TEAM OF THE DAY: LSU
Down 7-2 after three innings and on the road against Florida, the Tigers appeared to be in major trouble. However, they scored three runs in the fourth and continued to chip away the rest of the game in a thrilling 8-7 win over Florida to capture yet another impressive series win. LSU starting pitcher Ryan Eades didn't have his best day, allowing seven runs in three innings of work, but relievers Joe Broussard, Brent Bonvillain and Nick Goody took care of business. Also worth noting, first baseman Tyler Moore finished the afternoon with four hits, while leadoff hitter JaCoby Jones had a hit and two RBIs. What an impressive weekend it was for the Tigers.
PLAYER OF THE DAY: Austin Kubitza, rhp, Rice
Entering this season, the Owls fully expected right-handed pitcher Austin Kubitza to pitch like the All-American hurler he was as a freshman last season. Kubitza started the season on a high note, but was roughed up against Texas and went into a lull. Kubitza returned to normal on Saturday in a 5-0 win over Tulane to take a crucial Conference USA road series. Kubitza struck out a pair of batters and actually walked five, but allowed no hits and no runs in six innings of work. The Owls desperately need Kubitza to establish consistency from here on out.
UPSET OF THE DAY: Georgetown over Louisville
We're always talking about those bad RPI losses that occur around the country. Well, this was one of them. The Cardinals took the first two games of the series, but fell in the finale to Georgetown, 6-3. Losing one game of a conference road series usually wouldn't seem like a big deal, but it is considering the Hoyas entered the day with an RPI of 222. UL starting pitcher Travis Tingle was just OK, allowing three runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings of work. Meanwhile, the Cardinals were unable to establish much offensive production against Georgetown pitchers Neal Dennison and Charles Steinman.
Kendall Rogers is the college baseball managing editor for Perfect Game and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org