By Thomas Nelshoppen of The Baseball Zealot Weather had played major tricks to us college baseball fans in the Midwest. There must have been a record number of postponements, cancellations and suspensions. Unfortunately, the rains came to Ann Arbor Friday evening and interfered with the Regional games. At least, Arizona and Eastern Michigan got their […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By: Thomas Nelshoppen of The Baseball Zealot 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 […]
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES (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.