Current New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski has a personal connection with the Memphis baseball program. Gostkowski pitched for parts of four years with the baseball program and was in the Tiger’s dugout when he received the call from Bill Belichick to inform him that he was selected in the fourth round of the 2006 draft. You can check out a full interview with Coach Schoenrock of Memphis on the experience of coaching a future NFL All-Pro on the baseball diamond below. Continue reading Memphis Tigers connection to Super Bowl
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East Carolina recently hosted their “Pirates Mission Week” competition which features various physical and mental toughness events over a three day period as part of the ECU offseason Strength and Conditioning program. You can check out the video below.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Houston was picked as the preseason favorite in the 2015 American Athletic Conference preseason baseball poll, as voted on by the conference’s eight head coaches. UCF, which received two first-place votes, ranked second, while conference newcomer East Carolina was selected as third. Cincinnati OF Ian Happ was voted the Preseason Player of the Year, while USF’s Jimmy Herget was tabbed as Preseason Pitcher of the Year. Continue reading 2015 American Athletic Conference Preseason Poll and Awards
CINCINNATI – Head coach Ty Neal and the University of Cincinnati baseball program released the 2015 schedule on Friday afternoon. The challenging slate will feature six teams that participated in the 2014 NCAA tournament, including one team that advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals and another squad that reached the College World Series.
Additionally, the Bearcats will host 23 home games at a newly updated Marge Schott Stadium. The field underwent a turf renovation this past summer. Continue reading Cincinnati releases 2015 Schedule
The Tigers open the season on February 13 at Oral Roberts, the first time the UofM opens on the road since 2007. Memphis gets an early road test as their first six scheduled games are away from FedExPark. Continue reading Memphis releases 2015 Schedule
The UCF Knights are in the midst of fall practice right now coming off a 36-23 campaign while going 17-7 in AAC play. Head coach Terry Rooney, sophomore infielder Tyler Hayden, and sophomore pitcher Trent Thompson break down how the first two weeks of practice are going in the video below. Continue reading UCF Fall Baseball Update
OMAHA, Neb. — Texas took advantage of four Louisville errors to take a 4-1 victory Monday afternoon at TD Ameritrade Park. The Longhorns kept their season alive while Louisville’s 2014 College World Series tour is over.
Texas (44-20) scored single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to take a commanding 3-0 lead behind the arm of Parker French, who allowed one run on four hits in 7.1 innings to improve to 7-5.
OMAHA, Neb. — Texas (44-20) scored three runs in the middle innings and rode the arms of Parker French and Travis Duke to a 4-1 victory over Louisville (50-17) Monday afternoon, eliminating the Cardinals from the 2014 College World Series.
Texas junior Parker French combined with Duke on a four-hitter. French pitched 7.1 innings, allowing one run on four hits and three walks. French forced Louisville to pound the ball in the ground routinely. And whenever he got in a jam, he let TD Ameritrade Park and the gusting winds play to his advantage.
After the game, French talked about pitching to contact, using primarily all fastballs in TD Ameritrade and his growing confidence in himself.
Parker French also discussed being on the mound in the College World Series and how he has been more aggressive in the postseason, particularly in the spacious TD Ameritrade Park.
He also explained why win-loss record is the worst stat ever invented for pitchers.
Check out the full one-on-one interview with French: Continue reading College World Series One-On-One: Texas RHP Parker French
Momentum is a fickle mistress, especially in baseball where there is no clock to be beat.
In pressure situations with 18- to 22-year-old college baseball players, momentum can quickly shift with one big play.
That is only heightened when runs are at a premium during a low-scoring affair with quality arms on the mound. And on college baseball’s biggest stage, the spacious TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series, assures that is the case nearly every game.
“The value of the run out here, whoo, it’s crucial,” Louisville head coach Dan McConnell said after his team lost to Vanderbilt, 5-3, on Saturday night.