2014 CBD Journal with Rhode Island’s Tim Caputo (April 22nd)

caputo_journalHello College Baseball Fans,

I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter Sunday! Easter is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, and ironically our team experienced something quite similar this past Sunday. In the first two games of the series against George Mason this past weekend, our offense ceased to put up any runs and our bats were cold. In Sundayʼs game however, we scored seven runs on 14 hits – it seemed that our bats had risen from the dead. Our pitching staff has been battling all year and giving us a bunch of quality innings so it was nice to finally put some runs up for them to work with! Continue reading


Video of the Day Part Deux: UTSA Baseball Football Imitation

I know this is our second video of the day but when come across high quality videos, you have to put up two in a day. The UTSA Baseball squad has a great breakdown of the field after batting practice that rivals the earlier in the season Tennessee baseball one. You can check out the video below. Continue reading

Cal State Fullerton places Rick Vanderhook on Leave

VanderhookSmallUPDATE #2: April 17th at 9:02pm ET

After losing to UC Santa Barbara last Sunday, Vanderhook told Shotgun Spratling:

“They’re a soft group and if they keep doing what they’re doing, they’re going to be the first team from Fullerton not to play in the postseason in 26 years.”

UPDATE #1: April 17th at 8:24pm ET
We have spoken to many sources around the Cal-State Fullerton program that stated Vanderhook’s post game punishment was excessive. It included berating players while having extensive running. One of the sources stated to us that this was “Bobby Knight” level stuff. We will update with more information as we investigate it.

Original Post

Rick Vanderhook has been placed on administrative leave.

“Effective today, Cal State Fullerton’s head coach Rick Vanderhook has been placed on paid administrative leave. The university has received allegations that it is obligated to review.”

As always, we will be all over this with coverage from Shotgun Spratling and myself.


Justin Blood and Sean Newcomb turning around Hartford Program

In three years, Sean Newcomb has done a lot for the Hartford baseball program.

His pitching perfection started earlier this season with a 0.00 ERA through his first six starts. This has brought on intense media attention while having MLB scouts to campus to the Hawks’ (18-14 overall, 6-2 America East) games, giving the program a boost in attention and his teammates who had not yet reached scouts’ radars a chance to grab their eye. Continue reading