College Baseball Central Podcast: Previewing Week 10 Around College Baseball

On this episode of the College Baseball Central Podcast, Joe Healy and Scott Stone preview week ten around college baseball. 

They start, however, by talking about some recent NCAA legislative items. Namely, they discuss the fact that alcohol can now be served at NCAA postseason events and that teams can now schedule two fall games with other schools without having them count against their 56-game limit.

Then, they look back on what was an outstanding slate of Tuesday games, including Jacksonville’s win over Florida, Texas’ win, which included Jake McKenzie playing all nine positions in the seven-inning game, NC State’s win over North Carolina, East Carolina’s big win over Duke, and Georgia winning their game with Clemson for the second week in a row.

From there, Joe gives his “nerd alert” pick of the week, which is Navy visiting Army, with the Friday game set for Fenway Park. Navy has been the class of the Patriot League over the last couple of years, but it’s Army that leads the conference right now with an 11-2 record. On paper, the Midshipmen have stats that stand out a bit more, but it’s the Black Knights who have gotten the best of Navy this season.

Scott’s national pick of the week is NC State traveling just down the road to take on Duke in what might end up being the series of the year in the ACC. The Wolfpack will look to win as they have all season, with power production on offense and a pitching staff that has success with depth more than individual performances, save for ace Brian Brown, who has been outstanding. Duke, similarly, will lean on pitching depth, particularly in the bullpen. Expect these two teams to look to get five solid innings out of their starters and then turn things over to relievers.

Thanks for listening, everyone, and enjoy week ten around college baseball!

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Joseph Healy
Growing up in Houston, Joe Healy was introduced to college baseball at a young age, and it was love at first sight. Like most good love stories, that love has only grown throughout the years. When he's not at the ballpark, he enjoys tacos, college football during the fall, and the spectacle that is American politics. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Sam Houston State University and a Master's in Public Administration from Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville.