Category Archives: SEC

CBB Column: Magical World of Snubs UPDATE

CBB Senior writer NYDore wrote up an extensive article (available here) about how certain players were snubbed from All-American teams especially how Ryan Flaherty was left off the NCBWA Pre-season All-American team while Derek Shunk of Villanova was named to the first team. He was only named to the third-team in the Big East last season. Continue reading CBB Column: Magical World of Snubs UPDATE

Alabama edges Ole Miss 6-5

FROM ALABAMA MEDIA RELATIONS
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – In typical Friday night fashion in the Southeastern Conference, the University of Alabama baseball team bested No. 15 Ole Miss, 6-5, in a game that was not decided until the final pitch.

Alabama senior first baseman Matt Bentley clubbed two home runs and senior right-hander Josh Copeland wriggled out of jams in each of the last three innings to lead the Tide to the series-opening win. Continue reading Alabama edges Ole Miss 6-5

Kentucky 15 South Carolina 3

FROM UK MEDIA RELATIONS
10rusin.jpg COLUMBIA, S.C. — Behind five home runs – including two blasts from catcher Marcus Nidiffer and a grand slam from freshman shortstop Chris Wade – the No. 8 Kentucky baseball team rolled the seventh-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks 15-3, on a beautiful Friday evening in front of 5,729 fans at Sarge Frye Field.

Kentucky (22-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) notched it largest win over the tradition-rich Gamecocks in 59 total meetings in the series. UK’s 12-run win marks the largest win in the series, topping a 22-11 win in Lexington in 1995. Continue reading Kentucky 15 South Carolina 3

Kentucky heads to South Carolina for Key Series

FROM PRESS RELEASE
bb_042907_carroll4.jpgCOLUMBIA, S.C. — Hitting the road for the second consecutive weekend, the No. 8 Kentucky baseball team travels to face the No. 7 South Carolina Gamecocks in a three-game series, set to begin on Friday at 7 p.m. ET at Sarge Frye Field.

Kentucky (21-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) takes to the road after traveling to Auburn, Ala., for its SEC road opener. The Wildcats opened SEC play with a dominating sweep over Alabama, before falling in the Friday and Saturday games at Auburn. UK rebounded on Sunday, claiming a 9-8 win to salvage the series. Continue reading Kentucky heads to South Carolina for Key Series

Ron Polk Announces Resignation As Mississippi State Baseball Coach!

Legendary MSU head coach Ron Polk will resign at the conclusion of the 2008 Diamond Dog campaign.

FROM PRESS RELEASE

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State’s Ron Polk, the winningest baseball coach in Southeastern Conference history, announced he will resign effective at the end of the current season, MSU Director of Athletics Larry Templeton confirmed.

“It goes without saying that we are most appreciative of the outstanding job Ron Polk has done for Mississippi State baseball,” Templeton said. “His decision does not come as a surprise because we had a conversation about this timeline even before this season started.
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CBB Interview with Sawyer Carroll (Kentucky)

Carroll with KidsThe College Baseball Blog recently had a chance to ask Sawyer Carroll who is the top hitter on the Kentucky Wildcat baseball team and among the best players in the SEC. The Wildcats are currently 21-2 overall with a conference mark of 4-2 in the tough SEC. Carroll is leading the team in many offensive categories including a .481 average, seven homers, and 33 RBI. Carroll was an 18th round pick in the 2007 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals but decided to return for his senior season which has been a great decision based on the numbers he has put up during the early portion of the season. Continue reading CBB Interview with Sawyer Carroll (Kentucky)

South Carolina, Winthrop, Illinois, Bama, and Wilmington pick up wins

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES

South Carolina 5 College of Charleston 3

Columbia, S.C. – Freshman right-handed pitcher Sam Dyson struck out eight batters in a career-high seven innings and Reese Havens hit his seventh home run of the year as South Carolina defeated College of Charleston 5-3 on Wednesday evening at Sarge Frye Field. The Gamecocks improve to 16-6 on the year while the loss drops College of Charleston to 16-8. Carolina returns to action at home this weekend with a three-game series at Sarge Frye Field vs. Kentucky. Continue reading South Carolina, Winthrop, Illinois, Bama, and Wilmington pick up wins

Canisius, Fullerton, Alabama, and Louisville pick up wins

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES

Canisius 21 Delaware State 12

Entering the week having scored 29 runs in its previous six games, the Canisius College baseball team has scored 33 runs in the last two games as the Golden Griffins defeated Delaware State 21-12 at Soldier Field in Dover, Del. on Tuesday. Canisius has now won four straight and 10 of its last 11. Continue reading Canisius, Fullerton, Alabama, and Louisville pick up wins

Northeastern, Southern Illinois, Kentucky, Coastal, and Temple pick up wins

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES

Northeastern 8 URI 6

Junior Frank Pesanello hit what was the eventual game-winning, pinch-hit, three-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to guide the Northeastern University baseball team to an 8-6 victory over the Rhode Island Rams at Bill Beck Field in Kingston, Rhode Island on Tuesday evening.

Pesanello’s homer was his sixth of the season, putting him second on the team behind captain Mike Lyon, who has eight on the season. Lyon, who has been anchoring the Husky attack all season, led the team with three hits, including two doubles, an RBI and a run scored. Continue reading Northeastern, Southern Illinois, Kentucky, Coastal, and Temple pick up wins