Category Archives: Big South

NCBWA Players of the Week (Feb. 25th)

NCBWA LogoMORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending February 23 today. Kentucky junior first baseman A.J. Reed was named National Hitter of the Week, while VMI junior right-handed pitcher Reed Garrett was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. Continue reading

2014 Big South Preseason Coaches Poll

BigSouthLogo2CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( – Liberty and Coastal Carolina have been chosen as the favorites for the second-straight year in the Big South Conference’s annual preseason baseball poll for the 2014 season in a vote of the League’s Head Coaches, the League announced today. In addition, the coaches voted Charleston Southern’s Bobby Ison the Conference’s Preseason Player of the Year, while Ryan Thompson of Campbell was named the Big South Preseason Pitcher of the Year. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Players Countdown: 51. Ben Smith (Coastal Carolina)

BenSmithCCUWe continue the countdown today with number 51, Coastal Carolina LHP Ben Smith. In his sophomore season with the Chanticleers, Smith played an important part of Coastal’s success in the 2013 season. As part of the starting rotation, the southpaw made 16 starts combining for 92.2 IP which was good for most on the team. Standing at 6’2”, Smith posted a 5-4 record with a 2.23 ERA as he helped the Chanticleers to a 37-23 record. Smith also led the team with 83 strikeouts and held opponents to a .219 batting average. Continue reading

Campbell releases 2014 Schedule

Campbell2010Schedule_thumb.jpgBUIES CREEK, N.C. – Home dates with in-state rivals North Carolina State and UNC Wilmington, two home tournaments, a full Big South slate plus matchups with 13 opponents who made postseason appearances over the last two seasons highlight Campbell’s 2014 baseball schedule.

Coming off a Big South Regular Season Championship and a school record 49 wins last season, the Camels will play 33 home contests in 2014. Campbell is 60-12 over the last two years in Buies Creek, going 31-5 in 2013 at Jim Perry Stadium. Continue reading

Coastal Carolina releases 2014 Schedule

GG in actionCONWAY – The Coastal Carolina baseball program, one of just 11 schools to play in an NCAA Regional every year since 2007, released its 2014 schedule today. Coastal will play 30 home games and once again call Field at Pelicans Ballpark home as the University’s new baseball stadium is being completed. Continue reading

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 66. Ashton Perritt (Liberty)

AshtonPerrittWe continue the countdown today with number 66, Liberty RHP/OF Ashton Perritt. In his sophomore campaign with the Flames, Perritt was able to post impressive numbers both at the plate and on the mound. In the batter’s box the right-hander had 172 at bats and in that time batted to a .343 average. The talented outfielder appeared in 40 games and collected 59 hits with 6 homeruns and 17 RBI. On the mound, Perritt was equally as impressive posting a 3-2 record with a 2.09 ERA. In 22 appearances, Perritt had 38.2 IP with 37 strikeouts and 10 saves which ranks second on Liberty’s all-time single season save list. Continue reading

2014 Charleston Southern Schedule Released

CharlestonSouthernBaseball_thumb.jpgCHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Southern Buccaneers will play 31 home games and make visits to South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina State as part of their 2014 baseball schedule, CSU head coach Stuart Lake announced on Wednesday.

The Buccaneers will open the season with four-straight weekend series at CSU Ballpark, all in non-conference action. Continue reading