Oregon State’s 20th-year coach is far more interested in deciding who will be the final players to make the team’s roster when the season starts on Valentine’s Day against Gonzaga in Tempe, Ariz. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues 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 adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!
Number 30 on our countdown today is USC sophomore Kyle Twomey who is primed for a breakout 2014 season for the Trojans. The Placentia, California native was a four year letter winner at El Dorado High School. He won several awards during his high school career the Century League Pitcher of the Year, All-Orange County All-Star, All-American, All-CIF and MVP of the National Classic as a senior. During his junior season, In 2011, he won the Century League Pitcher of the Year, named All-State, and an Under Armour All-American. His sophomore year saw him earn All-League honors while Century League Rookie of the Year in 2009 as a freshman. The Oakland Athletics selected him in the third round of the 2012 MLB Draft but Twomey decided to head to USC. Continue reading
We continue the countdown today with number 41 with Stanford junior infielder Alex Blandino. The Palo Alto, California native attended St. Francis High School where he was a four year letter winner. He won several awards as a senior including being named as the Cal-Hi Sports Player of the Year, San Jose Mercury News Baseball Player of the Year, Palo Alto Daily News Baseball Player of the Year, Rawlings Golden Glove, and an all-state performer. He was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 38th round but decided to stay home and go to Stanford. Continue reading
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The 55-game regular season slate includes 38 home games at Hi Corbett Field and 17 away contests. The Wildcats will have an unprecedented 19 television appearances, with 17 airing on the Pac-12 Networks and two broadcasts on ESPNU. Continue reading
We continue the countdown today with number 60, Arizona SS Kevin Newman. In his freshman campaign with the Wildcats, Newman was named the starting shortstop and played in all 55 games in the 2013 schedule. The slick handed infielder finished an impressive rookie season with a .336 batting average which was good for 4th on the team and No. 11 in the PAC-12. Newman also collected 73 hits and 42 RBI which was good for 3rd in the Wildcats lineup. Defensively, Newman had an outstanding season as a rookie. He finished the 2013 season with a .975 fielding percentage and collected a team-leading 164 assists and helped the Wildcats turn 45 double plays. Additionally, Newman was the only freshman position player named to the PAC-12 All-Conference team. Continue reading
We continue the countdown today with number 68, Oregon State RHP/outfielder Dylan Davis. In His sophomore campaign with the Beavers, Davis continued to prove that his freshman season was no fluke. An All-Pac-12 First Team selection, the Beaver outfielder played in 63 games during the 2013 season, starting in 62 of them. The 6’0” sophomore led the team with a .335 average and his 22 doubles, 61 RBI and 86 hits were good enough for first in the Pac-12. The talented two-way player was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Corvallis Regional. Continue reading
We continue the countdown today with number 73, UCLA pitcher Cody Poteet. In his freshman campaign with the Bruins, Poteet was slotted as a midweek starter making 29 appearances, including 11 starts. While on the bump for the Bruins, the right-hander went 4-6, compiling 56 strikeouts and posting a 4.84 ERA. With a tough Bruin’s schedule, Poteet found himself in many big spots, yet the freshman did not let that change his approach. In 70.2 IP the 6’1” pitcher only gave up 57 hits and allowed only .227 opposing batting average which was good for 7th in the Pac-12. Continue reading
USAToday is reporting that Jackie Robinson Stadium which serves as the home of the UCLA Bruins could be taken away from the school as part of a 125 year old land deed. Continue reading
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 84 with Washington State outfielder Ben Roberts. After redshirting his freshman season for the Cougars, Roberts was excited to get on the field for Washington States 2013 regular season. Despite his excitement, Roberts ended his first season with the Cougars in mediocre fashion. Continue reading
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PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University baseball team is scheduled to play half of its 2014 games at home, including 27 of 28 in Pullman, Cougar Head Coach Donnie Marbut announced, Monday.
The Cougars open their 2014 slate with a three-game series at Cal State Fullerton, a 2013 Super Regional participant, Feb. 14-16, followed by a single game at UC Riverside (Feb. 17). Continue reading