Series Winners: Campbell, Arizona Defend Home Field

A look at the weekend’s biggest upset, three notable series, and a full listing of series winners

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A series win — whether in conference play for standing position or non-conference – can mean the world to a team when the NCAA Tournament field is selected. Like our recurring Rubber Matches series, we’ll be highlighting a few big series wins and some notable stats.

If you want to jump ahead to the list of series winners with run differential and scores, click here. Otherwise, here’s a few highlights from the weekend.


Biggest Upset (by D1 Baseball ranking)

Campbell over No. 17 UC Santa Barbara

This may be an upset by name only — Campbell has established itself into quite the power over the years under head coach Justin Haire. Still, it’s notable that the Camels were able to take the series after being blown out, 20-8, in Friday’s opener. They rebounded in a big way, winning 5-4 and 7-3 as the pitching staff turned it around quickly. Lawson Harrill clubbed two home runs and Zach Sabers turned in a quality start in the first win, while Reed Stallman went 2-for-2 with a double, a home run, two walks, and three runs in the finale.


Three Notable Series

Arizona over No. 23 Northeastern

In a classic West Coast vs. cold-weather Northeast team, Arizona came out on top in a Sunday matinee rubber match. The Wildcats got a great start from Jackson Kent (6 IP, 1 R, 8 K) in the series opener, winning 6-1, then squandered a late 6-3 lead in Saturday’s 8-7 win for the Huskies. That set the stage for Sunday’s decisive game and Arizona cruised — the Wildcats put up five runs in the second and were up 9-0 by the fifth. Brendan Summerhill had a nice day in the finale, going 3-for-4 with a trio of RBIs.

Wichita State over Little Rock

Year One of the Brian Green Era got off to a great start. Despite a remarkable amount of roster turnover and some big names gone, the Shockers welcomed in Ohio Valley Conference favorite Little Rock and took two of three. They won the opener, 18-5, with Seth Stroh going 3-for-6 with a home run and seven RBIs. On Saturday, it was freshman Camden Johnson that powered the lineup to a 14-5 win — he went 4-for-6 with five RBIs. The Trojans, to their credit, bounced back with a 5-4 win in the finale as they broke a tie in the fifth inning and held the Shockers scoreless for six innings.

Sam Houston over Oklahoma State

It was a tale of three games in Huntsville over the weekend. On Opening Day, Coltin Atkinson and Logan Hewitt were fantastic, combining for 11 strikeouts and holding Oklahoma State’s offense to two runs on six hits — while the lineup racked up four doubles in a 7-2 win. In the second game, it was a good old-fashioned pitcher’s duel. The Cowboys’ Brian Holiday spun a gem — six scoreless frames — but the Bearkats stole a 2-1 victory (and the series) late via a ninth-inning walk-off fielder’s choice. Oklahoma State’s offensive frustrations were rendered moot on Sunday as they put up 19 runs — including an 11-run fifth inning — to avoid the sweep in decisive fashion.


When it rains, it pours

Presbyterian over Saint Peter’s

The “most dominant” weekend, by run differential, belongs to the Blue Hose. In four games against Saint Peter’s, Presbyterian’s bats put up 16 runs on three separate occasions — and added 10 in the series opener. With a strong pitching performance as well, the Blue Hose netted a plus-46 run differential. Joel Dragoo had four home runs and 14 RBIs; Brody Fahr had 10 hits and 11 RBIs; and Ryan Ouzts chipped in two home runs and 11 RBIs.

Every series winner, sortable:

Note: Weather-shortened series are excluded. Includes sweeps and winners of two of three or three of four. RD = Run differential

