College Baseball Central Podcast: Weekend Preview

blake foxAnother weekend of college baseball action is just around the corner, so let’s take a look at some of the best series around the nation.

There are five series covered in this episode, featuring teams from six conferences (no, that’s not a typo, one series is a non-conference matchup). They are:

  • Notre Dame at Florida State- The Fighting Irish are suddenly right in the thick of the regional discussion with an RPI in the 30s, but with just a 1-6 mark against the RPI Top 25, they could use a marquee series win. The Seminoles, meanwhile, are looking to bounce back after dropping their series last weekend against Wake Forest.
  • TCU at Oklahoma State- Certainly, a series win over the Frogs would go a long way toward putting the Cowboys’ struggles this season behind them. TCU has kind of flown under the radar what with the understandable attention being paid to Tech, but a road series win here would certainly turn heads.
  • Rice at Southern Mississippi- Even with USM dropping their series last weekend to UAB, this is still the series of the season in Conference USA. With the league’s standing as a high-RPI league this season, there’s a good chance the conference champion will host a regional, and this series will go a long way toward figuring out who that is.
  • Mississippi State at LSU- This series is a perfect example of who the SEC really beats each other up. Both of these teams have their eye on a host spot, and potentially a national seed, and yet, someone is going to lose this series.
  • St. Mary’s at Washington- This is a big series for both teams, as it provides four quality RPI games. St. Mary’s has emerged as the favorite in the WCC, while UW looks poised to take advantage of a Pac-12 that is in a bit of disarray.

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.