Category Archives: Division 2

2014 CBD Journal with Ray Ricker (Feb. 10th)

rayricker_journalsHello everyone. It is getting close to that time for all of us who are in love…with baseball. Sure Valentine’s Day is coming up but more importantly (I’m glad my girlfriend doesn’t read this) it’s the start of the college baseball season. All of the hard work recruiting, developing on the field, in the weight room and now it’s time to put on the uniform and play some baseball. I know for the 2014 Post University Eagles we are excited to be on a real field. We have used indoor cages, turf football fields, parking lots, and whatever free space we can find to get ready for our opening day which is also this weekend. We will be headed down to face NE-10 St. Rose in Richmond, Virginia in beautiful 55 degree weather which after all of the snow we have received across New England will seem like beach weather. Continue reading 2014 CBD Journal with Ray Ricker (Feb. 10th)

Concordia’s Blake Dean putting the School on the Map

Blake Drake always knew baseball was for him.

“My friends played it, my parents loved it, and it was my escape from school,” he said. “It was always something that I did when I was young. Then I figured out I was actually pretty good at it, so I’m trying to pursue a career.” Continue reading Concordia’s Blake Dean putting the School on the Map

Top 100 Countdown: 75. John Tuttle (Catawba)

tuttlejohnWe continue the countdown today with number 75, Catawba pitcher John Tuttle. In his junior season with the Indians, Tuttle went 10-4 and his 82.2 innings pitched was good for 2nd best on the staff. After a successful sophomore campaign, Tuttle had high expectations for the 2013 season and he did not disappoint. Posting a 3.92 ERA the right-hander also had 78 strikeouts which were good for 2nd highest on the team and his 18 walks was a career low for the pitcher. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 75. John Tuttle (Catawba)

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

D-2 NE Regional: Day Four

FranklinPierceChampionshipPhotoThe Wildcats move on

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 D-2 NE Regional: Day Four

D-2 Northeast Regional: Day Three

NCAA-BaseballLogoSmall_thumb.jpgFranklin Pierce survives

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 D-2 Northeast Regional: Day Three

D-2 Northeast Regional: Day Two

NCAA-BaseballLogoSmall_thumb.jpgThe Wildcats comeback strong

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 D-2 Northeast Regional: Day Two

D-2 Northeast Regional Recap: Day One

NCAABaseballFeaturedImageFranklin Pierce off to a hot start

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 D-2 Northeast Regional Recap: Day One

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 2013 Posters: Alabama-Huntsville Chargers

Is College Baseball in Minnesota on Life Support?

JohnAndersonMinnesotaThe Minnesota Vikings are currently in negotiations to build a new stadium to replace the aging Metrodome. Currently, during the winter months the Metrodome serves as the home of the University of Minnesota baseball program and many other smaller college and high schools. Continue reading Is College Baseball in Minnesota on Life Support?