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Appalachian State releases 2015 Schedule

AppStateStadium_thumb.jpgBOONE, N.C. — Two series against teams that advanced to NCAA Super Regionals in 2014 — including one that will be played at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium — headline Appalachian State University baseball’s 2015 schedule, head coach Billy Jones announced on Wednesday.

Appalachian State plays 24 games at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium in 2015, beginning with a four-game series versus Canisius (Feb. 20-22) and closing with a contest against longtime local rival East Tennessee State on May 12. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Journal with Ty Zupcic (April 25th)

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I want to start out this blog by talking about this week’s one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing and all the people who were affected by it. Having lived in Boston while my dad was playing with the Red Sox, I learned what a special city it really is. The way that the people rallied around each other to help make the anniversary a way of thanking all the heroes and celebrating the lives of those we lost is something that will be remembered in the city forever. I personally want to thank each individual person who had an impact in bringing the city together and making the anniversary something people will never forget. Continue reading

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CBD JOURNAL WITH APPALACHIAN STATE’S TY ZUPCIC (April 9th)

zupcicjournalWhen it comes to being an athlete, there is one constant in nearly every sport — having teammates you spend almost every waking moment with. With most, you develop relationships that will last a lifetime and are people you can always look for when you need help the most. That is exactly the case when it comes to my teammates on the Appalachian State baseball team. A group of 35-plus guys who come to the park every day ready to back each other up until the very end. This season has had its tales of ups and downs and in the sport of baseball that’s to be expected. In my opinion, there is no harder sport to succeed at day in and day out. Continue reading

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CBD Journal with Appalachian State’s Ty Zupcic (March 18th)

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When College Baseball Daily gave me the opportunity to write a blog for their website, I wanted it to be an inside look at what it’s like to be a college baseball player. I hope that my readers have enjoyed my blogs to date. It has been a blast being able to write about what I love to do most. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Journal with Ty Zupcic (March 4th)

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There is nothing like the start of college baseball season and these first two weeks of the season have already been an experience. Appalachian State is located in the mountains of western North Carolina, which means we are still experiencing every bit of the winter weather. That causes us to have to play a majority of our early-season games on the road much like schools located up north. It seems as if we have been on a bus for weeks with our first 11 games having been away from home. It has been a grind and we as a team are still trying to find our way, but we are fighting hard and have stuck together through all the trials and frustrations. We trust in our preparation and trust in the guys around us and we are so close to fully realizing what this team can be. We believe in each other, know the talent that we possess as a team and are competing to win in all three phases of the game (pitching, hitting and defense). Continue reading

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2014 CBD Journal with Ty Zupcic (Feb. 18th)

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I want to start my first in-season blog by talking about what a great atmosphere playing at the University of Arkansas was. Playing at different SEC parks is always an experience and UA was no different. We faced a high-quality team this weekend that had a front-line pitching staff and took advantage of timely hitting. One thing I will take away from the experience was how well most of the fans treated us throughout the weekend. When you have fans right on top of you in the outfield like that you never know what you are going to get, but they were classy and had some pretty clever things to say, especially the fans out in left field where I was playing. If any of you who were in attendance are readers of the site, I want to say thanks for making this weekend fun and allowing me to play along with all the heckling you guys threw my way. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Journal with Tyler Zupcic (Feb. 11th)

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We’ve made it. Game week is finally here and my teammates and I couldn’t be more excited. In only a few days we will boarding a plane and heading to Fayetteville, Ark. to take on the University of Arkansas to open up the 2014 college baseball season. After an offseason where most of the talk consisted of our tough out-of-conference schedule, we are ready for the challenges that we will face throughout the season. Continue reading

2014 Preseason Southern Conference Coaches and Media Poll

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SoConLogoSPARTANBURG, S.C. – 2013 regular-season Southern Conference champion Western Carolina has been picked to defend its crown in 2014 in balloting of the league’s media and 10 head coaches.

The Catamounts, who went 39-20 overall and 23-7 in the league last season, picked up seven first-place votes and 78 points from the coaches, who could not vote for their own teams. WCU edged The Citadel, which earned 75 points and the remaining three first-place votes in the coaches’ poll. Western Carolina earned 167 points and 13 first-place votes from the media. Continue reading