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Sun Belt Weekend Preview (March 15th-17th)

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Florida Atlantic begins its defense of their Sun Belt regular-season title as they take on Florida International. FAU is off to a good start this season, standing at a record of 11-7 with a 3.22 team ERA. FIU allowed 16 runs in a loss to a weaker Stetson side. With that being said, they’ve also been swinging the bat well. Leading into the Sun Belt’s opening weekend, the Golden Panthers hit a walk off single in the 10th inning of a game against USF. Their team batting average is at .306, led by their sophomore catcher Aramis Garcia. Garcia is one of 48 catchers on the Johnny Bench Award watch list, hitting .355 with a team leading three homers.   Florida Atlantic is coming in with some of their own hot bats, having just posted 15 runs on 17 hits in a win against Maine on Wednesday. The Owls’ senior first baseman Mark Nelson is coming off a productive week, hitting .429 (9-21) with three home runs. Through their five games in 2012, FAU swept the Golden Panthers convincingly, including a three game set in Miami that saw Atlantic combine for 23 runs. In fact, it was a home win against FIU that clinched FAU’s regular-season title. Continue reading

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NCBWA National Players of the Week (Feb. 19th)

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NCBWA LogoMORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA)­ released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending February 17 today. Troy junior outfielder Danny Collins was named National Hitter of the Week, while Georgia Tech senior right-handed pitcher Buck Farmer was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. Continue reading

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2013 Sun Belt Conference Preseason Coaches Poll and Teams

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sunbelt_thumb.jpgNEW ORLEANS – The Florida Atlantic Owls have been tabbed as the preseason favorites to win the 2013 Sun Belt Conference baseball title, the league announced on Monday.

FAU won the SBC regular season title in 2012 behind a 32-22 overall record and a 19-8 record in SBC play. This season, the Owls return six starters from that squad and four starting pitchers, including 2013 All-SBC Preseason selections pitcher Austin Gomber and first baseman Mark Nelson. Continue reading

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2013 Posters: ULM Warhawks

ULMLogoAs we continue counting down to the first pitch of the 2013 season, we are running some of the best posters from schools across the country. The team we feature today is the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. They are coming off a season which saw them go 32-30 overall with a 15-15 record in Sun Belt conference play. You can check out the poster below. Future posters can be sent to me by clicking here. Continue reading

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Poster of the Day: Western Kentucky

WKUAs we continue our countdown to the first pitch of the 2013 season, we are running some of the best posters from schools across the country. The team we feature today is the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. They are coming off a season which saw them go 25-33 while going 13-17 in Sun Belt Conference play. You can check out the poster below. Future posters can be sent to me by clicking here. Continue reading

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FIU releases 2013 Schedule

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FIU_ATH_logo(282-125spot)MIAMI (Jan. 15, 2013) – The 2013 FIU baseball schedule, comprised of 18 teams and featuring 37 home games, was released on Tuesday. Coupled with a very competitive Sun Belt Conference slate, the Panthers will face five out-of-conference opponents which punched a ticket to the NCAA Tournament in 2012.

FIU will start its season with a three-game series at home against one of the best stories across the college landscape last year in Stony Brook on Feb. 15. The Seawolves took their American East Conference championship and turned it into a trip to the College World Series before being eliminated by Florida State. With a record of 43-11, Stony Brook’s .796 winning percentage led the nation last season. Continue reading

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Arkansas State releases 2013 Schedule

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ArkansasStateMichaelFaulknerJONESBORO, Ark. (1/8/2013) — Thirty-one home games, including 15 Sun Belt Conference matchups and games against regional rivals Ole Miss, Missouri and Memphis highlight the 2013 Arkansas State baseball schedule, which gets underway Feb. 15 when the Red Wolves welcome Bradley to Tomlinson Stadium and Kell Field for a three-game series.

The Red Wolves face competition from the SEC, C-USA, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley and the Southland Conference in non-league action, which includes six teams that participated in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 83. Danny Collins (Troy)

20121224-180122.jpgCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 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 countdown today at number 83 Danny Collins from Troy University. The 6’2 205 pound junior infielder from Niceville High School in Niceville, Florida. He was a three year letter winner at Niceville hitting .420 with five homers with 27 RBI as a junior while hitting .390 with six homers and 30 RBI as a senior. Continue reading