The University Daily Kansan is reporting that two Kansas Baseball players have been cited on battery charges after a fight this weekend at an establishment in Lawrence. The players were Sophomore pitcher Andy Marks and former Jayhawk Sean Land. The Associate athletics director Jim Marchiony knew nothing about the incident when questioned by the Kansan reporter and the baseball coach was not available for comment either. The College Baseball Blog will keep you informed if any suspension is handed out to Mr. Marks.
Full article available here.
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I am currently working on some season previews for the upcoming season and have these are some new schedules which have been released lately.
The University of Missouri have released the 2007 schedule. They will be participating in two tournaments this year in addition to their strong Big 12 schedule. They will be taking part in the Spring Training Classic with Arizona State, Gonzaga, and NCAA Champion Oregon State in Surprise AZ. They also will be in the Service Academy Classic in Millington TN with participants BYU, Akron, Memphis and the Naval Academy. The Big 12 home schedule is weak with the best opponents coming to Taylor Stadium being the Kansas Jayhawks and the Oklahoma Sooners.
Full Schedule available here.
The Baylor Bears recruiting class has been rated number 1 in the nation by Baseball America. The reason for this is that the 2005 CWS run gave the program some national exposure and positive press. The Baylor staff was fighting to get rid of the stigma from the basketball tragedy in 2003. It looks like they have overcame the challenge.
There are also some news and notes in tea article about UNC reloading and Oregon State shuffling up their rotation for next year.
Full article available here.
The Kansas Jayhawks will open the season with a nice trip to Hawaii-Hilo for a five game trip. It must be nice to be in Hawaii in February to play baseball. When they return to campus they open up there home schedule against South Dakota State. I believe that starting that early with home games is a mistake and would be shocked if they get those games in. KU has both Texas and Nebraska coming into Lawrence this season and this should bode well for the Jayhawks as they try to get their second straight trip to the NCAA tournament.
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Senior Longhorn Carson Kainer is recovering from a kidney transplant from his father. He had the surgery a few weeks ago and is expected to recover to play in his senior season this spring. Kainer was a 14 round pick of the Cincinnati Reds this past draft and was planning on signing but started to have complications with his kidney which had to be taken care of with the transplant. Kainer has suffered from chronic renal failure since the age of 2. This transplant did not come as a surprise as Kainer’s family knew that this day would come sooner then later. The College Baseball Blog staff hopes that Carson and Ron Kainer a quick recovery and hope to see them soon on a baseball field. Full story available here.
The University of Texas has posted an article interviewing a few of their players on their summer experiences. The players who were interviewed were Randy Boone (Coppell Copperheads), Preston Clark (Team USA), Bradley Suttle (Wareham Gatemen), and Drew Bishop (Santa Barbara Foresters). The article is available here.
The Texas A & M Baseball schedule has been posted on the A & M website and the new partner in AggieBaseball.net. The schedule includes a very tough nonconference schedule with entry in the 2007 Minute Maid College Classic (includes Rice, Houston, and Arizona State), 2007 Domino’s Pizza Aggie Baseball Classic (National Champs Oregon State, Saint Louis, and New Mexico) and they also welcome the University of Florida for a weekend series in March.
Full Schedule can be seen on the official athletic site and aggiebaseball.net
The Texas Tech Baseball schedule for the 2007 season has been released. There is no real surprises on their schedule with them facing the stiff competition in the Big 12 conference.
The schedule can be read here.
Kevin Boggan and Terry Doyle (both of Boston College) came through in the clutch to win games 2 and 3 for the Yarmouth Dennis Red Sox which clinched the CCBL championship for the second time in the last three seasons. Boggan pitched 7.1 innings giving up only one earned run including striking out six batters. By winning this game, He forced a deciding third game on Sunday which was started by his YD and Boston College teammate Terry Doyle who was masterful on Sunday. He pitched six innings of two-hit baseball and only gave up a homerun to Bradley Suttle (Texas).
Cape Cod Baseball Release
Cape Cod Times Article
Cape Cod Times Article about the Team Chemistry of YD
The Standard Times gives us an Article about Wareham
This should bode well for the Boston College pitching staff next season. They return the Co-Pitcher in the Cape Cod League in Terry Doyle, a former Draft pick in Adam Crabtree (15th round in 2004 for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), Dan Houston who pitched extremely well in the NECBL with a 1.90 ERA, and Kevin Boggan will be back in a closer or even a starter role for the Eagles under new head coach Mikio Aoki.