The weather is getting warmer and college baseball season is getting closer. The highly anticipated 2014 baseball season is sure to be filled with talented athletes and exciting games. Whether you’re a baseball player yourself or just a crazy fan, we have your college baseball preview to get you amped up for the 2014 season. Visit Prep Sportswear for all of your college baseball apparel needs!
The Oregon State Beavers had a very successful season in 2013, returning to the College World Series for the first time since the Beaver’s back to back National Championships in the 2006 and 2007 seasons. The Beavers baseball team won a total of 52 games and brought home the Pac-12 Conference title. This baseball season, a number of prime players are coming back and expectations are high in Corvallis. The Oregon State baseball team is boasting multiple All-American quality players on both the mound and in the field. The Oregon State Beavers will be tested early, as they open the season against reigning West Coast Conference champ Gonzaga followed by facing three of the top teams in the Big Ten: Indiana, Michigan State and Nebraska. The Beavers eliminated Indiana from the College World Series last season and the Hoosiers will look for revenge. However, it looks like the Oregon State baseball team has all the talent to win these games and should find themselves back in Omaha this year. Cheer on the Beavers this season with more customizable Oregon State fan gear than anywhere else!
The Mississippi State Bulldogs started off last season strong, winning their first 17 games and rode that early success to a 51-20 record. The Mississippi State baseball team went all the way to the finals of the 2013 College World Series, but ultimately fell to the UCLA Bruins. A strong group of returnees is back for the 2014 season along with a highly ranked recruiting class, creating high expectations for Mississippi State. The Bulldogs have a relatively easy schedule early and are expected to rack up the wins that could lead to a return trip to Omaha in 2014. Show your Bulldogs pride this college baseball season with customizable Mississippi State t-shirts and sweatshirts!
Following a record year for the Louisville Cardinals baseball team, the University of Louisville is riding high and looking to stay on the national stage. After a return trip to the College World Series six years after its first appearance and winning a program-record 51 games, the Louisville Cardinals had a taste of victory and are back for some more. Although head coach Dan McDonnell has to replace some of the top talent from the record-setting season, the competition in the American Athletic Conference will not be strong and should allow Louisville to have another impressive year. The University of Louisville will have to work hard though; the loss of the top pitchers is a tough one and will likely be what hurts Louisville from reaching Omaha again. A run into the Super Regional round is likely and still equates to a quality year. Root loud and proud for the Cardinals with custom made Louisville baseball fan gear!
The Kansas State Wildcats are coming off a great 2013 baseball season, where they went 45-19 and brought home the Big 12 title. Kansas State hosted and won a regional and won the opening game of the Super Regional with Oregon State before dropping the next two games and becoming eliminated. The Wildcats baseball team is expected to have another great year thanks to a lot of production returns, including a pair of talented returnees who declined to sign pro contracts after being selected in the top 25 rounds. The Kansas State Wildcats have a tough opening series at Cal Poly, but the schedule after that is in the Wildcat’s favor. If Kansas State decides on a starting rotation and gets production out of the outfielders, the Wildcats have a chance to make a deep run in the NCAA tournament, and be a sleeper to make it to Omaha. Stand out from the crowd this season with Kansas State fan gear with exclusive baseball designs!
Just like they have done in other sports, the Oklahoma State Cowboys have proven they can compete with the big boys down in Norman in programs like football and basketball. Add baseball to that mix. The Cowboys baseball team posted a 40-win season last year and made it all the way to the NCAA regional finals before it lost to the Louisville Cardinals. With all of the skilled players returning, Oklahoma State should be an NCAA candidate this baseball season. If the Cowboys can be as intimidating again at home, the Big 12 title will not be out of reach. Shop a collection of Oklahoma State Cowboys t-shirts, hats, hoodies and more to start off the baseball season in style.