Category Archives: SEC

Mississippi State announces Dudy Noble Field Master Plan

CTBradfordSTARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State Athletics unveiled the Dudy Noble Field Master Plan on Tuesday, an ambitious $40 million facility project that aims to remake the Bulldogs’ home ballpark into the finest in college baseball.

The Jackson, Miss., design team of Wier Boerner Allin Architecture and national baseball stadium experts Populous, in consultation with MSU alum Janet Marie Smith, has produced the proposed Dudy Noble Field Master Plan concept. Populous has designed 20 of Major League Baseball’s current 30 ballparks, in addition to TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, home of the NCAA Men’s College World Series. Continue reading Mississippi State announces Dudy Noble Field Master Plan

LSU’s Bregman and New Mexico’s Birmingham experience Team USA Summer

New Mexico head coach Ray Birmingham and LSU shortstop Alex Bregman both spent the summer as members of the USA Collegiate National Team. Birmingham served as an assistant coach this summer while Bregman served as the everyday shortstop. Bregman and Birmingham though had a connection together as Bregman is from New Mexico.   Continue reading LSU’s Bregman and New Mexico’s Birmingham experience Team USA Summer

LSU releases 2015 Schedule

The LSU Tigers have released their 2015 Schedule which features 34 home games and an appearance in the Houston College Classic.

The Tigers open the season on February 13th when Big 12 member Kansas Jayhawks head to Baton Rouge for the start of a three game set. Following a mid-week home game against Nicholls State, LSU will host Boston College of the ACC for another three game series. Continue reading LSU releases 2015 Schedule

AJ Reed wins 2014 Golden Spikes Award

AJReedLEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky two-way star AJ Reed has been selected as the 2014 Golden Spikes Award winner, given annually to the top amateur player in the nation by USA Baseball, making Reed a unanimous pick as the national player of the year, it was announced on Thursday in Los Angeles during ESPN’s SportsCenter. Continue reading AJ Reed wins 2014 Golden Spikes Award

Kentucky’s A.J. Reed wins 2014 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award

AJReedKentuckyLUBBOCK, Texas — The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce A.J. Reed as the 2014 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year.

At the plate, the Kentucky junior pitcher and first baseman had a stellar .336 batting average with 23 home runs and 73 RBIs. In the field, he recorded a .992 fielding percentage. And on the mound, he posted a 12-2 record with a 2.09 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 112 innings. Continue reading Kentucky’s A.J. Reed wins 2014 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award

Aaron Nola wins 2014 National Pitcher of the Year Award

LUBBOCK, Texas — The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce Aaron Nola as the winner of the 2014 National Pitcher of the Year Award, sponsored by Diamond Sports.

The LSU junior had an outstanding 23-2 record with a 1.47 ERA in 2014. In 116 1/3 innings pitched, he had 134 strikeouts, a .172 opponents’ batting average, and gave up just four home runs. Continue reading Aaron Nola wins 2014 National Pitcher of the Year Award

CWS Championship Series: Vanderbilt 3 Virginia 2

VanderbiltCelebration2OMAHA, Neb. – An 8th inning home run by John Norwood helped Vanderbilt make history on Wednesday evening, as the Commodores defeated Virginia, 3-2, in Game Three of the 2014 Men’s College World Series Finals, claiming its first NCAA National Championship in baseball.

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CBD Editorial: The Mike Papi Incident at the CWS

In the 9th inning on Tuesday night, Mike Papi of Virginia was caught in a run down between third base and home. Papi retreated to third base where he barreled into a Vanderbilt Tyler Campbell clearly lowering his shoulder. The video is included below. Continue reading CBD Editorial: The Mike Papi Incident at the CWS