Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday's S.C. college baseball schedule

NJCAA World Series
Sam Suplizio Field, Grand Junction Colo.
Florence-Darlington Tech vs. Chipola, 1 p.m.
Cowley vs. Crowder, 5 p.m.
McLennan vs. San Jacinto, 9:30 p.m.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Clemson opens with UNC Greensboro

Vanderbilt. St. John's and UNC Greensboro will join host Clemson in competing for the NCAA Baseball regional championship beginning Friday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

Vanderbilt (33-22-1) and St. John's (42-11) will play at noon Friday, with the game scheduled for the SEC Network and ESPN3. Clemson (39-19) and Southern Conference champion UNC Greensboro (35-22) will meet at 7 p.m. on ESPN3.

The double-elimination tournament continues through Monday. For the Super Regional round, the Clemson Regional champion will face the champion from the Corvallis Regional. Host Oregon State is the No. 1 national seed. Other teams in the Corvallis Regional are Nebraska, Yale and Holy Cross.



Palmetto State Baseball poll results; Will (not should) USC get an NCAA Tournament bid?

Will (not should) South Carolina get an NCAA Tournament bid?

Yes       1
No        2

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Clemson named a regional host

Clemson was one of 16 regional hosts sites announced Sunday night for the 2017 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.

The Tigers are among five ACC teams named to host regionals. The eight national seeds and regional schedules will be announced at noon Monday on ESPN2.

Joining Clemson (39-19) as regional hosts from the ACC are Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina and Wake Forest. Louisville and UNC are expected to be national seeds.

Four regional hosts are from the SEC: Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky and LSU. Florida and LSU are expected to be national seeds, with Kentucky also thought to be in contention.

Completing the regional hosts are Houston, Long Beach State, Oregon State, Southern Mississippi, Stanford, TCU and Texas Tech.

The 16 winners of the double-elimination regionals advance to eight best-of-three super regionals the following weekend. Super Regional winners form the field for the College World Series in Omaha later in June.


Palmetto State Baseball team of the week, May 22-28: Presbyterian

Presbyterian (3-2)
(reached championship game of Big South Conference Tournament)

Presbyterian's Elton Pollock continues to do great work as head coach at his alma mater. The Blue Hose, picked to finish eighth in the preseason poll of Big South Conference coaches, finished third in the regular season and won a school-record 15 Big South games.

PC (32-29) set a school NCAA Division I record for wins in a season and got to the championship game of the conference tournament before losing to Radford Sunday afternoon.

That's quite a feat for one of the smallest schools in Division I and one that is a disadvantage in resourse compared to most of the teams it plays.

Also considered (record for week)
Furman (4-2) -- reached SoCon Tournament title game
South Carolina (3-2) -- snapped eight-game SEC Tournament losing streak
Winthrop (3-2) -- had three walk-off wins to reach Big South Tournament title game

Previous winners
Jan. 28-Feb. 5: USC Lancaster
Feb. 6-12: Erskine
Feb. 13-19: USC Salkehatchie
Feb. 20-26: Clemson
Feb. 27-March 5: North Greenville
March 6-12: USC Aiken
March 13-19: South Carolina
March 20-26: Winthrop
March 27-April 2: North Greenville
April 3-10: Newberry
April 11-17: Furman
April 18-24: Florence-Darlington Tech
April 25-30: Voorhees
May 1-7: USC Upstate
May 8-14: Coastal Carolina
May 15-20: Florence-Darlington Tech