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
THOMASVILLE, N.C. – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team rolled to a series-opening win, 10-0, over Japan on Sunday as it scored three runs in each of the first two innings and Carson Fulmer (Vanderbilt) and Andrew Moore (Oregon State) combined on a two-hit shutout in front of a packed house at Finch Field in Thomasville, N.C., home of the High Point-Thomasville HiTops of the Coastal Plain League.
“Carson came out in the top of the first and you could just tell that he had electric stuff,” Team USA manager Dave Van Horn (Arkansas) said. “He threw eight pitches and we were right back in the dugout. That set the tone for our offense, we came out swinging the bat well and the floodgates opened pretty quick. I thought we did a great job of running the bases today, going from first to third, and put a lot of pressure on them. Continue reading
DURHAM, N.C. – A two-RBI single by Tate Matheny (Missouri State) broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the fifth as the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team went on to defeat Chinese Taipei, 5-2, in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Continue reading
DURHAM, N.C. – Playing in front an electric crowd of 9,692 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, James Kaprielian (UCLA) and the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team turned in quite the patriotic performance on Friday, July 4.
SHELBY, 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
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass announced the hiring of Louisville assistant coach Chris Lemonis as the 24th head coach of the Hoosier baseball program Wednesday. The 2013 ABCA/Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year will be introduced at a press conference on a date to be determined. Continue reading