Filterable Table
Series Winners
Winner Opp RD G Scores
Mississippi St. Air Force 11 3 8-4, 2-3, 10-2
Ark.-Pine Bluff Alabama A&M 8 3 6-10, 10-6, 8-0
App State Gardner-Webb 4 3 9-5, 1-5, 15-11
Tennessee Tech Bellarmine 3 3 3-11, 5-1, 8-1
Houston Binghamton 17 3 8-4, 8-2, 7-0
Middle Tenn. Bowling Green 1 3 12-8, 5-4, 3-7
Western Ky. Bradley 4 3 2-5, 5-0, 5-3
Cal St. Fullerton Stanford 10 3 4-0, 15-6, 1-4
Charleston So. Delaware St. 5 3 8-5, 11-4, 3-8
Florida A&M Eastern Ill. 4 3 6-5, 8-9, 4-0
Auburn Eastern Ky. 24 3 17-6, 6-1, 9-1
Belmont Eastern Mich. -6 4 4-3, 3-2, 6-16, 9-7
Evansville Oral Roberts 10 3 10-12, 14-3, 7-6
San Francisco FDU 3 3 4-5, 4-2, 9-7
TCU FGCU 9 3 10-9, 13-10, 11-6
UNC Greensboro Fairfield 7 3 10-9, 8-7, 12-7
Vanderbilt Fla. Atlantic 10 3 12-11, 4-5, 11-1
Old Dominion George Washington 12 3 4-1, 7-4, 8-2
New Orleans Georgia St. -3 3 3-12, 4-2, 8-4
UCLA Gonzaga 14 3 8-7, 10-3, 6-0
Virginia Hofstra 22 3 10-8, 21-3, 11-9
William & Mary Holy Cross 4 3 2-4, 8-4, 14-12
Western Caro. Iona 20 3 8-5, 16-3, 8-4
Arkansas James Madison 12 4 6-4, 15-5, 3-7, 4-0
UAB Kennesaw St. 6 3 7-12, 12-4, 3-0
UNCW Kent St. 4 3 7-2, 2-8, 8-3
Kentucky USC Upstate 13 3 11-7, 3-0, 9-3
FIU LIU 30 3 6-4, 20-7, 19-4
LMU (CA) Sacramento St. 5 3 12-10, 4-0, 8-9
ETSU Lafayette 42 3 27-7, 15-5, 13-1
Houston Christian Le Moyne -4 4 4-3, 4-11, 7-6, 1-0
Dayton Lindenwood 4 3 4-2, 6-3, 5-6
Pittsburgh Maine 16 3 10-7, 7-4, 13-3
Alabama Manhattan 22 3 4-0, 15-0, 11-8
Southern Miss. Marist 5 3 4-1, 10-5, 3-6
Col. of Charleston Marshall 21 4 15-3, 5-0, 2-1, 8-5
Maryland Ga. Southern 3 3 5-4, 7-1, 3-7
Texas A&M McNeese 30 3 15-0, 6-1, 10-0
Jacksonville St. Memphis 2 3 6-5, 4-7, 13-9
South Carolina Miami (OH) 25 3 5-1, 11-4, 14-0
Fresno St. Milwaukee 12 3 7-3, 9-3, 2-0
Missouri Cal Poly 5 3 2-3, 3-1, 12-8
Missouri St. ULM 5 3 10-4, 6-5, 8-10
Morehead St. Davidson -5 3 7-4, 5-16, 6-3
Norfolk St. Mount St. Mary’s -4 3 8-3, 4-14, 7-6
Abilene Christian NIU 19 4 16-6, 12-2, 10-4, 7-14
Miami (FL) NJIT 34 3 8-7, 19-2, 16-0
Navy Elon 2 3 2-10, 21-13, 9-7
Nevada UC Riverside 15 3 12-3, 7-11, 13-3
Niagara Richmond 24 4 6-0, 6-3, 6-4, 18-5
UC Irvine North Dakota St. 23 3 14-2, 7-2, 10-4
Arizona Northeastern 10 3 6-1, 7-8, 9-3
Louisiana Tech Northern Colo. 17 4 9-3, 3-2, 5-3, 8-0
Northern Ky. UT Martin 14 3 15-4, 10-2, 8-13
Tulane Northwestern -2 3 0-9, 6-2, 12-9
Notre Dame Rice 9 3 3-1, 9-5, 13-10
Saint Mary’s (CA) Oakland 9 3 0-5, 13-2, 11-8
Ohio Lipscomb 9 3 15-7, 8-2, 3-8
Sam Houston Oklahoma St. -11 3 7-2, 2-1, 2-19
Arkansas St. Omaha 24 3 14-4, 7-5, 12-0
Portland San Diego St. -4 3 5-4, 7-6, 1-7
Murray St. Purdue Fort Wayne 28 3 11-1, 17-2, 5-2
Samford Queens (NC) 31 3 12-2, 12-1, 16-6
Liberty Quinnipiac 24 3 10-0, 16-7, 10-5
Georgia Tech Radford 20 3 21-8, 7-3, 6-3
UTRGV Rhode Island 23 3 3-4, 13-3, 15-1
East Carolina Rider 28 3 16-2, 7-0, 7-0
Rutgers Winthrop 12 3 14-5, 3-1, 7-6
Troy SIUE 22 4 9-8, 24-13, 6-7, 11-0
Nicholls Sacred Heart 26 3 16-0, 5-2, 19-12
Presbyterian Saint Peter’s 46 4 10-2, 16-6, 16-1, 16-3
Texas San Diego 8 3 7-3, 5-6, 9-4
UC San Diego San Jose St. 18 3 3-1, 15-0, 12-11
Arizona St. Santa Clara 5 3 11-6, 14-13, 13-14
UC Davis Seattle U 12 3 6-7, 13-4, 8-4
Longwood Siena 37 3 27-13, 12-2, 14-1
DBU Southeast Mo. St. 7 3 9-5, 8-6, 6-5
Southern Ill. Northwestern St. 16 3 14-7, 14-9, 15-11
The Citadel St. Bonaventure 4 3 14-2, 10-22, 8-4
Bethune-Cookman Stonehill 16 3 7-1, 12-1, 7-8
Purdue Stony Brook 15 4 6-0, 8-10, 12-8, 13-6
Southeastern La. Tarleton St. 0 3 4-9, 2-0, 5-2
Campbell UC Santa Barbara -7 3 8-20, 5-4, 7-3
UIC Kansas 3 3 11-9, 13-6, 2-8
N.C. A&T UMES 17 3 5-2, 12-2, 5-1
UMass Lowell High Point 6 4 10-6, 1-6, 11-9, 6-1
Georgia UNC Asheville 31 3 11-2, 17-5, 10-0
UNLV Pacific 8 3 1-2, 6-5, 8-0
Utah Valley CSUN 1 3 6-10, 6-5, 10-6
NC State VCU 4 3 6-1, 6-9, 5-3
UIW Villanova 9 3 12-7, 7-6, 9-6
Virginia Tech Charlotte 10 3 10-0, 10-5, 5-10
North Carolina Wagner 32 3 10-3, 16-5, 20-6
Long Beach St. Washington 6 3 10-5, 3-2, 3-3
Washington St. Utah Tech 9 4 12-6, 4-7, 8-6, 5-1
Austin Peay Western Ill. 9 3 5-6, 7-6, 18-9
Wichita St. Little Rock 26 3 18-5, 14-0, 4-5
Louisiana Wright St. 2 3 3-2, 6-7, 5-3
Clemson Xavier 20 3 14-3, 8-3, 11-7
Texas St. Youngstown St. 33 3 20-2, 6-1, 11-1

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