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William Knox is a 2009 graduate of Texas Tech University. He began his writing career as the owner of AbsolutelyObknoxious.com before joining CBD before the 2008 NCAA season. Aside from writing, William spent the summer of 2008 as the Media Relations Intern for the Coppell Copperheads of the Texas Collegiate League, and following summer as the Media Relations Director for both the North Texas Copperheads and the McKinney Marshals of the TCL, posting double-duty as the official scorer.

Big 12 Quick Hits 2/18

Baylor vs. Oral Roberts (Postponed)

  • Doubleheader scheduled for tomorrow, starting at 12:05 PM.

Kansas 3 Bowling Green 1 (Game 1)

  • Kansas took the lead in the seventh on a two-run single from LF Tucker Tharp.
  • SS Kevin Kuntz led the Jayhawks with two hits. Kansas had six hits total.
  • Freshman LHP Wes Benjamin picked up the win in his first career start, going seven innings and allowing only one run on five hits. Benjamin walked one and struck out three.
  • Tanner Poppe picked up his first save of the season, allowing a hit and striking out a batter in the ninth. Continue reading Big 12 Quick Hits 2/18

Big 12 Notes 2/17

BAYLOR 3, ORAL ROBERTS 2

  • Baylor scored a pair in the 8th off a Josh Ludy RBI single and Michael Howard RBI walk.
  • Baylor’s 1-4 hitters were 6-12, with four walks, three runs, and two RBI. The remaining hitters were 0-16 with a pair of walks and an RBI.
  • 1B Max Muncy was 2-2 with two walks and a run.
  • RHP Josh Turley only last 4.2 innings, but he only gave up five hits and allowed a pair of unearned runs. Trent Blank was excellent in relief, picking up the victory with 3.1 innings of work, allowing one hit and a pair of walks. Dillon Newman picked up the save with a perfect ninth. Continue reading Big 12 Notes 2/17

Big 12 Weekend Preview 2/17-2/19

Opening weekend is upon us once again. Here is a preview of the Big 12, including pitching probables and a few players to look out for on each team. Continue reading Big 12 Weekend Preview 2/17-2/19

2012 CBD Season Preview: Southland Conference

Last season was all about Texas State. The Bobcats went in with the top pitcher, and found out quickly they also had the top hitter in the Southland. RHP Carson Smith is gone, but 1B Casey Kalenkosky, an NJCAA All-American turned NCAA All-American, is back for another round. Coach Ty Harrington only lost a few starters on the field, and returned a strong nucleus of hitters to go along with a pitching staff that was more than capable of getting the team to the NCAA postseason. Continue reading 2012 CBD Season Preview: Southland Conference

Texas LHP Sam Stafford Out for the Season

Per reports from Hookem.com’s Alan Trubow, Texas RHP Sam Stafford could miss the 2012 season due to a shoulder injury. Stafford, a second round pick in the 2011 draft by the New York Yankees, returned to Austin after the Yankees had questions about the same shoulder that is reportedly injured. After experiencing tightness in his shoulder recently, Stafford underwent an MRI and was greeted with less-than great news. Continue reading Texas LHP Sam Stafford Out for the Season

2012 CBD Season Preview: Big 12 (Part 2)

Yesterday we released our team-by-team preview for 2012 (LINK). Today, we unveil our Preseason All-Big 12 teams, as well as Newcomers to Watch and other superlatives. We included data gathered from conference SIDs, as well as our own thoughts and opinions.

Continue reading 2012 CBD Season Preview: Big 12 (Part 2)

2012 CBD Season Preview: Big 12 (Part 1)

In 2012, the Big 12 will be without a former power, while saying farewell to a pair of teams and preparing to welcome another. With Nebraska officially gone to the Big Ten, the conference will take on a new shape with only nine members. Conference favorite, Texas A&M, is preparing to compete in their final Big 12 season before jumping ship to the powerful SEC with Missouri in tow. With all the departures, the conference decided to extend an invitation to recent powerhouse TCU, increasing the competition level. Continue reading 2012 CBD Season Preview: Big 12 (Part 1)

Texas Longhorns adding new video board at UFCU Disch-Falk Field

The Texas Longhorns will add a new toy to their already world-class stadium in 2012. Currently being constructed in right field is a new video board that will add some new flair for Augie Garrido’s club.

The video board is going up opposite of the existing scoreboard, just right of the 405 marker in the power alley.  The structure will measure out at 25.2 feet high, and 60 feet wide, and will display both teams’ lineups with a video display in the middle.

No official word yet on the fate of the existing scoreboard, but seeing that the new board makes no mention of score keeping, it would be safe to assume Texas will keep the existing structure in its current role, while shifting the graphics and video playback to the new board. Continue reading Texas Longhorns adding new video board at UFCU Disch-Falk Field

Texas Tech announces hiring of Oklahoma’s Tim Tadlock

FROM TEXASTECH.COM

Nov. 1, 2011

LUBBOCK, Texas – Regarded as one of the top recruiters in the country, former Red Raider student-athlete and Oklahoma assistant coach Tim Tadlock will return to Lubbock as associate head baseball coach, Texas Tech fourth-year head coach Dan Spencer announced today.

Tadlock, 42, spent the previous six years producing several of the nation’s top recruiting classes at Oklahoma while helping lead the Sooners back to the College World Series in 2010. Continue reading Texas Tech announces hiring of Oklahoma’s Tim Tadlock

CBD Interview with Texas’ Augie Garrido

College Baseball Daily recently caught up with Texas head coach Augie Garrido after the Longhorns 3-2 loss in ten innings to Sam Houston State on Sunday. He discussed how much his offense has been struggling this fall, the loss of Jordan Etier, and other issues. You can check out the full video below.  Continue reading CBD Interview with Texas’ Augie Garrido