TEAM OF THE DAY: Sam Houston State
The Bearkats made a statement earlier this season with a home series win over San Diego. They also made another statement by taking care of Texas State in SLC play. Now, the Bearkats have recorded an impressive 2-1 win over Rice. SHSU starting pitcher Michael Oros struck out four and allowed just three hits in five shutout innings. It's also worth noting that relievers Allen Scott and Michael Burchett pitched very well, with Burchett recorded two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings of work to finish the game.
PLAYER OF THE DAY: Daniel Gossett, rhp, Clemson
Always be cautious when a team has struggled at some point in the season, but the Tigers might just be on the verge of turning the corner. The freshman right-handed pitcher was tremendous in an 11-0 win over Winthrop. Gossett struck out 13 and allowed just three hits in seven shutout innings
UPSET OF THE DAY: North Florida over Florida
It's obvious the Gators lacked some focus in a midweek bout against North Florida. The Gators played arguably their worst game of the season in a 10-5 setback to the Ospreys. Ospreys third baseman Andrew Karmeris had a home run in the game and finished the contest with two hits, while shortstop T.J. Gavlik recorded two hits and knocked in three runs. Meanwhile, for the Gators, Bobby Poyner had a rough night, allowing four runs without recording an out. The silver lining for the Gators was the return of right-handed pitcher Karsten Whitson, who struck out two batters in an inning of work.
Kendall Rogers is the college baseball managing editor for Perfect Game and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org