Oregon overcomes New Mexico State

Eugene, Ore. – Twentieth-ranked Oregon scored once in the seventh and again in the eighth inning on Thursday to overcome winless New Mexico State 3-1 in the Ducks home opener at PK Park.

It was the first of a four-game series between the Ducks (4-1) and Aggies (0-5).

Austin Grebeck, in the game as a pinch-hitter, scored the go-ahead run for the Ducks. Catcher Shaun Chase unloaded a solo homer past the scoreboard in left-center in the eighth for the final margin.

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Rust Belt Preview Week Two

Winter is still howling in the Rust Belt as teams head out for week two of college baseball. With colder air plunging into the Deep South schedule adjustments and cancellations have been announced. Milwaukee had a three game series with Louisville cancelled and UIC’s series with Vanderbilt was also cancelled while Michigan will visit Savannah, Georgia, to play Tennessee Tech in a three-game series this weekend. The Wolverines were supposed to play Liberty, St John’s and East Carolina at the Keith LeClair Classic in Greenville, North Carolina, but weather and travel issues forced the schedule change.
The schedule doesn’t have many teams facing power conference opponents, a few match-ups bear watching. Continue reading Rust Belt Preview Week Two

West Virginia Baseball cited for NCAA Violations

WVULogoThe West Virginia Mountaineers baseball program was cited for an impermissible phone call on July 6th, 2011 by an assistant coach under former head coach Greg Van Zant. In addition, they had three impermissible text messages between August 1, 2010 and June 21, 2012. Current WVU head coach Randy Mazey was hired on June 6th of 2012. These violations were discovered in a much larger investigation into the West Virginia Women’s Gymnastics and Football program.  Continue reading West Virginia Baseball cited for NCAA Violations

Wichita State NOT appealing NCAA Violations

KrisGardnerWichitaStateFeaturedAbout a month ago, Wichita State was found in violation of NCAA rules in regards to how some of their student athletes were getting apparel and shoes. (Full Article) The plan was for Wichita State to appeal the decision but late last night Wichita State President changed course with the following statement: Continue reading Wichita State NOT appealing NCAA Violations

USA Collegiate National Team to play Cuba this Summer

USABaseballLogo.jpgDURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation announced on Wednesday that the two international baseball powers will continue their home-and-home international friendship series in the U.S. this July. 2015 will mark the fourth consecutive year the two countries have met on the baseball diamond for a five-game series. The U.S. hosted in 2013, while Cuba hosted the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in 2012 and 2014. Continue reading USA Collegiate National Team to play Cuba this Summer