College Baseball Central Podcast: Previewing Week 4 Around College Baseball

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

The duo starts by discussing some of the most notable results from midweek action, including UCF’s upset of Florida, Mississippi State opening up the renovated Dudy Noble Field with a win over New Mexico State, Cincinnati upsetting Indiana, and Houston Baptist upsetting Houston, moving the Cougars’ losing streak to four games.

Joe picks his “nerd alert” series of the week, which is Bradley traveling down to Florida to take on Jacksonville. Bradley is off to an 8-1 start to the season, and looks the part of a team that could make a surprise run to finish near the top of the Missouri Valley Conference. Jacksonville, meanwhile, will likely be a contender at the top of the Atlantic Sun. They got their season started with a series win over West Virginia, and most recently, swept Rhode Island.

Scott’s pick of the week is Texas Tech traveling to take on Kentucky, a series between perhaps the two hottest teams in college baseball. Texas Tech is coming off of a four-game sweep of South Alabama, while Kentucky was far and away the best team at the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic in Houston, going 3-0 and looking dominant along the way. Honorable mentions were UNC and Louisville in a marquee series to kick off ACC play, Stanford traveling for a four-game series with Texas, and the Dodgertown tournament, featuring UCLA, Vanderbilt, TCU, and USC.

Thanks for listening, everyone!

About the Author

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.