Category Archives: Division 2

2014 Top 100 Players Countdown: 92. Drew Smith (Dallas Baptist)

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 92 with Dallas Baptist pitcher Drew Smith. Heading into his sophomore year, Smith looks to improve on his performance from his freshman campaign. In his first season with the Patriots, Smith totaled only 11.2 IP while posting a 5.40 ERA. Continue reading

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D-2 NE Regional: Day Four

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Manchester, NH—(1)Wilmington (Del.) eliminated (4)Southern New Hampshire University with a 2-1 win in the first game of the fourth and final day at the D-2 NE Regional. Rob Gore started on the hill for the Wildcats giving up one hit and no runs through his six innings of work before being relieved by Jarrett Shaffer who also gave up one hit and no runs in the seventh inning. Tyler Fries came into the game for the Wildcats to start the eighth inning not giving up any runs or hits. Nick Marics finished the game allowing a Homerun in the ninth inning that tied it up, but finished strong not giving up any more hit or runs. Josh Hampton (1 for 5) played well for Wilmington hitting the game winning homerun in the tenth inning and scoring both of the team’s runs, as well as with Sam Giones (2 for 4) who picked up an RBI. Continue reading

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D-2 Northeast Regional: Day Three

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Manchester, NH— (6)Franklin Pierce eliminated (5)Pace with their 8-1 win in the first game of day three at the D-2 NE Regional. Kevin McGowan had one of the best performances of the weekend on the mound throwing 120 pitches while only giving up nine hits, and one run through nine innings. Matthew O’Herron (4 for 4) had a great day for the Ravens scoring twice and picking up one RBI. Dan Kemp (1 for 3), and Matt Walsh (1 for 4) each scored once with Kemp driving in two runs and Walsh picking up an RBI as well.

Neil Pezzullo started the game on the mound for the Setters giving up two hits and four runs through two and two thirds innings before Josh Garran came in only to give up six hits and three runs through his three innings of play. Robert Rizzitelli relieved Garran allowing two hits and one run through one and one third innings with Josh Grant relieving him to finish the game for the Setters on the mound, giving up one hit and no runs in the ninth inning. Brandon Martineson (3 for 4), and Charlie Galasso (2 for 4) swung the bat well for the Setters with Martineson picking up an RBI, and Galasso scoring Pace’s only run in the eighth inning.

With this win the Ravens are set to face (4)Southern New Hampshire University in the third game of day three at 7:00pm Continue reading

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D-2 Northeast Regional: Day Two

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Manchester, NH— (1) Wilmington (Del.) defeated (2) St. Thomas Aquinas 8-1 eliminating the Spartans from the D-2 NE Regional. Ray Gambone led Wilmington on the mound tallying five strikeouts and allowing two hits through eight innings. Jarrett Shaffer pitched the ninth allowing two hits, and one run to end the game for the Wildcats. Matt Lopes had an outstanding day at the plate going 4 for 4 with two RBIs and scoring twice himself, also Frank Samluk (2 of 3), and Jon Castro (1 of 3) both recorded one RBI and scored a run. Continue reading

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D-2 Northeast Regional Recap: Day One

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Manchester, NH—Trevor Graham allowed three hits as sixth seeded Franklin Pierce defeated top seed Wilmington (Del.) 7-0 in the opening game of the D-2 Northeast Regional. Dan Kemp went two for three at the plate with two RBI and scoring a run, along with Calvin Graves who had a good day scoring three run. Defense played a key role in the win for Franklin Pierce with an all-around great team performance shutting out the Wildcats. Continue reading

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2013 Posters: Alabama-Huntsville Chargers

UAHChargersAs 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 Alabama-Huntsville Chargers. They are coming off a season which saw them go 33-24 overall last year and 15-9 in the Gulf South Conference making their first regional appearance since 2004. You can check out the poster below. Future posters can be sent to me by clicking here. Continue reading

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CBD Journal with Post University’s Ray Ricker (Jan. 24th)

rayricker_journalsWith snow on the ground it means only one thing…baseball season is upon us. Welcome back everyone for another year of my College Baseball Daily Blog. For those of you who might have forgotten or at least tried to forget me this is Ray Ricker I am in my sixth season as Associate Head Baseball at Division 2 Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut. We are in an all wood bat conference the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (C.A.C.C.) we have typically been a very strong in the conference and region. I say typically because last year was our first slip up since I have been here, for all the coaches out there who go through a down year only one thing has been on the coaching staff, returning players, and incoming players mind is erase the taste out of our mouths from last year’s mistakes. Since the first day of fall practice this has been a hard working bunch. We saw increase in size and strength in the weight room, extra swings in the cage, and more importantly a dedication in the classroom. I feel that there is a direct correlation between doing well in the classroom and how it affects you on the field. We had a very strong showing with our team grade point average and gave us hope coming into the spring season that we are back on track to where we need to be. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 100. Alex Haines (Seton Hill)

College Baseball Daily kicks off 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.

The first player on the list checking in at number 100 is Seton Hill junior left handed pitcher Alex Haines. The Greensburg, Pennsylvania native attended Hempfield High School before attending Seton Hill. Continue reading