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ARKANSAS’ ANDREW BENINTENDI WINS 2015 USA BASEBALL GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD

GoldenSpikesLOS ANGELES — USA Baseball announced Tuesday the selection of Arkansas’ Andrew Benintendi as the recipient of the 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award. In the prestigious award’s 38th year recognizing the top amateur baseball player in the country, it was presented live on ESPN’s SportsCenter by 1989 Golden Spikes Award winner and current college baseball analyst, Ben McDonald.

The other three finalists for this year’s award also hailed from the Southeastern Conference, including shortstop Alex Bregman of Louisiana State, right-handed pitcher Carson Fulmer of Vanderbilt, and shortstop Dansby Swanson of Vanderbilt. All four finalists were chosen within the top eight selections of the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Benintendi was selected with the 7th overall pick by the Boston Red Sox, while Bregman was selected No. 2 by the Houston Astros, Fulmer was drafted No. 8 by the Chicago White Sox, and Swanson was selected with the No. 1 overall pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Continue reading ARKANSAS’ ANDREW BENINTENDI WINS 2015 USA BASEBALL GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD

Virginia advances to 2015 CWS Championship Series

VirginiaFeaturedOMAHA, Neb. – The Virginia baseball team advanced to the College World Series Finals for the second straight year after ousting No. 4 national seed Florida, 5-4, Saturday night in front of 15,560 onlookers at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Virginia (42-23) advances to face Vanderbilt (50-19) in the best-of-three CWS Finals beginning Monday in a rematch of the 2014 CWS Finals.

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Pepperdine names Rick Hirtensteiner as head coach

Photo by David Cohen, (BHEphotos/College Baseball Daily)
Photo by David Cohen, (BHEphotos/College Baseball Daily)

MALIBU, Calif. – Rick Hirtensteiner, longtime assistant coach and member of the forthcoming 2015 Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame induction class, has been named the 17th head coach of the Waves’ storied baseball program. He is now the fourth former player at Pepperdine to assume head coaching duties. Continue reading Pepperdine names Rick Hirtensteiner as head coach

2015 College World Series Game 4: Vanderbilt 4 Cal State Fullerton 3

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Vanderbilt’s RO Coleman races down the line. Photo by David Cohen (BHEphotos)

OMAHA, Neb. – Jeren Kendall blasted a two-run homer to give Vanderbilt a come-from-behind walkoff victory over Cal State Fullerton, 4-3, in the opening round of the 2015 Men’s College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.

It was the first ninth-inning comeback in the CWS at TD Ameritrade and the first CWS walkoff home run
since 2009. Continue reading 2015 College World Series Game 4: Vanderbilt 4 Cal State Fullerton 3

CWS Game 1: Virginia 5 Arkansas 3

Photo by David Cohen, (BHEphotos/College Baseball Daily)
Photo by David Cohen, (BHEphotos/College Baseball Daily)

OMAHA, Neb. – Daniel Pinero’s three stolen bases and three hits led Virginia over Arkansas 5-3 in the opening game of the 2015 NCAA Men’s College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.

Arkansas (40-24) will face elimination at 2 p.m. central on Monday. Virginia (40-22) will play the winnerof Miami-Florida on Monday at 7 p.m. Continue reading CWS Game 1: Virginia 5 Arkansas 3