Category Archives: Big Ten

CBB Regional Preview: Ann Arbor

By: Thomas Nelshoppen of The Baseball Zealot
Last week at the Big Ten Tournament, Michigan’s bat boy was wearing a jersey with “692” on the back of it. The reference was lost on me till later when I read that is the exact mileage from Ann Arbor to Omaha.

When you set your goals, set them high.

Michigan (45-12) will put that all to the test as they host a NCAA Regional Tournament at Fisher Stadium beginning this Friday. They received a #2 seed and in fact, are the only #2 seed hosting a regional tournament this year. They will begin the tourney by facing #3 seed Kentucky (42-17). #1 seed Arizona will take on #4 seed Eastern Michigan (25-32). Continue reading CBB Regional Preview: Ann Arbor

CBB Draft Q and A

Aman Reaka and myself have been accumulating a bunch of questions from our readers over the past few weeks about the upcoming MLB draft. We have picked out the five best questions that have been sent to us and have answered them below. Continue reading CBB Draft Q and A

2008 NCAA Regional Sites Announced

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee announced the 16 regional sites for the 62nd annual NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. Continue reading 2008 NCAA Regional Sites Announced

Big Ten Tourney Day 4 Recap

By Thomas Nelshoppen of The Baseball Zealot
My Illini were knocked out of the Tournament yesterday but I thought I’d stick around and see how things ended up. The Tournament was down to three teams this morning and ever shrinking. The offensive-minded teams of Purdue and Indiana took on each other for the privilege of facing powerhouse and top seed Michigan later in the evening. Continue reading Big Ten Tourney Day 4 Recap

Big Ten Day 3 Recap

By Thomas Nelshoppen of The Baseball Zealot

Yesterday, we said goodbye to Ohio State but today, teams were dropping like flies from Big Ten Tournament competition. This started with the first game between Illinois and Indiana which was an elimination match between the two teams.

Indiana 14 Illinois 7

Despite the score, it was actually quite an exciting game. Indiana continued with trend of scoring early and often by putting 3 runs up on the board in the first inning. This was done by their simple strategy of a) get Jason Hervey on base and b) have Josh Phegley drive him in. For the game, Hervey was 3 for 4 with 4 runs scored and Phegley was 4 for 4 with 2 homers and 6 RBI. Continue reading Big Ten Day 3 Recap

CBB Links: Conference Tournament Edition

Former MLB Third Baseman Scott Brosius has led Linfield College (34-11) to the Division III National Championship Tournament. (The Oregonian)

How does Brett Wallace’s season rank in ASU history? (Pitchfork Nation)

Are conference tournaments really necessary in college baseball? (The Nickel Block)

Ohio State’s season ends in disappointment (The Buckeye Nine)

Recruiting in Southern California is a balancing act for USC and UCLA (Los Angeles Times)

South Carolina will try and keep it rolling against LSU today (Gamecock Anthem)

Seminole freshmen are getting big game experience in the ACC tournament to prepare them for the College World Series (Nole Sports)

Examining the economics of Summer League Ball (CodBall)

Miami beat Georgia Tech in a 15-12 ACC Tournament battle that looked an awful lot like a College World Series game. (Miami Herald)

Chapman has already beat their first round opponent twice this season (Orange County Register)

Big Ten Tourney Day 2 Recap

By: Thomas Nelshoppen of The Baseball Zealot

On the second day, we had three games on the docket, so let’s get straight to the action.

Indiana 10 Ohio State 8

In the first game, both teams were facing elimination and tension was a bit high both on the field and in the stands. By the time I got to Fisher Stadium in the top of the first, Indiana had already scored two runs. By the time I found a seat, Jake Hale had balked and Ohio head coach was having a conversation with the ump. Before the first inning was over, four Hoosier runs were across and I thought this would be a wash. Continue reading Big Ten Tourney Day 2 Recap

Big Ten Tourney Day 1 Recap

By: Thomas Nelshoppen of The Baseball Zealot
Big Ten Baseball Tourney: Ohio State vs Illinois

Wednesday was the first day of the 2008 Big Ten Baseball Tournament hosted by first place University of Michigan. The tourney was held in its newly renovated stadium. At least it’s new to me. I remember at last year’s tournament, they were beginning construction on it. At any rate, it’s very nice, looking very first class.

Today it was sunny but very cool and the two higher seeds cooled off their opponents with complete game performances. Continue reading Big Ten Tourney Day 1 Recap

USA Baseball names 50 semifinalists for 2008 Golden Spikes Award

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
USA Baseball Logo(DURHAM, N.C.) – USA Baseball announced today the names of the 50 semifinalists for the 2008 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award (GSA). This year will mark the 31st consecutive year that the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award has been presented to the nation’s premier amateur baseball player. Continue reading USA Baseball names 50 semifinalists for 2008 Golden Spikes Award

JMU, Kentucky, UCF, Louisville, and Northeastern pick up wins

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES

James Madison 8 ETSU 4

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., May 6, 2008 – Freshman Turner Phelps (Roanoke, Va./Lord Botetourt) pitched seven innings of shutout relief and James Madison University overcame an early four run deficit for an 8-4 non-conference baseball victory over East Tennessee State University on Tuesday night at Cardinal Park.

JMU improved to 31-13 and salvaged a win on its three-game road swing after dropping a pair at Radford. The Dukes improved to 4-1 in night games this season. ETSU fell to 18-32 on the season. Continue reading JMU, Kentucky, UCF, Louisville, and Northeastern pick up wins