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Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina associate head baseball coach Chad Holbrook has been named the 2011 American Baseball Coaches Association/Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year. Now in his fourth season as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator for the baseball program, Holbrook serves as hitting instructor, oversees the Gamecock offense, including base running and the short game, and is the third base coach. He also works with the outfielders. Continue reading
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DURHAM, N.C.–The Southeastern Conference, which has produced college baseball’s last three national champions, dominated Baseball America’s top prospects lists for 20 college summer leagues and Team USA, which have been released at BaseballAmerica.com. The SEC leads all conferences with 24 players on the lists, followed by the Pacific-12 (22 players), the Big 12 (18 players) and the Atlantic Coast (17). The ACC leads all conferences with four players ranking as the No. 1 prospects in their respective leagues. Continue reading
Here is Baseball America’s 2011 Preseason Poll. The Florida Gators come in at number 1 after finishing last season with a 47-17 record and a 2010 ranking of seventh. UCLA who finished last season as the CWS runner-up comes in at number two with CWS semifinalist TCU coming in at number 3. Vanderbilt and Oklahoma round out the Top 5 respectively at 4th and 5th. You can check out the rest of the Top 25 below. Continue reading
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Vanderbilt Associate Head Coach/Pitching Coach Derek Johnson has been named the ABCA/Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year.
The honor comes on the heels of one of the Commodores most successful seasons in school history. Vanderbilt was one win away from their first trip to the College World Series and appeared in the school’s second-ever Super Regional, eventually losing to Florida State. The team’s pitchers helped guide the Dores to 46 wins, second-most in school history, while posting the second-best team ERA (3.69) in the rugged Southeastern Conference. Continue reading
Baseball America has released their Top 25 Recruiting Classes for the incoming 2010-2011 freshmen class. Leading the way is the Stanford Cardinal with LSU coming in at number 2. CWS finalist UCLA comes in at number 3 with San Diego and Oregon rounding out the top five. These polls are always subjective as Collegiate Baseball had Stanford coming in 11th in their top 40 rankings that came out at the end of September. (Link)
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DURHAM, N.C.–The Pacific-10 Conference dominated Baseball America’s top prospects lists for 18 summer college leagues and Team USA, which have been posted at BaseballAmerica.com. The Pac-10 leads all conferences with 30 players on the lists and six players ranking as the No. 1 prospects in their respective leagues.
Baseball America has announced their 2010 Preseason All-American Team. You can check out the entire team below. Continue reading
Baseball America has published their Top 25 for the 2010 Season. They have put Texas in the top spot with Virginia coming in at number 2. They have put defending national champion LSU in the third spot. Cal-State Fullerton and Rice round out the Top 25. I have posted the rest of the Top 25 below.
The CBB continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today with number 3 in our countdown with sophomore infielder/RHP Zack Cox from Arkansas. He is from Louisville Kentucky and attended Pleasure Ridge Park High School where he had an outstanding career both at the plate and on the mound. He had a career batting average of .449 while hitting 33 home runs. On the mound, he was even better with a 38-3 record with a 1.03 ERA and 495 strikeouts over 300 innings. He was named an Under Armour, Rawlings and Louisville Slugger All-American while being named Mr. Baseball in Kentucky as a senior. He was selected in the 20th round by the LA Dodgers but decided to head to Arkansas.
Aaron Fitt of Baseball America is reporting that the NCAA Division 2 schools have voted by a 3/4 majority to cut the season from 56 games down to 50. This is an interesting development as it lessens the effects of increased travel for the schools and cuts down opportunities for the student athletes.