Category Archives: American Athletic Conference

American Athletic Conference Weekend Review (March 17th)

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AACLogoPROVIDENCE, R.I. – As the weather starts to heat up across the country and conference play draws steadily nearer, American Athletic Conference baseball teams turned in another week of strong play. The solid week of competition saw a 26-11 record in a six-day span, and concluded with the conference seeing multiple representatives in the national top-25 rankings for the first time this season. Continue reading

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SoCal Roundup: Morales Unblemished

Andrew Morales still has not given up an earned run for UC Irvine, but it was a sacrifice that proved to be the difference in the ‘Eaters game. UC Santa Barbara had another strong showing with a split in Tucson, but both ranked SoCal teams struggled to put runs on the board Saturday. Find out how life in Texas has been for a couple of Big West programs.

When USC and UCLA face off on Sunday, they will be looking to not be the only winless team in the “No-Longer-Dodgertown-Classic” weekend series. Plus all the other Southern California college baseball action as we’ve got your quick roundup of all the Southern California action, plus photo galleries from around the area:

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SoCal Roundup: Making A Statement

A pair of underrated West Coast squads tried to make statements on Friday with UC Santa Barbara taking it to an Mississippi State while San Diego was one infield single away from taking down top 15 squad Oklahoma State twice in a doubleheader.

USC and UCLA got off to troublesome starts in the “No-Longer-Dodgertown-Classic” weekend series against Houston and Pepperdine. Plus all the other Southern California college baseball action as we’ve got your quick roundup of all the Southern California action, plus photo galleries from around the area:

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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 5. Ian Happ (Cincinnati)

Sports LAX, track and field, baseball, staffCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 5 on our countdown is Cincinnati sophomore outfielder Ian Happ. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native attended Mount Pleasant High School. He was a four-year letter winner where he helped guide the Blue Devils to a top eight finish in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association in 2012. In his high school career, he accumulated a .449 career average with 33 doubles, five triples, 12 home runs and 65 RBIs. Continue reading

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2014 Top 100 Countdown: 11. Nick Burdi (Louisville)

Louisville Baseball HeadshotsCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 11 on our countdown is Louisville junior Nick Burdi. The Downers Grove, Illinois native attended Downers Grove South High School. He was a three year letter winner which led to him being selected in the 24th round by the Minnesota Twins. Continue reading

Interview with UConn’s James Penders

UConnTeamPicSmallChris Jones of WHUSports, the official student radio station of UConn has an interview with Huskies head baseball coach Jim Penders previewing the 2014 season. They discuss the expectations for the team during 2014 and the injury to number 1 pitcher Carson Cross. You can check out the interview below.

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NCBWA Releases 2014 Preseason Division I Poll – Cal State Fullerton No. 1

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ncbwa_frontDALLAS – Cal State Fullerton has been selected No. 1 nationally in the 17th annual 2014 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Division I preseason poll. It’s the second NCBWA preseason No. 1 ranking for the Titans, along with the 2005 season.  Cal State Fullerton is among 12 different schools to hold down the initial post since the NCBWA Division I polls began in 1998.

Head Coach Rick Vanderhook guided the Titans to a final mark of 51-10 and the ’13 Big West Conference championship (the school’s 27th in all conferences since 1975). Fullerton was ranked as high as second in last season’s NCBWA surveys and closed the year in 10th place nationally. Cal State Fullerton is paced by a pair of preseason All-American starting pitchers in Thomas Eshelman, a sophomore who was 12-3 with a 1.48 ERA, 17 starts, 115 2/3 innings pitched, and 83 strikeouts as a freshman; and sophomore Justin Garza who was 12-0 with a 2.03 ERA, 17 starts, 115 innings of work, and 95 strikeouts as a consensus Freshman All-America hurler (along with Eshelman) in 2013.
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