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Eastern Michigan to name Mark Van Ameyde as Head Coach

MarkVanAmeydeMSUCollege Baseball Daily has learned that Eastern Michigan will hire current Michigan State assistant coach Mark Van Ameyde as head coach. Van Ameyde joined the Spartans program in June 2008 as the pitching coach and was elevated as to Associate Head Coach in 2011. Before joining the Michigan State staff, he spent a season as an assistant at Eastern Michigan. He also has coaching stops at Georgetown and Detroit-Mercy. Continue reading

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2014 Louisville Regional: Day 2 Recap

Kentucky 4 Kent State 2

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Thomas Bernal dropped a two-RBI double down the leftfield line to score the game-tying and go-ahead runs to cap a dramatic 4-2 comeback win for No. 22 Kentucky over Kent State, on a hot Saturday afternoon, in front of 2,258 at Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium. Continue reading

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2014 Louisville Regional: Day 1 Recap

Kansas 10 Kentucky 6

Louisville, Ky. – Three hours and 22 minutes of weather delays didn’t faze the Jayhawks as the Kansas baseball team beat Kentucky at its own game, 10-6, using its big-time offense to silence the Wildcats Friday evening at Jim Patterson Stadium in game one of the NCAA Louisville Regional.
 
Kansas (35-24) faced a 20 minute lightning delay prior to first pitch, an hour suspension of play with two outs in the first inning and then a two hour and two minute postponement in the bottom of the fifth to tack on an extra three hours and 22 minutes against Kentucky (35-24) in an already three hour and 14 minute contest.
 
“That was one of the most unusual games I’ve ever been involved in,” Kansas head coach Ritch Price said. “I don’t know if I’ve seen two delays as long as those two were, and I was really proud of the toughness our team showed and the competitiveness they showed to be able to fight through those delays and execute offensively.”

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2014 Louisville Regional (In-Game Tweets)


Eastern Michigan’s Jay Alexander out as Head Coach

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE

Jay Alexander of Eastern Michigan
Jay Alexander of Eastern Michigan

YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) — Eastern Michigan University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Heather Lyke announced today, May 21, that Head Baseball Coach Jay Alexander will not be renewed for the 2015 season.

Alexander spent six seasons at the helm of Eastern Michigan’s baseball program finishing with a 159-182 overall record and a 74-88 mark in Mid-American Conference play.

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National Recap for April 11th

Here is your National Recap for April 11th.

Rodon overused; Duke defeats NC State 2-0 behind Van Orden

The top story of the night was the absolute criminal overuse of Carlos Rodon by the NC State coaching staff in the Wolfpack’s 2-0 defeat to Duke. Rodon was working on short rest and threw 134 pitches in 7.2 innings. Rodon in the game broke the NC State school record with 391 in the win. Things are not getting better for the Wolfpack as they are now 19-14 overall while being 5-11 in ACC play. Continue reading

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Former CMU Chippewa Jake Sabol rises in Coaching Ranks

Whether they grow up playing hardball, stickball or whiffle ball, kids cling to the same fantasy: they’re standing in the backyard or the schoolyard, and they envision themselves in the jersey of their favorite team.

Jake Sabol was one of those kids. He first beat the odds as a preferred walk-on at Central Michigan University and earned a spot in the Chippewas’ weekend rotation. Continue reading

MAC Weekend Preview (March 21st-23rd)

macWestern Michigan (9-8)-Miami (Ohio) (8-9)

Friday, 6 p.m. – (Steve Laudicina vs. Seth Varner)

Saturday, 3 p.m. – (Chad Mayle vs. Nathan Williams)

Sunday, 1 p.m. – (Keegan Akin vs. Ryan Powers)

The Matchup

Western Michigan has been sizzling hot lately winning seven of their last eight games, including a series win over Butler last weekend. On the season the team is hitting .275, while averaging 4.8 points per game. The pitching staff is coming along nicely with an ERA of 3.79 in 145 innings with 116 strikeouts. Continue reading