Everyone knows the story behind Arizona State’s Cory Hahn or Georgia’s Johnathan Taylor suffering devastating neck injuries this past spring. There was another spinal cord injury that happened just before the 2011 MLB Draft to San Jacinto College’s Buddy Lamothe who suffered an injury which has severely hurt his mobility. The Astros ended up selecting Lamothe in the 40th round in the 2011 MLB Draft. Continue reading
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Chris Costantino (Walters St CC) became the fifth player in New England Collegiate Baseball League history to throw a no-hitter, as he cruised past the first-place Keene Swamp Bats Sunday night to a 7-0 victory.
Costantino allowed no hits while striking out nine Swamp Bats, improving his league-high total to 41 strikeouts this season. Keene had four men reach base Sunday night; two on walks, one on a fielder’s choice and one on a passed ball on a swinging strikeout. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our series of interviews with coaches from across the country today with UNLV head coach Tim Chambers. He is entering his first season in charge of the Rebels baseball program after spending the last 11 seasons at the College of Southern Nevada accumulating a 52-16 record last season while bringing the school to the NJCAA College World Series twice. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 28 with USC junior RHP Austin Wood. The Niceville, Florida native attended Niceville High School where he had a standout career. As a junior in high school, he went 6-2 with a 1.35 ERA in 13 appearances (11 starts). He was named a third team All-American and first team All-Region from Rawlings. He also was named honorable mention All-State. He was drafted in the 2008 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros in 36th round but decided to head to Florida State to play under Mike Martin Sr. Continue reading
UConn-Avery Point head coach Roger Bidwell will be honored by the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Association with the 2011 Gold Key Award. Bidwell coached the UConn-Avery Point baseball team to the 2010 NJCAA Division 2 final where they lost to LSU-Eunice 10-2. Bidwell has spent the last 29 seasons in charge of the program going 828-327-7 overall while making the team a perennial NJCAA playoff contender. Continue reading
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the College of Southern Nevada will lose 20 scholarships for the next two seasons (starting 2011-2012 school year) for three rule violations under former coach and athletic director Chris Sheff. He was hired this summer before being fired on November 3rd after the violations were discovered. Continue reading
Major League Baseball held the Rule 5 Draft yesterday during the Winter Meetings. If a player is selected in the Rule 5 draft, they need to be placed on a MLB roster for the next season and if they are put in the minor leagues, they will go back to the previous squad. The system was put into place to eliminate the ability for squads to stockpile young players in their system when other squads would have that player in the major leagues. Continue reading
The St. Petersburg Times is reporting that longtime St. Petersburg College baseball coach Dave Pano has resigned after offering an improper scholarship to a student-athlete. Coach Pano had accumulated a 392-180-1 over 13 seasons. In 2005, he led the school to its first state title and a second-place finish at the JUCO World Series.
The Washington Nationals held a news conference on Thursday afternoon to announce the signing of Bryce Harper. He was the first selection in the 2010 MLB Draft after an outstanding year at the College of Southern Nevada where he smashed the record books. As a high school freshman, he hit .599 batting average with 11 home runs and 67 RBIs in 38 games. He improved on that campaign in his sophomore season when he had .626 batting average, 14 home runs and 55 RBIs. After the season, Sports Illustrated labeled him as the “Chosen One” as he appeared on the cover of the magazine. They also called him the “Lebron James of Baseball.” He made an unorthodox move after his sophomore season as he got his GED and decided to head to junior college at the College of Southern Nevada. He continued to dominate at that level as he made the transition to the wood bat league hitting .442 with 29 home runs and 89 RBIs. In the first game of the NJCAA World Series, Harper hit for the cycle while going 6-for-7. The next day, he went 2-for-5 in the first game of a doubleheader and 6-for-6 with four home runs in the nightcap.
It isn’t often that I run across a great video about College Baseball but today we present you with Alex Cortez from San Bernardino Valley College. This past season, he hit .269 with a homer and 18 RBI in an unimpressive season in which his team went 17-17. You can check out the video below.