Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Around the Horn 3/3

Taking a look at the other Division 1 CBB teams in the state.

Troy (7-2, 0-0)

Last Night:

The Trojans are one of the hotter teams in the state right now. After dropping their opener against Kentucky, the Trojans rattled off four straight wins before dropping their home opener to Memphis. They also had a bit of history with one player hitting for the cycle, and having Sunday’s game called for Snow. They've now claimed Alabama and Samford as their latest victims.

South Alabama (5-4, 0-0)

The Jags spent have spent most of the season playing in Tournaments. Including their hometown Coca Cola Classic where the beat Ole Miss 3-2 in 10 innings and gave Coach Steve Kitrell his 1,000th win. They had a disastrous stop-over in Mississippi where they dropped back to back games to Miss. State and Southern Miss. They then swept the filed down at Stetson in the Bright House Invitational. They’ll take their Bingo Brown Carnival on the Road to the QTI Baylor Classic in Waco, TX this weekend.

UAB (3-4, 0-0)

Tuesday: UAB 6, Jax State 7

The Blazers have been hot and cold. After staring out 3-1 and taking their opening series from Radford, they’ve since dropped three straight, had one game postponed, and another cancelled due to snow.

Samford (3-5)

The ‘dogs took their opening series from Kennessew State before having a rough go at the FGCU Invitational. Dropping 3 out of 4 games there. They almost pulled the upset against Troy last night but couldn't catch any breaks.


Jacksonville State (2-4)

Led by Rivals Power Pitcher Ben Tootle. The Gamecocks have been having a rough go of things. They got swept by App State in their opening series in Forest City, NC, had two games cancelled due to weather, and bounced back Tuesday night for just their second win of the season.

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