College Baseball at the Division 1 level begins on February 18, 2022 and will concluded with the College World Series in Omaha, NE in late June.
College Baseball is difficult to predict as these are not professionals and there are a variety of reasons things can change on a daily basis. This is MY go at the Top teams when the 2022 college baseball season begins.
College Baseball 2022- Texas Longhorns #1
In 2021, Texas finished third and now return seven position players and a plethora of pitchers for head coach David Pierce. (in five years, record is 172-64)Last season the Longhorns finished 50-17 on the year.Returnees include first baseman Ian Melendez who hit .219,13 HR,1 SB,51 RBI’s. Second baseman Mitchell Daly is back after slugging .316 2HR,15 2B, 31 RBI’s and 8 SB. Shortstop Trey Faltine is returning after hitting .249 including 5 HR,18 2B, and 37 RBI’s.
Outfielder Douglas Hodo III is back after hitting .281 with 44 RBI’s and five home runs. Outfielder Eric Kennedy will be in the mix as he brings 4 home runs and 24 Runs batted in along with a .253 batting average from last season.Catcher Silas Ardoin and his outstanding defense returns for the Longhorns in 2022.
The offense was really good last year as they led the nation in walks with 379 and got hit by pitch 74 times which resulted in a .394 on base percentage.
Look for up t three players to get drafted into the majors ( Melendez, Hanen, Ardoin and Faltine).
21. Georgia Tech
22. Dallas Baptist
24.Long Beach State
Top 25 Opening Weekend FEB. 18
Rice vs #1 Texas
#24 Long Beach State vs #4 Mississippi State
2:00 PM New Mexico vs #18 Oregon State
2:00 PM Albany vs #16 Georgia
3:00 PM #15 Arizona vs Kansas State
4:00 PM VMI vs #25 Duke
4:00 PM Wright State vs #21 Georgia Tech
4:00 PM Bryant vs #12 East Carolina
4:00 PM Illinois State vs #2 Arkansas
4:30 PM Georgia Southern vs #19 Tennessee
5:00 PM Charleston Southern vs #5 Ole Miss
5:00 PM Cal State Fullerton vs #6 Stanford
5:30 PM #7 Oklahoma State vs #3 Vanderbilt
6:00 PM James Madison vs #11 Florida State
6:30 PM Liberty vs #9 Florida
7:00 PM San Diego State vs #17 TCU
7:00 PM #20 UC Irvine vs Louisiana
7:00 PM Towson vs #23 Miami
7:00 PM Manhattan vs #13 Notre Dame
7:30 PM Maine vs #8 LSU
7:30 PM Southeast Missouri State vs #22 Dallas Baptist
8:00 PM Michigan vs #14 Texas Tech
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College baseball BAD NEWS for Arkansas
Razorback pitching ace Peyton Pallette will miss the entire season with a UCL injury, He will require Tommy John surgery. Pallette can fire the fastball up to 99 mph. In 2021 he started 11 games and registered 67 strikeouts on 56 innings and accrued a 4.02 ERA.
He was ranked as a likely top 5 draft pick and the top pitcher in his class. He has been compared to major leaguer Walker Buehler. Look for him to still get drafted in the first round snd a team will sit and wait for him to recover,
Mizzou Mourns Loss
University of Missouri baseball pitching coach Brian DeLunas passed away on the evening of Jan. 16, 2022, after an extended battle with kidney disease. He was 46 years old.
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