USA's Steve Kittrell and UCI's Mike Gillespie-Picture provided by Donald J Boyles
Game 5 of the QTI Baylor Classic involved UC-Irvine and South Alabama. On the mound for UC-Irvine was Crosby Slaught and South Alabama countered with Lance Baxter.
Baylor Ballpark- Picture courtesy of Donald J Boyles
The Baylor Bears welcomed in three teams to take part in the Baylor QTI Classic. The night cap on Saturday featured #15 Baylor take on #13 UC-Irvine with the first game of the day featuring South Alabama and Alabama-Birmingham which was won by UAB 13-8.
Austin Taylor is one of 11 seniors on a veteran UAB team in 2009.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — UAB enters the 2009 baseball season having established itself as one of the top offensive teams in Conference USA.
Under third-year head coach Brian Shoop, the Blazers have improved at the plate each season, ranking third in the league in team hitting in 2007 and moving up to second in the conference a season ago with a team batting average of .311.
Rosters Set For Baseball Orange & White Series
Tennessee head baseball coach Todd Raleigh announced the rosters Thursday for the second annual Orange & White World Series, a seven-game fall intrasquad series set to begin Friday at Robert M. Lindsey Field at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Friday’s game begins at 6 p.m.
The White team, managed by assistant coach Bradley LeCroy and volunteer assistant coach Nate Headley, will send sophomore left-hander Bryan Morgado to the mound Friday. Morgado’s 4.59 ERA from a season ago is the best of any returning starter, and his five wins last year are tied for the most among returners. In 80 1/3 innings as a freshman, the Miami, Fla., native recorded 104 strikeouts while limiting opposing batters to a .239 average.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Polk will be Volunteer Assistant Coach; Walker becomes Director of Baseball Operations
July 29, 2008
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —– Legendary Mississippi State baseball coach Ron Polk, the winningest coach in the history of the Southeastern Conference, has joined the UAB baseball staff as a volunteer assistant coach, according to an announcement Tuesday by UAB head coach Brian Shoop.
Shoop coached under Polk at Mississippi State from 1983-89 where the Bulldogs won three SEC championships and made one trip to the College World Series together. Polk retired from Mississippi State following his 29th season at the school in 2008. He ranks seventh all-time in NCAA career head coaching victories.