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DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending March 25, today. Florida Atlantic senior outfielder Mike McKenna was named National Hitter of the Week, while Missouri junior right-hander Aaron Crow was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. Continue reading
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of New Orleans baseball team hit four home runs, including two home runs by first baseman Jerad Comarda en route to a 17-8 win over the University of Alabama baseball team on a chilly Wednesday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
Comarda, who had played in nine games and made two starts entering Wednesday’s game at Alabama, went 4-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI as the Privateers completed the two-game sweep of the Crimson Tide. Comarda hit a solo home run in the second inning and added a two run home run in the eighth. Continue reading
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Something had to give on a windy Tuesday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium, and it was the visiting University of New Orleans that finally had something to smile about.
The Privateers got a strong start from senior Stephen Whalen, and UNO used a pair of three-run innings to take an 8-5 win at Alabama. Continue reading
The Alabama Crimson Tide will welcome New Orleans for a brief two game set on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Crimson Tide have a 9-7 overall record and 0-3 in the SEC after being swept by Kentucky over the weekend. Brandon May leads the team in hitting with a .431 average and has accumulated 14 walks in the first 16 games of the season. The Tide will send two juniors to the mound with right-hander Casey Kebodeaux (2-1, 4.44 ERA) taking the ball on Tuesday and left-hander Miers Quigley (2-1, 4.44 ERA) to the mound on Wednesday. Continue reading
After going 2-6 in their last 8 games, the formerly Top 25 ranked Ragin’ Cajuns (4-9) looked to get back to their winning ways with a three game series against Sun Belt opponent Arkansas State (8-4).
But the Indians would have none of that as they pulled off an impressive three game sweep over Cajuns at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field in Lafayette, Louisiana this weekend.
Due to inclement weather, the teams played a doubleheader on Saturday with ASU winning 3-0 and 9-5 respectively. Continue reading
Our buddy over at BleedCrimson.net talked with Gary Ward and Rocky Ward about Gary being inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame two days ago. Gary is currently the assistant coach with the New Mexico State Aggies with his son Rocky as the head coach. Gary had a successful career with Oklahoma State from 1978-1996 then with the Aggies in 2001 and 2002 before turning the reins over to his son. Gary led Oklahoma State to 16 consecutive conference titles and 17 NCAA Regional appearances, and 10 trips to the CWS. He led the Aggies to the 2002 Sun Belt Championship as he finished with a 1,022-361-1 record which is fourth all-time. You can hear the whole interview by clicking here.
Arkansas State surprised Ole Miss on Wednesday as they went into Swayze Field and knocked off the Rebels by a score of 7-5. The Rebels are currently ranked number 2 in the nation by the NCBWA and heading into a big series against the TCU Horned Frogs but forgot to show up on Wednesday evening as they committed four errors. Ryan Hudgins of Arkansas State went 3-5 with 2 RBI to lead the Indians to the upset victory. Continue reading
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Florida Gulf Coast 5 South Florida 4
TAMPA, Fla. – The University of South Florida baseball team fell, 5-4, Tuesday night to the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles at Red McEwen Field.
The Bulls’ record drops to 3-4, while the Eagles improve to 8-1.
USF’s offensive attack came in the first two innings after falling behind by two after the top of the first. Redshirt freshman Ryan Lockwood spearheaded the Bulls’ offensive charge with a lead-off walk. Junior counterparts Brandon Smith and Addison Maruszak followed with a walk and a hit by pitch to fill the bases. Junior Trey Manz then hit a one-out sac fly to score Lockwood and put the Bulls on the board. Continue reading
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BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Boston College baseball team could only manage four hits off four different Florida Atlantic pitchers, falling 4-3, Tuesday night at FAU Stadium. The Eagles are now 5-4 on the season, while FAU improves to 6-3.
FAU threatened in the both first and second innings against BC starter Ted Ratliff (0-1). The senior right-hander was able to work around a hit and four walks in the first two frames to keep the Owls scoreless. Continue reading