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Pac-10 Roundup: Arizona State reloads, Gerrit Cole to debut for Bruins

Arizona State is selected to win the Pac-10 this year, but as Head Coach Pat Murphy points out, “We might have the least experience of any team in college baseball.” (East Valley Tribune) Also, here’s a preview of this weekend’s tilt against University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. (Pitchfork Nation) Continue reading

2009 MAC Preseason Poll

macCleveland, Ohio – Defending MAC Regular Season Champion Kent State and Western Michigan have been chosen by the league’s head coaches to win their respective divisions, released today by the league office. The Golden Flashes were also selected by nine of the leagues coaches to take home the 2009 MAC Tournament title. Continue reading

Central Arkansas has New Home

Central Arkansas second baseman Josh Huffman earned second-team All-Southland Conference honors last season after batting .366 Courtesy: Southland.org

Central Arkansas second baseman Josh Huffman earned second-team All-Southland Conference honors last season after batting .366.Courtesy: Southland.org

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

The players on the field and the stadium they are playing in will both look a lot different this season for the University of Central Arkansas Bears baseball team.

UCA will be playing in a brand new stadium when they open the season at 3 p.m. on Friday against UT Martin. The Bears have been practicing in the new facility since early January and have watched the daily progress of their new home.

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Texas State baseball prepares for 2009 season

Texas State baseball opens the 2009 season Feb. 20-22 at the UT Arlington/Hilton Invitational.

Texas State baseball opens the 2009 season Feb. 20-22 at the UT Arlington/Hilton Invitational.

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

SAN MARCOS – Most coaches are jaded by the loss of instrumental players entering a brand-new season and most coaches do not welcome the change. However, Texas State baseball head coach Ty Harrington is not like most coaches. As he embarks on his tenth year with the program, Harrington welcomes the change and says his strengths do not lay with a few standout players, they rest in an entire team and the chemistry they can build.
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2009 TCU Season Preview: Hitters

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FORT WORTH, Texas- The TCU Horned Frogs are two days away from kicking off the 2009 campaign at No. 5 Cal State Fullerton. Gofrogs.com takes an in depth look at the team heading into their sixth season under head coach Jim Schlossnagle. In this edition, we will break down the offensive side of the game.

Middle Infield

For the first time in three years, the Frogs have a hole to fill at shortstop with the departure of Bryan Kervin. Despite the loss of Kervin, TCU returns one of top second basemen in the country in Ben Carruthers. Continue reading

2009 Vanderbilt Season Preview: Infield

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Brian Harris

Brian Harris

Infield

No area on the field was hit harder by graduation and the draft than the infield. With the losses of Alvarez, Feinberg, Flaherty and Robin, Vanderbilt will be looking for new starters at every position besides first base, where junior Andrew Giobbi returns.

In addition to Giobbi, junior Brian Harris (2B) will add a veteran presence to an infield that has three underclassmen in sophomore Curt Casali (1B/C) and true freshmen Jason Esposito (SS) and Joe Loftus (3B). Continue reading

2009 Cincinnati Season Preview: Corner IF’s

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This is the third in a five-part installment previewing the 2009 University of Cincinnati baseball season. UC opens its 2009 campaign on Friday, Feb. 20, at the inaugural BIG EAST/Big Ten Baseball Challenge. The Bearcats play Purdue University at 1 p.m. at the Raymond A. Naimoli Complex in St. Petersburg, Fla.

THE CORNERS

While the catchers and middle infielders are filled with new faces, the corners will be held down by veterans of the Bearcats program. Junior Kevin Johnson and senior Mike Spina enter their second season as starters at first base and third base, respectively. Continue reading