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The Best Teams Step Up, The Elite Teams Leap Forward: Week Two Thoughts

Published by on March 2, 2010

Although this college baseball season is still in its infancy, Week Two showed us a glimpse of this season's dynamic. The results this week, some resilient, others surprising, and the rest expected, perhaps even created a distinction between potential contenders and contenders.

After making a national statement of intent in last weekend's marquee series against then-No. 18 East Carolina, No. 1 Virginia (6-1) brought out the brooms and crushed a struggling Rhode Island squad.

Despite playing clearly inferior competition, Virginia demonstrated the same offensive balance it showed against East Carolina. Almost all Virginia offensive starters have hit above .300 this season insofar, and every batter found some way to contribute runs in last weekend's series.

Additionally, Danny Hultzen and Robert Morey dominated a Rhode Island lineup that simply did not have the bat speed to catch up to low-90s fastballs, while Cody Winiarski performed well enough to give Virginia fans confidence about his ability as a bona fide Sunday starter.

Other teams like No. 14 Coastal Carolina (7-1) and No. 12 Clemson (6-0) impressed against great and good opponents, respectively....

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