College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the season with our 2014 Top 100 College Baseball Players. Today, we continue the countdown at number 34 with Derek Fisher from Virginia. The Rexmont, Pennsylvania native attended Cedar Crest High School where he had an outstanding career including being named all-state three times. He hit .484 with 12 home runs and 31 RBI as a senior. He was selected by Texas Rangers in sixth round of 2011 MLB Draft but decided to head to Virginia. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the season with our 2014 Top 100 College Baseball Players. Today, we continue the countdown at number 38 with Florida State junior Luke Weaver from Deland, Florida. He checks in at a lanky 6’2 and 170 pounds. As a senior, he earned second team Rawlings All-America and first team All-State honors while being first team All-Area during his sophomore and junior seasons. He was drafted in the 19th round by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2011 MLB Draft but decided to go to Florida State. Continue reading
The big story today is the matchup between Florida State and Auburn on the gridiron which features Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston leading the Seminoles. Winston is an accomplished baseball player in addition to his football skills as he appeared in 41 games (32 starts) with a .235 batting average while driving in nine runs. He made 17 appearances on the bump going 1-2 with a 3.00 ERA while holding hitters to a batting average of .176. Continue reading
We continue the countdown today with number 46, UNC outfielder Skye Bolt. In his freshman campaign with the Tar heels, Bolt impressed the coaches with his switch-hitting ability and raw power from both sides of the plate. The 6’2 rookie show great athleticism in the field, equipped with a strong and accurate arm. Bolt played and started in 54 games during the 2013 season and posted a .321 average which was good for fourth on the squad. The freshman outfielder quickly adjusted to the high competition collecting 68 hits, 6 HR and 51 RBI in his first year. Continue reading
We continue the countdown today with number 49, Virginia LHP Nathan Kirby. In a stellar freshman campaign with the Cavaliers, Kirby was fourth on the staff by appearing in 24 games with 32.2 innings pitched. During the 2013 season the south paw pitched to a 4-1 record posting a 6.06 ERA and showed great command of the zone only allowing 13 walks the entire season. Kirby had the opportunity to start in two games but found success coming out of the bullpen for the Cavaliers, throwing countless shutout innings in 2013. Continue reading
We continue the countdown today with number 55, Virginia shortstop Branden Cogswell. In his sophomore campaign with the Cavaliers, Cogswell found himself at the top of the lineup where he started the first 47 games. In 182 at bats, the rising junior posted an impressive .346 average with 63 hits, 55 runs and 22 RBI. The 6’2” infielder recorded 20 multiple hit games despite missing the last 15 games due to an injury. Cogswell played a huge part in the Cavaliers success in 2013 and his efforts on the diamond got him selected to the Second-Team All-ACC as well as named to the watch list for the Wallace Award which is given to the nation’s top shortstop. Continue reading
UPDATE #1 WITH POLICE REPORTS
Current Florida State outfielder/pitcher Jameis Winston was not charged in a sexual assault case today by the state attorney. Winston is also a member of the number 1 ranked FSU football team and is currently the favorite to win the 2013 Heisman Trophy after an outstanding season on the gridiron. Continue reading
We continue the countdown today with number 59, Virginia OF/1B Mike Papi. In his sophomore season with the Cavaliers, Papi worked his way into the lineup starting 47 of the 55 games he played in. The 6’3” outfielder was named the ACC’s 2013 batting champion with an impressive .381 average and also led the league in on-base percentage (.517) and finished second in slugging (.619). Papi was a threat at the plate, reaching base safely in 47 of the 55 games. The First Team All-American was also named to the All-ACC First Team and earned an invitation to compete for a spot on the 2013 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. Continue reading
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Chestnut Hill, Mass. – The Boston College baseball team released the 2014 schedule on Thursday. The 55-game slate features eight teams that were in the 2013 NCAA Tournament and includes a 14-game home stand in Chestnut Hill.
The Eagles open the season in California, taking on Nevada at Santa Clara University on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 and then playing the host Broncos in the second game of a doubleheader on the 15th and finishing the weekend with a noon game on Sunday. Continue reading
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PITTSBURGH—Pitt baseball’s inaugural ACC season will feature seven series against opponents who participated in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, Panthers’ head coach Joe Jordano announced Thursday.
“I really like this schedule,” said Jordano. “I think what you try to do is position your team to play against competition that is capable of playing, and has been successful, in the NCAA Tournament because that’s our goal. That’s where we want to be at the end of the year so to put us in those type of environments is beneficial not only to us as coaches and players but for our program as well and we’ll continue to do that in the future.” Continue reading