Category Archives: MAAC

Valley League Players, Pitchers of the Week (6/10/08)

Lance Baxter, Staunton Braves, LHP, So., Silverhill, Ala. (South Alabama)
Baxter fired a no-hitter in Staunton’s 2-0 victory over Waynesboro on Thursday, July 5. The University of South Alabama lefty faced just one batter over the minimum in his complete-game effort, allowing runners to reach on a walk and an error with one of them picked off. Baxter struck out seven while firing the league’s first no-hitter since Paul Burnside of Winchester threw a perfect game in his first Valley League appearance in June of 2006. Continue reading

CBB Visit: Fullerton Regional UVA vs Rider

UVA 8 Rider 2

Andrew Carraway dominated this game from the beginning allowing only two runs on five hits over over seven innings while striking out 10.

Coach Brian O’Connor was very happy with Andrew Carraway’s performance tonight: “Carraway I felt was in command of the game from the start, unfortunately he ran out of gas a little at the end, but he did exactly what we needed him to do, and that’s pitch deep into the ball game in an elimination game and save the bullpen.”

The offense really got going for Virginia in the fourth inning with a leadoff single by catcher Franco Valdes to center. Center field John Barr followed with a double down the left field line that could have been stopped by third baseman Mason Heyne. Tyler Cannon then grounded to third, and instead of going home with the throw to contain Valdes, Heyne threw to first to get Cannon out, while Valdes scored. With Rider being in a win or go home situation, they could have used a more aggressive performance from Heyne. Continue reading

CBB Visit: Fullerton Regional Day 1 Recap

UCLA 3 UVA 2

UCLA’s main offensive production came early on. In the first inning, after a Jermaine Curtis leadoff double and single by Blair Dunlap, Alden Carrithers grounded out, scoring Curtis. UCLA scored again in the fourth on a Mickey Weisser single, scoring Carrithers. Virginia got out of the fourth inning relatively unscathed though after Brady Dolan grounded into a double play to end the inning. Continue reading

CBB Regional Preview: Fullerton (CA)

The Cal State Fullerton Titans will be hosting a Regional this year where they will be joined by UCLA, Virginia, and Rider. The Titans have a record of 37-19 while being 16-8 in the Big West. UCLA went 31-25 while struggling in the Pac-10 with a 13-11 record. Virginia enters with a 38-21 record while going 15-15 in the tough ACC. The final team in the regional is Rider who is 29-26 while going 13-10 in the MAAC. Continue reading

NYIT, Lafayette, and Canisus pick up wins

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES

NYIT 7 Hofstra 2

Old Westbury, NY * Junior Mark Stuckless drove in a run for the second consecutive game, but NYIT took advantage of five Hofstra errors and a strong pitching performance from Mike LaLuna to win Wednesday afternoon’s non-conference contest, 7-2. With the victory, NYIT improves to 13-23-1 while the Pride fall to 17-31. Continue reading

Canisius, Fullerton, Alabama, and Louisville pick up wins

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES

Canisius 21 Delaware State 12

Entering the week having scored 29 runs in its previous six games, the Canisius College baseball team has scored 33 runs in the last two games as the Golden Griffins defeated Delaware State 21-12 at Soldier Field in Dover, Del. on Tuesday. Canisius has now won four straight and 10 of its last 11. Continue reading

Canisius picks up win over Penn State

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
Down 6-4 heading into the eighth, the Canisius College baseball team scored seven unanswered runs in the final two innings to defeat Penn State 11-6 in University Park, Pa. on Monday.

Senior Ryan Asis and junior Kevin Mailloux each had three hits for Canisius (14-2). Asis and junior Kevin Mahoney each scored three runs for the Griffs while Mahoney led the team with three RBIs as Asis and senior Adam Donato each drove in two. Continue reading

Temple, Rider, and JMU pick up wins

FROM PRESS RELEASES

James Madison 10 Va Tech 3

BLACKSBURG, Va., March 11, 2008 – James Madison University led from start to finish and put five runs on the board in the ninth inning to pull away from Virginia Tech for a 10-3 non-conference baseball win Tuesday afternoon at English Field.

JMU improved to 9-3 overall and won its fifth in a row for the first time since late in the 2006 season. It is the first five-game winning streak of entirely road games since 1995. VT dropped to 7-7 for the season. The Dukes won their third straight game at English Field with the last loss in 1998. They improved to 30-20 all-time against the Hokies, including five wins in a row and a 12-3 mark since that loss in 1998. Continue reading

Coastal, UK, Cal, Niagara, and UTA pick up wins

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Coastal 6 George Mason 0

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Sophomore Nick McCully (Lakeland, Fla./Santa Fe Catholic) allowed just a bunt single in the first inning while striking out nine in the Coastal Carolina University baseball team’s (8-1) 6-0 win over George Mason (1-6) March 2 in the final game of the Baseball at the Beach Tournament at BB&T Coastal Field.

McCully allowed just one walk and tied his career high in strikeouts while improving his record to 2-0 on the year. Continue reading

ACC Recap for 3/1

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FSU 4 Auburn 3

Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State (6-0) remained undefeated on the season with a 4-3 victory over Auburn (4-3) in front of a crowd of 6,544, the fourth largest crowd to witness a game at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles got seven shutout innings from senior Ryan Strauss and three solo home runs on Saturday afternoon to win their third straight game over the Tigers this season. Continue reading