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San Diego State coach Tony Gwynn Passes Away

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TonyGwynn.jpgSAN 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

CBD and Visit Omaha Giveaways

 

CBDLogoCollege 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

2014 NCBWA All-American Teams

NCBWA LogoDALLAS – 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

2014 Nashville Super Regional: Vanderbilt 12 Stanford 5

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sunday’s game at Hawkins Field unfolded in memorable and historic fashion for the Vanderbilt baseball team: It started with an offensive explosion and ended with a dogpile. 

The Commodores clinched a spot in the College World Series by posting a 12-5 victory over Stanford in Game 3 of the Super Regional before a sold-out, mostly Commodore-crazed crowd of 3,626. The victory, which was propelled by a five-run first inning and the stellar relief pitching of freshman Hayden Stone, sends Vanderbilt (46-19) to Omaha, Neb., for next week’s College World Series, where the Commodores will face Louisville in their opener on Saturday. Continue reading