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Jeff Piascik is a student at the University of Connecticut. He currently works for the Athletic Communications Department for the Huskies helping staff basketball, baseball, football, and other athletic events. Jeff was an intern for the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League over the summer of 2012. Follow him on Twitter @Jeff_Piascik

2013 Blacksburg NCAA Regional Preview

BlacksburgRegionalThe NCAA Blacksburg Regional is set to kick off Friday, May 31st at English Field where Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, Coastal Carolina, and UConn will battle for a spot in the Super Regionals. This four-team field features an interesting mix of national powerhouses and Cinderella stories. Here’s the breakdown of each team: Continue reading 2013 Blacksburg NCAA Regional Preview

CBD Weekend Visit: Boston College vs Georgia Tech

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No. 14 Georgia Tech continued its hot start to the season, downing Boston College 12-5 in the first of a three game series. Senior RHP Buck Farmer picked his 4th win of the season with a 6 inning, 8 hit, 5 earned run, 7 strikeout, 3 walk performance. Farmer wasn’t his usual sharp self, as he had entered the game with just one earned run allowed all season before surrounding five to the Eagles, but his offense was able to bail him out scoring the final 8 runs of the contest. Kyle Wren, Daniel Spignola, and Zane Evans each had three-hit games, with Evans blasting his 7th home run of the season to deep right center field. Boston College starter Eric Stevens dropped to 0-4 on the season, finishing the game with a line of 5.1 IP, 11 H, 6 ER, and 4 K’s. Boston College jumped off to a 2-0 lead after picking up a run in each of the first two innings but was unable to hold onto the lead. BC has been one of the Farmer’s toughest career opponents, especially after last season’s 4.1 IP, 14 H, 11 ER performance at Commander Shea field in Boston. The Yellow Jackets improved to 7-1 all-time against the Eagles in Atlanta and 14-7 overall. In games where at least one Tech player hits a home run, the Jackets hold a 9-0 record. Continue reading CBD Weekend Visit: Boston College vs Georgia Tech

Valpo’s Tanner Vavra overcoming Obstacles

VavraMost coaches and players agree that making the jump from Junior College up to Division 1 baseball is not an easy transition. But junior infielder Tanner Vavra, who is blind in one eye, made the shift seamlessly this past season, helping lead Valparaiso University to a Horizon League Championship and gain a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading Valpo’s Tanner Vavra overcoming Obstacles

CBD Column: Thoughts from UConn Scout Day

On Friday, the Connecticut Huskies returned to J.O. Christian field for the first time since mid-May for the annual UConn Baseball Scout Day. Coming off a 31-27-1 season, which ended in a Big East Tournament loss to USF, the 2013 Huskies will have many young players who are poised to compete for starting jobs. Head Coach Jim Penders, who notched his 300th win in 2012, returns to the helm for his 10th season and will be faced with many questions about how he will integrate the new class of freshman into the mix. ­­ Continue reading CBD Column: Thoughts from UConn Scout Day

2012 Tom Walter College Baseball Inspiration Award Winners Announced

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RICHMOND, Va. – CollegeBaseballInsider.com today announces its winners of the second annual Tom Walter College Baseball Inspiration Award, which recognizes examples of inspiration in college baseball. Continue reading 2012 Tom Walter College Baseball Inspiration Award Winners Announced