Category Archives: CBD Interview

Darin Erstad: Journey To and From the Majors

For most college athletes, you hear about their successes on and off the field, and how those achievements helped turn them into the man or woman they are today. For the few that make it to the professional level of the sport in which they participate, you hear about how college helped them prepare for the challenges they have faced, and the accomplishments they’ve made in their lives. You don’t hear much after their careers begin. For Darin Erstad, the story doesn’t stop at the professional level. Continue reading Darin Erstad: Journey To and From the Majors

Wright State Looking to Win Horizon League Again

The Wright State Raiders have won two out of the last three Horizon League tournaments winning the conference tournament in 2011 and 2009. The Raiders went a competitive 36-19 while going 16-7 in Horizon League play. In the conference tournament, they went a perfect 3-0 with a victory over Youngstown State before beating Valparaiso twice to make it to the NCAA Tournament. The Raiders were dominated, though, in the NCAA Tournament, failing to score a run in their two losses to Texas A&M and Arizona. Continue reading Wright State Looking to Win Horizon League Again

Baylor Looking to Return to Omaha

After knocking off California and Rice to open up the Houston Regional last June, it wasn’t the finish that Baylor had envisioned. Needing just one more win to reach the Super Regional; the Bears fell to Cal in back-to-back games and were ousted from the NCAA tournament in heart-breaking fashion.

“When you lose one like we did, it’s tough,” said Baylor head coach Steve Smith. “Nearly every team ends their season on a loss but not all losses are created equal.” Continue reading Baylor Looking to Return to Omaha

New Era Begins At Western Kentucky Under Matt Myers

With this week came the official start of the college baseball season, and a chance for me to sit down with Western Kentucky’s new head coach, Matt Myers. This will be Myers’ fifth season with WKU, after spending two years each as assistant coach and associate head coach. When asked about the transition, Myers seemed to have a very good idea of what was needed for the program. “From the baseball standpoint, it’s been a really smooth transition,” said Myers. “How we’re playing? The style of play has changed a little bit, and I think that’s just the type of personality that I am.” Continue reading New Era Begins At Western Kentucky Under Matt Myers

CBD Interview with Duke’s Sean McNally

In our ongoing series of interviews, I recently had a chance to catch up to Duke head coach Sean McNally who is entering his seventh season in charge of the Blue Devils program. They are coming off a 26-30 campaign last season while bringing back 20 letterwinners. The top returning player is RHP/infielder Marcus Stroman who is regarded as one of the top pitchers coming into the 2012 season. You can check out the full audio interview below.  Continue reading CBD Interview with Duke’s Sean McNally

The Inside Pitch with Auburn’s John Pawlowski (Part 2)

Following the 2011 Fall Practices for Auburn Baseball, I had the opportunity to sit down with head coach John Pawlowski to discuss the progress being made for the team, the upcoming season for the Auburn Tigers, and the competition within the Southeastern Conference (SEC) for baseball. This is Part 2 of the interview with Coach Pawlowski. Part 1 is available by clicking here. Continue reading The Inside Pitch with Auburn’s John Pawlowski (Part 2)

The Inside Pitch with Auburn’s John Pawlowski (Part 1)

Following the 2011 Fall Practices for Auburn Baseball, I had the opportunity to sit down with head coach John Pawlowski to discuss the progress being made for the team, the upcoming season for the Auburn Tigers, and the competition within the Southeastern Conference (SEC) for baseball. Continue reading The Inside Pitch with Auburn’s John Pawlowski (Part 1)

Blood looking to resurrect Hartford Hawks

Six wins last season? Six…

That is not a misprint, as the Hartford Hawks struggled through the 2011 campaign. Then head coach Jeff Calcaterra found himself out of a job as the season came to a close, and the Hawks set their sights on snagging a young coach with a promising future. Continue reading Blood looking to resurrect Hartford Hawks

The Inside Pitch: UNLV

Second year head coach Tim Chambers hopes to bring his squad to the top of the Mountain West conference but he will face some severe competition, especially from TCU. One of the first things that Coach Chambers did when he took over the Rebels was to bring over some of his players from College of Southern Nevada. In his first season in Vegas, he brought the team to a 33-25 record while going 10-13 in Mountain West play. Continue reading The Inside Pitch: UNLV