th career victory.

Mark Marquess added to his historic coaching resume with his 1,500th career win Tuesday night at California. Marquess joins a group of just five other NCAA coaches with 1,500 wins. Among active coaches, only Texas' Augie Garrido and Florida State's Mike Martin have more. It has been 38 years since the Stanford graduate won his first game as the Cardinal's skipper.


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