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CUSA Baseball Weekend Recap March 27-29

ConferenceUSALogoMiddle Tennessee (16-10, 8-1) vs. Old Dominion (13-11, 3-6)
The Blue Raiders continued their hot streak to begin conference play by sweeping ODU over the weekend. They won the first game 7-2 with Jared Allen going 2-4 at the plate with a run and 2 RBI. They took the second game 8-2 as Jake Ingold was 2-4 with a run and 3 RBI. Then MTSU squeaked by 5-4 on Sunday for the sweep. Allen was 1-2 with 3 runs scored and an RBI. Continue reading CUSA Baseball Weekend Recap March 27-29

Conference USA Weekend Recap (March 20th-22nd)

C-USAFeaturedCharlotte (7-11, 1-8) vs. FIU (11-13, 3-3)

The 49ers started out the weekend with a 5-4 win over FIU thanks to an 8 inning effort by Sean Geoghegan who only gave up 3 earned runs on 4 hits and 2 walks with 8 strikeouts. Nick Daddio drove in 2 runs and Luke Gibbs was 1-2 with a run and an RBI. FIU bounced back to win the next two games and take the series. In game two the bats broke out for a punishing 23-1 win. Brian Portelli was 4-5 with a home run, 4 runs and 4 RBI. Edwin Rios was 4-4 with 3 home runs, 4 runs scored and 6 RBI. The Panthers won the deciding game 7-5 with Rios hitting another home run and Zach Soria going 4-4 at the plate with a run and an RBI. On the mound Christopher Mourelle gave up 3 earned runs over 7 innings on 6 hits and a walk. Continue reading Conference USA Weekend Recap (March 20th-22nd)

CUSA Weekend Recap March 13-15

C-USAFeaturedUAB (10-7, 0-3) vs. MTSU (11-6, 3-0)
Game 1 – MTSU 8-0: MTSU got out to a good start and shutout UAB 8-0. Johnathan Frebis tossed 7 scoreless innings only allowing 4 hits and 2 walks with 8 strikeouts. Ronnie Jebavy was 3-3 with 2 runs, 2 RBI and 2 walks.

Game 2 – MTSU 3-0: In the second game Nate Hoffman helped shutout the Blazers in a 3-0 win for MTSU. Hoffman went 5 innings, allowing just 1 hit and 3 walks with 5 strikeouts. Jebavy was 2-3 at the plate with a run scored.

Game 3 – MTSU 3-2: MTSU completed the sweep with a 3-2 win. Brad Jarreau was 2-2 at the plate with a run scored. Jarred Allen had a run and an RBI, while Jake Ingold brought in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning. Continue reading CUSA Weekend Recap March 13-15

CBD Interview with Western Michigan junior shortstop Kurt Hoekstra

Western Michigan’s junior shortstop Kurt Hoekstra is quickly becoming one of the most exciting players in the MAC conference. In his first full season as a starter, he hit .297 and led the team in runs (34), hits (63) and walks (22), while playing exceptional defense. In that sophomore season he became a candidate for the Breakout Player of the Year award. Continue reading CBD Interview with Western Michigan junior shortstop Kurt Hoekstra

CBD Interview with WKU’s Ryan Church

Ryan Church, the first baseman for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers has had quite the collegiate journey playing at two different schools and in three different conferences, but one thing has remained consistent throughout, and that’s his ability to hit a baseball. Continue reading CBD Interview with WKU’s Ryan Church

MAC Baseball Weekend Recap (March 6th-8th)

macAkron (7-5):
The Zips started out the weekend with a rough 17-9 loss to Coastal Carolina. In the loss Daulton Mosbarger was 2-4 with 3 runs scored, while Kris Simonton was 3-5 with 2 runs and an RBI. Akron then bounced back to beat Michigan State 3-1. J.T. Brubaker had a solid outing on the mound giving up just 1 ER on 8 hits and 1 walks over 8 innings with 4 strikeouts. Matt Rembielak was 3-5 with a run scored. They finished off the weekend with a huge 2-0 shutout victory over Michigan. Pat Dyer tossed 8 scoreless innings allowing just 5 his and 3 walks, while striking out two. Mosbarger was 1-2 with a run scored. Continue reading MAC Baseball Weekend Recap (March 6th-8th)

Conference USA Weekend Recap (Feb. 27th-March 1st)

ConferenceUSALogoCharlotte (3-2): 

Charlotte picked up two big wins over the weekend with the first coming over N.C. State 1-0. Sean Geoghegan gave up 3 hits and issue 3 walks over 6 scoreless innings, while striking out six. Their second win came over UNC-Greensboro 2-1. J.D. Prochaska struck out ten over 6.1 innings allowing just 2 hits and 1 walk. Derek Gallello was 1-4 with an RBI. They were scheduled to play N.C. State again but the game was cancelled due to rain.  Continue reading Conference USA Weekend Recap (Feb. 27th-March 1st)

MAC Weekend Recap (Feb. 27th-March 1st)

macAkron (5-4): 

The Zips lost a couple of 1-run games and salvaged a win against Belmont over the weekend. They lost on Friday 6-5 to Mercer despite Dom Iero going 2-4 with a run and an RBI. They bounced-back nicely with an 8-3 win over Belmont. Joey Havrilak was 2-4 with a home run and 2 RBI in the win. Jon Pusateri gave up 3 hits and 1 walk over 5 scoreless innings. They dropped a tough one 5-4 to Notre Dame. Daulton Mosbarger was 2-3 with 2 RBI in the loss.  Continue reading MAC Weekend Recap (Feb. 27th-March 1st)