CBB and StatStud.com Players of the Week for April 28th

The College Baseball Blog and StatStud.com have teamed up this season to bring a weekly award for the top players in the last week. We will select one pitcher and hitter every week throughout the regular season. This week Anthony Shawler of Old Dominion is our selection for Pitcher of the Week while Stephen Hunt of South Florida grabs the Player of the Week award. Continue reading

American Southwest Conference Tournament

Well May must be just right around the corner as the DIV II and DIV III schools are gearing up for conference tournament time. If you are like us here at The College Baseball Blog, then this is a very exciting time of the year. Make sure that you keep checking back as we will cover the tournaments as they begin to kick off this weekend.

To follow all the action in the ASC Tournament please follow the link.

American Southwest Conference Tournament

Southland Conference Players of the Week 4/28

FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference Baseball players of the week were named today by the conference office as Stephen F. Austin outfielder Noel Trevino and UTSA pitcher Ryan Proudfoot are awarded weekly honors. Trevino claims his second award on the year joining Mike Jaworski, Northwestern State and Trent Lockwood, UTSA as the only players in the SLC to receive two player of the week awards. Proudfoot is the third UTSA pitcher to receive the weekly award marking the fifth consecutive for UTSA.

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Big 12 Players of the Week 04/28

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FROM PRESS RELEASE

IRVING, Texas — Luke Anders (Texas A&M) and Brad Hutt (Kansas State) have been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games of April 21-27 in voting by a media panel. Anders receives the first weekly accolade of his career while Hutt is honored for the third time.

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NCBWA Division I poll for Apr. 28, 2008

FROM NCBWA RELEASE
DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 11th year with its 2008 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 25-June 30 following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The poll voters come from 30 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week’s poll has representation by 11 different conferences among the 297 baseball-playing schools in the 2008 NCAA Division I ranks, and 16 total leagues have had teams in the Top 30 in ’08. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com. Continue reading

C-USA players of the week

A pair of freshmen have been honored as the Conference USA Baseball Players of the Week. After a highly-productive week that included leading his team to a conference series victory on the road, Marshall freshman designated hitter Victor Gomez has been named Conference USA Hitter of the Week. The league’s Pitcher of the Week honor went to East Carolina freshman right-hander Sthil Sowers, who earned a complete-game victory over No. 27 UNC Wilmington. Continue reading

Conference USA weekend roundup

Going into this weekend the marquee matchup in Conference USA was Houston at Southern Miss as both teams positioned themselves for seeding at the C-USA Tournament and NCAA berths. However, the home-standing Golden Eagles won all three matchups, including a pair of one-run games to move ahead of the Cougars in the league standings. Tulane won two games at Memphis, with the third game being rained out. UCF surprised Rice on Friday night and played them tough the next two days, but the Owls took back-to-back one-run victories. In an expected high-scoring series, Marshall won twice at UAB and East Carolina swept Presbyterian in non-conference action. Continue reading

Top Prospect- Buster Posey

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Junior/Catcher/Florida State

Much like Gordon Beckham, a strong Junior year has caused Posey’s stock to sky rocket.

Career/ Background

Posey has been on the radar for a while, being ranked behind Justin Smoak and Reese Havens on Baseball America’s fab 50 Freshman list at #7.

His story is quite interesting, being drafted by the Angels in the 50th round as a SS, and signed by Florida State as a SS. However, he moved behind the plate after his Freshman season, not become of a lack of ability at SS, but because of the need of the team. The story goes that Coach Mike Martin saw one pitch and knew that he was gonna be an outstanding Catcher. Continue reading