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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 7. Kyle Schwarber (Indiana)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 7 on the countdown is Indiana junior Kyle Schwarber. The Middletown, Ohio native attended Middletown High School where he was a four time team MVP. As a senior, he hit .474 with eight homeruns and .643 on-base percentage while driving in 28 and stealing eleven bases. Continue reading

NCBWA Releases 2014 Preseason Division I Poll – Cal State Fullerton No. 1

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ncbwa_frontDALLAS – Cal State Fullerton has been selected No. 1 nationally in the 17th annual 2014 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Division I preseason poll. It’s the second NCBWA preseason No. 1 ranking for the Titans, along with the 2005 season.  Cal State Fullerton is among 12 different schools to hold down the initial post since the NCBWA Division I polls began in 1998.

Head Coach Rick Vanderhook guided the Titans to a final mark of 51-10 and the ’13 Big West Conference championship (the school’s 27th in all conferences since 1975). Fullerton was ranked as high as second in last season’s NCBWA surveys and closed the year in 10th place nationally. Cal State Fullerton is paced by a pair of preseason All-American starting pitchers in Thomas Eshelman, a sophomore who was 12-3 with a 1.48 ERA, 17 starts, 115 2/3 innings pitched, and 83 strikeouts as a freshman; and sophomore Justin Garza who was 12-0 with a 2.03 ERA, 17 starts, 115 innings of work, and 95 strikeouts as a consensus Freshman All-America hurler (along with Eshelman) in 2013.
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Illinois releases 2014 Schedule

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DanHartlebIllinois.jpgCHAMPAIGN, Ill. – University of Illinois head coach Dan Hartleb announced the team’s 2014 schedule Monday, including four opponents, Coastal Carolina, Wichita State, Florida and Indiana, that reached the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The Illini will look to qualify for an NCAA Regional for the third time in four years when they begin the 2014 campaign with a three-game series at Georgia State in Atlanta, Ga., from Feb. 14-16. Illinois’ home schedule begins on March 18 against Indiana State followed by a tournament featuring Eastern Illinois and Xavier at Illinois Field from March 21-23. Continue reading

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 63. Sam Travis (Indiana)

Baseball, head shots, 09/12/12_Mike DickberndWe continue the countdown today with number 63, Indiana third baseman Sam Travis. In his sophomore campaign with the Hoosiers, Travis started all 65 games in a tough Big Ten schedule. During the 2013 season the 6’0” infielder batted an impressive .316 and ranked second in the Big Ten with 22 doubles, 57 RBI, 10 homeruns, 133 total bases and 39 walks. Travis earned a Second Team All-Big Ten selection and helped lead the Hoosiers to their first College World Series appearance in program history. Along the way the third baseman earned Most Outstanding Player awards at both the Big Ten Tournament and the NCAA Bloomington Regional. Continue reading

Purdue releases 2014 Schedule

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PurdueLogoWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — As many as 17 home dates at Alexander Field, including four home weekends, highlight Purdue baseball’s 2014 schedule, unveiled by head coach Doug Schreiber.

The Boilermakers are scheduled to host Penn State (April 4-6), Michigan (April 18-20), Ohio State (April 25-27) and Iowa (May 15-17) for Big Ten weekend series at home. Weather permitting, Purdue will open its home schedule on either March 19 (opponent TBA) or March 25 (IPFW). Continue reading

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 79. Cam Gibson (Michigan State)

CamGibsonCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 College Baseball season by checking in on the top 100 players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today at number 79 with Michigan State outfielder Cam Gibson. In his first season with the Spartans, Gibson fit right in as part of the talented starting nine. In his 40 games started, Gibson collected 53 hits, 17 RBI and 12 stolen bases and hit to a .325 BA. His average was good for 3rd on the team and was a huge contributor to Michigan State’s 33-17 record. Continue reading

Penn State releases 2014 Schedule

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James CoatesUNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State baseball has announced its schedule for the upcoming 2014 season. The Nittany Lions are set to host four Big Ten opponents in Northwestern, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan State. PSU will travel to Purdue, Ohio State, Minnesota and Nebraska to complete its Big Ten slate. The 2014 season will be the first at Penn State for head coach Rob Cooper. Continue reading

Minnesota releases 2014 Schedule

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JohnAndersonMinnesotaFeatured2Head coach John Anderson has announced the University of Minnesota baseball team’s 2014 schedule. The Golden Gophers will open their 126th season on Feb. 14.

With the Metrodome being torn down to make way for a new stadium, Minnesota will have a full slate of non-conference games on the road or at neutral sites before opening its home season at Siebert Field in late March. The Gophers start 2014 by hosting a series against Northern Illinois in Glendale, Ariz., Feb. 14-16. They will also be the home team against Creighton in Fort Myers, Fla., Feb. 21-23. Continue reading