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2014 SEC Preseason Coaches Poll

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SEC Circle Gold Letters on White BackgroundThe South Carolina Gamecocks are predicted to win the 2014 Southeastern Conference baseball championship by a slim one-vote margin, as voted by the league’s 14 baseball coaches in the 23rd annual preseason SEC poll.

The Gamecocks, ranked No. 14 nationally in the preseason USA Today Coaches’ Poll, seek to capture their fourth SEC Championship. LSU and Mississippi State, ranked second and fourth in the USA Today poll respectively, received four votes each in the overall vote. Continue reading

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2014 Top 100 Countdown: 12. Aaron Nola (LSU)

NOLACollege 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 12 on our countdown is LSU junior RHP Aaron Nola. The 6’1 right-handed pitcher from Baton Rouge, Louisiana was selected in the 22nd round by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 14. Grayson Greiner (South Carolina)

greinerCollege 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 14 on our countdown is South Carolina junior catcher Grayson Greiner. The Columbia, South Carolina native attended Blythewood High School where he was a three time All-State selection. Continue reading

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2014 SEC Baseball Television Schedule

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SEC Circle Gold Letters on White BackgroundBIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference has announced its 2014 SEC Baseball television schedule, the fifth under the league’s current agreement with ESPN. The entire broadcast package will include over 70 contests. In addition, all games from the 2014 SEC Tournament will continue to be televised, with the championship game airing again nationally on ESPN2. The semifinals will also air nationally again in 2014, set be broadcast on ESPNEWS.
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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 16. Alex Bregman (LSU)

AlexBregmanLSUCollege 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 16 on our countdown is LSU sophomore shortstop Alex Bregman from Albuquerque, New Mexico where he attended Albuquerque Academy. He had an injury filled high school senior season after having one of the best seasons in New Mexico high school baseball history. In his junior year, he hit .678 and set a New Mexico season record with 19 HR. He was selected after his senior season by the Boston Red Sox in the 29th round. Continue reading

NCBWA Releases 2014 Preseason Division I Poll – Cal State Fullerton No. 1

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ncbwa_frontDALLAS – Cal State Fullerton has been selected No. 1 nationally in the 17th annual 2014 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Division I preseason poll. It’s the second NCBWA preseason No. 1 ranking for the Titans, along with the 2005 season.  Cal State Fullerton is among 12 different schools to hold down the initial post since the NCBWA Division I polls began in 1998.

Head Coach Rick Vanderhook guided the Titans to a final mark of 51-10 and the ’13 Big West Conference championship (the school’s 27th in all conferences since 1975). Fullerton was ranked as high as second in last season’s NCBWA surveys and closed the year in 10th place nationally. Cal State Fullerton is paced by a pair of preseason All-American starting pitchers in Thomas Eshelman, a sophomore who was 12-3 with a 1.48 ERA, 17 starts, 115 2/3 innings pitched, and 83 strikeouts as a freshman; and sophomore Justin Garza who was 12-0 with a 2.03 ERA, 17 starts, 115 innings of work, and 95 strikeouts as a consensus Freshman All-America hurler (along with Eshelman) in 2013.
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2014 CBD Top 100 Players: 26. Austin Cousino (Kentucky)

CousinoCollege 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 26 on our countdown is Kentucky junior outfielder Austin Cousino. The Dublin, Ohio native attended Dublin Coffman High School where he was an All-American. As a senior, he batted .529 with 17 doubles, 10 homers, 31 RBI and was a perfect 28-for-28 on the base paths. He picked up several awards including Central District, All-Metro Player of the Year, and American Baseball Coaches Association Gold Glove winner. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 27. Brett Graves (Missouri)

BrettGravesMissouriCollege 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 27 on our countdown is junior RHP Brett Graves from Missouri. The St. Charles, Missouri native attended Francis Howell High School where he was a three time all-state selection. As a senior, he was named First Team Louisville Slugger All-American and All-Metro Player of the Year in St. Louis after going 9-1 with a 1.95 ERA and 70 strikeouts. At the plate, he hit .441 with six home runs and 35 RBI as the Vikings leadoff hitter. He was selected in the 26th round by the hometown St. Louis Cardinals but decided to head to Missouri. Continue reading