Hello everyone. Finally after months of indoor practices the 2011 Post University Eagles were able to play on an actual field and not a gym floor. We opened up our season in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at the Cal Ripken Experience Complex for the North East Challenge. This was our second year headed to this event and it gets better every year. The complex has three all turf fields and are replicas of old major league ball parks. Read the rest of this entry »
Division 2 Archive
Hello everyone ! Hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day with that special someone in your life. Valentine’s Day is a great day to show that special someone how much you actually care about them, but it’s also the report date for pitchers and catchers. Now this is a great day. Like every other true baseball guy, we look forward until the first pitch of the season. A couple of DII schools have started up already while Division I schools start this week. Tons of changes to the college landscape will happen this year, from the bats that some schools use to a pitch clock. I cannot say that I am in favor of a pitch clock; that has always been one of the great things about the game of baseball that you cannot sit on the clock. I understand that you need to make the college game friendlier to the TV audience, but I don’t think a clock is the best thing we can do for the game. Read the rest of this entry »
Hello again from even more snow in Connecticut. It was unusually warm here for SuperBowl Sunday with the temperature getting into the 40’s.You have to be part meteorologist to be a baseball coach, with rain and teams traveling from far away you have to be able to predict what is going to happen a couple of hours before gametime. This is a skill I’m still trying to perfect, with snow in the forecast again this week the coaching staff has come to the realization that we are not going to practice on a real baseball field for another 16 days in Myrtle Beach; which by the way has temperatures in the 60’s. We’re excited for the weather but even more to get on the field and out of the gym. Read the rest of this entry »
Hello from beneath 4 feet of snow in the Northeast and unfortunately a lot more snow in forecast in the coming days!
My name is Ray Ricker and I am in my fourth season as Associate Head Baseball Coach at Division II Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut. The Post University Eagles compete in the C.A.C.C. (Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference) which unlike many colleges in the country, we don’t have to worry about the new bats this year, because our conference only swings wood. Our guys really like swinging the wood, our pitchers love throwing to them, and the game is played the way it is supposed to be played with a crack of the bat and not a ping. Read the rest of this entry »
Barry University RHP Frank Szczepanik is the tallest pitcher that I can remember. He checks in at 7’2 and 270 pounds but only sports a high 80′s fastball which doesn’t make him an excellent pro prospect. He is currently on his third team with Barry University as the sophomore started his career at NAIA’s South Carolina-Beufort before transferring without playing in a game to Brookdale Community College back in his home state of New Jersey. Read the rest of this entry »
The Winston-Salem State baseball squad didn’t waste a minute to get in their first practice in 37 years on Monday. They held practice at the first possible minute at midnight Monday morning under head coach Kevin Ritsche. WFMY News 2 had a full report on the first practice for the squad which is below. Read the rest of this entry »
Updated at 8:13pm with Minnesota’s press release information:
The Metrodome has cancelled its scheduled college baseball games in the months of February and March due to repairs needed on the stadium’s roof. The roof infamously collapsed on December 12th after a heavy snowstorm. Read the rest of this entry »
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper recently released their 2011 Preseason Division 2 Baseball Poll. Leading the poll to start the season is 2010 defending national champion Southern Indiana who finished last season with a 52-14 overall record. UC-San Diego comes in at number 2 after going 54-8. Rounding out the top five is Central Missouri at number 3, Georgia College and St. at number 4, and perennial power Tampa checking in at number 5. You can check out the full poll below.
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As nearly everybody saw last weekend, the Metrodome roof collapsed from the weight of snow which caused the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings to move their last two home games to other sites. The Metrodome is the home to over 100 college baseball games during the early part of the season with some days featuring 24 straight hours of baseball.
RINDGE, N.H. (December 2, 2010) – The Franklin Pierce University baseball team spent only five days and four nights in the Dominican Republic over the recent holiday weekend, but the team returned home with enough memories to last a lifetime. Read the rest of this entry »
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
RINDGE, N.H. (November 19, 2010) – The East Regional champion and national semifinalist Franklin Pierce University baseball team will get a taste of baseball outside the United States next week, as it makes a five-day trip to the Dominican Republic over the Thanksgiving break. Read the rest of this entry »
There are a couple of Division 2 conferences right now that use wood-bats exclusively including the entire New England region. At an October meeting for the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (CCA), they agreed on the following language: “The D-II Conference Commissioners Association endorses and supports the idea of wood bats, with the intention of NCAA Division II moving toward a wood bat-only division by 2012-13.”