Wednesday, April 23, 2014

State schedule, April 23 (Happy Warren Spahn's birthday)

Florence-Darlington Tech at Brunswick CC, 2 p.m.
Wofford at Presbyterian, 3 p.m.
Catawba Valley at Spartanburg Methodist, DH, 4 p.m.
College of Charleston at Georgia Southern, 6 p.m.
GRU Augusta at USC Aiken, 6:30 p.m.
Western Carolina at Clemson, 6:30 p.m.
USC Upstate at South Carolina, 7 p.m., Fox Sports South

SIAC Tournament
Eagle Stadium, Ozark, Ala.
Benedict vs. Tuskegee, 10 a.m.
Albany State vs. Kentucky State, 1 p.m.
Claflin vs. Miles, 4 p.m.
Stillman vs. Paine, 7 p.m.

News digest, April 23

Benedict, Claflin players honored
Benedict outfielder Daniel Young was a first-team all-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection and also was named the league's utility player of the year. Benedict second baseman Kevin Davis and Claflin outfielder Sixto Guerrero were second-team selections in voting by league coaches.

Claflin was named the all-Academic team champion and had five players named to the SIAC all-Academic team: Guerrero, Justin Vreeland, James Cogman, Anthony Ford and Jalen Thompson.
SIAC

Guesstimations
* In its weekly projection of how the NCAA Tournament field would look if selected based on results so far, CollegeBaseballDaily.com has South Carolina as the No. 5 national seed and hosting a regional with Clemson as one of the participants
CBD guess

* CollegeSportsMadness.com has Clemson and USC hosting regionals (neither as a national seed) and College of Charleston headed to Columbia.
CSM guess

Previews
* Prebyterian has released information on its Wednesday home game against Wofford.
Blue Hose

Notes
* USC Aiken has posted some notes on its season to date.
Pacers

RPI
Official NCAA DI
1. Florida. 5. South Carolina. 31. Clemson. 99. College of Charleston. 169. The Citadel. 180. Furman. 197. Coastal Carolina. 218. Winthrop 219. Wofford. 237. Presbyterian. 239. Charleston Southern. 252 USC Upstate.
RPI

Polls
CollegeBaseballLineup.com
NCAA DII:
1. Tampa. 2. Lander. 14. USC Aiken
DII

NJCAA Division I
1. Chattahoochee Valley. 2. (tie) Spartanburg Methodist, Chipola.
Juco

PerfectGame.org
Junior college: 1. Chipola. 6. Spartanburg Methodist. 32. Florence-Darlington Tech.
PG JC

CollegeBaseballCentral.com
NCAA DI:
1. Virginia. 8. South Carolina. 21. Clemson.
CBC

CollegeBaseballInsider.com
Composite NCAA DI rankings:
1. Virginia. 10. South Carolina.
Composite

ESPN.com power rankings
NCAA DI:
1. Virginia. 17. South Carolina.
Power

Honors
Peach Belt Conference
Pitcher of the week: Taylor Alvarez, Lander.
PBC

Monday, April 21, 2014

ACC standings through April 21

ACC

ATLANTIC DIVISION
School Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
Florida State 16-5 .762 30-9 .769
Clemson 12-8 .600 24-15 .615
Wake Forest 12-9 .571 25-17 .595
Maryland  9-11 .450 24-14 .632
N.C. State  7-14 .333 21-17 .553
Boston College  5-16 .238 14-26 .350
Notre Dame  4-17 .190 16-23 .410
COASTAL DIVISION
School Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
Virginia 16-5 .762 33-7 .825
Miami 16-5 .762 28-13 .683
Duke 12-9 .571 24-17 .585
Georgia Tech 11-10 .524 25-16.610
North Carolina 10-11 .476 23-17 .575
Pittsburgh   9-12 .429 17-22 .436
Virginia Tech   7-14 .333 18-20-1 .474

This weekend's ACC series (Friday-Sunday unless noted)

Miami at Clemson
Duke at Wake Forest
Georgia Tech at N.C. State
Maryland at Boston College
Northeastern at Notre Dame
Virginia at Florida State
Virginia Tech at North Carolina
Pittsburgh at Arkansas Pine Bluff (Sunday-Monday)

News digest, April 21, part 3

Claflin, Benedict set for SIAC Tournament
Claflin and Benedict are the East Divison's No. 2 and No. 3 seeds, respectively, for the SIAC Tournament beginning Wednesday in Ozark, Ala. Claflin plays Miles at 4 p.m. and Benedict meets Tuskegee at 10 a.m. to open the eight-team double-elimination event.
SIAC

Conference Carolinas pairings announced
Erskine and Limestone will meet in Thursday's first round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament in Burlington, N.C. The six-team double-elimination event continues through Sunday.
CC

Previews
* South Carolina has posted preview information on its Tuesday home game against Davidson.
Gamecocks

* College of Charleston has released preview information for its Tuesday visit to Coastal Carolina and its Wednesday trip to Georgia Southern.
Cougars

News digest, polls April 21, Part 2

Previews
* Clemson has posted preview information for its midweek home games against Liberty (Tuesday) and Wednesday (Western Carolina). The Liberty game was added to the schedule to replace a rained-out game at Maryland.
Tigers

Honors
ACC

Pitcher of the week: Daniel Gossett, Clemson
ACC

Polls
Collegiate Baseball
NCAA DII:
1. Tampa. 2. Lander. 21. USC Aiken.
CB DII

National Collegiate baseball Writers Association
NCAA DI:
1. Virginia. 8. South Carolina. 20. Clemson.
Writers

Home attendance
NCAA DI
Average: 1. LSU 10,746. 5. South Carolina 7,601. 8. Clemson 4,590.
Total: 1. LSU 290,156. 2. South Carolina 202,540. 9. Clemson 96,394
Attendance

News digest, polls, April 21

Gamecocks review week
South Carolina has released notes wrapping up last week, when the Gamecocks went 2-3.
USC

Previews
* USC Upstate has posted preview information on Monday's game at UNC Asheville. It begins a streak of seven consecutive road games for the Spartans.
Upstate

Polls
PerfectGame.org

NCAA DI: 1. Virginia. 10. South Carolina. 23. Clemson.
PG

Baseball America
NCAA DI: 1. Virginia. 11. South Carolina. 22. Clemson.
BA

Collegiate Basbeall:
NCAA DI:
1. Cal Poly. 18. South Carolina.
CB DI

USATODAY/ESPN
NCAA DI coaches poll: 1. Virginia. 8. South Carolina. 20. Clemson.
Coaches

D2BaseballNews.com
NCAA DII: 1. Tampa. 2. Lander. 21. USC Aiken
D2 DII

Honors
CAA
Co-rookie of the week: Bailey Ober, College of Charleston.
CAA

Big South
Player of the week:
Alex Tomasovich, Charleston Southern
Co-pitchers of the week: Denis Buckley, Charleston Southern; Austin Kerr, Coastal Carolina.
Big South