Statitudes: Best numbers from Week 9
NC State's Rodon becomes school's all-time strikeout leader
|2||Illinois' Drasen Johnson and closer Tyler Jay combined for a 1-0 shutout against Michigan on Friday. UI only needed one run to win for the second consecutive game, marking just the second time that has happened in school history. The Illini pitched back-to-back 1-0 shutouts for the first time since May 16, 1969, which was part of a doubleheader against Michigan State and the only other time it has been done.|
Georgia used an 11-hit attack to post a 7-4 victory against Tennessee on Saturday. The Bulldogs also claimed their third consecutive SEC series win, and this time after dropping the opener on Thursday. The Bulldogs have not achieved this feat since 2011, and this is only the second time they have done this since 2008.
Kansas State relief pitcher Jake Matthys threw four shutout innings to notch a save and help the Wildcats hold on for a 3-2 win against Wichita State on Tuesday. Matthys’ save, his third this season in five opportunities, was the first four-inning save by a K-State pitcher since April 26, 2005 (Eric Rollins, vs. Sacramento State).
Kentucky's A.J. Reed homered for the school-record fifth consecutive SEC game as the Wildcats routed Missouri 12-0 on Saturday. It marked his 14th of the season, which is tops in the nation at the Division I level.
Morehead State limited Kentucky to just five hits en route to a 6-4 victory on Tuesday evening. The win was MSU's first against a nationally-ranked opponent and first against UK since April 18, 2007.
Penn State used a big five-run third inning to take the lead in Tuesday's non-conference clash against West Virginia and never looked back, as the squad kept its home record unblemished in 2014 with an 8-4 victory against the Mountaineers. The 8-0 start to the year is the best since the 1979 season, when Penn State's team won its first eight home games.
La Salle knocked off Delaware 18-6 on Tuesday in the Liberty Bell Classic semifinal. The Explorers will take on Saint Joseph's on April 22 in the tournament championship game at Citizens Bank Park. It's the first time La Salle has played in the title game since 2006 when it won.
LSU used nine pitchers to post a school-record 11th shutout Wednesday night in a 5-0 win against Lamar at Alex Box Stadium. The 11th shutout of the season Wednesday night broke the school record of 10 shutouts set by the 1996 LSU squad.
Northwestern scored 11 unanswered runs from the seventh inning on, Friday afternoon, to claw all the way back from a 10-run deficit and topple Iowa at Rocky Miller Park in thrilling fashion, 14-13. The game featured a combined 27 runs on 36 hits, both high marks in Big Ten games this season.
Senior Cameron White stuck out 14 batters to lead Air Force to a 2-1 win at South Dakota State in a non-conference pitchers' duel Friday afternoon at Huether Field. The 14 strikeouts are the fourth-most in a game in Air Force history and the most in 31 years, dating back to 1983.
|15||Pacific's 9-8 comeback win against Sacramento State on Tuesday was their 15th of the year, surpassing their 2013 total as they improved to 15-19 overall. For the Hornets, the loss snapped a 12-game winning streak that started three weeks prior against Pacific in Sacramento as they fell to 20-12 on the season.|
|20||Florida swept the season series against in-state rival Florida State for the second time in three years and shutout the Seminoles for the first time since 1994, winning in Tallahassee on Tuesday in front of a hostile capacity crowd by a score of 8-0. Florida last shut out FSU in Tallahassee on April 11, 1989.|
|20||For the first time since 1995, Maryland-Eastern Shore defeated Navy on Tuesday, as the Hawks used a 15 hit attack to claim victory 10-4 at Bishop Stadium. The win was the first for UMES in the past 20 tries against the Midshipmen.|
|20||Virginia blanked Clemson 1-0 Sunday at Davenport Field. Virginia played its first 1-0 game since a 1-0 triumph against Marshall on March 8, 2011, and won its first 1-0 game in ACC play since May 13, 1994 against Florida State. The Cavaliers claimed their seventh consecutive series win against Clemson and have not dropped a series to the Tigers since 2005.|
|21||Seton Hall erupted for 21 runs on 24 hits and senior Josh Prevost kept NYIT hitless over the first 6.1 innings as the Pirates routed the Bears 21-0 on Friday. Seton Hall's 21 runs are the most in program history since tallying 24 runs in a victory against Chicago State on March 11, 2003.|
|22||Seven Tennessee pitchers combined to allow just four hits against one of the nation's top-ranked offenses, as the Vols routed in-state foe Tennessee Tech on Tuesday 10-1 on Tuesday. The third consecutive win for the Vols improves the team to 22-9 overall, matching last season's win total with 23 regular season games left to play.|
