No. 1 Virginia
One of the most tested teams in the tournament, Virginia (44-13) has played nine teams that made it to this spring’s field of 64. Ranked between from three to four in the national polls, Brian O’Connor’s team has been impressive, but saw their bid for the ACC title get cut short with a 6-4 loss to FSU on Saturday. Hosting this regional bodes very well for the Cavaliers, as they are 29-3 on their home diamond. Continue reading
Despite “concern” about increasing parity in Division I college baseball, NCAA committee chair Dennis Farrell boasted an “extraordinarily smooth” selection process that selected the tournament field of 64 this weekend. Continue reading
In three years, Sean Newcomb has done a lot for the Hartford baseball program.
His pitching perfection started earlier this season with a 0.00 ERA through his first six starts. This has brought on intense media attention while having MLB scouts to campus to the Hawks’ (18-14 overall, 6-2 America East) games, giving the program a boost in attention and his teammates who had not yet reached scouts’ radars a chance to grab their eye. Continue reading
Army baseball assistant coach Lt. Col. David Borowicz is facing a reality that his student-athletes might eventually face themselves.
He is being deployed over to the Middle East for another time, leaving his life at West Point – including his wife, his three children, his teaching position and his coaching position with the Black Knights’ pitchers and outfielders – on hold while he serves in Operation Enduring Freedom. Continue reading
Something was definitely missing from Monday’s Oldtime Baseball Game in Cambridge, MA.
It wasn’t players, nor equipment, nor the fans (several hundred, if not a thousand, came out.) It wasn’t runs – though those did take a while to show up, as the Abbot Financial Management team overcame five scoreless innings to win the 19th edition of the charity game, 6-0. Continue reading
NC State plays its first Super Regional game since 2008 on Saturday, but they face an extremely tough foe in No. 1 seed Florida.
But the No. 16 Wolfpack (43-18) still have a legitimate chance to advance to the College World Series, thanks to the arm of Carlos Rodon. On Wednesday, the freshman left hander was named the National Freshman Pitcher of the Year on Wednesday by Collegiate Baseball. He comes into the weekend with a 9-0 record, and a 1.61 ERA. Unfortunately, some of Rodon’s finest performances have come in games where his teammates could not find their niche at the plate. Continue reading
by Greg Waters
The Virginia Cavaliers (38-17-1, 18-12 ACC) are hosting their sixth NCAA Regional in the last nine seasons. The regional features a rematch of the 2010 Charlottesville Super Regional where Oklahoma came back from an opening game loss to Virginia to take the final two contests and advance to the College World Series. Continue reading
On Friday evening, Holy Cross hung tight with #4 ranked Texas A&M, losing 3-2 in 11 innings. Saturday afternoon, Holy Cross got their revenge.
Holy Cross rallied, scoring four runs in the 10th inning to beat Texas A&M, 7-3. The win is believed to be the program’s first win against a top five ranked team since the 1950s, according to a member of the Holy Cross sports information department. Continue reading
UPDATED - The North Shore Navigators will have a new owner, general manager and league when they begin the 2012 summer season.
The Futures Collegiate Baseball League announced Wednesday that not only would the Lynn, Massachusetts summer league team move to the league, but that they would do so under new ownership. They made the announcement via a tweet:
Collegiate Baseball News has released their 2012 Preseason Division 2 Top 40 poll. The poll is led by West Florida who finished the 2011 season with a 52-9 overall record. Francis Marion comes in second with Central Missouri at number three, Grant Valley State at four, and Mount Olive rounding out the Top 5. You can check out the full Top 40 below. Continue reading