When Vanderbilt pitcher Navery Moore faced Tommy John surgery during his junior year of high school, he faced the prospect of having his favorite sport taken away from him.
“My injury, that surgery showed me how easily the game of baseball could be taken away, and it taught me how lucky I am to play,” recalls the Commodores’ junior right handed closer. “It was something to work through, and it taught me to have great pride in my pitching.”
Moore is taking a lot of pride in his pitching so far this season. With nine saves so far this season and a 0.42 ERA in 20 appearances, Moore has led Vanderbilt to a number two ranking in the latest polls. He may be getting the credit for shutting down his opponents late in the game, but Moore says that his entire pitching staff is pitching in. Continue reading Vanderbilt’s Moore Takes Pride In Pitching
College Baseball Daily throughout the season will be providing our Quick Hits on games throughout the country. Special thanks to William Knox and Mark Rafferty for contributing to these reports. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for instant reaction and the best up to minute coverage on college baseball in the country. Continue reading CBD Quick Hits for April 22nd
Stanford is back on the winning track in the Pac-10 by knocking off UCLA and Gerrit Cole 7-4 Thursday night. Mark Appel threw seven strong innings, striking out six, giving up nine hits and three earned runs and walking three. He was aided by three homeruns, including back to back shots in the 7th by Tyler Gaffney and Steven Piscotty. Stanford is now 4-6 in the Pac-10 and and 18-12 overall. After being swept last week by the red-hot Oregon State, the Cardinal look to be back on the winning track and look to hit their stride heading into the postseason. CollegeBaseballToday.com’s Eric Sorenson and myself caught up with Stanford Head Coach Mark Marquess after the game, and you can check out the interview below. Continue reading Stanford’s Mark Marquess Talks with College Baseball Daily
I recently had the chance to catch up with Texas State head baseball coach Ty Harrington after his Bobcats 8-5 loss to Texas Tech last evening. He discussed his thoughts on the season, recruiting, and his tough non-conference schedule he plays every season. You can check out the full video interview below. Continue reading CBD Exclusive with Ty Harrington (Texas State)
As the record holder of the longest hitting streak in college baseball history (58 games, held for nearly 24 years and counting) and a member of the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s first class, former Oklahoma State Cowboy Robin Ventura has always been heavily involved in college baseball. This season, Ventura is even more heavily entrenched, adding his work as the baseball ambassador for the inaugural Capital One Cup to his plate. The Capital One Cup honors the country’s top men’s and women’s collegiate programs across 13 different sports, honoring the winning schools with $200,000, money earmarked for athletes looking to go on to graduate school.
Ventura took a few minutes on Tuesday to check in with College Baseball Daily and give his thoughts on the season so far: Continue reading Ten Minutes With Capital One Cup’s Robin Ventura
I was able to catch up to Holy Cross head coach Greg DiCenzo after his Crusaders swept a doubleheader from Bucknell on Sunday afternoon. The Crusaders ended up taking three out of four games in the series behind the strong hitting of Stephen Wadsworth and Jack Laurendeau. Coach DiCenzo also talks about his thoughts over the new bats which went into effect this season. The full interview is available below. Continue reading CBD talks with Greg DiCenzo (Holy Cross)
College Baseball Daily caught up with Boston College head coach Mike Gambino on March 27th after the Eagles 9-1 defeat at the hands of the Virginia Tech Hokies. The weekend was a success though for the Eagles as they won the first two games against the Hokies while losing the last game of the series. After the loss, the Eagles are now 10-11 on the year while being 4-5 in ACC play which is good enough for a second place tie with Clemson. You can check out the full video interview with Gambino below. Continue reading CBD talks with Mike Gambino (Boston College)
I took in the St. John’s vs Holy Cross matchup on Sunday afternoon in Worcester Massachusetts. The Red Storm were able to come away with a 8-2 victory over the Crusaders behind a solid start from Brendan Lobban who gave up two runs in the first inning before settling down. He ended up pitching six innings scattering six hits while giving up only those two first inning runs. Continue reading CBD Column: St. John’s News and Notes (Video)
I was able to catch up with Cal State Fullerton Head Coach Dave Serrano after the Titans snapped a four-game skid by defeating Washington 11-3. His squad was swept last weekend at LSU and dropped a midweek contest at Texas A&M. Serrano spoke with me about the importance of getting back to playing winning baseball and what lies ahead for his ballclub. I also had a chance to catch up with RHP Noe Ramirez and Michael Lorenzen for audio interviews.
Continue reading Fullerton’s Dave Serrano catches up with CBD
I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Washington State head coach Donnie Marbut who is in the middle of his seventh season as the head coach of the Cougars. They currently have a 4-1 record after taking two out of three games at Cal State Bakersfield on the opening weekend and sweeping a doubleheader from UC-Santa Barbara on Saturday. The full audio interview with Coach Marbut discussing his team’s early season success and the Pac-10 is available below. Continue reading CBD Interview with Donnie Marbut (Washington State)