|26||Junior Jared Patterson recorded three runs, two hits and the save in Chicago State's 8-7 victory against Illinois-Chicago in a non-conference tilt at Les Miller Field at Curtis Granderson Stadium on Wednesday. The win marks the first time since 1988 that Chicago State has defeated UIC twice in one season.|
|27||Stanford gave starting pitcher John Hochstatter a four-run lead before he threw a pitch, as the Cardinal avoided a sweep with a 6-3 win at Washington Sunday. Hochstatter, who became the first non-freshman to start on the mound for Stanford this season, ended his day after seven innings pitched, while allowing three runs on five hits, walking two and striking out seven. The Cardinal had previously started 27 consecutive freshman pitchers.|
|29||UC Santa Barbara defeated Cal State Fullerton 2-1 in Sunday afternoon's rubber match behind an excellent effort by the Gauchos' pitching staff at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. With the series victory, UCSB improved their record to 22-8, 4-5 on the season. The series victory was UCSB's first against Cal State Fullerton since 2007, and their first at home since 1985.|
|30||Sophomore right-hander Casey Bloomquist picked up his eighth victory without a loss and sophomore designated hitter Brian Mundell belted his fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot, as Cal Poly completed a three-game Big West Conference series sweep Sunday with an 8-3 victory against Hawaii. Cal Poly has won six consecutive games, 12 of their last 13 and 20 of 22, improving to 30-5 on the year. The Mustangs reached 30 wins in the fewest number of games played all-time.|
|31||Indiana's Joey DeNato picked up his 31st career victory to become Indiana's all-time wins leader as IU won in a 13-1 rout against Morehead State on Friday night at Bart Kaufman Field. DeNato passed Brian Partenheimer (1994-97) on Indiana's all-time wins list for pitchers, tossing 5.0 innings, giving up an earned run on five hits with four strikeouts.|
|40||Oregon scored three runs in the seventh inning to break a tie and then held off a UC Riverside ninth-inning rally in a 6-5 non-conference win at PK Park on Sunday afternoon. Aaron Payne stole his 40th career stolen base which tied Don Reynolds (1972-75) for the career record at Oregon.|
|50||Notre Dame scored early and often as it capitalized on Michigan errors to dominate the Wolverines in Ann Arbor 9-1 and run its non-conference win streak to eight games. With the win, the Irish snapped a four-game losing streak against the rival Wolverines as they secured their first win in Ann Arbor since a 9-3 victory 50 years ago on April 28, 1964.|
|52||Wednesday saw one of the most revered Tennessee Tech records end and a long streak would also come to pass, as the the Golden Eagles defeated the Middle Tennessee. A starter from his very first day in a Golden Eagle uniform, senior Zach Stephens crushed his 52nd career home run. He sits just two home runs shy of the Ohio Valley Conference career mark.|
|79||Louisville beat Houston on Sunday to improve to 24-0 this season when leading after the eighth inning and have won 79 in a row when entering the ninth with a lead dating back to 2012.|
|100||Third baseman Carter Burgess ripped a two-run single into centerfield in the seventh inning to lead Sam Houston State to a 4-3 win against Baylor Tuesday at Don Sanders Stadium. The win is the 100th in the career of head coach David Pierce. Pierce has compiled a record of 100-55 in three seasons.|
|270||Florida A&M recorded its first shutout of the season to defeat North Florida 2-0 on Wednesday at Moore-Kittles Field. The shutout was the first for the Rattlers since March 19, 2009 (270 games) -- a 10-0 win against Albany State.|
|387||NC State's Carlos Rodon passed Terry Harvey as the school's all-time strikeout king. A swinging strikeout to start the Duke fifth inning on Friday night gave Rodon 387 for his career to set the new mark. By the end of the night, Rodon's career total grew to 391, tied for sixth all-time in ACC history. Georgia Tech's Brad Rigby owns the ACC's highest strikeout total in a three-year career with 397.|
|600||Butler improved to 14-17 on the year with a 6-5 mid-week win against Ball State on Wednesday afternoon. The Bulldogs scored four runs through the first five innings and were able to hold off a late BSU charge to record the victory. The win was a milestone for head coach Steve Farley as he chalked up career win number 600.|
|2,500||Texas A&M became the 12th Division I program and the first SEC team to hit the 2,500-win plateau with a 10-4 win against Vanderbilt on Friday evening at Hawkins Field.|
|15,586||Playing before an NCAA on-campus attendance record crowd of 15,586, MSU scored four times in the bottom of the 10th inning to knock off arch-rival Ole Miss 6-5 in the middle game of a three-game Southeastern Conference weekend series.|