OMAHA, Neb. – For the first time in program history, the Virginia baseball team has advanced to the Finals of the Men’s College World Series after defeating Ole Miss, 4-1, Saturday in a rain-delayed game that spanned two days at TD Ameritrade Park.
Vanderbilt third baseman Xavier Turner has been declared ineligible for a violation of NCAA regulations and will not participate in the remainder of the College World Series, effective immediately. Vanderbilt’s baseball program and Department of Student Athletics are in NCAA compliance. The university, Department of Student Athletics and the baseball coaching staff will have no further comments.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (June 19, 2014) – All-American pitcher Andrew Morales from the University of California, Irvine has been selected as the 2014 Senior CLASS Award® winner in baseball. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. Continue reading
For a pitcher who had not started a game this season until June 2, Chad Hollingsworth is making it look simple. Starting his second elimination game of the postseason, the right-hander tossed 8 1/3 scoreless innings in leading Texas past UC Irvine, 1-0, in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Continue reading
As we reported yesterday, Arkansas Little Rock has started an independent investigation into the baseball program which is facing the following allegations:
- Inappropriate language
- Sexual harassment
- Physical assaults on players
- Coaches drinking with players
- Inebriated coaches
- Violations of NCAA regulations
The full statement from the UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson is below: Continue reading
OMAHA, Neb. – Vanderbilt scored the most runs yet at the 2014 Men’s College World Series and beat UC Irvine 6-4 in the winner’s bracket at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Continue reading
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SAN DIEGO – San Diego State head baseball coach Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54.
Gwynn’s sweet left-handed swing made him one of San Diego’s best-loved athletes. He was nicknamed “Mr. Padre” during his 20-year major league career.
“For more than 30 years, Tony Gwynn was a source of universal goodwill in the national pastime, and he will be deeply missed by the many people he touched,” Major League Commissioner Bud Selig said.
Gwynn had been on a medical leave from his job as baseball coach at San Diego State, his alma mater, since late March. Agent John Boggs said Gwynn died Monday at a hospital in suburban Poway. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily and Visit Omaha have teamed up to offer five prize packs for our readers. To enter the contest you must form below in this post or tweet using the hashtag #cbdgiveaway. You can do both and double your chances of winning!
We will be picking a winner at random on Saturday, June 14th, June 17th, June 19th, June 21st, and the final prize will be given out at the start of the Championship Series. Continue reading
DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association 19th annual Division I All-America baseball squads (first, second and third teams) again features a cavalcade of the nation’s elite players in 2014.
The balance in the talent on each of these three teams again indicates the close competition among 302 DI schools for the coveted eight places in the June 14-25 NCAA World Series starting Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park. Continue reading
LYNCHBURG, VA. (NCBWA) – University of Miami catcher Zach Collins and College of Charleston right-handed pitcher Bailey Ober have been named the 2014 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association National Freshman Hitter and Pitcher of the Year recipients, as announced by the organization today.