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National Roundup for April 4th

Here is your National Recap for April 4th.

Nathan Kirby tosses No-Hitter as Virginia defeats Pitt 4-0

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Nathan Kirby (So., Midlothian, Va.) threw a no-hitter in the No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team’s 4-0 victory at Pittsburgh Friday evening at Charles Cost Field. Kirby struck out 18 batters, one off the school and ACC single-game record, in UVa’s first no-hitter since 2011. Virginia (26-4, 11-2 ACC) extended its winning streak to nine games with the momentous victory. Continue reading

ULM relieves Jeff Schexnaider of Coaching Duties

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MONROE, La. — After seven-plus seasons at the helm of the ULM baseball program, Warhawk baseball coach Jeff Schexnaider has been relieved of his duties effective today announced ULM Director of Athletics Brian Wickstrom. Warhawk assistant coach Bruce Peddie will serve as the interim head coach for the remainder of the 2014 season. 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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Troy releases 2014 Schedule

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TroyBaseballThe Troy baseball team will play 31 games at Riddle-Pace Field, including 12 of the first 15 games of the season, as head coach Bobby Pierce announced the schedule for the 2014 season on Tuesday.

Highlighted on the Trojans home slate are visits from Samford, Jacksonville State, ULM, Louisiana-Lafayette, Western Kentucky, UAB and South Alabama. Troy will play 39 of its 56 games inside the state of Alabama and will play 10 games against NCAA Regional teams from a year ago. Continue reading

Arkansas State releases 2014 Schedule

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ArkansasStateScheduleJONESBORO, Ark. — The Arkansas State Red Wolves’ baseball team will host 31 games at Tomlinson Stadium/Kell Field and play 10 games against teams that reached last season’s NCAA Championship as part of its 2014 schedule head coach Tommy Raffo announced Wednesday.

Sun Belt Conference matchups against Arkansas-Little Rock, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana-Lafayette, Troy and league newcomer Texas State highlight the home slate, which kicks off with a three-game set against Miami (Ohio) Feb. 14-16. Continue reading