Category Archives: Big South

UPDATED IMICHotels.com INN-vitational Schedule

Tournament Schedule

Saturday, Feb. 23

Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech 11 a.m.

Coastal vs. Maryland 2:30 p.m.

Maryland vs. Pittsburgh 6 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech 10 a.m.

Coastal vs. Maryland 1:30 p.m.

Coastal vs. Virginia Tech 5 p.m.

Monday Feb. 25

Coastal vs. Virginia Tech 2 p.m.

Click here for our preview of the Tourney.

ACC Weekend Preview for Feb. 22nd-24th

We enter the opening weekend of the College Baseball season. We will be bringing you an ACC weekend preview throughout the regular season and during the postseason will have previews of every regional. The biggest highlight of the weekend is Wake Forest heading out to Pepperdine for a three game set. We have a great preview on every ACC in our conference preview section broken off by divisions. The Atlantic Division preview is available here and the Coastal Division is available here. I will be updating this post as more information becomes available. Continue reading

2008 IMICHotels.com INN-vitational Preview

Coastal Carolina will be hosting a four game tournament with Maryland, Virginia Tech, and Pittsburgh. THE SCHEDULE HAS BEEN CHANGED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER ON FRIDAY.

Tournament Schedule

Saturday, Feb. 23: VT vs. Pitt, Noon
Sunday, Feb. 24: VT vs. Pitt, 10 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 24: VT at Coastal Carolina, 5 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 25: VT at Coastal Carolina, 2:30 p.m.

The schedule for Coastal Carolina vs Maryland and Pitt is unavailable right now and will be posted as soon as I get it. Continue reading

Liberty set to add Lights

FROM PRESS RELEASE
Lynchburg, Va. – Liberty Director of Athletics Jeff Barber and the Liberty Athletics Department announced today, the department has entered into a contract which will allow lights to be installed at Worthington Stadium.

“The coaching staff and players are extremely excited to be adding lights to Worthington Stadium,” stated Liberty Head Coach Jim Toman. “It will benefit us in many ways.”

“We are certainly appreciative of the athletics department and the school’s administration commitment to Liberty Baseball. It will allow more people to come out to the games and hopefully, benefit us in recruiting.” Continue reading

2008 Rivals All-American Team

Rivals national baseball writer Kendall Rogers has put out his 2008 All-American Team which is led by Pedro Alvarez of Vanderbilt. Buster Posey of FSU is named to the first team catcher’s spot in only his second year behind the plate. Miami slugger Yonder Alonso beat out Justin Smoak for the first base position. Filling out the rest of the infield is 2B Blake Stouffer of Texas A&M, Ryan Flaherty and Pedro Alvarez of Vanderbilt. The outfield is Dominic de la Osa of Vanderbilt, Kyle Russell of Texas, and Tommy Baldridge of Coastal Carolina. Brett Wallace of Arizona State picks up the DH spot while Zach Putnam of Michigan is listed as the Utility player. The starting pitchers are Jacob Thompson of Virginia, Preston Guilmet of Arizona, Brian Matusz of San Diego and Lance Lynn of Ole Miss. The relief pitchers are led by switch-pitcher Pat Venditte of Creighton and Cole St. Clair of Rice. The full team with break downs on each player is available here.

Coastal Carolina slated to win Big South

FROM CONFERENCE PRESS RELEASE
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Coastal Carolina University’s baseball team has been unanimously voted the Big South Conference’s preseason favorite, as voted by the League’s Head Baseball Coaches and Sports Information Directors, it was announced today by the Conference office. In addition, Chanticleers’ junior outfielder David Sappelt (Saxapahaw, N.C.) has been voted the Conference’s Preseason Player of the Year, while junior teammate Bobby Gagg (Hamburg, N.J.) was voted Preseason Pitcher of the Year by the panel. Continue reading

CSTV’s Top Transfers

CSTV LOGOCSTV editor Doug Kroll checks in this week with an article about the top transfers for the 2008 season. He discusses how the Winthrop Eagles have been devastated with their ace pitcher in Alex Wilson as he got injured in the Cape Cod League this summer which he had Tommy John surgery to correct. When he gets healthy, he will be suiting up for Texas A&M in 2009. Continue reading

CBB talks with Gary Gilmore

GG(2)The College Baseball Blog recently had a chance to send some questions to Gary Gilmore of Coastal Carolina. Gary is entering his 13th season in charge of the Chanticleer program after a very strong 2007 season in which they went 50-13 and hosted the school’s first regional. They ended up losing the regional championship game to Clemson. Continue reading

Rivals Conference Previews

Our good friend Kendall Rogers of Rivals.com has started doing previews of conferences for the 2008 season.He is one of the top college baseball writers in the country with the depth of his knowledge about the players and coaches across the country. The previews are brief but informative especially the lower level conferences. Continue reading

Doug Kroll’s top pitchers

Thompson pictureDoug Kroll of CSTV checks in with his weekly column on the top players in the country. This week he checks in on starting pitchers which is led by Jacob Thompson of UVA. Continue reading