♦ Hudelson to College World Series
Former Mizzou baseball pitcher James Hudelson (2011) is currently a senior at NCAA Division II Delta State University and is a relief pitcher on their baseball team that just won a berth this past Monday to the Division II World Series out in Cary, North Carolina. The World Series starts this Saturday and they play their first game on Sunday. Delta State is ranked #2 in the nation and they are play #1 ranked St. Marys of Texas in the first game. Delta State has a record of 46-13 and was the Gulf South Conference regular season champs and the GSC Tournament Champions as well. They got to the world series by wining 5 straight games in the losers bracket. Their South Region Tournament that they were in consisted of the last years National Champions West Florida and the then #1 team in the nation Tampa University.♦ College Baseball: Tournament Roundup (goupstate.com)
In 13 appearances James stats are 1-0 with 1 save with a 3.44 era in 18.1 innings while striking out 25 with an opponent batting average against him of .203. His 12.27 strikeouts per 9 innings leads the team.
ATLANTIC SUN: Flordia Gulf Coast 12, Kennesaw State 4: In DeLand, Fla., behind a six-run sixth inning that broke a 3-3 tie, the fourth-seeded FGCU opened its second-ever appearance in the Atlantic Sun baseball tournament with a win over third-seeded Kennesaw State.
Brandon Bednar led the 12-hit charge with a 3-for-5 performance that included a pair of RBI singles. Ryan Gebhart reached base all five times, scoring three runs.
♦ SEC Tournament Notebook: Day 2 (SEBaseball.com)
The first two days of the 2012 Southeastern Conference baseball tournament has had its share of dominant pitching.
The 10 teams are hitting a combined .221 (112-for-507) and have more strikeouts (119) than hits (112). The losing teams have combined for nine runs in the first eight games. The teams have combined for a 2.19 ERA with seven saves in the first eight games.
Ole Miss 2, Arkansas 0 (Arkansas eliminated)
Mississippi State 3, LSU 2
Auburn 3, Georgia 2 (Georgia eliminated)
Vanderbilt 3, South Carolina 2
LSU vs. Ole Miss (9:30 a.m.)
Kentucky vs. Mississippi State (TBA)
South Carolina vs. Auburn (4:30 p.m.)
Florida vs. Vanderbilt (TBA)