FROM PRESS RELEASE
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Tuesday that baseball coach Donnie Marbut will not return to guide the Cougars next season.
“Though Donnie and his staff have worked hard over the past 11 years it is my feeling that a change in leadership at this time was necessary to get Cougar baseball back to a position of prominence,” said Moos. Continue reading Washington State announces Coaching Change
Here are some of the top articles from around the nation for May 26th.
NCAA should be embarrassed for snubbing Wolf Pack
The National Collegiate Athletic Association should be embarrassed for leaving the Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team out of its 64-team regional field.
A total of 25 teams won 40 or more games in Division I college baseball this season. The Wolf Pack, which finished 41-15 and won the Mountain West regular season championship, was one of them. Just four of those 40-win teams were not selected to play in the NCAARegionals. The Wolf Pack, we found out on Black Monday, was also one of them.
Nevada Wolf Pack Examiner
Continue reading News and Notes from Around the Country (May 26th)
TUCSON, Ariz. – Andy Lopez, a 33-year coaching veteran and one of the winningest coaches in college baseball, has announced his retirement as head coach at The University of Arizona. Lopez, who guided the Wildcats to a pair of College World Series appearances and the 2012 national championship, spent the past 14 years at Arizona after previous coaching stints at Cal State Dominguez Hills, Pepperdine and Florida.
“For the past 14 years, I have been extremely honored to be a part of the Arizona baseball program,” Lopez said. “This is a special place with many special people, and I thank everyone at The University of Arizona for the opportunity to finish my career here.” Continue reading Arizona head coach Andy Lopez Retires
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball announced the semifinalists for the 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award on Friday. Twenty-one athletes from around the country were named semifinalists for the 38th Golden Spikes Award, sponsored by Major League Baseball and presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation to the top amateur baseball player in the U.S.
Continue reading USA Baseball Names Twenty-One Golden Spikes Award Semifinalists
Eugene, Ore. – Twentieth-ranked Oregon scored once in the seventh and again in the eighth inning on Thursday to overcome winless New Mexico State 3-1 in the Ducks home opener at PK Park.
It was the first of a four-game series between the Ducks (4-1) and Aggies (0-5).
Austin Grebeck, in the game as a pinch-hitter, scored the go-ahead run for the Ducks. Catcher Shaun Chase unloaded a solo homer past the scoreboard in left-center in the eighth for the final margin.
Corvallis, Ore. – Oregon State conducted a major makeover of Goss Stadium since the Summer Collegiate season ended, adding the Jacoby Elsbury Locker Room and a long viewing area along the third baseline.
Not part of the makeover are the decorative motifs near the many entrances to the park. Those have been up since 2008, according to assistant coach Andy Jenkins. Continue reading Goss Stadium makeover nearly finished