This past Tuesday evening, the Auburn Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide took a trip to meet in Montgomery at Riverwalk Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Rays AA minor league team, the Montgomery Biscuits. For years now, the two teams have met in March in a non-conference rival game called the Capital City Classic. Auburn won the contest 8-3 and advanced to 8-6 on the season, while Alabama’s record fell to 5-7. Auburn has won each contest the past four years and has a record of 4-0 in Montgomery for the Capital City Classic against Alabama. Continue reading
This weekend opened up college baseball all across the country. The SEC, currently well-known for recent appearances and championships in the NCAA Baseball post-season, opened up its schedule facing some deep non-conference competition. Here are the weekend recaps for the teams of the baseball-dominant Southeastern Conference. Continue reading
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The Florida Gators are predicted to repeat as the 2012 Southeastern Conference baseball champions, as voted by the league’s 12 baseball coaches in the 21st annual preseason SEC poll. Continue reading
2011 was a year of confirmation for the SEC. Not only did South Carolina claim its second national championship in as many years, but SEC teams occupied the top three national rankings for the majority of the season. Furthermore, all three of those teams made the trip to Omaha, while seven teams from the SEC made the NCAA tournament—both tallies being the most of any conference in college baseball. In essence, 2011 cemented the SEC’s ascendancy atop college baseball, and 2012 promises to be more of the same. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 17 with Alabama senior Taylor Dugas, The Lafayette, Louisiana, native attended Teurlings Catholic High School where he was a four year starter for head coach Mike Thibodeaux. In his high school career, he batted .518 (176 for 340) with 19 home runs and 159 RBI. His senior season saw him hit .640 (57 for 86) with 10 home runs, 38 RBI, 55 runs, 17 doubles and four triples while being named a Collegiate Baseball High School All-American, LBCA Player of the Year, first-team All-State by the LBCA, and won the Rebel of the Year Award at TCHS. Continue reading
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama baseball team kicked off the holiday season by hosting a Christmas party Thursday afternoon at the Sprayberry Education Center in Tuscaloosa. The 2011 trip marked the third straight year the Tide shared Christmas cheer with the children of Sprayberry. Continue reading
Baseball America has released their 2011-2012 Recruiting Class rankings for the class that will be eligible for the start of the 2012 season. Leading the pack is the Vanderbilt Commodores which got a first round pick in Tyler Beede among other talented players to Nashville. The rest of the top five is filled out by Texas, Southern Miss, NC State, and Ole Miss.
You can check out the full top 25 compiled by Baseball America’s staff below. Continue reading
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Coming off its fourth straight NCAA Regional appearance, the Alabama baseball will play a total of 21 games during the 2012 season, against teams that advanced to the NCAA Baseball Tournament last season. Additionally, the 2012 Crimson Tide baseball schedule will include 34 collegiate baseball games at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Continue reading
The College Baseball Hall of Fame honored 2011 inductee Terry Francona before their game on Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Francona wasn’t the only Red Sox staff membered honored as his hitting coach Dave Magadan was also part of the ceremony after being inducted in 2010. Continue reading
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama head baseball coach Mitch Gaspard announced the hiring of Ken Brown as the Director of Baseball Operations for the Crimson Tide. A member of the UA baseball team in 2005 and 2006, Brown returns to Tuscaloosa after spending the last three seasons in scouting and player development in Major League Baseball. Continue reading