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America East Game 2: UMBC 9 Maine 5

Conrad Wozniak showed why he was named the 2015 America East Pitcher of the Year as he went seven strong innings scattering six hits while allowing only one run as the Retrievers picked up their first America East tournament victory in school history with a 9-5 win over Maine. Continue reading America East Game 2: UMBC 9 Maine 5

America East Game 1: Stony Brook 2 Hartford 0

The Stony Brook Seawolves used a six hit attack to defeat the Hartford Hawks by a score of 2-0 to advance in the America East Tournament. The Seawolves got a fantastic start from Danny Zamora who pitched eight strong innings striking out eight batters and allowing four walks. Cameron Stone finished the game off for the Seawolves striking out two out of the three hitters he faced to pick up his fifth save of the season.  Continue reading America East Game 1: Stony Brook 2 Hartford 0

CBD Visit: Boston College’s Mike King wins the battle over Georgia Tech

Boston College sophomore RHP Mike King pitched a complete game shutout on Friday to improve the Eagles record to 19-18 and 7-11 in the highly competitive ACC.

Heading into the year, King was slated to be in the starting rotation for the Eagles but a preseason injury held him back limiting him to bullpen work until late March. Continue reading CBD Visit: Boston College’s Mike King wins the battle over Georgia Tech

CBD Visit: NC State and Miami Series Thoughts

 

16840041681_01d1626196_oThe Miami Hurricanes won their first series in the ACC in a series sweep of the NC State Wolfpack.

On Friday night in Coral Gables the College Baseball Daily Preseason Comeback Player of the Year pick, David Thompson walked it off in heroic fashion when he hit a leadoff home run over the left-field wall in the 10th inning that ended a thrilling ACC home opener and gave Miami the win, 3-2. Continue reading CBD Visit: NC State and Miami Series Thoughts

LSU Head Coach Paul Mainieri Q&A with College Baseball Daily

College Baseball Daily: You went 46-16-1, had a couple tough losses in the regional here at home. Every team is different, every team has its own motivation. How much does that loss last year motivate this year’s team and how much have they been working?

Paul Mainieri: Every team other than one loses not one but two games the last weekend of the season so every team’s season ends in a disappointing fashion except for one team. I guess experience is a great thing because it makes you understand to some degree that only one team is going to be terribly happy at the end of the year. What’s important is for perspective to rear its head and that means that if you feel like your team performed at a really high level for a good portion of the year and the program is healthy, kids are having fun playing in the program, they’re developing, you’re accomplishing things, you can’t judge your year, your season or the quality of your program off of one or two games at the end of the year.
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CBD Photo Gallery: Allen, Orvis Power Rebels Past Frogs

OMAHA, Neb. — When they got to the TD Ameritrade Park Thursday afternoon, Ole Miss first baseman Sikes Orvis excitedly turned to roommate Will Allen and told him to look at the flags in centerfield.

Instead of furiously blowing in as they have been for nearly the entire 2014 College World Series, the flags were lazily blowing out. Orvis and Allen took advantage against TCU leading the Rebels to a 6-4 victory to survive another elimination game — Ole Miss’ fourth elimination game in just over two weeks. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Allen, Orvis Power Rebels Past Frogs

CBD Photo Gallery: Unlikely HR Sends Texas Forward

OMAHA, Neb. — Texas sophomore shortstop C.J. Hinojosa turned on a 2-0 fastball in the seventh inning Wednesday night and produced the first home run of the 2014 College World Series.

It also proved to be the only run of the night as Texas defeated UC Irvine, 1-0, in a Bracket One elimination game won thanks to stellar pitching, outstanding defense and one Hinojosa swing.

With their season on the line for a second straight game, Texas (45-20) turned the ball over to Chad Hollingsworth (4-0) for his second start of the season. After delivering a two-hit shutout in the Regionals against rival Texas A&M in the first, Hollingsworth was nearly as unhittable in the second.

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Vanderbilt’s Embarrassment of Riches Gives Decided Advantage

OMAHA, Neb. — Scott Brown may have the best college baseball job the country.

As the Vanderbilt pitching coach, Brown gets to pull the strings on the deepest staff in the country — a staff that runs out talented arm after talented arm.

Vanderbilt features junior right-hander Tyler Beede, the No. 14 overall draft pick this year, as well as three sophomore right-handers that could all be first-day draft picks in next year’s draft. Then there’s the four relievers that each have an ERA under 2.00 and lefty Jared Miller, who is 6-2 on the year after starting the season in the rotation prior to Carson Fulmer‘s conversion from closer to starter.

“Any time you have that kind of caliber of arms in the stable, you do have a pretty good job,” Brown said. “I know that every day. I’m fortunate.”

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Binghamton edges Stony Brook in another Classic

On Saturday night, Binghamton coming out of the loser’s bracket grabbed a 4-3 win in a hotly contested victory over Stony Brook that ended up finishing at 11:39 pm forcing a winner take all game on Sunday afternoon at noon.

Could the the two teams compete with Saturday night’s classic? I doubted it as I made the trip to the stadium. I was totally wrong as both teams came out and played some of the most passionate baseball you could ever see on Sunday in Lowell, Massachusetts.  Continue reading Binghamton edges Stony Brook in another Classic

Binghamton edges Stony Brook 4-3 in an Instant Classic

No call made on a line drive? Comeback innings for the last three innings by Stony Brook? What else could happen on Sunday?

I been around College Baseball for about 25 years and don’t remember a more classic well played game that would be overshadowed by the umpiring crew.  Continue reading Binghamton edges Stony Brook 4-3 in an Instant Classic