Category Archives: General CBB News

Futures Collegiate Baseball League Announced

Mike Zhe of reports that there will be a new collegiate summer baseball league in New England called the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. The league will have teams on Martha’s Vineyard, the Seacoast NH area, Nashua NH, and one to three more teams for the 2011 season. The league is expected to expand in the 2012 season as they try to take on the NECBL as being the second best collegiate league in New England. Continue reading Futures Collegiate Baseball League Announced

Charleston Southern’s Bedenbaugh Killed in Car Accident


CHARLESTON, S.C. – CSU baseball player Will Bedenbaugh was killed in a single-car accident late Saturday night near his home in Prosperity, S.C., when his car ran off the road.

“Charleston Southern University and especially our CSU Baseball family are very saddened by the loss of Will Bedenbaugh,” said Buccaneer Head Coach Stuart Lake. “Will was a very special person to his teammates and coaches. He was a part of our very first recruiting class here that has done many great things on the field, in the classroom and community. We will honor Will throughout this 2011 season and in the future. He will forever be a part of CSU Baseball.”
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Lou Spry named Wilbur Snypp Award Winner

WICHITA, Kan. – Lou Spry, who has served as the official scorer for the College World Series for more than 25 years, is the 36th recipient of the Wilbur Snypp Award, presented annually by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association for outstanding contributions to college baseball. Continue reading Lou Spry named Wilbur Snypp Award Winner

D-2 Baseball Taking a Look at Wood Bats

WoodBatDivision2There are a couple of Division 2 conferences right now that use wood-bats exclusively including the entire New England region. At an October meeting for the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (CCA), they agreed on the following language: “The D-II Conference Commissioners Association endorses and supports the idea of wood bats, with the intention of NCAA Division II moving toward a wood bat-only division by 2012-13.”

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CBD Column: Scheduling Questions?

NCAA-BaseballLogoSmallThe LSU Tigers released their 2011 schedule a few weeks ago, which features your typical 56 games (30 SEC and 26 OOC). The interesting part is that they will only leave Alex Box Stadium for two out of conference road games and one neutral site game at Zephyr Field in Metairie, LA. Is it good for College Baseball to have a marquee program play mostly home games? I thought we would take this time to see how different coaches around the country put together their respective schedules.

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One Year Scholarship Rule Under Review

NCAALogoDarren Heitner of The Sports Agent Blog brought to my attention the case of Joseph Agnew against the NCAA that was filed in the Northern District of California in San Francisco. Agnew was a member of the Rice football program but his scholarship was not renewed for his senior season. Earlier this year, the US Department of Justice said they would look at the rule with special attention being shown by the department’s antitrust division.  The rule could be considered as an anticompetitive restraint and basically a price-fixing agreement.

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New bat rules to change College Baseball?

MikeBiancoOleMiss Chase Parham of (Ole Miss Rivals Site) has an excellent article about how the new bat changes are affecting college coaches for the upcoming 2011 season. The NCAA put in new testing standards for this upcoming season which have significantly affected the “pop” in the bat. According to Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco he has seen several full batting practices fail to yield a homer. This is very interesting and will change the way College Baseball is played with more Texas style games of bunting and stealing while we will see less “Gorilla Ball” tactics in the spring.

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