I got to talk a little college baseball with Ty Pyburn of The Pulse on Campus on ThePulseNetwork.com today. We solely went over our National Seeds that we currently have in place in the regional projections that Brian released today. This was my first real interview talking about the sport after heading into my 4th season of coverage, and I can definitely build on it. Only made one real egregious error that I know of, saying that Josh Elander hit the blast off Mike McGee in Omaha last year when it was really Matt Curry, but can’t sue me for that, right? I’m sure you’ll all let me know in the comments section if I flubbed elsewhere. Had an audio issue where I could hear myself talking as I talked about halfway through, but we’ll have that figured out for next time as we’ll probably use Skype. Keep watching when my part is over, as Katie Dowd of The Daily Cal and contributor to the site talks about the situation over at Cal. Video after the jump.
There are a few seniors this year that have come back for their final season of eligible. One of the top hitters in the class is Paul Hoilman from East Tennessee State who won both the 2010 T.D. Ameritrade Home Run Derby and the 2010 Cape Cod Baseball League Home Run Derby. You can check out the rest of our Top Seniors below. Continue reading
The SEC Western Division was won by the Auburn Tigers during 2010 season with a 20-10 record. Coming in as the runner up was the Arkansas Razorbacks who went 18-12. Ole Miss finished third at 16-14 while Alabama came in fourth at 15-15. LSU went 14-16 for a fifth place finish and Mississippi State finished last with a 6-24 mark. Continue reading
I was asked to write a Season Preview for the Capital One Cup as I put together the top five teams to watch which could win the title. You can check out the article by clicking here.
The Pac-10 sent eight teams to the regionals in 2010, while UCLA and Arizona State both advanced to the College World Series, with the Bruins losing in the championship series to South Carolina. With the amount of teams making the postseason, as well as 20+ game winning streaks by UCLA and Arizona State to start the season, the conference established itself as the premier conference in the country, with most of its elite players returning for 2011. Continue reading
2010 saw three Southland teams with a chance to make the postseason, but tournament champion Lamar was the only team in, as Texas State and Southeastern Louisiana were left to think about next year. This year, the league belongs to the Bobcats and Lions, as both teams return a wealth of talent. Texas State is led by All-American candidate P Carson Smith, the league’s top prospect. Southeastern Louisiana returns most of their team, minus closer Chris Franklin. Continue reading
When the 2010 baseball season ended in Conference USA, Rice had regained its traditional position atop the league standings in the regular season, but saw Southern Miss claim the postseason tournament title. Those two schools again top the preseason polls for the 2011 season. Continue reading
The SEC won another national championship this season with South Carolina grabbing the national title by sweeping the UCLA Bruins in the CWS Championship Series. It was the conference’s second straight national title (LSU 2009) and eighth since 1990.
The SEC Eastern Division was won by the Florida Gators with a 22-8 SEC record, while finishing the season with an overall record of 47-17. The Gamecocks finished one game behind the Gators in the division going 21-9 while having an overall record of 54-16. The Vanderbilt Commodores finished in third place with a conference mark of 16-12 and a 46-20 overall record as they advanced all the way to the Super Regionals, where they were defeated by the Florida State Seminoles in three games. Kentucky (31-25 overall, 13-17 SEC), Tennessee (30-26, 12-18 SEC), and Georgia (16-37 overall, 5-23 SEC) all did not qualify for the SEC or NCAA Tournaments. Continue reading
The Mountain West Conference was dominated by TCU last season as the Horned Frogs went 21-5 to win the conference by four games over New Mexico, who went 14-8. San Diego State finished third, with a 13-11 record. BYU finished in fourth place at 12-12, while UNLV finished in fifth place with a 11-13 record. Utah finished sixth at 10-13, with Air Force struggling mightily as they finished 3-20. Continue reading
The Big 12 Conference had a good season in 2010, boasting a CWS team in Oklahoma, and seeing the Texas Longhorns compile an incredible 24-3 conference record, with half the members making the post season. 2011 promises good things for the league. Four teams have been ranked in the NCBWA poll, with a total of six players earning spots on the NCBWA All-American teams. Continue reading