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
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
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
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
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.
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
The Bay Area is scheduled for some nasty weather this weekend, and there’s even snow possibly in the forecast in San Francisco for the first time since the 1970′s. The USF Dons (0-4) look to turn around its season after a rough opening stretch against UCLA as they play UC Davis in a home/away/home series this weekend. Weather will probably get in the way Friday with a double dip sometime either Saturday or Sunday. I spoke with USF Head Coach Nino Giarratano this week about his teams efforts to rebound over the weekend.
Eighth place in the Big 12 hardly breeds positivity, but just tell that to the Missouri Tigers.
The Tigers finished just 2.5 games better than last place Oklahoma state last season and were picked in the preseason Big 12 coaches’ poll to finish last in the conference for 2011, Now, coming off a disappointing 29-26 (10-16) season, there are plenty of new faces in the Missouri clubhouse. Continue reading
Holy Cross was one win away from their first NCAA Regional appearance since 1978, but after winning the first game of the Patriot League Championship series, the Crusaders dropped their next two to Bucknell. The best part is things are looking up in Worcester, and Coach DiCenzo is looking to build off last season’s conference tournament run heading into his fourth season. Continue reading
A new era begins this year in Chestnut Hill with Mike Gambino taking over the Boston College program after Mik Aoki departed for Notre Dame. The 2000 BC graduate enters his first season as head coach of the Eagles after spending the last four years as an assistant coach on the Virginia Tech coaching staff. He also served as a volunteer assistant at BC from 2003-2005. Continue reading