This past weekend against North Dakota State was eventful. They are a solid team with talented players. Going into to the series we were looking to put up a fight after losing the series to Southern Utah. Unfortunately we were unable to come out and do that for the first game. Rich Mascheri had a quality start but we were just overmatched in game one. Like all series, the first game is the one that sets the tone for the games to come. In the second game we had an entirely different mindset. Dustin Hunter always gives us his best performance and we got a good one from him, only allowing three earned runs and striking out nine picking up a complete game. This was his first complete game of the season. Offensively, Kedroski continued to drive the ball well. Continue reading CBD Journal with Western Illinois (April 17th)
This weeks’ Stater code is, there is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing. Seems pretty fitting with the snow that just hit us. But we think there is a deeper meaning than simply wearing the Nike sleeves the equipment guys dish out to us. Continue reading CBD Journal with Tommy Richards
I don’t think its a coincidence that the Rams put 5 runs on the board this past Friday against Charlotte. A week ago today, our first home game, we held a special ceremony at Bill Beck Field retiring number 5 in honor of our teammate Joey Ciancola. His mom, Michele, and sister, Lindsay, along with several other members of Joey’s family and friends came out onto the field in honor of number 5. Continue reading 2012 CBD Journal with URI’s Mike Le Bel (March 30th)
After Indiana scored two runs in the eighth inning off Northridge freshman reliever Louis Cohen, the Matadors responded, scoring three runs with the help of two errors in the bottom half of the inning.
Exams are finished, papers have been printed, and the Paladins are on their way home for Thanksgiving break. It is a much needed break. Nothing will fuel me up for the Semester’s home stretch better than grandma’s fabulous cooking, and some quality time with family and friends. It’s going to be a treat. Continue reading CBD Journal with Drake Browne (November 23rd)
Here at FU, we bring Fall Practice to an end by competing in a “World Series.” This is common for Division-1 programs, but the Paladins do it a little differently than most.
“The Banana Split Series” was the brainchild of our head coach Ron Smith. The name came from everyone’s favorite treat, the banana split, which is the reward to each member of the winning squad (at the losing team’s expense of course.)
This year’s Banana Split series had another twist. Continue reading CBD Journal with Furman’s Drake Browne (November 1st): The Banana Split Series
The final day of my trip to Omaha is coming to a close. We went out to the local stores to get some souvenirs for the trip and I ended up getting a UC-Irvine hat which will go next to my Vanderbilt hat. They had an excellent selection from team’s across the country with even a Lehigh baseball hat available. Who would really buy a Lehigh hat? The blog went to both games of the doubleheader today with UNC and Texas both winning. Continue reading CBB Journal with Brian Foley (Day 5)
The College Baseball Blog spent their fourth day in Omaha today. The Blog went back to Zesto’s to try one of their fantastic milkshakes that everyone talks about. The milkshake was fantastic and well worth the walk across the street. They need to stay in business when they move to the new park. The crowds and traffic today were smaller then the weekend since most people had to get back to their regular jobs. Continue reading CWS Journal with Brian Foley (Day 4)
The third day of the blog’s trip to Omaha Nebraska for the College World Series started off with the site rolling out of bed at 9 am local time. I made the big trek down to the continental breakfast which was your hotel meal. After that we caught up on some local and national sports news before heading over to Rosenblatt. Once we got over to the ballpark we stopped by Zestos which is world renowed for their cheeseburgers and great milkshakes. This place was highly recommended by some of the national media and many of our loyal readers. Continue reading CWS Journal with Brian Foley (Day 3)
By: Ricky Babcock
This weekend can be summed up in one word “sweet”. We had the opportunity again this season to play in the Jacksonville Invitational which is a great weekend round robin hosted by Jacksonville University. We started the weekend with a game against the University of Michigan which was a unique one. I have known head coach Rich Maloney for some years and this was the first time our two teams met on the diamond. Continue reading CBB Journal with UWM’s Ricky Babcock (March 3rd)