College Baseball News and Notes 09/17

Sophomore Stuart Tapley is the Seminoles top returning hitter after posting a .383 average as a freshman.

Sophomore Stuart Tapley is the Seminoles top returning hitter after posting a .383 average as a freshman.

Fall Baseball Gets Underway Wednesday Afternoon

As Major League Baseball heads for the home stretch in the final weeks of 2008, the college season is just getting underway in Tallahassee. Florida State officially starts its fall baseball season on Wednesday afternoon inside Dick Howser Stadium on Mike Martin Field.

The Seminoles return 18 letterwinners from last year’s squad that advanced to the College World Series for the 19th time in school history. Among this year’s returnees are Freshmen All-American’s Stuart Tapley, Tyler Holt, Mike McGee and Geoff Parker.

Two-year starter Jason Stidham is back for his junior campaign after posting career-highs in home runs (11) and RBI (63) a season ago. Heading up the 2009 senior class are four highly experienced student-athletes in Bo O’Dell and Ruairi O’Connor and a pair of Tallahassee natives in Tommy Oravetz and Jimmy Marshall. Full Story

ASU Baseball Alumni Game Set For October 11

Arkansas Stat e head baseball coach Tommy Raffo has announced that the Red Wolves will host an Alumni Game on Oct. 11 at Tomlinson Stadium.

All ASU baseball alumni and their families are invited and encouraged to register online at ASU-RBIClub.com. FULL STORY

Saturday Scrimmage Offers Fans First Look at 2009 Baseball Squad

Mizzou fans can get their first look at the 2009 baseball Tigers when the squad hits the field for an intersquad scrimmage this Saturday prior to the football game against Buffalo. The baseball action will begin at 9 a.m. at Taylor Stadium and is free to the public.

“This give our fans an opportunity to get an early look at what we think will be a good baseball team when the season gets underway in the spring,” Head Coach Tim Jamieson said. “We know that there will be several fans in town for the football game Saturday, and we hope they take advantage of this chance to check out our team before heading over to Faurot Field.” FULL STORY

OU Baseball Practice Facility Update

The OU baseball program’s newest addition to L. Dale Mitchell Park took a huge step forward over the weekend as the steel frame of the new indoor hitting facility was raised on Saturday, Sept. 15 next to the practice infield. A fence was also installed along the edge of the left-field berm that was partially removed to make room for the addition.

Click the links above to see the latest progress of the facility from Sept. 17, 2008, as well as previous galleries. FULL STORY