College Baseball News and Notes for February 2nd Part 1

The Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium gates will be open during practice sessions this spring.
The Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium gates will be open during practice sessions this spring.

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

Charlotte Baseball Begins First Full Week of Spring Practice

Charlotte, N.C. – The Charlotte 49ers baseball team begins its first full week of practice with scrimmages scheduled at each practice session this week.

The 49ers will take a mandated day off on Wednesday of this week, with scrimmages slated for 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, with a Saturday morning session planned for 10:30 a.m. and a 3:30 scrimmage scheduled for Sunday.

Gates will be opened to the public each practice day at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium.

Charlotte is aiming for its third-straight Atlantic 10 Conference title, which has never been accomplished in league history. The Niners have put together 49 and 43-win seasons over the past two, and are fourth in all of Division I Baseball in win percentage over the past three seasons. FULL STORY

Alabama Holds First Practice

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama baseball team held its first practice of the preseason Sunday afternoon, which concluded with an eight-inning scrimmage at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

Alabama began the day with infield and outfield defense, pitcher fielding drills and base running before the scrimmage.

“It was a good first day,” Alabama head coach Jim Wells said. “We had great weather and we were glad to get out on the field with the first day of practice. I think things went well.” FULL STORY

Coach Serrano Thanks Titan Die-Hards

To our Midnight Madness fans,

Everyone associated with Titan baseball would like to thank you for the dedication and commitment that you showed with your attendance early Sunday morning at Goodwin Field. You have again proved to us that you are some of the best fans in the country. With your continued support, and our commitment to work hard and be the best, there is no reason why “First to Practice, Last to Play” can’t become a reality this season. We look forward to sharing some great moments with you this year. Go Titans!

Thanks again,

Coach Serrano, the coaching staff and 2009 Titans

Jake Geglein Tabbed Captain for 2009 Campaign

CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati baseball team held its first official practice on Sunday, Feb. 1, as the Bearcats prepare for the inaugural BIG EAST/Big Ten Baseball Challenge Feb. 20-22 in St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla. During the first day of practice, thirteen-year head coach Brian Cleary announced that the captain for the 2009 squad will be senior Jake Geglein (Cincinnati, Ohio/McNicholas).

“Jake is coming off a great season last year,” Cleary said. “He is incredibly well respected by our staff and his teammates, who selected him as captain, which I think is a great choice.”

Last season, Geglein saw action in 26 games out of the bullpen, and owned an ERA of 2.30. He struck out 36 and gave up just seven walks in 43.0 innings and went the entire season giving up just four extra-base hits. Geglein did not give up an earned run in 20 of 26 appearances and his 26 appearances tie for ninth on the UC single-season appearances chart. FULL STORY

Countdown To First Pitch: Q & A With Hunter Scantling

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State Baseball is gearing up for what looks to be an exciting season in 2009. Following a run to the College World Series last year, the Seminoles hope to make a return trip to Omaha in ’09 returning 18 letterwinners while welcoming 13 newcomers.

To provide fans with an inside look into the 2009 season, Seminoles.com is featuring daily highlights including interviews with all 33 players as well as a preview for the upcoming season as we count down the days to first pitch on Friday, February 20 against Hofstra.

With 18 days before the season opener against the Pride, Seminoles.com sat down for a question and answer session with freshman pitcher Hunter Scantling. FULL STORY

Georgia Tech Countdown to First Pitch: 18 days

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech baseball team begins the 2009 season Friday, Feb. 20 when it opens a three-game series with Lipscomb. Every day, leading up to the first pitch, a different member of the 2009 squad will check in with Yellow Jacket fans. Today senior Jason Haniger is letting Tech fans get to know him a little better. FULL STORY