On Saturday evening, longtime Maine baseball coach John Winkin passed away at the age of 94. Steve Solloway of The Portland Press Herald has a remembrance of him and his outstanding career with the Black Bears and other collegiate programs. Continue reading
Nebraska 8 Binghamton 6
Stillwater, Okla. – Trailing by one run and two outs away from the end of the 2014 season, Nebraska’s offense rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth inning on its way to a 8-6 win over the Binghamton Bearcats in an elimination game on Saturday afternoon at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. The No. 19 Huskers are now 41-20 on the year, and will continue NCAA Tournament play tomorrow at 12:05 p.m. against the loser of tonight’s game between Cal State Fullerton and Oklahoma State. Continue reading
One of the toughest regionals will take place at Oklahoma State’s Allie P. Reynolds Stadium as three teams look set to vie for the right to head to Corvallis to face off with No. 1 overall seed Oregon State, should the Beavers advance from their regional.
Big 12 regular season champion Oklahoma State welcomes former conference rival Nebraska as well as the Big West’s premier program in Cal State Fullerton. America East champion Binghamton rounds out the regional with a roster that keeps battling despite a number of injuries.
Fullerton is no stranger to playing in South Central — either South Central LA (when visiting USC) or the South Central United States. While they haven’t played Oklahoma State, the Titans have a familiarity with the region, traveling to Baylor, Wichita State, Texas A&M and Oral Roberts in the past two years. They also played Nebraska and pitching coach Ted Silva ( a former Fullerton pitcher) four times last year, sweeping all four games.
Familiarity with the area may help the Titans’ routine, but it won’t help them once they get between the painted lines. So how does the Stillwater (OK) Regional shape up? Continue reading
This was my second straight year making the trek to Lowell, Massachusetts to take in the America East Tournament. Here are some of my thoughts about the tournament and other things. Continue reading
On Saturday night, Binghamton coming out of the loser’s bracket grabbed a 4-3 win in a hotly contested victory over Stony Brook that ended up finishing at 11:39 pm forcing a winner take all game on Sunday afternoon at noon.
Could the the two teams compete with Saturday night’s classic? I doubted it as I made the trip to the stadium. I was totally wrong as both teams came out and played some of the most passionate baseball you could ever see on Sunday in Lowell, Massachusetts. Continue reading
No call made on a line drive? Comeback innings for the last three innings by Stony Brook? What else could happen on Sunday?
I been around College Baseball for about 25 years and don’t remember a more classic well played game that would be overshadowed by the umpiring crew. Continue reading
Binghamton’s Greg Ostner pitched a complete game shutout to advance the Bearcats to the America East Championship Round where they will take on Stony Brook later this afternoon. Ostner scattered six hits allowing only one walk while striking out four batters. The Hawks could never get their offense together with many quick at-bats.
The Bearcats offense though came flying out of the gates scoring four runs before an out was recorded against Hartford’s Kyle Gauthier. They finished the inning with five runs knocking out Gauthier after only an inning of work. Continue reading
The Stony Brook Seawolves used a 12 hit attack to defeat the Hartford Hawks 10-6 which advanced them to the America East Final on Saturday evening. Continue reading
Shaun McGraw went 2-4 with a homer and 2 RBI as he helped lead the Binghamton Bearcats to a 6-3 victory over Maine in Game 3 of the America East Tournament.
The Maine Black Bears came out in the first inning with two runs scored on a Scott Heath RBI triple and a Troy Black single to center. Continue reading