CARY, N.C. — Corey Ray (Louisville) went 4-for-4 with a double, triple and three runs, leading the USA Collegiate National Team to a 10-2 win over Chinese Taipei, on a perfect Sunday evening at USA Baseball’s National Training Complex. Continue reading USA Baseball defeats Chinese Taipei 10-2
DURHAM, N.C. — Nick Banks (Texas A&M) and Corey Ray (Louisville) extended their hitting streaks to seven games to help power the USA Collegiate National Team’s explosion of six runs in the first two innings, pacing Team USA to a 6-4 win over Chinese Taipei, on a sunny Saturday afternoon at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Continue reading TEAM USA WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT
LOS 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
NYTimes writer Pat Borzi featured a story today on the college game still taking infield and outfield before a game while the pro game has nearly completely abandoned the practice. Continue reading College Game still sticking to Tradition
OMAHA, 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.
Here is some video from the 1947 College World Series between the Yale Bulldogs and the California Bears. Starring in the game is former president of the United State George H.W. Bush while Cal’s John Fiscalini went 4-for-5 with 3 runs scored. Continue reading From the Archives: The final game of the 1947 College World Series
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
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
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
The University of North Carolina Athletics Department received their Notice of Allegations due to the ongoing investigation of paper classes. The notice of allegations includes at least three direct references to the UNC Baseball program and the paper classes. I have included the three references below. Continue reading UNC Baseball named in NCAA Notice of Allegations