Gotham Baseball Magazine writer Chip Armonaitis checks in with an article about where New York area schools will open the season. He talks about players to watch during the opening weekend and where they will start the season. The full article is available here.
The 2007 Horns baseball season started with a lot of hope and promise. However, by the time Augie and staff arrived at the Round Rock Regional injuries began to take their toll on the team and even Home Run champion Kyle Russell could not carry this team to the College World Series. The last time Texas was in Omaha was in 2005 and that for a Horn Fan is an eternity. Texas has made it a habit of spending their summers in Omaha making that journey 32 times and winning it all six times. The last time was back in 2005. Continue reading
Lets start at the Catcher position; Returning for his 4th year and starting for his third straight year at the catching position will be Preston Clark. Preston a red shirt junior brings a lot to the table that goes unnoticed. He will be able to keep these young pitchers on track and help them stay focus. When Preston went down to a sprain knee right before the Round Rock Regional those things that go unnoticed became very visible. His offense – .278 batting average 8 home runs and 46 runs batted – just his mere presence in the line up gives this team confidence. His defense – six errors in 56 games- makes the opposing team conscience of him behind the plate. Backing Preston up will be heir apparent Freshman Cameron Rupp. Cameron is a big young man that reminds me more of a Taylor Teagarden and Rupp will be able to continue this long line of outstanding catchers that eventually go on to the MLB.
Kendall Rogers has continue his Top 25 countdown and checking at #12 is the Missouri Tigers of the Big 12. Missouri finish 2nd to Texas in the BIG 12 last year and they return a very talented pitching staff led by Aaron Crow. The weekend series with Texas traveling to Columbia will help determined the BIG 12 conference and national seedings. When they tangle April 11-13 the CBB will right here reporting on the first pitch until the final out on Sunday. Mizzou article available here.
Top 25 Countdown: No. 13 Michigan
Top 25 Countdown: No. 14 Virginia
Top 25 Countdown: No. 15 Mississippi
Top 25 Countdown: No. 16 Cal State Fullerton
Top 25 Countdown: No. 17 Long Beach State
Top 25 Countdown: No. 18 Wichita State
Top 25 Countdown: No. 19 Mississippi St.
The schedule this year was put together with the thought of getting these younger pitchers some good quality innings in before the conference starts. The first series of importance will be opening day. Texas starts the year with a home date with the VCU Rams, then they go to Houston for the Houston College Classic for games against Tennessee, Rice and Houston, followed up with a home series against a struggling Stanford team. The BIG 12 conference season starts with a home series with an improving Kansas Jayhawk team on March 14. Then mark your calendar for April 11; this will be a HUGE series with the Missouri Tigers in Columbia for the BIG 12 lead. Texas finishes the season with two of the better teams in the league with Baylor and A&M.
The Harvard Crimson has put out their 2008 schedule which is one of the best OOC schedules in the entire nation. The Crimson will open the season on March 7th when they head to Wichita State for the first game of a three game set. The next weekend the Crimson head down to Bradenton FL for doubleheaders on March 15th and 16th. Continue reading
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NEW HAVEN, Conn.–The 2008 Yale baseball schedule was announced today. The 46-game slate includes 20 conference games and 15 home contests at Yale Field.
The season gets underway with a three-game series at George Washington on March 1-2. The Bulldogs and Colonials will square off in a doubleheader on March 1, then a single game the following day. Continue reading
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Albany, N.Y. — University at Albany Vice President and Director of Athletics Lee McElroy announced on Wednesday, Dec. 12 the school’s baseball schedule for the 2008 season. The Great Danes, who reached the NCAA Regionals for the first time in school history and captured their first-ever America East Conference championship last year, will play a four-game series against six conference opponents. Continue reading
The Pitt Panthers have announced their 2008 schedule. They will open the season on February 22nd when they take on Virginia Tech in the IMICHOTEL INN-vitational in Conway SC. They will also take part in the Keith Leclair Invitational on March 7-9th and the Papa John’s Challenge from March 10th-16th in West Palm Beach FL. They will also play a three game out of conference series at Youngstown State on March 1st and 2nd while hosting the Panther Classic with Central Michigan and Coppin State from May 5th-7th. The Big East schedule opens up with a trip to West Virginia from March 21st-23rd and they will also travel to conference opponents Seton Hall, Cincinnati, and Villanova. They will also host UConn, Georgetown, St. John’s, and Louisville.
For years, baseball was Sam Houston State’s pride and joy.
The Bearkats won 1,127 games and lost only 579 from 1957 to 1994. With four ties thrown in, that’s a winning percentage of .659.
During that lengthy 38-season stretch, SHSU won an NAIA national championship (1963), two Lone Star Conference titles (1981 and ’82), three Gulf Star Conference championships (1985, ’86 and ’87) and one Southland Conference crown (’89).
The Bearkats took nine trips to the NAIA World Series and three visits to the NCAA Division II Regionals. After making the move up to Division I, they earned their way to three NCAA Regionals, winning a combined three games at Austin’s Disch-Falk Field in 1987 and ’96.
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