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
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
As 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
The 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?
With 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 CBD Journal with Post University’s Ray Ricker (Jan. 24th)
Collegiate Baseball News released their Division 2 Preseason Poll recently with West Chester coming in at number one. Delta State came in second with traditional power Mount Olive at third. Rounding out the Top 5 is Central Missouri and St. Mary’s Texas. You can check out the rest of the Top 40 below. Continue reading 2013 Division 2 Preseason Poll
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 Top 100 Countdown: 100. Alex Haines (Seton Hill)
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HYANNIS, Mass. – Most Valuable Player Phil Ervin (Samford), Top Pitcher and Outstanding Pro Prospect Sean Manaea (Indiana St.) and Batting Champion Patrick Biondi (Michigan) top the list of players selected to the Cape Cod Baseball League Post-Season All-League Team. Continue reading 2012 All-Cape League Team Announced
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FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and the University of the Incarnate Word announced Monday afternoon that the institution will become a member of the league, effective July 1, 2013. The membership will coincide with the San Antonio-based institution’s four-year transition to NCAA Division I. Continue reading Southland Conference adds Incarnate Word
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HYANNIS, Mass. – With summer coming to a close and the playoffs underway, southpaw Matt Boyd (Oregon) helped carry the Orleans Firebirds into the next round with one of his best outings that earned him this season’s final Coca Cola Pitcher of the Week.