Category Archives: General CBB News

Deadspin loves College Baseball?

I was shocked to find out that had linked to some college baseball articles on Monday. The first one revolves around Buzz Bissinger who went to the CWS in Omaha a few weeks ago. He was having a pleasant experience before having a run in with security which left him bloodied and in a heated argument. Continue reading

Wood Bats vs Metal Bats

The Daily Herald out of Everett Washington has put out a very good article about college players adjusting to the wood bats in the lower levels of the minor leagues. They talk with Aaron Cunningham who played for Everett Community College and has become one of the top prospects for the Oakland A’s. The Everett Community College baseball program plays in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges which is a all-wood bat conference. Continue reading

Team Canada defeats Lithuania 25-0

World University GamesTeam Canada, representing Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), defeated Lithuania, 25-0, at Skokani-Olomouc Stadium, in Olomouc, CZ. Team Canada improves to 1-2 at the 4th annual World University Baseball Championships while Lithuania falls to 0-4.

Canada came out strong and took control of the game from the first pitch as veteran Adam Reynolds (Guelph) retired the side with the help of catcher Jeff Vickers (Lamar) throwing out a runner trying to steal second on the third play of the game. Canada quickly went to work offensively as they scored twice in the first and added six more in the second and never looked back as they won by 25 runs, the team’s largest margin of victory in the three World University Games Canada has participated in. Continue reading

Japan defeats Canada, 7-6 in 11 innings

Jon Syrnyk. Photo by Bob Broughton.

Jon Syrnyk. Photo by Bob Broughton.

Brno, CZ – Team Canada, representing Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), was defeated by Japan, 7-6, at AVG Draci Brno Stadium, in Brno, CZ. Team Canada falls to 0-2 at the 4th annual World University Baseball Championships while Japan improves to 2-0.

For the second straight night, Team Canada fell behind early as they spotted Japan four runs over the first three innings. However Team Canada, like it did on Friday Night, used the big inning to come from behind and tie the game at 4 all in the top of the 5th inning. Canada would then take a page out of Japan’s playbook and play “small ball” scoring once each in the 6th and 7th inning, on just one hit, to take a two run lead into the bottom of the 9th inning where Japan would score twice, on three hits, to send the game into extra innings. In the extra frames Team Canada reached base in both innings but was unable to score the go ahead run. Japan left two men on in the 10th inning and scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly by Takeshi Hosoyamada in the bottom of the 11th inning. Continue reading

Jacks Get Revenge With Extra-Inning Win Over Marshals

Picture from Mike Lieberman


The famous words uttered before every episode of “ABC’s Wide World Of Sports” spoke of the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

In the last two games, the East Texas Pump Jacks experienced both, and against the very same opponent.

24 hours after dropping a hard-luck decision to the McKinney Marshals, the Pump Jacks earned a measure of redemption, taking a 5-3 extra-inning victory in McKinney. The Jacks scored two runs in the top of the tenth to up their record to 4-0 in extra inning games.

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The NCAA Baseball Rules Committee Actions


The NCAA baseball committee sat down and discuss some changes to some rules to help speed up the game and for safety purposes.

  • enforcing time limits (a pitch must be delivered within 20 seconds with no runners on base)
  • the batter’s box rule (the batter must generally keep one foot in the box during an at-bat)
  • handling of conferences (defensive and offensive)
  • speeding the time between innings and during pitching changes were areas the committee identified as areas of possible improvement
  • This season, all base coaches are required to wear a helmet when coaching the bases.
  • The committee also believes that, in some cases, fields are not being lined properly before play begins.

To read the rest of the Article about the NCAA BASEBALL COMMITTEE

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Chinese Taipei defeats Team Canada 6-4

Ken Fuglerud. Photo by Bob Broughton

Ken Fuglerud. Photo by Bob Broughton

Team Canada, representing Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), was defeated by Chinese Taipei, 6-4, at AVG Draci Brno Stadium, in Brno, CZ. This was the first game for both teams at the 4th World University Baseball Championships.

Team Canada started strong and were hurt by inning ending double plays in both the first and second innings of the game. Canada’s Thain Simon (Santa Clara) started strong on the mound as he held Taipei scoreless through the first two innings, striking out two batters. The third inning was the main story of the tonight’s game, in the top of the third inning, Chinese Taipei changed pitchers and brought in Kai-Wen Cheng, who retired Team Canada in order for the first time in the game. In the bottom half of the inning, Chinese Taipei scored five runs off Simon, while only managing one extra base hit a double in the middle of the rally. Continue reading

Team USA Pitches Past JUCO All-Stars, Wins 5-1


Phoenix, Ariz. – Game one started rocky for the USA Baseball 18U National Team, Friday, as the JUCO All-Stars took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. But Team USA did not take long responding; garnering a lead that they would not relinquish at Phoenix Municipal Stadium as team USA went on to win 5-1.

Dominic Gamboa got aboard with a lead-off walk on USA starting pitcher Matthew Purke (Spring, Texas) to begin the game for the JUCO All-Stars. A double to left center by Aaron Munoz scored Gamboa to take the early lead, but Purke then struck out the next two batters and forced a groundout to prohibit more JUCO runs.

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Copperheads Blank Bombers


Sam Strickland pitched eight strong innings, but the Bombers were unable to put a run across the board as they lost to the Coppell Copperheads 3-0. Taylor Davis hit a three-run home run in the first inning to put the Copperheads on top and that’s where the score stood for the rest of the game. The Bombers missed Todd Cunningham, who sat out his third consecutive game with a lower back strain.

The Copperheads never looked back after Davis crushed Strickland’s second pitch of the at-bat over the left field fence to go up 3-0. The Bombers threatened several times with runners in scoring position, but they were never able to make the clutch hit. Taylor Zambreski had his second consecutive multi-hit game for the Bombers since joining the team and made several outstanding plays in left field. He will be serving as the everyday left fielder now that Tyler Huelsing is gone for the summer. Huelsing is headed back home to Tennessee to have his wisdom teeth pulled and will not be back in time for the playoffs.
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2008 Elite Baseball Series Official Press Release


LOS ANGELES, CA July 16, 2008- The inaugural Elite Baseball Series (EBS) presented by Muscle MilkTM highlights the top freshmen (2011′) and sophomore (2010′) high school baseball players in America, competing in two series of games in back to back weeks. All games are hosted at UCLA’s Jackie Robinson Stadium and UC Irvine’s Anteater Ballpark, two of the finest playing fields in the nation.  The EBS provides a first look at future prospects for college and major league scouts. Continue reading