College Baseball News and Notes 09/18

The University of Texas- Baseball Team- Picture Provided by Donald J Boyles
The University of Texas- Baseball Team- Picture Provided by Donald J Boyles

Longhorns announce fall Baseball schedule

Texas hosts games against Rice (10/19) and Texas State (11/02) and travels to Baylor (10/12) and Rice (10/26).

he Texas Longhorns will play four fall baseball games this season, including a pair at The Dell Diamond in nearby Round Rock, the team announced on Thursday.

The Longhorns host Rice on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m. and Texas State on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 12 p.m.

In addition, Texas travels to Waco for a game against Baylor on Sunday, Oct. 12 and Houston to play Rice on Sunday, Oct. 26. FULL STORY

Stanford Baseball to Host Annual Alumni Game on October 12

The Stanford Baseball program is proud to host its annual Alumni Game on Sunday, October 12 at Sunken Diamond. The day’s events, which provide a chance for Cardinal past and present to come together, will begin with the Old Timer’s Game at 12 noon, followed by the Alumni vs. Varsity game at 1:30 p.m. and concluding with a 5:00 p.m. BBQ at the Sports Café in the Arrillaga Family Sports Center. FULL STORY

University of Michigan head baseball coach Rich Maloney announced today (Sept. 18) that seniors Kevin Cislo (Novi, Mich./Novi), Chris Fetter (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) and Tim Kalczynski (Farmington Hills, Mich./Brother Rice) have been selected as tri-captains by their teammates for the 2009 season.

“The team selected these three guys and I believe all three are great selections,” said Maloney. “All three of them are well-deserving and will lead this team well. All three are extremely hard workers who do things the right way and have great character. They have exemplified what we want from our student-athletes and have been great role models throughout their careers.” FULL STORY

South Alabama BASEBALL ANNOUNCES RED AND BLUE WORLD SERIES, FALL SCRIMMAGE SCHEDULES

With fall practice underway, South Alabama baseball now looks forward to the 2008 Red and Blue World Series. The first game in the best-of-seven series will be played at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4 at Stanky Field, head coach Steve Kittrell announced Thursday.

The Jags’ annual intrasquad series will continue with game two on Oct. 5 at either 2 or 4 p.m., followed by game three at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8, and game four Oct. 9 at 5:30 p.m. FULL STORY

Rainbows’ Recruiting Class Ranks 37th In Collegiate Baseball Rankings

The University of Hawai‘i Rainbow baseball team’s 2008 recruiting class earned national recognition, ranking No. 37 in the Collegiate Baseball Division I Recruiting rankings, released Wednesday.

UH’s class, which consisted of nine freshmen and five junior college recruits, was one of just two WAC recruiting classes mentioned, following 2008 NCAA Champion Fresno State, which was ranked No. 10. FULL STORY

Maine Baseball Names Captains

University of Maine baseball coach Steve Trimper announced today that his team has named captains for the 2009 season. Seniors Alejandro Balsinde (Miami, Fla.), Billy Cather (Worcester, Mass.), Kevin McAvoy (Brewer, Maine) and Danny Menendez (Miami, Fla.), along with junior Myckie Lugbauer (Mahopac, N.Y.) will all serve as captains.

Balsinde, a pitcher, has seen action in 57 games for the Black Bears on the mound, starting 14. He has played a key role in both Maine’s starting rotation and out of the bullpen for the Black Bears the past few years. Balsinde pitched his best game of the season in 2008 against Hartford where he pitched a complete game and allowed just one run on five hits while striking out five. Balsinde had an outstanding summer for the Vermont Mountaineers of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. He set a NECBL record for appearances in a season and was named the NECBL’s Most Improved Player for 2008. He posted a 2-1 record with 1.42 ERA in 26 appearances. FULL STORY

Southern Miss Baseball Set To Open Fall Practice Monday Afternoon

The Southern Miss baseball team will officially begin their march toward a seventh consecutive NCAA Regional in 2009 as they open fall practice at Pete Taylor Park Monday afternoon.

“This is always an exciting time of year,” head coach Corky Palmer said. “We have a lot of new players this season so we really need this fall period to evaluate where they fit best into our system.”

The Golden Eagles will feature plenty of new faces as Coach Corky Palmer and recruiting coordinator Chad Caillet have added 16 new players ready to make an impact this season. FULL STORY