Category Archives: Conference USA

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Rice Faces Touch Challenge in Houston College Classic

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Rice is coming off a weekend sweep over Purdue followed by a mid-week loss to Sam Houston State; meanwhile, the Longhorns are coming off a series victory over Stanford, and they picked up a mid-week win over UT-Pan America. TCU picked up three wins last weekend in a tournament that included BYU, Texas A&M Corpus Christ, and UTSA, but then they dropped their mid-week game 10-2 to Texas Arlington. The Red Raiders started out the year winning three-out-four against then ranked #3 Indiana. They then went on to sweep a three-game series over Oral Roberts and picked up a mid-week win over BYU. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 2. Jeff Hoffman (East Carolina)

jeffhoffmanCollege 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 2 on our countdown is East Carolina junior Jeff Hoffman. The 6’4 right-handed pitcher from Latham, New York spent his summer playing for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the prestigious Cape Cod League.  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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2014 Conference USA Coaches Poll

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ConferenceUSALogoConference USA has announced its 2014 preseason baseball awards, as chosen by the league’s 13 head coaches. East Carolina senior utility player Drew Reynolds and FIU junior catcher Aramis Garcia were chosen as the co-preseason Players of the Year, while Rice junior right-hander Zech Lemond was named the preseason Pitcher of the Year. Rice was chosen as the favorite to win the league’s championship. The Owls have won either the regular season or tournament championship in each of its eight years as a member of C-USA. Continue reading

Florida International releases 2014 Schedule

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TurtleThomasFIUSmallMIAMI (Jan. 8, 2014) – With baseball season nearly approaching, the FIU baseball program has released its 2014 schedule. The 55-game slate will include 34 home games, teams from nine different conferences, two NCAA Tournament teams from 2013, a 2012 College World Series participant and the Miami Marlins in an exhibition on Feb. 27 in Jupiter, Fla. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 40. Skyler Ewing (Rice)

SkylerEwingRiceWe continue the countdown today at number 40 with Rice junior Skyler Ewing. The Arlington, Texas native attended Arlington High School where he was a three year letter winner. As a senior, he batted .443 with 13 home runs and 46 RBI in the team’s 40 games while going 7-3 on the mound with a 3.26 ERA and 98 strikeouts in 67 innings of work. He was named the 2011 District 4-5A Utility Player of the Year among many other honors.  Continue reading

UAB releases 2014 Schedule

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UABLogoBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – UAB baseball head coach Brian Shoop announced the squad’s schedule for the upcoming 2014 campaign, which was released on Tuesday. Twenty-one home games to be played at Regions Field, a four-game series at the University of Hawaii, and a 30-game Conference USA slate highlight the 2014 UAB baseball schedule. Continue reading

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Marshall releases 2014 Schedule

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MarshallUniversityLogo.jpgHUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Marshall baseball team is slated to begin the 2014 season on Valentine’s Day.

It may or may not be a coincidence that coach Jeff Waggoner loves this year’s schedule.

“We open up in a tournament at Wake Forest,” said the Herd coach, who is entering his ninth season at Marshall. “We’ve loaded up. Continue reading

Louisiana Tech releases 2014 Schedule

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WadeSimoneauxLATech_thumb.jpgRUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech and the Bulldog Baseball team has announced its schedule for the 2014 baseball season, featuring a 12-game home stand to open the season, a total of eight home weekend series and three-game series against SEC and Big Ten opponents.

Overall, the Diamond ‘Dogs will play 29 home games inside J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in 2014, including eight home weekend series and five midweek contests over the course of the season. Continue reading