HAARLEM, The Netherlands – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team fired its second straight shutout and seventh of the summer as it defeated Chinese Taipei, 4-0, at Honkbal Week on Monday afternoon at Pim Mulier Stadium.
“We are pitching extremely well, playing good defense and the ball isn’t carrying much out here so the way we are approaching the game has to be a little bit different,” Team USA manager Dave Van Horn (Arkansas) said. “We feel like we need to manufacture runs and that is we were able to do for the most part today. We did make a few mistakes on the bases and that probably cost us a couple of runs, but all in all, we played pretty well. Continue reading
The 2014 College World Series is “in the books” and various collegiate summer leagues around the country are winding down–focus is gradually returning to textbooks and 8 a.m. classes (for some of us). Beginning now and continuing through the fall and spring semesters, I will be taking you along with me as I comment on my experiences through the lens of a fourth year college baseball player. I consider it a privilege to not only write to you as a college baseball player but also as a current West Point cadet and student-athlete. I am eager to share my perspective as well as my team’s throughout the extent of this blog as it has come to my attention that our college situation at Army is “slightly” different than the normal college experience. No, we do not carry firearms in our travel bags, nor do we have any war stories. We are just college athletes that have a different career path than most of our peers at other universities. Continue reading
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Commissioner Sean McGrath is pleased to unveil the rosters for the 2014 New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) All-Star Game, as announced Sunday by the league office.
HAARLEM, The Netherlands – Four pitchers – Carson Fulmer (Vanderbilt), Tyler Jay (Illinois), Dillon Tate (UCSB) and Ryan Burr (Arizona State) – combined to throw the third no-hitter in the history of the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team on Saturday as it defeated the Netherlands, 3-0, in front of a packed house at Pim Mulier Stadium during Honkbal Week. Continue reading
HAARLEM, The Netherlands – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team couldn’t find an answer for the Japanese pitching staff on Friday as Yuki Yoshida and Yasuaki Yamasaki combined on a one-hitter to lead Japan to a 1-0 win in the opening game of the 27th edition of Honkbal Week at Pim Mulier Stadium.
As we have been reporting for the last couple of years, the Miami Hurricanes baseball program has been the center attention for PED use in the college game. From former Miami, FL and Houston Cougars second baseman Frankie Ratcliff arrested with PED’s to strength coach being arrested, Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez connections to the Canes baseball program, do I need to continue? I even wrote a long piece on how Miami needed to stop grandstanding and do something with the program. A new book called Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era details the connections to the Hurricanes Baseball program. Here are some highlights from an excerpt published by The Miami New Times.
Medford Rogues defeated the Corvallis Knights 8-6 on Wednesday night behind a 13-hit attack. Corvallis had the winning run on base – and the bases loaded – with one out in the eighth, but Jackson Soto hit into an inning ending doubleplay. Continue reading
WILMINGTON, N.C. – In its final game on U.S. soil, the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team had four pitchers combine on a six-hit shutout and the offense plated six runs in the seventh inning as it defeated Japan, 7-0, to win the three-game International Friendship Series on Tuesday at Buck Hardee Field. Continue reading
Murray State Director of Athletics Allen Ward has announced the hiring of MSU alum and Saint Louis associate head coach Kevin Moulder as the eighth head coach of the Racer baseball program Tuesday. Continue reading
WILSON, N.C. – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team committed four errors, leading to six unearned runs, as Japan evened the International Friendship Series with a 7-5 victory on Monday at historic Fleming Stadium, home of the Wilson Tobs of the Coastal Plain League. Continue reading