Category Archives: Division 2

CBD Journal with Ray Ricker (Feb. 15th)

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone even though it is a day late! Hope you spent it with somebody special in your life. I wanted to start out my blog this week by thanking the special people in my life that put up with my crazy life as a college baseball coach, my parents and my beautiful girlfriend Anna for putting up with the long hours, knowing that a recruiting trip, phone call at dinner from a recruit, or a bad loss can affect how much or how little I sleep. Valentine’s Day is a special time mainly because the D1 official start date is three days away and I can look forward to seeing college baseball on ESPN instead of soccer or basketball. Continue reading CBD Journal with Ray Ricker (Feb. 15th)

CBD Journal with Ray Ricker (Feb. 7th)

Hello everyone! Now that the final whistle of the Super Bowl sounded it’s officially BASEBALL SEASON! As a very disgruntled Miami Dolphin fan living in Patriot, Jet, and Giant land this season couldn’t have ended any sooner, but it was a very well-played game. Continue reading CBD Journal with Ray Ricker (Feb. 7th)

Collegiate Baseball News releases 2012 Division 2 Poll

Collegiate Baseball News has released their 2012 Preseason Division 2 Top 40 poll. The poll is led by West Florida who finished the 2011 season with a 52-9 overall record. Francis Marion comes in second with Central Missouri at number three, Grant Valley State at four, and Mount Olive rounding out the Top 5. You can check out the full Top 40 below. Continue reading Collegiate Baseball News releases 2012 Division 2 Poll

CBD Exclusive: Northern Kentucky talks Division 1 Move

Northern Kentucky announced on Dec. 8 that they will be transitioning to Division 1 for all sports in the 2012-2013 season. They will be joining the Atlantic Sun Conference which features a couple of solid baseball programs with Stetson, Jacksonville and Belmont making the NCAA Tournament in 2011.

The Northern Kentucky baseball program has been a Division 2 power over the last nine seasons. They have won the Great Lakes Valley Conference five times under head coach Todd Asalon who is entering his 12th year in charge of the baseball program. Continue reading CBD Exclusive: Northern Kentucky talks Division 1 Move

CBD Journal with Ray Ricker (November 22nd)

Hello everyone! It’s been a while. I’m back blogging for my second year. I guess people were shocked that I could put together a coherent sentence, so here I am back at it. For those of you who did not read my blog last season (I’m sure that’s the majority of people) let me introduce myself. My name is Ray Ricker and this is my 5th season as the Associate Head Baseball Coach at DII Post University in Connecticut, which plays in an ALL wood bat conference (C.A.C.C.) I have managed for the past three summers in the N.E.C.B.L. I coach the hitters, catchers, and handle the recruiting at Post University. I love coaching college baseball, and  am very fortunate I get to do a job that I love and couldn’t think about doing anything else. Continue reading CBD Journal with Ray Ricker (November 22nd)

CBD Journal with Ray Ricker (Post University/Mystic Schooners)

It’s been a long summer on the bus traveling all around the New England Collegiate League and my summer club the Mystic Schooners. This was my third year in the N.E.C.B.L. running a team as the past two seasons I was with the New Bedford Bay Sox, this make my summers a little different most assistant coaches. I really enjoying the recruiting aspect of coaching, going from showcase to showcase or field to field to try to find the next player to help your program take the next step. Coaching in the N.E.C.B.L. gives me the ability to run an all-star team composed of the top players in the country and get them to gel over the summer and hone their skills with a wood bat over the course of 42 games and hours on the bus. You really get to know these guys and admire how hard they work on an every day basis. Continue reading CBD Journal with Ray Ricker (Post University/Mystic Schooners)

2011 MLB Draft News and Notes for August 10th

The MLB Signing Deadline is fast approaching as all teams have until midnight on August 15th to sign their draft picks or they will head to college for the 2012 season. Here is the latest news and notes from around the country.  Continue reading 2011 MLB Draft News and Notes for August 10th

CBD Column: Breaking Down the CCBL All-Star Pitchers

The Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game took place last Friday evening at Fenway Park. The Eastern Division picked up the 4-1 victory over the Western Division behind some sloppy defense by the Western Division All-Stars and a homer from James Ramsey of Florida State. (Full Recap). Here are my Top Five Pitchers from the game. Continue reading CBD Column: Breaking Down the CCBL All-Star Pitchers