Head Coach Jon Mueller
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Albany, N.Y. – Vice President and Director of Athletics Lee McElroy announced the 2009 University at Albany baseball schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The Great Danes, who claimed the America East Conference championship in 2007, will compete in a tournament at Coastal Carolina to highlight the non-conference schedule, and play six four-game series with America East opponents.
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James Madison 6 Hofstra 2
Hempstead, NY- Justin Wood pitched a complete game, allowing only four hits and striking out six to lead James Madison past Hofstra in game two of a Colonial Athletic Association series Saturday afternoon. Trevor Knight had two RBI for the Dukes while Matt Prokopowicz contributed a single and a run scored for the Pride. Hofstra falls to 8-18 (0-11 CAA) while James Madison improves to (18-7, 11-3 CAA). Continue reading
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College of Charleston 8 Davidson 6
Michael Kohn broke a ninth inning tie with an RBI double and Brandon Sizemore homered and collected four hits lifting the College of Charleston to an 8-6 win at Davidson and a sweep of its three-game Southern Conference baseball series at Wilson Field on Sunday. Continue reading
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Temple 9 Rhode Island 6
KINGSTON, RI (3/22/08) – Temple scored seven runs in the fourth inning and won for the fourth straight game with a 9-6 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday at Bill Beck Field. Junior Kyle Obal (Derwood, MD / Sherwood) had four hits and two RBI, while freshman Byron McKoy (Charlotte, NC / Independence) was a triple away from the cycle and had three hits. Junior Matt Mongiardini (Toms River, NJ / Toms River East) improved to 4-0 with six innings on the mound and senior Arshwin Asjes (Willemstad, Curacao / Cheverus-ME) pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save. Continue reading
CSTV contributor Eric Sorenson checks in with two conferences previews in the Atlantic 10 and America East. In the Atlantic 10, he lists Charlotte as the clear favorite with Richmond, Fordham, and St. Bonaventure as contenders. His darkhorse in the conference is Xavier. The full A-10 preview is available here. In America East, Eric can not decided on any clear favorite listing Albany, Binghamton, Maine and Stony Brook as contenders for the conference championship. He lists Vermont as the darkhouse after 10-13 conference mark. The full America East preview is available here.
The CBB continues our series of previews of different conferences throughout the nation. This week we check in on the America East conference which had Binghamton win the Regular Season title and Albany won the conference tournament in a classic 1-0 pitching duel. Albany was put into the Arkansas regional where they lost to Arkansas 9-0 and Creighton 21-11. The conference tournament will be double elimination at the number 1 seed’s home field. Continue reading
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Albany, N.Y. — University at Albany Vice President and Director of Athletics Lee McElroy announced on Wednesday, Dec. 12 the school’s baseball schedule for the 2008 season. The Great Danes, who reached the NCAA Regionals for the first time in school history and captured their first-ever America East Conference championship last year, will play a four-game series against six conference opponents. Continue reading
Creighton 21 Albany 11
The Creighton Blue Jays picked up a 21-11 victory over the Albany Great Danes to keep their season alive. Creighton was led on offense by Steve Winkelman who went 3-4 with six RBI in the victory. Creighton will face the Oklahoma State/Arkansas in an elimination game on Sunday.
Oklahoma State 14 Arkansas 3
The Arkansas Razorbacks played a sloppy game on Saturday evening and the Oklahoma State Cowboys took advantage of multiple errors in a 14-3 victory. Arkansas starter Jess Todd was ineffective as he let up five runs in over three innings of work. Tyler Mach hit a key grand slam in the fourth inning for the Cowboys to take control of the game. Arkansas will play Creighton in an elimination game while Oklahoma State will play the winner of Arkansas against Creighton later on Sunday.
OK State Recap
Oklahoma State 6 Creighton 4
The Cowboys scored four runs in the first inning to grab an early lead and were able to hold onto a 6-4 victory over Creighton. Oklahoma State was led by Rebel Ridling who went 2-4 with 3 RBI in the win. Oklahoma State will take on Arkansas on Saturday while Creighton will take on Albany.
Oklahoma State Recap
Arkansas 9 Albany 0
The Arkansas Razorbacks continued their recent hot streak with a 9-0 victory in the NCAA Regional in Fayetteville. Duke Welker threw six shutout innings on the mound to keep the Great Danes offense silent. The Razorbacks will be back in action on Saturday against Oklahoma State while Albany will play Creighton.
The Arkansas Razorbacks were announced as the Regional host at Baum Stadium this weekend. They will be joined by the Creighton Blue Jays, Oklahoma State, and Albany Great Danes. All games will be broadcasted on CSTV.
The Razorbacks enter with an overall record of 41-19 after making the SEC Championship game over the weekend and losing to the Vanderbilt Commodores. They are led by a strong pitching staff of Jess Todd (9-2, 2.49 ERA, 124 K’s), Nick Schmidt (10-3, 2.85 ERA), and Duke Welker (6-5, 3.83 ERA). The offensive leader for the Razorbacks is Logan Forsythe who hit .352 for the season. Danny Hamblin leads the team with 22 homers on the year. They open the tournament with the Albany Great Danes at 7:30 pm.
Arkansas Tourney Notes
The Blue Jays (44-14) enter as the champions of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament after knocking off Wichita State in 12 innings 10-9. Ben Mancuso leads the starters with an ERA of 2.28 and a record of 10-2 in twelve starts. Andy Masten is a finalist for Stopper of the Year with his 16 saves in 33 appearances. His ERA is 1.74 for the season. Darin Ruf leads the hitters with a .377 average. They will take on Oklahoma State at 3:30 pm on Friday to open up their run to Omaha for the CWS.
Creighton Tourney Notes
The Cowboys (38-19) are entering the NCAA Tournament on a six game losing streak after getting swept by Missouri in the final series of the year and going 0-3 in the Big 12 tournament.
They are led by a very shaky pitching staff which has a staff ERA of 4.09 but make up for it with a very good hitting team as opponents have an ERA of 7.52. The top starting pitcher for the Cowboys is Joe Kent who is 4-2 with a 3.33 ERA in ten starts. Justin Friend has seven saves on the season with an ERA of 2.54. They will open the tournament against Creighton at 3:30 pm on Friday.
Oklahoma State Tourney Notes
The Great Danes (29-27) enter the NCAA Tournament as the America East Champion after sweeping through the conference tournament. They are led by Steve Wyland who is hitting .379 for the season in 54 games. The Great Danes pitching staff is weak for a northern squad with John Naples leading the rotation with an 8-2 record and an ERA of 3.29. They will open the tournament at 7:30 against Arkansas.
Albany Tourney Notes
The CBB predicts Arkansas to win the regional but watch out for the Blue Jays to be the sleeper squad in the Regional. I would be shocked if Albany won a game before heading home.