Category Archives: American Athletic Conference

Reynolds Steals Momentum for Vanderbilt

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.

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CBD Photo Gallery: Two-Out Hits Propel Commodores

OMAHA, Neb. — Vanderbilt scored four of its five runs with two outs, including all three in a second-inning rally, and that was enough to knock off Louisville, 5-3, in the College World Series opening round.

The Commodores’ big rally started with a pair of walks and a single that loaded the bases for leadoff hitter Dansby Swanson. A wild pitch got Vanderbilt (47-19) on the board and then Swanson tacked on two more, clearing the bases with a rope into left-centerfield for a double. Continue reading CBD Photo Gallery: Two-Out Hits Propel Commodores

2014 Baton Rouge Regional Preview

LSU 44-14-1

The Tigers enter the NCAA tournament playing their best baseball of the season to date, winners of eight straight and coming off an SEC tournament championship. Originally thought to be a fringe host entering tournament play in Hoover, LSU won all four games, outscoring opponents 31-4 en route to an SEC tournament championship and were rewarded with the #8 national seed. Continue reading 2014 Baton Rouge Regional Preview

National Roundup for April 4th

Here is your National Recap for April 4th.

Nathan Kirby tosses No-Hitter as Virginia defeats Pitt 4-0

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Nathan Kirby (So., Midlothian, Va.) threw a no-hitter in the No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team’s 4-0 victory at Pittsburgh Friday evening at Charles Cost Field. Kirby struck out 18 batters, one off the school and ACC single-game record, in UVa’s first no-hitter since 2011. Virginia (26-4, 11-2 ACC) extended its winning streak to nine games with the momentous victory. Continue reading National Roundup for April 4th

American Athletic Conference Weekend Recap

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AACLogoPROVIDENCE, R.I. – Five teams recorded multiple wins over the weekend during a slate of games that featured seven extra inning contests, a win over the defending national champions, and action across the country from the Northeast across to California.

Memphis retained the best overall record in the conference at 12-3 after a wild series with Central Arkansas despite a 1-2 record. The Tigers went 17 innings in the opener, failing to rally for a victory after starter Jon Reed pitched 8.2 innings without allowing an earned run. They followed that with 14 more innings the next day, winning on a walk-off single by Jake Little. Continue reading American Athletic Conference Weekend Recap

American Athletic Conference Weekend Recap (March 3rd)

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AACLogoPROVIDENCE, R.I. – Nine more wins were added to the left side of the ledger with the conference’s teams in action across the country this past weekend. The league’s elite continue to perform well, with four teams (Louisville, Memphis, Houston, USF) ranked or receiving votes in the first Coaches Poll to come out during the season. Continue reading American Athletic Conference Weekend Recap (March 3rd)

Longtime Rutgers coach Fred Hill retires

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Feb. 20, 2014) – After 37 years and 1,089 victories at the collegiate level, Rutgers baseball head coach Fred Hill has announced his retirement from coaching, effective immediately. The veteran mentor owns a career record of 1,089-749-9 (.592) overall and 941-658-7 (.588) in 30 seasons at Rutgers. He earned 11 NCAA Regional appearances, 12 regular season conference championships and eight conference tournament titles during his tenure with the Scarlet Knights. Continue reading Longtime Rutgers coach Fred Hill retires

Lelo Prado talks 2014 South Florida Baseball

LeloPradoUSFLelo Prado, the head coach of the South Florida Bulls, recently sat down with Eric Lopez of SportsTalkFlorida.com to take a look at his 2014 squad. Prado’s squad is entering the newly formed AAC conference which contains former Big East members and some Conference USA teams. You can listen to the interview below.

Lelo Prado Interview

2014 Preseason American Athletic Conference Preseason Poll

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LouisvilleFeaturedImagePROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Louisville Cardinals enter the season as the unanimous 2014 Preseason American Athletic Conference favorite after advancing to the College World Series for the second time in school history last season. Louisville received eight first-place votes and 64 points in the coaches’ preseason poll. Three teams tied for second place, as UCF, UConn and Houston all received 47 points. Continue reading 2014 Preseason American Athletic Conference Preseason Poll