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Kat Hasenauer Cornetta is a longtime contributor to College Baseball Daily. She is a freelance sports writer covering high school and college sports. She regularly contributes to the Boston Herald and Peabody/Lynnfield Weekly News. During the day, she works in education. She can be contacted at sportsgirlkat at and followed on Twitter @SportsGirlKat.

Owners of Brockton Rox Looking At Futures Collegiate League Team

UPDATED 1:01pm: Futures League commissioner Chris Hall responded to my request for comment, saying: “We hope the Brockton Rox will be a member of the FCBL for the 2012 Season and beyond.  Campanelli Stadium would be the crown jewel of stadiums in all of Summer Collegiate Baseball. We feel that the Summer Collegiate model works well with former professional franchises and the city of Brockton would benefit from such model.”

ORIGINAL REPORT: On Saturday, the Brockton (MA) Enterprise reported that the Brockton Rox, the city’s Can-Am baseball franchise, would be sitting out the 2012 season due to financial issues. But the Rox’s demise may provide an inlet for a summer college baseball league to establish itself in the southeastern Massachusetts city. Continue reading


University of New Mexico Releases 2012 Schedule

The University of New Mexico released its 2012 baseball schedule on Wednesday. The Mountain West conference member will play 32 home games this season at Isotopes Park as a part of a 56 game regular season schedule.

The Lobos will start play February 17th with a home series against Nevada. Their mettle will be tested three weeks into the season, when they host 2011 powerhouse Oklahoma on March 2nd. Continue reading


North Florida Releases 2012 Schedule Chock Full Of Tournament Teams

The University of North Florida released their 2012 baseball schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The Atlantic Sun school will host 27 games on their home field, Dusty Rhodes Field at Harmon Stadium.

The Ospreys schedule kicks of February 17th against Southern Illinois. In March and April, the team will host Florida, national runners-up this past season. North Florida will also face 2011 NCAA Tournament teams Bethune-Cookman, Georgia Southern and Stetson. Continue reading


CBD Journal with Furman’s Drake Browne (November 1st): The Banana Split Series

This season, Furman pitcher Drake Browne will be writing a journal for College Baseball Daily. Here is his second entry.

Here at FU, we bring Fall Practice to an end by competing in a “World Series.”  This is common for Division-1 programs, but the Paladins do it a little differently than most.

“The Banana Split Series” was the brainchild of our head coach Ron Smith.  The name came from everyone’s favorite treat, the banana split, which is the reward to each member of the winning squad (at the losing team’s expense of course.)

This year’s Banana Split series had another twist. Continue reading


Stony Brook Dedicates Joe Nathan Field

Joe Nathan at Stony Brook's field dedication on October 28, 2011. From Stony Brook Athletics.There’s no feeling like coming home again.

Stony Brook University’s Joe Nathan came home to his alma mater and native New York State on Friday, October 28th to dedicate the team’s new baseball field. Nathan, a Pine Bush, NY native, gave the baseball program a $500,000 lead gift towards construction of the state-of-the-art facility in 2008. In recognition of his commitment, Stony Brook named the field in Nathan’s honor. Continue reading