The College Baseball Blog continues our tradition of bringing our readers a daily recap on ACC action. All the schools were in action on Saturday with a total of 19 games taking place. Continue reading ACC Recap for 2/23
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MOBILE, Ala. – Behind eight extra-base hits – including home runs from Sawyer Carroll and Bryan Rose – the No. 20 Kentucky baseball team exploded for 10 runs in its season opener and got a stellar pitching performance from lefty Chris Rusin, downing the Xavier Musketeers 10-1, in the 2008 season opener, on Saturday afternoon at South Alabama’s Stanky Field. Continue reading Kentucky wins Opener
I will check in as often as I can throughout the year to bring our loyal readers some highlights from various games across the country. Our first installment is below.
We had one of the best games in recent memory between Rice and Long Beach State last night which was won by the Dirtbags 1-0 in ten innings. Rice pitcher Ryan Berry went seven strong innings while allowing five hits and striking out eight batters. Long Beach starter Andrew Liebel outpitched Berry as he lasted eight innings also only five hits and one walk while striking out 11 batters. Continue reading Thoughts on Opening Day
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PHILADELPHIA – Due to disrupted air travel from the snowstorm that hit the Philadelphia area, Friday’s Temple baseball game at Bethune-Cookman has been postponed. The two teams will play a doubleheader beginning at noon on Sunday and a single-game on Monday at 11:00 AM.
We enter the opening weekend of the College Baseball season. We will be bringing you an ACC weekend preview throughout the regular season and during the postseason will have previews of every regional. The biggest highlight of the weekend is Wake Forest heading out to Pepperdine for a three game set. We have a great preview on every ACC in our conference preview section broken off by divisions. The Atlantic Division preview is available here and the Coastal Division is available here. I will be updating this post as more information becomes available. Continue reading ACC Weekend Preview for Feb. 22nd-24th
Here are some of the 2008 Season Previews that came out on Tuesday from the Media Relations department. We always are on the look out for season previews by SID’s and other information for our great readers. Continue reading Around the Nation (SID Edition)
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 Temple Media Relations department put out a season preview. Head Coach Rob Valli is enterning his third season in charge of the Owls program. He has struggled in his first two seasons but returns a veteran team loaded with pitchers and a solid group of position players. The preview is available here. We talked with Rob Valli last week about his program and our interview is available by clicking here.
The CBB recently had the opportunity to send some questions to Rob Valli of Temple. He is entering his third season in charge of the program coming in with a two year mark of 30-78. He came to the Temple program from Gloucester County College (NJ) where he made the NJCAA World Series in each of his five seasons. Continue reading CBB talks with Rob Valli (Temple)
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.