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USA Collegiate National Team defeats Chinese Taipei 6-2

USABaseballFeatured1SHELBY, N.C. – Fresh off of winning a national championship at the College World Series, three Vanderbilt players played a critical role in the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team’s 6-2 win over Chinese Taipei on Wednesday.

Bryan Reynolds hit an eighth-inning grand slam, Carson Fulmer struck out three batters in 1.2 innings, including an inning-ending punchout with the tying run on third in the seventh, and Dansby Swanson had a go-ahead RBI double as the U.S. (7-1-1) picked up the win in game two of its series against Chinese Taipei (0-1-1), played in front of a near-capacity crowd of 3,748 at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Continue reading

USA Baseball and Chinese Taipei Play to a 5-5 Tie

USABaseballFeatured1CARY, N.C. — A 10th-inning played under international tiebreaker rules wasn’t enough to decide Tuesday’s series-opening contest between the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and Chinese Taipei as the two squads tied 5-5 at Coleman Field at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

“That was a really good game against a solid team,” Team USA manager Dave Van Horn (Arkansas) said. “Chinese Taipei does a really good job offensively of making contact and putting pressure on you. They took advantage of walks and when they got a chance to score, they scored. I think this will be a great series. They have a good mix of players with right and left-handed hitters and speed and their pitchers come at you from all different angles. They are a solid team that will make us beat them, they won’t give us much. Continue reading

Peninsula Pilots defeat Team USA 7-5

USABaseballFeatured1HAMPTON, Va. – The Peninsula Pilots rallied from a five-run deficit to defeat the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, 7-5, in front of a crowd of 3,312 on Sunday evening at War Memorial Stadium in Hampton, Va.

The U.S. outhit the Pilots, 9-6, in the contest but issued 10 free passes on the mound and committed three errors, leading to two costly unearned runs. The loss is Team USA’s first of the summer as its record drops to 6-1. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 1. Carlos Rodon (NC State)

rodonCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 1 on our Top 100 Countdown is North Carolina State’s Carlos Rodon. The 6-3 left-handed pitcher from Holly Springs, North Carolina was selected in the 16th round by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2011 MLB Draft.

As a freshman in 2012, Rodon had the strongest breakout season in the country for the NC State Wolfpack. In his 17 appearances, Rodon went 9-0 with an ERA of just 1.57. In his 114.2 innings pitched, Rodon struck out 135 batters while walking 41 and holding opponents to a batting average of just .176. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 3. Trea Turner (NC State)

turnerCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 3 on our countdown is NC State junior Trea Turner. The 6’1 infielder from Lake Worth, Florida was selected in the 20th round by the Pirates in the 2011 MLB Draft.

As a freshman, Turner played and started in all 63 games for NC State. He posted a batting average of .336 with 13 doubles and 43 RBI. He also had an on base percentage of .432 and 72 runs, which ranked sixth in the nation. In addition, Turner also led the nation in stolen bases as he went 57-for-61. Continue reading

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 14. Grayson Greiner (South Carolina)

greinerCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 14 on our countdown is South Carolina junior catcher Grayson Greiner. The Columbia, South Carolina native attended Blythewood High School where he was a three time All-State selection. Continue reading

2014 Top 100 Countdown: 15. Brandon Finnegan (TCU)

TCU Baseball vs Cal State FullertonCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 15 on our countdown is TCU junior LHP Brandon Finnegan. The Fort Worth, Texas native attended Southwest High School where he was a three year letter winner. He was drafted in the 45th round by the Texas Rangers but decided to head to TCU. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 16. Alex Bregman (LSU)

AlexBregmanLSUCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!

Number 16 on our countdown is LSU sophomore shortstop Alex Bregman from Albuquerque, New Mexico where he attended Albuquerque Academy. He had an injury filled high school senior season after having one of the best seasons in New Mexico high school baseball history. In his junior year, he hit .678 and set a New Mexico season record with 19 HR. He was selected after his senior season by the Boston Red Sox in the 29th round. Continue reading