College Baseball Central Podcast: Talking Brad Hill, Dallas Woolfolk, and Week 13

On this episode of the College Baseball Central Podcast, Joe Healy and Scott Stone touch on a few major news items from around the country and preview week 13 in college baseball.

They start by discussing the recent news that Kansas State head coach Brad Hill will be stepping down at the end of the season. The level of play might have dipped for KSU in recent seasons, but you can’t overstate how impressive Hill’s run in Manhattan was. Between 2009 and 2013, they made four regional trips and the team’s first super regional trip in 2013. The next head coach will have some big shoes to fill.

We also discussed the news that Dallas Woolfolk will be stepping away from the team at Mississippi to deal with a personal health issue. Certainly, his health comes first and we hope that he can overcome what it is he’s dealing with, but this is also a blow to the Rebels’ depth heading into the postseason, should he be away from the team that long.

From there, they discuss some of the most notable midweek games from the week, including Dallas Baptist taking down Texas Tech, Tennessee Tech’s win over Vanderbilt, Florida’s comeback win over South Florida, and Kentucky’s resume-building win over Indiana.

Joe’s “nerd alert” pick of the week is the marquee NEC series between perennial conference title contender Bryant and upstart Wagner, which is enjoying an incredible season. Wagner won two of three from Bryant earlier this season, so the Bulldogs will undoubtedly be looking for some revenge.

Scott’s national pick of the week is the series of the year in the Pac-12 between Stanford and Oregon State. Stanford continues to roll this season, while Oregon State will be looking to back up there impressive overall record with a marquee series win. To this point, their resume is a little bit thin on that front, but the series against Stanford provides a chance to help. Certainly, it will be a lot of fun to follow this weekend.

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.