The Wichita Eagle has put out a very interesting article about the National Baseball Congress World Series which is facing some struggles with the economic crisis facing the country. They are also facing a crisis as the NCAA has pushed back the College World Series a full week which cuts down on the length of the season as it has to be completed by August 17th according to NCAA rules. The final issue that is facing the NBC World Series is the lack of quality players in the league as many of the best ones are heading to the more prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League and other ones across the country.
The NCAA has announced that they are placing a moratorium for composite bats according to a report from Baseball America’s Aaron Fitt (LINK). The issue about the composite bats aroused during the Tennessee and Vanderbilt season ending series where multiple homers by the Volunteers were hit over the wall at ridiculous distances. Tim Corbin was adamant that Tennessee was using hot bats to hit those homers including getting a bat confiscated. The SEC Tournament Conference Call which took place after that series focused on the issue.
I found an interesting article from the LA Times which talks about the development of Women’s baseball over the last 50 seasons. The article looks former Vassar player Lilly Ring who recorded the first hit in college baseball by a female since the mid-1980’s. She just transferred out of Vassar to head to California where she will look to play for the club team at the school. Continue reading Women’s College Baseball Coming Soon?
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The Brazos Valley Bombers bolstered their pitching staff today, as right-hander Marc Damon joined the team for the latter half of the regular season. Damon figures to come in handy with the team looking to strengthen their postseason position.
Continue reading Brazos Valley Bombers boost pitching staff
This argument comes up almost every season that college baseball needs to remove metal bats. Today’s argument comes from an article from Thetowntalk.com writer Randy Benson. He states that the college game is broken and to fix the game they should switch over to wood bats. I totally disagree with this as the wood bat games I have attended at the Division 2 level have been absolutely boring and even the summer league games which use wood bats have been awful to watch as balls barely even got to the outfield. Continue reading College Baseball should remove Metal Bats?
FROM USA BASEBALL RELEASE
(CARY, N.C.) – USA Baseball announced Wednesday night the 22 members of its 2009 National Team (Collegiate). The roster is headlined by shortstop and 2008 National Team member Christian Colon (Cal State Fullerton; Capey, Puerto Rico), and consists of five outfielders, six infielders, 10 pitchers, and one utility player. Two additional players will stay with the team to serve as alternates. Continue reading USA Baseball Announces 2009 National Team Roster
The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about the success rate of players who win the Golden Spikes Award being more successful than players that win the Heisman Trophy Award. I think the reason behind this is that the best players in College Football do not fit the “system” at the next level being the NFL. In baseball, it is much different in that the best player in college is likely going to be able to hit/pitch in the MLB because the talent transfers over easier to the pro game. Continue reading Golden Spikes is better than the Heisman?
The NCAA seems to be reconsidering the decision to add a week to the beginning of the 2010 college baseball season. According to an article by the AP, over 100 complaints have come in from teams across the country. I would have to think that many of these complaints came from northern programs which a week added to the season would actually cost their school more money by having to travel down south again. Continue reading NCAA to reconsider scheduling change
BATON ROUGE, La. – No. 3 national seed Louisiana State scored early and often and cruised to a 10-3 victory over 21st-ranked Minnesota in the final of the Baton Rouge Regional Sunday night at Alex Box Stadium.
The College Baseball Blog is currently putting together our Regional Previews. We will be looking at all 16 Previews starting on Wednesday and should have all of them up by the end of Thursday. We will be adding quick links to each regional on the left side in the coming days. So come back and continue to check out The College Baseball Blog for our Regional coverage in the coming days.