Category Archives: Missouri Valley

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 62. Tate Matheny (Missouri State)

TateMathenyWe 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 Illinois State Schedule Released

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IllinoisStateFeaturedNORMAL, 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

Indiana State releases 2014 Schedule

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SethManaeaIndianaStateTERRE 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

2014 Top 100 Players Countdown: 92. Drew Smith (Dallas Baptist)

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

Indiana State names Mitch Hannahs as Head Coach

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IndianaStateHannahsTERRE 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

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Wichita State names Todd Butler as Head Coach

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ToddButlerArkansasWICHITA, Kan. — Todd Butler has been named the head baseball coach at Wichita State University, Director of Athletics Eric Sexton announced today.

“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

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Links from Around the Country for June 6th

JonathanGrayFeaturedHere are some of the top news stories around the College Baseball World for today.  Continue reading

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Gene Stephenson out at Wichita State

UPDATE #1: June 4th at 6:22
WichitaStateGeneStephensonWICHITA, Kan. — Head Baseball Coach Gene Stephenson’s contract has been terminated, Director of Athletics Eric Sexton announced today.

“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

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2013 Manhattan NCAA Regional Day 2 Recap

RyanStanekFeaturedArkansas 3 Wichita State 1

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The 15th-ranked Arkansas baseball team eliminated Wichita State from the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 victory in the Manhattan Regional.

Arkansas improves to 38-21 on the season, while Wichita State ends its season with a 39-28 record. The Razorbacks will next play at 2:05 p.m. tomorrow against the loser of tonight’s game between No. 1 seed Kansas State and fourth-seed Bryant. Tomorrow’s game will be available on ESPN3. Continue reading