Category Archives: Horizon League

WSU coach Greg Lovelady asks for an explanation on a fair call on the first base line from plate umpire Mike Whitty.

CBD Column: Lovelady learning from the best at Wright State

Wright State coach Greg Lovelady, in his first season in charge of the Raiders, listens to the plate talk with 20th-year Oregon State coach Pat Casey and plate umpire Mike Whitty.

Wright State coach Greg Lovelady, in his first season in charge of the Raiders, listens to the plate talk with 20th-year Oregon State coach Pat Casey and plate umpire Mike Whitty.

As a first-year head coach, Wright State’s Greg Lovelady is taking every opportunity to improve his understanding of the game and management of the ballplayers in his care.

It’s Lovelady’s 10th year overall at Wright State, but his first in charge of everything after nine seasons as Rob Cooper’s assistant. His baseball pedigree includes two national championships (1999, 2001) as a player at Miami, a brief pro career in the Florida Marlins minor league system, and three regional appearances with the Raiders (2006, 2009, 2011). Continue reading

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SoCal Weekend Preview: Retribution or Repeat

To get you ready for the second weekend of Southern California baseball action, we’ve got your Around the Horn preview of series to watch with a huge regional rematch, a southpaw showdown, two teams trying to make different types of statements and a couple of squads in dire need of some hits.

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Valparaiso releases 2014 Schedule

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SchmackBrianHead baseball coach Brian Schmack announced his club’s schedule for the 2014 season Thursday.

The Crusaders will open their season on Valentine’s Day when they head to Alabama to face Samford Feb. 14th-16th. They’ll make a return trip to the Heart of Dixie the following weekend for a three-game set with Jacksonville State. The Gamecocks went 22-8 in the Ohio Valley Conference last season. Continue reading

Wisconsin-Milwaukee releases 2014 Schedule

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ScottDoffekMilwaukee_thumb.jpgMILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball team will open the upcoming season with trips heading west to play CSU Bakersfield and south to compete at the Snowbird Classic in Florida, head coach Scott Doffek announced today when he released the 2014 schedule. In addition, the defending regular-season champion Panthers will host the Horizon League Tournament for the first time in program history at Kapco Park at the end of May. Continue reading

Valpo names Brian Schmack as Head Coach

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SchmackBrianValparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Brian Schmack has been named the 17th head coach in Crusader baseball history and just the sixth since 1946.

“We are very excited to have Brian Schmack leading our baseball program,” said LaBarbera. “Over the past couple of years, we have added another chapter of championship play to Valpo’s baseball tradition. This has been the result of hard work by many people, including Brian. Coach Schmack’s baseball knowledge, ability to recruit, to teach, and to develop young men both on and off the field make him the right person to be our head coach.” Continue reading

Richmond names Tracy Woodson as Head Coach

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TracyWoodsonUNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Richmond announced Monday that Tracy Woodson has been named the eighth head coach of the Spider Baseball program.

Woodson, a five-year MLB veteran and World Series Champion, will be introduced at a press conference on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Robins Center. Fans will be able to watch the press conference live for free at RichmondSpiders.com. Continue reading

2013 Bloomington NCAA Regional Day 3 Recap

TracySmithIndiana_thumb.jpgAustin Peay 5 Valparaiso 4

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Designated hitter Michael Davis delivered again, providing a leadoff home run in the eighth inning to give Austin Peay State University’s baseball team a 5-4 victory against Valparaiso, Sunday, in loser’s bracket action of the NCAA Baseball Championship’s Bloomington Regional at Bart Kaufman Field. Continue reading

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2013 Bloomington NCAA Regional Day 2 Recap

ValpoCelebrationButler228_thumb.jpgValparaiso 5 Florida 4

Less than 24 hours after suffering one of the more disappointing losses in program history, Valpo showed remarkable resolve by rebounding from a late three-run deficit to defeat the Florida Gators 5-4 at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington, Indiana.

The victory kept their season alive as the Brown and Gold advance to play the loser of #13 Indiana/Austin Peay Sunday at 1:00pm ET/12:00 pm CT. Continue reading

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2013 Bloomington NCAA Regional Day 1 Recap

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Junior Michael Davis’ eighth-inning three-run home run gave No. 2 seed Austin Peay State University’s baseball team a 4-3 victory against No. 3 seed Florida in first-round action of the NCAA Baseball Championship’s Bloomington Regional at Bart Kaufman Field. Continue reading