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KR: Mountain West looking to build on Success

mwc_logo Kendall Rogers of Rivals continues his series of articles on conferences with the Mountain West conference. The teams in the conference are looking to build on the national media attention that came to them last season as Stephen Strasburg was a member of the San Diego State Aztecs. They were not the only team from the conference to get a bid to the NCAA tourney as TCU made the Super Regional in Austin and Utah won the Mountain West conference tournament to get in.

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Air Force releases 2010 Schedule


MikeHutcheonAirForce USAF ACADEMY, Colo. -Air Force baseball is slated to play 56 games, 20 at home, for its 2010 schedule, announced today by head coach Mike Hutcheon. The road schedule includes three trips to California, two to Georgia and a spring break series in Hawai’i.

"Our schedule this year is very interesting in that it consists of not only new opponents but very interesting venues," Hutcheon said. "One of our goals each year is to travel to as many places that our guys are originally from. It will help showcase Air Force Academy Baseball to recruits and allows an opportunity for parents to come and watch near their hometown."

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Air Force names Rademacher Assistant Coach


Rada USAF ACADEMY, Colo. – Air Force baseball coach Mike Hutcheon announced today the hiring of Matt Rademacher as an assistant coach. Rademacher comes to the Academy after graduating from Coastal Carolina University in 2007 as an all-conference catcher.

A native of Bay City, Mich., Rademacher will be responsible for the Falcon catchers and will also be working closely with assistant coach Chandler Rose and the hitters.

"I am very pleased to announce that we have added Matt Rademacher to our staff," Hutcheon said. "We were specifically looking for a guy that could coach catchers and assist with the hitters, and we found the right fit. Matt comes from great programs that have won at the highest level and I am excited for what he will add to our program. We are very pleased to have a coach with his passion and experience."

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Air Force Baseball Welcomes 18 Newcomers for 2010 Season


(Courtesy of Air Force Media Relations)
(Courtesy of Air Force Media Relations)

USAF ACADEMY, Colo. – The Air Force baseball team is proud to announce the 18 members of the Class of 2013. The Falcons welcome 10 pitchers, four infielders, two outfielders and two catchers, as announced today by head coach Mike Hutcheon.

“I am very excited about the class of 2013,” Hutcheon said. “These young men are going to excel academically, militarily and athletically. I am proud of them for choosing to attend the Air Force Academy. These are high-character young men that come from wonderful families and have tremendous baseball talent.”

The class of 2013 boasts three All-Americans in catcher/outfielder Garrett Custons, catcher Travis Lane and infielder Matthew Roberts. Eight states are represented in the class, with 11 combined players from Florida (six players) and Texas (five players). Continue reading

Citadel’s Fred Jordan wins 600th game

The Citadel’s Fred Jordan picked up his 600th victory on Sunday in a 4-1 victory over the Air Force Falcons. Jordan is currently in his 18th season in charge of the Bulldog program and is the fastest coach in Southern Conference history to reach the 600 win plateau. You can check out the full release from The Citadel’s media relations department below. Continue reading

Newspaper Links for March 5th

Here are some of the best articles from around the country about College Baseball. The first article is from the Leominster (MA) Champion which talks with Air Force assistant coach Scott Marchand. The next article is from the Arkansas Daily Gazette which talks about sophomore two way player Brett Eibner. The next article is also from the Arkansas Daily Gazette which talks about the immediate impact Bo Bingham made on Wednesday afternoon. Andrew Howard of The Daily Bruin (UCLA Student Paper) has a good article about how many fans of the UCLA program are thinking about jumping off the bandwagon and shouldn’t. Continue reading

Big 12 Recap for February 20th

Picture provided By Donald J Boyles
Picture provided By Donald J Boyles

I was able to get away from work and make it out to Disch Falk Field by the 2nd inning. It was a great Friday Afternoon to take in a game of baseball. Texas open the game with Sophomore Chance Ruffin and UI-C counter with junior left-hander Chris Kovacevich.

The Longhorns manufactured one run in the bottom of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. Travis Tucker led off the frame with a single through the right side of the infield. A sacrifice bunt by Brandon Loy and a wild pitch pushed Tucker to third and he scored on a sacrifice fly by Brandon Belt.
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Patriot League Recap for Feb. 20th

The Patriot League saw only three teams in action with none of the teams picking up a win.

Virginia 12 Bucknell 0

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Three Virginia pitchers combined on a shutout of Bucknell and limited the Bison to just four hits as the Bucknell baseball team dropped its season opener to the Cavaliers, 12-0, Friday evening at a chilly and blustery Davenport Field. The contest was the first of a four-game series scheduled for this weekend. Continue reading

Air Force Season Preview: First, Third, and Catcher

First Base
Air Force’s biggest run producers will man first base. Junior Addison Gentry will get the bulk of the playing time at first with fellow junior Matt Alexander seeing time primarily as the designated hitter. The two, both left-handed hitters, were Air Force’s top home run and RBI producers as sophomores. This year will be no different as both are expected to be the team’s three and four hitters in the lineup.

Gentry had a solid sophomore campaign, leading the team with 19 doubles and 46 RBIs. In addition, Gentry was second with six homers. Developing into a clutch hitter, Gentry led the team with four game-winning RBIs and scored three game-winning runs. As a sophomore, Gentry started 46 games at first and ranked amongst the conference top-10 in putouts and fielding percentage at first. Continue reading