February 15th this year marked the start of the Division 1 College Baseball season. Here are some of the top performances and highlights on the day. We will be providing daily articles as often as possible this season. If you know of an outstanding performance ever that we might miss feel free to send us an email by clicking here. Continue reading
BOONE, N.C. — Defending Southern Conference champion Appalachian State University baseball unveiled its 2013 schedule on Wednesday. The 2013 slate includes 26 home games at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium, where Appalachian State was 24-2 last season and is 84-26-1 since 2009.
Appalachian State opens the season Feb. 15-17 with a three-game series at NC State, which is the first of 10 games that Appalachian is set to play against teams that, like the Mountaineers, advanced to NCAA postseason play in 2012. Continue reading
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
BOONE, N.C. — Michael Rogers, a two-time all-America pitcher at NC State and six-year professional baseball veteran, has joined Appalachian State University’s baseball staff as an assistant coach, head coach Billy Jones announced on Thursday. Rogers will serve as the Mountaineers’ pitching coach. Continue reading
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BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University baseball head coach Billy Jones announced on Wednesday that he has retained assistant coach Chris Moore as a member of his coaching staff and promoted Moore to the role of recruiting coordinator. Continue reading
Appalachian State is set to name former Oklahoma State assistant coach Billy Jones as their new head coach according to CBD sources. Jones completed his eighth season with the Cowboys in 2012 where he was the recruiting coordinator while working with the Cowboy hitters and outfielders. Continue reading
Chris Pollard will be named the new head coach at Duke University according to CBD sources and later confirmed by Aaron Fitt of Baseball America. Pollard was formerly the head coach at Appalachian State where he led the Mountaineers to a 41-18 record and a 21-9 Southern Conference record. Continue reading
Virginia (39-18-1) gave Appalachian State (41-16) a six-run cushion then clawed its way back but fell a run short as the Hoos fall out of the winners bracket with their 6-5 loss to the Mountaineers. With the win Appalachian moved to 11-2 in one-run games this season and have won eight-straight games decided by just one run. The Cavaliers now need to win three consecutive games to advance to their fourth consecutive NCAA Super Regional. Coach Chris Pollard and his Mountaineers will try and clinch a regional title Monday at 4:00 PM. Continue reading
By: Drake Browne
Southern Conference Tournament Day 3 Recap
Georgia Southern and Samford, both 2-0, took the day off as the remaining one-loss teams battled for the right to move on in tournament play. The way the tournament is set up, both of the 2-0 teams will have to be defeated twice on Saturday, with the winners of each separate bracket facing off in Sunday’s championship game.
FROM NCBWA RELEASE
MORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending February 26, today. Wichita State junior first baseman Johnny Coy was named National Hitter of the Week, while Appalachian State senior right-hander Ryan Arrowood was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.
- Tournament Champion: Georgia Southern
- Regular Season Champion: Elon
- Conference RPI: #15
- Conference ISR: #16
In 2010 the Southern Conference had a conference record 3 teams (Citadel, CofC and Elon) get in a regional. However, in 2011 only the tournament champion Georgia Southern (36-26 overall and 18-12 SOCON) received a NCAA bid. Regular season champion Elon (36-21 overall and 23-7 SOCON) along with CofC (39-22 overall and 18-12 SOCON), and Samford (37-23 overall and 18-12 SOCON) came up just short of a regional. UNCG who won just 7 conference games in 2010 finished just one game behind Elon in regular season at 22-8 in conference and 34-20 overall. +14 games overall and an amazing +15 in conference. Continue reading