SEVENTH-INNING RALLY KEEPS TEAM USA FROM SWEEP

USABaseballLogo.jpgCARY, N.C. — Chih-Hsien Lin collected four hits to lead Chinese Taipei to a 7-3 comeback win over the USA Collegiate National Team in the finale of the series, snapping Team USA’s five-game winning streak, on Monday afternoon at USA Baseball’s National Training Complex.

Team USA (6-4) and Chinese Taipei (3-4) squared off in a seven-game series that started on June 23 with a pair of exhibition tune-ups, before the five-game set, counting for international points, began. Team USA posted four consecutive wins to open the five-game set to clinch the series, before a five-run seventh inning erased a Team USA lead on Monday and kept Chinese Taipei from suffering the sweep. Continue reading SEVENTH-INNING RALLY KEEPS TEAM USA FROM SWEEP

USA Baseball sweeps Chinese Taipei in Doubleheader

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CARY, N.C. — Tanner Houck (Missouri) fired a summer-long 5.2 innings and Ryan Howard (Missouri) drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning, lifting the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team to a 3-2 win over Chinese Taipei in seven innings, on Friday afternoon at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. Continue reading USA Baseball sweeps Chinese Taipei in Doubleheader

Nevada set to hire T.J. Bruce

NevadaLogo RENO, Nev. — University of Nevada Director of Athletics Doug Knuth announced Friday that T.J. Bruce has been named the head baseball coach at Nevada. Bruce spent the last five seasons as an assistant coach to Nevada alum John Savage at UCLA, where he helped the Bruins win the 2013 College World Series. Continue reading Nevada set to hire T.J. Bruce

VIRGINIA TOPS FINAL 2015 NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

NCBWA LogoDALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continued its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 18th year with its 2015 weekly surveys. This season’s polls have been circulated from Feb. 16-June 25 following the 69th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., as Virginia captured the 2015 NCAA championship and top spot in the survey.

In a rematch of the 2014 title series in Omaha, Virginia outdueled Vanderbilt 2-1 in games and won its first NCAA baseball crown. It also was the Atlantic Coast Conference’s first NCAA diamond championship since Wake Forest in 1955. Both finals’ opponents were not among the Top Eight seeds in ’15 brackets. However, UVa and Vandy were Nos. 1-2 in the preseason NCBWA poll. Continue reading VIRGINIA TOPS FINAL 2015 NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

Virginia wins 2015 College World Series with 4-2 win over Vanderbilt

OMAHA, Neb. – Virginia was crowned the 2015 NCAA National Champions after defeating Vanderbilt, 4-2, in game three of the College World Series Finals on Wednesday at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.

In a rematch of last year’s CWS Finals series that Vanderbilt won, it was Virginia that took round two of the best-of-three series, 2-1. Vanderbilt won game one, 5-1, and Virginia took game two, 3-0, before the decisive third game went in the Cavaliers’ favor. Continue reading Virginia wins 2015 College World Series with 4-2 win over Vanderbilt

TEAM USA OFFENSE EXPLODES IN 7-0 WIN OVER CPL SELECT

USABaseballLogo.jpgCARY, N.C. — Seth Romero (Houston) fanned six in four shutout innings and Bobby Dalbec (Arizona) belted his second home run of the summer, leading the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team to a 7-0 win over the Coastal Plains League Select team, on a steamy Wednesday afternoon at USA Baseball’s National Training Complex.

Team USA (2-3) jumped out to an early lead with two-run frames in the first, fourth and fifth innings, adding a run in the second frame. Continue reading TEAM USA OFFENSE EXPLODES IN 7-0 WIN OVER CPL SELECT

Virginia Defeats Vanderbilt, 3-0, to Force Game 3 in CWS Finals

Photo by David Cohen, (BHEphotos/College Baseball Daily)
Photo by David Cohen, (BHEphotos/College Baseball Daily)

OMAHA, Neb. – The Virginia baseball team evened the College World Series Finals at a game apiece by blanking Vanderbilt, 3-0, Tuesday night in front of 24,645 fans at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. The Cavaliers (43-24) forced a deciding Game 3 at 8 p.m. Wednesday to determine the national champion. UVa is seeking its first national championship.

Adam Haseley (Fr., Windermere, Fla.) and Josh Sborz (Jr., McLean, Va.) combined on a seven-hit shutout, while the bottom of UVa’s batting order, Ernie Clement (Fr., Rochester, N.Y.) and Thomas Woodruff (Sr., Clifton, Va.), recorded six of UVa’s 10 hits while driving in all three runs. Continue reading Virginia Defeats Vanderbilt, 3-0, to Force Game 3 in CWS Finals