College Baseball Central Podcast: Previewing Week 8 Around College Baseball

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

They start, however, by discussing the most notable results from the midweek, including Oregon State’s two-game midweek sweep of Nevada, the weirdness that was the ULM/Arkansas game, the abrupt ending in the matchup between Vanderbilt and Middle Tennessee State, and the importance of midweek games for mid-major programs that don’t get a ton of help in the RPI from their conference games.

Joe gives his “nerd alert” pick of the week, which is the WCC series between San Francisco and Saint Mary’s. The Dons are the surprise of the league so far, coming into the weekend with an 8-1 record in conference games. Coming off of a series win over San Diego last weekend, they’ll be looking to prove that they have staying power at the top of the league. The Gaels, meanwhile, will look to re-establish themselves as the team to beat in the league after a somewhat sluggish start.

Scott’s national pick of the week is the marquee Pac-12 series between Stanford and UCLA. The Cardinal just keep rolling, led by an outstanding pitching staff headlined by Kris Bubic. UCLA has been a bit more inconsistent this season, but they look to win games in the same way. They’ll pitch well, field the ball, and try to take advantage of their opportunities on offense. Look for this series to be marked by three low-scoring games.

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.