2014 Futures League All Star Game Rosters Released

Futures Collegiate LeagueThe 3rd annual Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England All-Star Game will put the five teams from the East Division (Brockton, Martha’s Vineyard, North Shore, Old Orchard Beach, and Seacoast) against the five from the West Division (Nashua, Pittsfield, Torrington, Wachusett, and Worcester). The game will be held at 7:05 P.M. in Brockton, MA at Campanelli Stadium, home of the Brockton Rox on Thursday, July 24th. Continue reading

Team USA shutouts Chinese Taipei 3-0

USABaseballFeatured1HAARLEM, The Netherlands – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team posted yet another shutout, its fifth in the last seven games, as it cruised past Chinese Taipei, 3-0, in the final game of the double round-robin portion of Honkbal Week at Pim Mulier Stadium on Friday.

With the win Team USA improves to 16-3-2 overall this summer, including a 5-1 record at Honkbal Week. It will advance to the sudden-death playoff rounds as the number-one seed and will play Chinese Taipei again on Saturday in the semifinals at 2 p.m. (8 a.m. ET). Vanderbilt right-hander Carson Fulmer will get the start on the mound. The winner will advance to face the victor of Saturday’s nightcap between Japan and the Netherlands. Continue reading

Rhode Island names Raphael Cerrato as Head Coach

CerratoURIWith the sudden departure of Rhode Island head coach Jim Foster to Boston College, College Baseball Daily has confirmed that the Rams will name Raphael Cerrato as the new head coach. Cerrato served as the top assistant to Foster for the past three seasons with the Rams after serving as the head coach at Division 2 power New Haven for five campaigns.

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Boston College announces Former URI coach Jim Foster as Assistant

JimFosterURI_thumb.jpgChestnut Hill, Mass. – Head baseball coach Mike Gambino announced on Thursday that Rhode Island head coach Jim Foster will join the coaching ranks as the associate head coach at Boston College. Foster, who will be the Eagles’ pitching coach, as well as work with the catchers, brings 12 years of experience to the Heights. Continue reading

Cincinnati begins Synthetic Turf Installation

CincyNewFieldCINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati baseball team has begun a synthetic turf installation project for Marge Schott Stadium that is scheduled to be completed on August 28. The project will remove the current playing surface and replace it with a state-of-the-art surface covering the entire field.

Cincinnati has selected local contractor The Motz Group for the installation. The Motz Group has been a provider of world-class athletic surfaces for nearly 40 years. If you’ve walked on a synthetic turf system in and around the region, there is a good chance it’s a Motz field. Continue reading

2014 West Coast League All-Stars Released

WestCoastLeagueWest Coast League president Dennis Koho announced the league’s All-Star Game rosters this morning. The North squad – made up of Kelowna, Victoria, Bellingham, Walla Walla, Wenatchee and Yakima – will be managed by Ed Knaggs, the skipper of the Wenatchee AppleSox. The South team – compromised of Kitsap, Cowlitz, Corvallis, Bend, Medford and host Klamath Falls – will be coached by Gems’ manager Mitch Karraker. Continue reading