TEAM OF THE DAY: Arizona
The Wildcats put together a fierce ninth-inning rally to beat No. 2 Stanford in the series opener on Friday, but didn't need a ninth inning rally on Saturday, as they captured a 4-2 win over the Cardinal to solidify an outstanding home series win. Arizona starting pitcher Konner Wade struck out seven and allowed just two runs and three hits in a complete game performance. Meanwhile, center fielder Joey Rickard and shortstop Alex Mejia each had two hits in the game.
PLAYER OF THE DAY: Buck Farmer, rhp, Georgia Tech
Farmer and the Yellow Jackets have been greatly criticized the past two weeks, and rightfully so with their struggles in ACC play. But when the Jackets needed the junior right-handed pitcher to step up the most against Duke ace Marcus Stroman, he did just that. Farmer was tremendous in GT's 1-0 win over Duke. He struck out 12 Blue Devils and allowed just three hits in a complete-game shutout performance.
UPSET OF THE DAY: Villanova over Louisville
The Cardinals already didn't have a great RPI, but it took yet another hit on Saturday with a rough home loss to Villanova, 5-2. Villanova starting pitcher Pat Young stymied the Cardinals in the winning cause. The sophomore right-handed pitcher struck out two and allowing just two runs (one earned) on five hits in eight innings of work. On top of that, the Wildcats lit up UL starting pitcher Jeff Thompson, who allowed five runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings.
Kendall Rogers is the college baseball managing editor for Perfect Game and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org