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
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference baseball coaches have selected College of Charleston as the preseason favorite to win the league championship in 2012 while the media representatives who cover the league have chosen Georgia Southern as the conference favorite. Continue reading
Memphis: Luigi 2 Garibaldi 0
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Freshman Tucker Tubbs drove in three runs in Game 1 and collected two RBI in Game 2 to help the Luigi’s take a 2-0 lead over the Mario’s in the University of Memphis Baseball team’s Garibaldi’s Series at FedExPark. Continue reading
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BOONE, N.C. — Twenty-nine games at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium and a trip to one of college baseball’s most famed venues highlight Appalachian State University’s 2012 baseball schedule, which was announced by head coach Chris Pollard on Thursday.
Coming off its fifth-straight 30-win season, Appalachian will play 29 of its 56 regular-season games in the friendly confines of Smith Stadium in 2012. ASU posted a 17-10 record at Smith Stadium in 2011 and is 69-39-1 (.638) at the state-of-the-art facility since it opened in 2007. Continue reading
#12 Clemson 19 Davidson 0
Clemson, SC – Will Lamb had five of the Tigers’ season-high 23 hits in #15 Clemson’s 19-0 victory over Davidson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night. In their last regular-season home game, the Tigers improved to 37-16 on the season. The Wildcats ended their season with an 18-30 record.
The Tigers put on an offensive show, as Clemson tied its season high for runs and tied a school record with a .523 batting average (23-for-44) in the game. It tied Clemson’s performance against Georgia Southern on March 12, 2002, when the Tigers were also 23-for-44 that day. The Tigers scored at least one run in all eight innings in which they batted as well. Continue reading
#2 Virginia 2 George Washington 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Will Roberts (Jr., Richmond, Va.) recorded the eighth nine-inning perfect game in NCAA Division I baseball (since 1957) to lead the top-ranked Virginia baseball team to a 2-0 victory over George Washington Tuesday at Davenport Field. Roberts recorded 27 straight outs and needed just 98 pitches to earn the second perfect game in ACC history. Continue reading