All posts by Emma Charpentier

Emma is a junior at Western Kentucky and serves as the Sun Belt conference writer while assisting with national coverage on College Baseball Daily.

CBD Weekend Preview: Florida vs Kentucky

As the end of the regular season fast approaches, two of the country’s top teams will battle it out in Lexington, Kentucky this weekend when the Kentucky Wildcats host the Florida Gators in a three game SEC series.

Number 7 ranked Kentucky enters with a record of 36-9 and 14-7 in SEC play which is good enough to put them in a three way tie with LSU and South Carolina to lead the SEC, and the program is off to their best start to a season and in league play in the long history of the school. Last weekend, the Wildcats suffered their first SEC series loss of the year against Vanderbilt where they lost two out of three games. Continue reading


Freshmen Stand Out for Florida International

Experience is a valuable tool for any college baseball team, but what a team lacks in experience, they gain in emerging leaders and the energy of their freshman players. Florida International University boasts three freshmen who have become instrumental for the team, and will be top players in the conference in the next couple years. Continue reading


Purdue’s Wittgren and Plawecki looking to lead Boilermakers to NCAA Tourney

This year’s Boilermakers are off to an impressive start to the season, with a record of 12-1 so far, and are ranked in Baseball America’s Top 25 for the first time since 2001. This past weekend, Purdue had a 22-1 win over Murray State, breaking the school record with 30 hits in the game.

It’s been 25 years since Purdue last made the NCAA Tournament, and nearly 113 years since they last won a Big Ten Conference Title. But this year’s team is something special. Continue reading


2012 CBD Season Preview: Sun Belt Conference (Part 2)

This is the second part of our two part 2012 Sun Belt Preview. You can check out the first part by clicking here.

Louisiana- Lafayette: 31-27; 18-12

After finishing third in the conference last season, the Ragin’ Cajuns are ready for another strong year, although may have trouble due to the loss of key players Taylor Hubbell, T. J. Geith and Joey Satriano. Continue reading


New Era Begins At Western Kentucky Under Matt Myers

With this week came the official start of the college baseball season, and a chance for me to sit down with Western Kentucky’s new head coach, Matt Myers. This will be Myers’ fifth season with WKU, after spending two years each as assistant coach and associate head coach. When asked about the transition, Myers seemed to have a very good idea of what was needed for the program. “From the baseball standpoint, it’s been a really smooth transition,” said Myers. “How we’re playing? The style of play has changed a little bit, and I think that’s just the type of personality that I am.” Continue reading