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Around the Nation (College Newspaper edition)

The College Baseball Blog is always searching for articles about College Baseball teams and players. We focus today on the College Newspapers which are providing season previews for many teams.

The first article from the Arizona Daily Wildcat writer Bobby Stover who talks about the expectations on the Arizona program as they are listed in the Top 5 in many polls including some which have them in the number 1 spot. Continue reading Around the Nation (College Newspaper edition)

Promising athlete gives up baseball to join military!

Chris Moon graduated from Tucson High School last May as the best player on the nation’s most historically successful high school baseball team.

Moon, a star pitcher, and an even better hitting prospect, spent the summer on a local American Legion team that went to the World Series. There, he won the event’s Home Run Derby.

He started this school year on a baseball scholarship as a freshman at the UA, rated by some as the No. 1 college baseball team in the nation this preseason.

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USC, ASU, and UCLA highlight top classes

FROM USC PRESS RELEASE

LOS ANGELES — Student Sports (studentsportsbaseball.com) has released its recruiting rankings for the 2009 season with the USC program slotted at third on the nation’s Top 25 classes. Head coach Chad Kreuter and first-year recruiting coordinator Doyle Wilson signed 10 players during the early signing period, including highly-touted shortstop Tim Beckham out of Georgia. Continue reading USC, ASU, and UCLA highlight top classes

Doug Kroll’s top pitchers

Thompson pictureDoug Kroll of CSTV checks in with his weekly column on the top players in the country. This week he checks in on starting pitchers which is led by Jacob Thompson of UVA. Continue reading Doug Kroll’s top pitchers

Alvarez leads Louisville Slugger All-America

Pedro Alvarez of Vanderbilt has been named the Pre-Season National Player of the Year for the 2008 season by Louisville Slugger.

Joining Alvarez on the first team are Pitchers Jacob Thompson (UVA), Preston Guilmet (Arizona), Anthony Shawler (ODU), Brian Matusz (USD), Josh Satow (ASU), Scott Gorgon (UCI) and Reliever AJ Griffin (USD). Rounding out the infield are Brett Wallace (1B, ASU), Blake Stouffer (2B, TAMU), Johnny Giavotella (2B, UNO), Alex Buchholz (SS, Delaware) and Buster Posey (C, FSU). In the outfield are Dominic De la Osa (Vanderbilt), Kyle Russell (Texas) and Brad McElroy (Charlotte). Josh Romanski of San Diego made the first team as a Utility player.

For those who are wondering: Yes, Ryan Flaherty earned 2nd team honors at SS, though I’m wondering how Vanderbilt’s Mikie Minor was not deemed among the twenty-nine pitchers selected to the three team All-America list which can be read here.

ARIZONA NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER POLL

FROM PRESS RELEASE
TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arizona has been ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball newspaper’s Fabulous 40 pre-season NCAA Division I poll.

The Wildcats have their strongest team since winning national championships in 1976, 1980 and 1986 as nine position player starters are back along with seven superb pitchers from a team which finished second in the Pac-10 Conference a year ago with a 42-17 overall record. Continue reading ARIZONA NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER POLL

Arizona releases 2008 schedule

The Arizona Wildcats have released their 2008 schedule. They will open the season on February 22nd when they head Georgia for the beginning of a three game set. The Wildcats home opener is against Sacramento State on February 29th. The next weekend they head to Corpus Christi Texas to take on South Alabama, Texas AM Corpus Christi, and Notre Dame. They will play a big nonconference series with a three game set against Cal-State Fullerton on March 14th-16th. They will play a full Pac-10 schedule with UCLA, Washington State, Stanford, and Arizona State visiting Tuscon. The Wildcats will head on the road for series against USC, Washington, Oregon State, and Cal. The full schedule is available here.