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Kyle Schwarber awaits Adam Berry on a play at the plate.

CBD Photo Gallery: Matadors Take Advantage of Indiana Errors

Kyle Schwarber awaits Adam Berry on a play at the plate.NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — For the second day in a row, Cal State Northridge turned Indiana errors into runs. The Matadors took the Sunday afternoon matchup 5-3 at Matador Field to take the weekend series.

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.

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CBD Journal with Drake Browne (November 23rd)

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 Furman’s Drake Browne (November 1st): The Banana Split Series

This season, Furman pitcher Drake Browne will be writing a journal for College Baseball Daily. Here is his second entry.

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.)

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CBB Journal with Brian Foley (Day 5)

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

CWS Journal with Brian Foley (Day 4)

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 3)

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

CBB Journal with UWM’s Ricky Babcock (March 3rd)

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 (Feb. 23rd)

By: Ricky Babcock
This wasn’t the ideal baseball weekend for our club, although the weather was terrific we came up short on our goals and expectations for this series. We faced great competition from one of the best teams in the country, Arizona State. They were exceptional at the plate and on the hill. This is a team that is riddled with 16 MLB draft picks and definitely shows their #1 recruiting class in the country. Continue reading

CBB Journal: Ricky Babcock Feb. 19th

By: Ricky Babcock
The first two weeks of practice have gone very well. The players came back ready for practice and in great shape from off season workouts. The first few days went slowly trying to get everyone into the rhythm again, working with class schedules and making sure players were on time was half the battle. The other half was working with our facility schedule. Here at Milwaukee we are an urban campus that is land locked. We have a 93 acre campus on the upper east side of the city. We have two on campus athletic facilities, the soccer field which is natural grass and the women’s basketball arena. Continue reading

CBB Journal: Ricky Babcock (Jan. 30th)

By: Ricky Babcock
journalThe staff here at The College Baseball Blog has asked me to write a weekly blog giving you the reader’s insight into life at a mid major program. I’m Ricky Babcock, a current student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the only D1 baseball program in the state, I was a catcher for the last two seasons but now I’m a student assistant for baseball operations. This position allows me to practice the skills I’m learning in the classroom while I gain experience at a D1 athletic department. Continue reading