Category Archives: 2010 Season Coverage

Dick Howser Trophy Campus Salute to Rice’s Anthony Rendon Set for this Saturday


AnthonyRendonRiceDALLAS, Texas – The Dick Howser Trophy Committee will present its on-campus salute to 2010 Dick Howser Trophy winner Anthony Rendon of Rice this Saturday, October 16 at the Owls’ football game against Houston at Rice Stadium.

In addition to being honored as the winner at the conclusion of the college baseball season, each Howser Trophy winner is saluted once again on his campus the following academic year so that fans and administrators at his school can be a part of recognizing his achievements.  Rendon will be re-presented the Howser Trophy by Jana Howser, daughter of Dick Howser and Executive Vice-President of the College Baseball Foundation, and Bo Carter, Executive Director of the NCBWA, during the first quarter of the Rice-UH football game which airs regionally on CSS.

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Former Texas A&M RHP Barret Loux Works Out

Barret Loux worked out for 14 MLB teams on Friday afternoon in College Station, Texas. He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the sixth overall pick but failed his physical due to shoulder and elbow concerns according to multiple reports. MLB declared Loux a free agent and gave the Diamondbacks compensatory picks. You can check out the MyFoxHouston report below which fails to talk about the reason the Diamondbacks failed to sign him.

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2010 TCBB Top Articles

CBBgold We are now through the end of the 2010 season with Summer Baseball over  and the players back on campus as they prepare for the 2011 season. I thought today would be an excellent chance to take a look at our Top 10 Articles from the 2010 season out of our 210 columns last season. You can check out the full list by clicking here. We will start our 2011 season coverage in the coming days with interviews with coaches, players, and other administrators in the college baseball world. Also, our 2011 Top 100 countdown with start in early October  and will continue for 100 days.

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St. Petersburg’s Dave Pano Resigns

DavePano The St. Petersburg Times is reporting that longtime St. Petersburg College baseball coach Dave Pano has resigned after offering an improper scholarship to a student-athlete. Coach Pano had accumulated a 392-180-1 over 13 seasons. In 2005, he led the school to its first state title and a second-place finish at the JUCO World Series.

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Bryce Harper Introduced by the Nationals

BryceHarperNationals The Washington Nationals held a news conference on Thursday afternoon to announce the signing of Bryce Harper. He was the first selection in the 2010 MLB Draft after an outstanding year at the College of Southern Nevada where he smashed the record books. As a high school freshman, he hit .599 batting average with 11 home runs and 67 RBIs in 38 games. He improved on that campaign in his sophomore season when he had .626 batting average, 14 home runs and 55 RBIs. After the season, Sports Illustrated labeled him as the “Chosen One” as he appeared on the cover of the magazine. They also called him the “Lebron James of Baseball.” He made an unorthodox move after his sophomore season as he got his GED and decided to head to junior college at the College of Southern Nevada. He continued to dominate at that level as he made the transition to the wood bat league hitting .442 with 29 home runs and 89 RBIs. In the first game of the NJCAA World Series, Harper hit for the cycle while going 6-for-7. The next day, he went 2-for-5 in the first game of a doubleheader and 6-for-6 with four home runs in the nightcap.

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MLB Clubs holding College Coaches Hostage?

PaulMainieriUmp Ed Daniels of ABC 26 Sports of New Orleans recently wrote an article discussing how college coaches are being held hostage by MLB clubs during the draft. This was in response to many of LSU’s top recruits and top players signing deals with MLB clubs as I reported yesterday. (FULL ARTICLE). You can read Ed’s full blog post by clicking here to see his opinion on the subject. We have also included the report from ABC 26 with comments from LSU head coach Paul Mainieri below.

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2010 MLB Draft Signing Day Recap

Another signing deadline goes by and the story stays the same. The big market clubs especially in Boston and New York continue to wait until the last possible second to sign their draft picks. The Red Sox entering Monday had only signed three out of their top ten selections but ended up getting 12 out of the top 13 picks to sign which includes some marquee names in college baseball in LSU’s Anthony Ranaudo and Miami’s Chris Hernandez to name a few.

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2010 Cape Cod Baseball All-League Team


CCBL_2007_250 Regular-season MVP Kolten Wong (Hawaii) and home run champion Jordan Ribera (Fresno State) lead the list of stars who were named to the 2010 Cape Cod Baseball League’s All-League team that was announced by commissioner Paul Galop this weekend.

A total of 24 players were selected to the elite team, with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox and the Orleans Firebirds each placing four on the squad. The lone representative from the Cape League champion Cotuit Kettleers is starting pitcher Austin Wood (St. Petersburg), who went 3-0 with a 0.74 ERA this season.   

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