We continue the countdown today with number #56, Southern Illinois RHP Sam Coonrod. In his sophomore campaign with the Salukis, Coonrod showed dominance on the mound, proving that he had the stuff to be an elite starting pitcher in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC). The 6’1” right-hander made 15 starts during the 2013 season and recorded 79.2 innings which was good for 10th in the MVC. Coonrod quickly filled a weekend starting spot and it was for good reason. The sophomore pitched to a 4.29 ERA and finished 8th in the conference with 68 strikeouts. Coonrod finished the Salukis 2013 season with a 3-6 record and also received the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award for his hard work in the classroom. Continue reading 2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 56. Sam Coonrod (Southern Illinois)
We continue the countdown today with number 62, Missouri State outfielder Tate Matheny. In his freshman campaign with the Bears, Matheny quickly became a standout as he wasted no time making an impact in the field and at the plate. The 6’0” outfielder played in all 54 games for the Bears and during that time was able to lead the team in almost every offensive category. Matheny was named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America and the Missouri Valley Conference after hitting .336 with 77 hits and a .459 slugging percentage. In doing so he became the 4th MSU player in the last five years to be named the Conference Freshman of the year. Continue reading 2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 62. Tate Matheny (Missouri State)
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NORMAL, Ill. – The defending Missouri Valley Conference Champion Illinois State baseball team unveiled its 54-game 2014 baseball schedule Thursday. The schedule features four opponents who earned 2013 NCAA Tournament bids, six teams that won more than 30 games, and it includes 22 contests at Duffy Bass Field, where admission will remain free for the third-consecutive season. Continue reading 2014 Illinois State Schedule Released
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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State baseball coach Mitch Hannahs has announced the schedule for the 2014 Sycamore baseball team. The 55-game schedule begins with the Snowbird Baseball Classic at Port Charlotte, Fla., and concludes with the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament which will be played at Indiana State at the end of May. Continue reading Indiana State releases 2014 Schedule
College Baseball Daily kicks off 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 providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today at number 92 with Dallas Baptist pitcher Drew Smith. Heading into his sophomore year, Smith looks to improve on his performance from his freshman campaign. In his first season with the Patriots, Smith totaled only 11.2 IP while posting a 5.40 ERA. Continue reading 2014 Top 100 Players Countdown: 92. Drew Smith (Dallas Baptist)
Student-athletes returned to campuses around the nation in the past few weeks. Here is a look at the top six coaches on the hot seat as we enter the fall practice period. This list is in no particular order. Continue reading CBD Column: Coaches on the Hot Seat
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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State Director of Athletics Ron Prettyman announced today (July 25) the hiring of Mitch Hannahs as the 29th head baseball coach in the 117-year history of the Sycamore baseball program.
Indiana State will be holding a press conference at 11:00 a.m. (ET) in DeDe II inside the Hulman Memorial Student Union on Friday, July 26. The public is welcome to attend Friday’s press conference. Continue reading Indiana State names Mitch Hannahs as Head Coach
“Todd is highly regarded as a baseball coach, brings a passion for baseball and success, and has a wonderful family,” Sexton said. “He brings a resume worthy of the success Wichita State is accustomed. Continue reading Wichita State names Todd Butler as Head Coach
Here are some of the top news stories around the College Baseball World for today. Continue reading Links from Around the Country for June 6th
“We have reached a decision to go a different direction with the leadership of our baseball program,” Sexton said. “Following an evaluation of the program as a whole and a presentation of the options, the decision became clear that this is the proper time to move into a new phase of Shocker Baseball. Continue reading Gene Stephenson out at Wichita State