New Orleans names Blake Dean as Head Coach

BlakeDeanNEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Department of Athletics officially named Blake Dean as the university’s new head baseball coach, it was made official on Tuesday morning by Director of Athletics Derek Morel.

Dean, who was named interim head coach following Ron Maestri’s retirement at the end of the 2015 season, has spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach for the program. Continue reading New Orleans names Blake Dean as Head Coach

Cape Cod Baseball League Players of the Week (June 30th)

CCBLLogo.jpgPITCHER: Evan Hill – Wareham

Just three short weeks into the season, it is inspiring to see how much the Cape Cod Baseball League players have already accomplished in a short span of time. Wareham pitcher Evan Hill (Michigan) caught the attention of many, with two standout appearances that earned him Coca-Cola Pitcher of the Week honors. Continue reading Cape Cod Baseball League Players of the Week (June 30th)

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