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Brian Foley is the founder and Lead Editor of College Baseball Daily since its inception in 2005. He has covered two CWS, multiple NCAA Baseball Regionals, and other special events across the country. In addition to his duties with College Baseball Daily, he has covered games for Inside Lacrosse and been featured in USA Today, Wall Street Journal among other publications. He can be contacted by email at editor at collegebaseballdaily.com and followed on Twitter @BFoley82.

America East Game 2: UMBC 9 Maine 5

Conrad Wozniak showed why he was named the 2015 America East Pitcher of the Year as he went seven strong innings scattering six hits while allowing only one run as the Retrievers picked up their first America East tournament victory in school history with a 9-5 win over Maine. Continue reading America East Game 2: UMBC 9 Maine 5

America East Game 1: Stony Brook 2 Hartford 0

The Stony Brook Seawolves used a six hit attack to defeat the Hartford Hawks by a score of 2-0 to advance in the America East Tournament. The Seawolves got a fantastic start from Danny Zamora who pitched eight strong innings striking out eight batters and allowing four walks. Cameron Stone finished the game off for the Seawolves striking out two out of the three hitters he faced to pick up his fifth save of the season.  Continue reading America East Game 1: Stony Brook 2 Hartford 0

Eastern Illinois Jim Schmitz Contract Not Renewed

EasternIllinoisSliding_thumb.jpgCHARLESTON, Ill. – The Eastern Illinois University Athletic Department has announced that the contract for Panther head baseball coach Jim Schmitz will not be renewed. A search for his successor will begin immediately.

Schmitz completed his 21st season as the EIU head coach with the Panthers finishing the 2015 season with a 13-39 record. EIU finished last in the Ohio Valley Conference missing the OVC Tournament for the second time in the last three years. Schmitz compiled a record of 533-581-1 during his time at EIU. Included in those 21 seasons were two NCAA Regional Bids in 1999 and 2008. Continue reading Eastern Illinois Jim Schmitz Contract Not Renewed

Pitcher of the Year Watch List trimmed to 25

National Pitcher of the Year

LUBBOCK, Texas — As the postseason approaches, the watch list for the National College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Pitcher of the Year Award has been narrowed to 25 players from across the country.

The Pitcher of the Year Award, sponsored by Diamond, will be presented on June 29 in Lubbock as part of the annual Night of Champions. Continue reading Pitcher of the Year Watch List trimmed to 25

Division I baseball home runs trend continues to keep pace in 2015 season

NCAAlogo.jpgINDIANAPOLIS — Home runs are up in NCAA Division I baseball more than 38 percent from 0.39 per game in 2014 to 0.54 per game through the first week of May 2015.

The trends compared the use of the raised seamed baseball that was used by institutions in 2014 to the flat-seamed baseball used in 2015. Continue reading Division I baseball home runs trend continues to keep pace in 2015 season

USA Baseball reveals 30-player Golden Spikes Award watch list

USABASEBALL_thumb.jpgDURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball unveiled its 30-player USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list on Thursday, recognizing potential candidates for the top amateur baseball player in the country. Sponsored by Major League Baseball, and presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation, the Golden Spikes Award will be presented for the 38th time on Tuesday, June 23, in Los Angeles.

The watch list will continue to be a “rolling” list until May 22 — when the semifinalists for the award are announced — ensuring that athletes can play themselves into consideration for the award. Continue reading USA Baseball reveals 30-player Golden Spikes Award watch list