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.
Here is your Day 4 Recap of the 2009 Big East Baseball Tournament.
UConn 4 South Florida 2
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Mike Nemeth led off the sixth inning with a solo home run, for his fifth of the season, as the UConn baseball team defeated South Florida 4-2 in its second game of the 2009 BIG EAST Baseball Championship at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla. on Friday morning. Continue reading 2009 Big East Tournament Day 4 Recap (May 22nd)
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CLEARWATER, Fla. – Louisville third baseman Chris Dominguez became just the second player in BIG EAST history to repeat as BIG EAST Player of the Year as he took home the conference’s top individual honor Monday in advance of the 2009 BIG EAST Baseball Championship at Bright House Field. Continue reading 2009 Big East Awards
MANSFIELD Conn. – Bases loaded. Two outs.
Trinity’s Jeremiah Bayer, the New England Pitcher of the Year, stared in at the plate. Looking back was Eastern senior Shawn Gilblair, the New England hitter of the year, up in the top of the ninth with his team trailing by one.
But in a matchup of the best players of the two top teams in the Division 3 New England regional, it was Bayer who won out, getting Gilblair to loft a short popup to shortstop to end the game and send the Bantams to the World Series in Grand Chute Wis. where they will look to defend their 2008 title. Continue reading D3 Regionals: Trinity holds off Eastern to advance to World Series
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MAC East Division Player of the Week
Ryan Schlater, Bowling Green, Catcher
Sophomore, St. Paris, Ohio (St. Paris Graham)
Green catcher had his best week and weekend of the season hitting safely in all four games as the Falcons took two of three games from Akron to win the league title after having played Oakland mid-week. Schlater played the last two innings of the Oakland game and had one hit, a single, in two at-bats. Continue reading MAC Players of the Week
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GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – North Carolina junior first baseman Dustin Ackley, who keyed the Tar Heels to an Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division title and a top-five national ranking, has been named the 2009 ACC Baseball Player of the Year. Continue reading 2009 All-ACC Baseball Teams and Individual Awards
The San Francisco Chronicle has a good article about a growing trend in College and High School baseball. Everyone that has seen a few different college teams have seen how some college teams communicate with calling pitches with a number system and teams have now tried to bring that over to the offensive side of the game.
I personally think this is a fine idea as it is easier for the players to recognize the numbering system but it does slow the game down. What do you think? Continue reading Using Numbers instead of Signs?
MANSFIELD Conn. – Senior Conor Fahey’s decision to miss graduation almost paid off for WPI.
Two days after throwing 140 pitches against Suffolk in the opening game of the New England Regional of the NCAA Division III tournament, the righthander hurled 163 gutsy pitches over eight and a third innings in a elimination game against top seeded Eastern Connecticut, on a day when his classmates received their diplomas. Continue reading D3 Regionals: Fahey’s gusty performance not enough to save Engineers
MANSFIELD Conn.- The Eastern Connecticut Warrior’s powerful offense flexed its muscles against Husson, proving to be too powerful for even the scrappy Eagles to overcome.
Eastern crushed four home runs among its eighteen hits and knocked Husson out of the Division III New England Regionals with a convincing 18-3 win. Continue reading D3 Regionals: Warriors slay feisty Eagles