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Peterson released from Hospital


Steve Peterson (Courtesy of Middle Tennessee Media Relations)
Steve Peterson (Courtesy of Middle Tennessee Media Relations)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee’s head baseball coach Steve Peterson has returned home after open heart surgery last week.

Peterson went home on Saturday and is resting comfortably under his doctor’s care.

“I appreciate all of the thoughts and prayers for me and my family during this time from the Middle Tennessee family and Murfreesboro community,” Peterson said. Continue reading Peterson released from Hospital

Steve Peterson undergoes surgery

Head Middle Tennessee baseball coach Steve Peterson underwent quintuple bypass heart surgery on Monday
Head Middle Tennessee baseball coach Steve Peterson underwent quintuple bypass heart surgery on Monday


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Head Middle Tennessee baseball coach Steve Peterson underwent quintuple bypass heart surgery on Monday.

Family members indicated the surgery was successful and Peterson is recovering at a local hospital.
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UNLV Fall World Series Game 4 Recap


Matt Hutchison (Courtesy of UNLV Media Relations)

LAS VEGAS – Behind the strong pitching of Matt Hutchison, the Black team earned another win on Wednesday in the Red-Black World Series, which is being played at Earl E. Wilson Stadium.

Hutchison did not give up a hit in 3.1 innings of work as the Black team won 7-1, improving to 3-1 in the seven-game series with the Red team. He did allow one run, however, as he walked five batters to go along with three strikeouts. Continue reading UNLV Fall World Series Game 4 Recap

2009 Mohegan Sun World Baseball Coaches Convention Announced


Trey Hillman highlights 2009 Convention
Trey Hillman highlights 2009 Convention

UNCASVILLE, CT – Kansas City Royals Manager Trey Hillman, Boston Red Sox Pitching Coach John Farrell and Trinity College National Champion Collegiate Coach Bill Decker are three of the nearly 30 featured presenters at the 2009 Mohegan Sun World Baseball & Softball Coaches’ Convention. Continue reading 2009 Mohegan Sun World Baseball Coaches Convention Announced

NCAA changes measure of bat performance


The NCAA Baseball Research Panel, a group charged with maintaining the protocol for testing baseball bats in the college game, has recommended changes to the means for measuring performance in those tests.

The panel recommended replacing the “ball exit-speed ratio” with a “ball-bat coefficient of restitution” or BBCOR, because the latter eliminates discrepancies with different length bats and is a more direct measure of bat performance. At its meeting in July, the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee, which oversees and determines the actual performance level of bats, approved the new protocol and established the performance standard based on data collected from available wooden bats.
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HS Players heading to College early?

Levi Michael joining UNC early

USA Today has put out an interesting article about High School players leaving school at the end of the fall semester for the start of the college semester in the spring. The reason why we are seeing this is the fact that the player will be eligible to play in the 2009 season. The biggest recent name to do this was Robert Stock out of Southern California. Continue reading HS Players heading to College early?

USM park undergoing renovations

Pedro Sierra works on freshly-poured cement last week at Pete Taylor Park on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. (Erin Parker | Hattiesburg American)

When Southern Miss baseball fans pack Pete Taylor Park on Feb. 20 for the Golden Eagles’ season opener, they’ll notice some nice changes to the grounds.

Down the right-field line, a new concrete seating area will add around 300 seats with a good view of the field, and a deck area for grills will offer students a spot to tailgate during the game.

The batting cage area behind the bullpen on the left side is also getting a renovation.

The third baseline seating, which has long been used as the student section, will be general admission and the student section will be moved to the first baseline, directly behind the visiting dugout.
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Henry W. Broughton 1919-2008

Henry W. Broughton
Henry W. Broughton

My father, Henry W. Broughton, died in his sleep on September 28, 2008. I took him to the emergency room on September 21. An hour earlier, we were watching the final baseball game in Yankee Stadium on TV.

Henry took me to a game at Yankee Stadium in 1964. We were in New York for the World’s Fair. The game was remarkable because Mickey Mantle hit a home run, and it was one of the longest balls ever hit in Yankee Stadium.

An earlier baseball memory is from 1961, the year that Mantle and Roger Maris were chasing Babe Ruth’s record. We were watching a Yankees game on TV. This was long before ESPN, and televised sports were far less common. The game was tied going into the ninth inning. Henry observed that an extra-inning game would be a bonus to Mantle and Maris, because it would give them additional turns at bat. As it turned out, Yogi Berra hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth, and the scenario Henry envisioned didn’t happen. Continue reading Henry W. Broughton 1919-2008