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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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
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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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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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
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
Binghamton’s Greg Ostner pitched a complete game shutout to advance the Bearcats to the America East Championship Round where they will take on Stony Brook later this afternoon. Ostner scattered six hits allowing only one walk while striking out four batters. The Hawks could never get their offense together with many quick at-bats.
The Bearcats offense though came flying out of the gates scoring four runs before an out was recorded against Hartford’s Kyle Gauthier. They finished the inning with five runs knocking out Gauthier after only an inning of work. Continue reading Binghamton’s Ostner tosses gem to advance Bearcats
The Stony Brook Seawolves used a 12 hit attack to defeat the Hartford Hawks 10-6 which advanced them to the America East Final on Saturday evening. Continue reading Stony Brook hits past Hartford to advance to America East Final
Shaun McGraw went 2-4 with a homer and 2 RBI as he helped lead the Binghamton Bearcats to a 6-3 victory over Maine in Game 3 of the America East Tournament.
The Maine Black Bears came out in the first inning with two runs scored on a Scott Heath RBI triple and a Troy Black single to center. Continue reading Binghamton’s McGraw leads Bearcats to 6-3 win
Hartford junior left-handed pitcher Sean Newcomb dominated the Binghamton Bearcats in game two of the America East tournament as the Hawks picked up the 6-1 victory. Continue reading Hartford’s Newcomb Dominates Binghamton as the Hawks win 6-1