March 19, 2008

Team of the Week

Kentucky named Team of the Week

After posting a perfect 7-0 week to improve to 18-0, Kentucky has been named Team of the Week.


The Wildcats recorded two wins over Purdue and two victories over Eastern Michigan before sweeping Alabama in a three-game SEC series over the weekend. The Wildcats, with senior pitcher Greg Dombrowski (right) doing the job on Sunday, outscored the Crimson Tide 27-8 in securing their first SEC-opening sweep since 1996 and first sweep of Alabama since 1992.


Honorable mention goes to ULM, which went 5-0 with two wins against Lamar and a three-game Sun Belt sweep at New Orleans, who was picked second in the conference preseason poll. Duke went 3-1, defeating Richmond and taking two of three against nationally-ranked Virginia. Vanderbilt went 4-1, beating Western Carolina twice and taking two of three from nationally-ranked South Carolina. UNC Wilmington won at Campbell and swept a three-game CAA series at Hofstra for its 12th straight win and a 6-0 conference mark. Florida State split two games with Georgia and swept a three-game set with Georgia Tech. East Carolina went 5-0, with wins over VCU and Quinnipiac and a three-game sweep of Rhode Island to stretch its win streak to 12. James Madison also went 5-0, with a win at Virginia Tech, a home victory over George Washington and a three-game CAA sweep of Towson for its ninth straight win. Arizona won two of three against nationally-ranked Cal State Fullerton. Coastal Carolina went 2-1, with a win at nationally-ranked North Carolina and a split with Michigan. West Virginia went 7-1 with a sweep of a doubleheader with Valparaiso, a split against St. Bonaventure and a four-game sweep over Iona. Canisius swept a four-game set at Mount St. Mary’s for its sixth straight win and its best start in 54 years at 11-1. After an 0-6 start, North Dakota State went undefeated at the Dunn Hospitality Diamond Classic with wins over Central Michigan, host Evansville and Cleveland State.


Previous Teams of the Week

Feb. 26 - North Florida, San Diego State

March 4 - Rice

March 11 - Arkansas State