(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.
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→
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.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE 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→