Cuba defeats Team USA 5-1

USABaseballLogo_thumb.jpgDURHAM, N.C. — Cuba plated three runs in the fourth inning and got a strong start from Yoani Yera, posting a 5-1 win over the USA Collegiate National Team, on Friday night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Team USA (8-5) suffered its first loss to Cuba in the five-game series, after posting 2-0 wins in each of the first two games, which included the first no-hitter against Cuba in international play. Cuba jumped out to a 2-0 lead with single runs in the first and second innings, before jumping out to a 5-0 lead with a three-run frame in the fourth. Continue reading Cuba defeats Team USA 5-1

2015 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game Rosters Announced

CPLlogoThe Coastal Plain League announced today the rosters for the 2015 All-Star Game to be held in Florence, S.C. July 12-13 at Sparrow Stadium. This marks the 17th year the CPL has played an all-star game with last year’s being won by the West 7-5 in Morehead City, N.C.

Players are separated by division and will be competing in front over a large contingency of scouts as well as fans. Since the game is being played in the Florence RedWolves home ballpark, the West All-Stars will be the home team while the East All-Stars will serve as the visitors. Continue reading 2015 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game Rosters Announced

USA picks up 2-0 win over Cuba

USABaseballLogo_thumb.jpgDURHAM, N.C. — JJ Schwarz (Florida) launched his first home run of the summer and the combination of Daulton Jefferies (California), Logan Shore (Florida) and Stephen Nogosek (Oregon) combined to fire a three-hit shutout in a 2-0 win for the USA Collegiate National Team over Cuba, on a pleasant Thursday night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Team USA (8-4) won the second consecutive game to open the series with the Collegiate National Team and the Cuban Senior National Team. In the opener of the five-game series, Team USA saw Tanner Houck (Missouri), A.J. Puk (Florida) and Ryan Hendrix (Texas A&M) combine for the first no-hitter allowed by the Cubans in international play. Continue reading USA picks up 2-0 win over Cuba

Eastern Kentucky names Edwin Thompson as Head Coach

rp_primary_Edwin_Thompson_Web_RICHMOND, Ky. – Edwin Thompson, who in the last five seasons has recruited and coached 11 All-Americans and 24 players who went on to play professional baseball, has been chosen as the new head baseball coach at Eastern Kentucky University.

Thompson spent the last three seasons at Georgia State University. He served as the pitching coach for the Panthers in 2013 and 2014 before being promoted to Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Coordinator before the 2015 season. His 2015 recruiting class is ranked by Perfect Game as one of the top-100 recruiting classes in the country. Continue reading Eastern Kentucky names Edwin Thompson as Head Coach

Team USA tosses No Hitter in 2-0 win over Cuba

USABaseballLogo.jpgCARY, N.C. — Tanner Houck (Missouri), A.J. Puk (Florida) and Ryan Hendrix (Texas A&M) combined to hand the Cuban National Team its first ever no-hitter in international play, allowing only a walk and error, in a 2-0 win for the USA Collegiate National Team, on a perfect Wednesday night at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. Continue reading Team USA tosses No Hitter in 2-0 win over Cuba

James Madison names Marlin Ikenberry as Head Coach

IkenberryHARRISONBURG, Va. – Director of Athletics Jeff Bourne announced on Tuesday the appointment of Marlin Ikenberry as head coach of the James Madison baseball program, naming Ikenberry the sixth skipper in program history.

“I am extremely excited to welcome Coach Ikenberry to JMU and our baseball program,” Bourne said. “Marlin brings a tremendous philosophy and set of experiences that mesh well with our vision for being the NCAA model for the student-athlete experience.” Continue reading James Madison names Marlin Ikenberry as Head Coach

New Orleans names Blake Dean as Head Coach

BlakeDeanNEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Department of Athletics officially named Blake Dean as the university’s new head baseball coach, it was made official on Tuesday morning by Director of Athletics Derek Morel.

Dean, who was named interim head coach following Ron Maestri’s retirement at the end of the 2015 season, has spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach for the program. Continue reading New Orleans names Blake Dean as Head Coach

Cape Cod Baseball League Players of the Week (June 30th)

CCBLLogo.jpgPITCHER: Evan Hill – Wareham

Just three short weeks into the season, it is inspiring to see how much the Cape Cod Baseball League players have already accomplished in a short span of time. Wareham pitcher Evan Hill (Michigan) caught the attention of many, with two standout appearances that earned him Coca-Cola Pitcher of the Week honors. Continue reading Cape Cod Baseball League Players of the Week (June 30th)