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MAC Players of the Week

MAC East Division Player of the Week
Brandon Besl, Ohio, 3B
Senior, Cincinnati, Ohio (Oak Hills)

In the three-game series at Miami over the weekend, Besl went 10-for-15 with two doubles, four home runs, six RBIs and eight runs scored. He tallied his first multi-homer game of the year Friday (and second of his career) with two round-trippers, while collecting at least three hits and a homer in every game at Miami. Besl tallied two multi-RBI games at Miami and scored at least two runs each game over the weekend. For the week, the senior totaled 27 bases and had an on-base percentage of .583. He had just six homers entering the week, but finished the week with 10 on the year. Besl also extended his hitting streak to a career-long 15 games with at least one hit in all five games this week. The Bobcats took two of three at Miami over the weekend, the third straight year Ohio’s won the series with the RedHawks. Continue reading

Links from Around the Nation

Here are some of the best links from around the nation for today.

The first article comes from The Illinois Baseball Report which has an interview with Illinois shortstop Brandon Wikoff. The next article comes from Big12Sports.com which has an excellent article on Kansas State ace A.J. Morris who recently beat Texas and currently has a 10-0 record and a 1.27 ERA. Ohio.com has an article talking about the Diamond Classic for Kids between Kent State and Akron. The next article comes from The Marietta Daily Journal which talks about Southern Poly’s Sean Teague perfect game which he tossed against Reinhardt last week. The final article talks about the University of British Columbia victory over Lewis-Clark State 11-2 last night. Continue reading

MAC Players of the Week

MAC East Division Player of the Week
Derek Spencer, Bowling Green, Third Base
Junior, Oregon, Ohio (Clay)

Spencer had at least two hits and homered in every games last week as the Falcons won their series wtih Miami and went 3-1 on the week. Spencer was 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and three runs scored in non-league win over Toledo. He was 4-for-4 with two solo home runs and four runs scored in the series opener with Miami. Continue reading

ACC Recap for March 4th

Here is your ACC Recap for March 4th

North Carolina 10 Gardner-Webb 3

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Mark Fleury connected on a grand slam and drove in a career-best five runs, and right-hander Bryant Gaines earned his first career win in No. 2 North Carolina’s 10-3 victory over Gardner-Webb Wednesday at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels improved to 8-1 with their fifth straight win, while the Bulldogs dropped to 3-4. Continue reading

MAC Announces Baseball Players and Pitchers of the Week


Greg Rohan (Kent State)

MAC East Division Player of the Week
Greg Rohan, Kent State, Infield
Senior, North Lima, Ohio/South Range

Rohan had a career-high five hits and seven RBI in six at-bats and also scored a game-high four runs in the series finale against UNC Greensboro. He hit a two-run home run in the fourth and had his first career grand slam in the seventh. With the two home runs in the game, Rohan is currently tied for fifth in KSU history with 35 home runs. He finished the week with a .588 batting average, 1.059 slugging percentage, nine RBI’s, six runs and two homeruns. Continue reading

ACC Recap for Feb. 21

Here is your ACC Recap for February 21st. We saw the NC State Wolfpack continue with their early season struggles with another loss to Atlantic 10 member Xavier. UNC, FSU, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Wake Forest, Boston College, Virginia, and Virginia Tech continued with their perfect records.

North Carolina 6 VMI 0

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Senior right-hander Adam Warren and three relievers combined on a four-hit shutout Saturday in No. 1 North Carolina’s 6-0 win over VMI at Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels (2-0) scored four runs over their final two trips to the plate pull away from the Keydets (0-2) late. Continue reading

ACC Recap for Feb. 20th

Mark Fleury (Courtesy of UNC Media Relations)
Mark Fleury (Courtesy of UNC Media Relations)

Here is your ACC recap for Febraury 20th. We saw the North Carolina Tar Heels jump off to a great start to the season with a 13-3 victory over VMI. The ACC had a strong day which saw them win 9 games while dropping only three games.

North Carolina 13 VMI 3

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Garrett Gore and Mark Fleury each drove in three runs as No. 1 North Carolina broke open a tight game with a six-run fifth inning to claim a 13-3 win over VMI Friday at Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium. All-America right-hander Alex White opened the Tar Heels’ brand-new facility in style with nine strikeouts over five innings to record his 20th career victory. Continue reading

ACC Weekend Preview: Feb. 20th-22nd

I will be covering the ACC in depth this season with weekly previews of the weekend ahead. I believe that the ACC is one of the premier conferences in the country even though no team in the conference has won the national championship since 1955 when Wake Forest grabbed the title. The ACC is expected to be won by the North Carolina Tar Heels who are led by two of the best pitchers in the conference with Alex White and Matt Harvey. The North Carolina offense is led by junior Dustin Ackley who has been one of the best hitters in the country for the last two seasons. 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

Akron Baseball Inks Five For 2009-10 Season

AKRON, Ohio – Head coach Pat Bangtson and the Akron Zips baseball team are pleased to announce the signing of five high school standouts for the 2009-10 season. Bryan White (Wheelersburg HS), Jared Turocy (Canfield HS), James Sheltrown (Springboro HS), Sam Trecaso (St. Vincent-St. Mary HS) and Tyler Begun (Mayfield HS) will all join the UA baseball program next year. Continue reading