St. Bonaventure head coach Larry Sudbrook received a plea bargain after carrying a .357 Magnum revolver onto a commercial airplane at the Buffalo Airport on May 10th. The Bonnies were traveling down to Charlotte for a key Atlantic 10 showdown when Sudbrook was arrested for having the weapon in his carryon bag. He ended up getting a thousand dollar fine and will give up possession of the gun. He could face disciplinary action from the university after a panel reviews the case.
Sudbrook led the Bonnies to a 25-27 record in 2007 as the team finished in sixth place in the Atlantic 10 conference.
The College Baseball Blog made the trek out to Amherst to check out the Richmond Spiders and UMass Minutemen in Atlantic 10 action. Richmond jumped all over Minuteman starter Tim Comisky for three runs in the first two innings but Comisky used an appeal play on a sacrifice fly to pick up the third out in the second inning in which Richmond head coach Ron Atkins was ejected for arguing with home plate umpire Steve Drescher. Richmond tacked on a run in the sixth inning on a Alex Wotring solo homer and two runs in the seventh to get a 6-0 lead. UMass bats finally came to life in the bottom of seventh when the Minutemen put together four hits and took advantage of an error to scratch across four runs. The Spiders brought in closer Brian Alas who shut the door in his 2.1 innings to pick up the victory.
Daily Collegian Recap from Eli Rosenswaike
The UMass Minutemen took Game 1 of their series with Richmond 5-4 on Friday afternoon in Amherst MA. Travis Munsey drove in Bill Rankin from second base in the bottom of the tenth to pick up a key Atlantic 10 victory. The Spiders and the Minutemen will continue the series at Noon on Saturday. The College Baseball Blog will be heading out to Amherst on Sunday for the series finale.
The College Baseball Blog will be making the trip down to Kingston RI to check in on the Charlotte 49ers and Rhode Island Rams on Saturday. The 49ers enter the weekend ranked as the 25th team in the country by the NCBWA. The 49ers have an overall record of 26-6 and 8-1 in the Atlantic 10. The 49ers weekend starters all have ERA’s under 2.66.
Charlotte Game Notes
URI Game Notes
The CBB will try to head to Cambridge on Sunday (weather permitting) to take in the Harvard-Yale doubleheader which is a key Red Rolfe Division showdown in the Ivy League Conference. The Crimson have a 5-3 record in the conference while Yale is 3-5. Both teams are looking to pick up some key wins hoping to get into the Ivy League Championship series at the end of the year.
Harvard Game Notes
The A-10 Conference has released their 2007 Pre-Season Baseball Poll. They have picked Charlotte to win the title behind third baseman Aaron Bray’s potent bat. The defending champion St. Louis and URI round out the top three. It should be an interesting season in the A-10 conference like usual and the full press release on the poll is available here.
2007 Predicted Order Of Finish
2. Saint Louis
3. Rhode Island
4. St. Bonaventure
7. George Washington
13. La Salle
14. Saint Joseph’s
Louisville has released the 2007 schedule. They will be appearing in my neck of the woods April 13th-15th at Uconn. The full schedule is available in PDF format.
St. Mary’s and Head Coach Jedd Soto have released the 2007 schedule. They play a very challenging schedule including visiting my favorite coach in Paul Mainieri at LSU. The full schedule is available here.
LSU also have released new artist renderings of the New alex Box Stadium which is due to open in 2008. The drawings are available here.
St. Louis and Head Coach Bob Hughes have announced the signing of five student athletes for the 2008 season. They are continuing to build a good program in the A-10. Full release here.