TEAM OF THE DAY: LSU
The Tigers recorded a huge home series win over Arkansas last weekend and continued that impressive stretch with a 7-6 win over Florida in the series opener in Gainesville, Fla. LSU right-handed pitcher Kurt McCune put together a respectable start, allowing just two earned runs on seven hit sin five innings, while the bullpen did a serviceable job. Most impressive about the win was the offense, which touched UF starting pitcher Brian Johnson for six runs on seven hits in four innings. LSU outfielder JaCoby Jones led the way at the plate, recording three hits, two of them doubles, and knocked in two runs.
PLAYER OF THE DAY: Jon Moscot, rhp, Pepperdine
After dropping a tough series to Gonzaga last weekend, the Waves hit the road this week knowing they desperately need a series win over St. Mary's. Well, junior right-handed pitcher Jon Moscot rose to the occasion at the right time. The imposing 6-foot-4, 210-pounder, was phenomenal in a 7-1 win over the Gaels. He struck out 10 batters, walked one, and allowed just one hit in a complete game performance. Most impressive is the fact Moscot didn't allow a hit for 8 2/3 innings of work.
UPSET OF THE DAY: Nevada over New Mexico State
The Aggies have truly been one of the nation's biggest surprises so far this season, entering Thursday's contest against Nevada riding a 14-game winning streak. Well, that win streak came to an end at the hands of Wolf Pack. Nevada starting pitcher Braden Shipley struck out five batters and allowed just two earned runs in six innings of work, as his team defeated the Aggies 10-5. It's also worth noting catcher Carlos Escobar Jr., went 2-for-3 with three RBIs to lead the offensive cause.
Kendall Rogers is the college baseball managing editor for Perfect Game and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org