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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


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


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


CBD Interview with FIU’s Turtle Thomas

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season today with an interview with Florida International head coach Turtle Thomas. The Panthers have made the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons going 40-20-1 in 2011 and 36-25 in 2010. The biggest issue is the fact that they have a 0-4 record in the NCAA Tournament over those seasons. You can check out the full audio interview with Coach Thomas below.  Continue reading


The Inside Pitch: Boston College

The Boston College Eagles finished the 2011 season with a 17-33 overall while going 7-22 in ACC play. The biggest victory came over the University of Virginia on April 30th in 11 innings as Anthony Melchionda hit a game winning double to give the Eagles the walkoff victory.

This biggest issue in 2011 for the Eagles was starting pitching which suffered several injuries during preseason workouts and during the non-conference portion of the schedule. They ended up finishing the season with only one starting pitcher and going with the bullpen for all other games. They finished the campaign with the worst ERA in the ACC at 5.63. Continue reading


The Inside Pitch: Tennessee

Can Knoxville, Tennessee become the hotbed of college baseball in the SEC?

If new Tennessee head coach Dave Serrano has anything to do with that, it will happen under his watch. The Vols baseball program has had some tough times over the last couple of years. They finished the 2011 season with a 25-29 record and a 7-23 SEC record for a last place finish.

“The focus of the fall for us was seeing the talent we have for the upcoming season.” said Serrano. “We implemented our system this fall with the players learning it well. We want squads to come into Knoxville and when they leave town say that Tennessee squad plays hard nosed baseball.” Continue reading


The Inside Pitch: Washington State

In 2011, Washington State was coming off back to back Regional Final appearances and entering the season with a preseason national ranking – but the resulting season went differently than they planned. The Cougars finished the campaign at a disappointing 28-28, with only a 10-17 in Pac-10 play. Things are looking different this year for the Cougars under eighth year head coach Donnie Marbut. Continue reading


CBD Interview with Texas’ Augie Garrido

College Baseball Daily recently caught up with Texas head coach Augie Garrido after the Longhorns 3-2 loss in ten innings to Sam Houston State on Sunday. He discussed how much his offense has been struggling this fall, the loss of Jordan Etier, and other issues. You can check out the full video below.  Continue reading


CBD Interview with Houston’s Todd Whitting

College Baseball Daily had a chance to catch up to Houston head coach Todd Whitting after the Texas Longhorns and his Houston Cougars played a scrimmage on Sunday afternoon. The Longhorns won the game 7-2 in a predetermined 14 innings. Coach Whitting shares his thoughts on his team’s performance this fall and on Sunday afternoon. You can check out the full interview below.  Continue reading


CBD Interview with Minnesota’s John Anderson (Part 2)

College Baseball Daily continues our series of interviews with coaches across the country today with the second part of an interview with Minnesota’s John Anderson. The Golden Gophers are coming off a 25-24 campaign and a 14-11 mark in Big Ten conference play. The second part of the interview focuses on the addition of Nebraska, RPI changes, Big Ten scheduling ideas, and conference realignment talk.  Continue reading