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Seven year Major League Baseball veteran and 2000 All-America outfielder Gabe Gross and four-year letter winner and 2011 team captain Wes Gilmer will be undergraduate assistant coaches for the 2012 Auburn baseball season, Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski has announced. Gross will work primarily with the Auburn outfielders while Gilmer will work with the infielders and catchers. Continue reading
Here is your 2011 SEC Tournament Day 2 Recap.
#18 Arkansas 7 Mississippi State 2
HOOVER, Ala. – Arkansas scored the first five runs of the game, including four in the first inning, and the top five batters in the Arkansas order combined to go 12-for-22 with six runs scored and four RBI as the Razorbacks cruised to a 7-2 win over Mississippi State in an elimination game at the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Continue reading
Here is your SEC Tournament Day 1 Recap.
Alabama 7 Arkansas 4
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama used a five-run first inning and starting pitcher Nathan Kilcrease struck out a career-high 10 batters as the Crimson Tide posted a 7-4 win over the No. 18 ranked Arkansas Razorbacks in the opening game of the 2011 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament on Wednesday morning from Regions Park in Hoover, Ala. Continue reading
The SEC Tournament starts today in Hoover, Alabama. The town of Hoover really does this thing right—each team stays in the Wynfrey Hotel, which is connected to the Riverchase Galleria Mall. We have easy access to food, a mall and a pool. We also get police escorts to and from each game at Regions Park, the Birmingham Barons AA stadium. Now if they could only hook us up with free WiFi in the rooms… Continue reading
The SEC Baseball Tournament kicks off today with all eight teams in action in the beginning of the double elimination tournament. Year in and year out the SEC conference tournament is regarded as the toughest championship to win with the caliber of schools playing in the conference. Here are some players to watch in each matchup today. Continue reading
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Florida catcher Mike Zunino was selected 2011 SEC Baseball Player of the Year, Grayson Garvin of Vanderbilt was named SEC Pitcher of the Year and Vanderbilt outfielder Tony Kemp was named SEC Freshman of the Year by a vote of the league’s 12 head baseball coaches. The coaches also tabbed South Carolina skipper Ray Tanner SEC Coach of the Year. James McCann of Arkansas was named SEC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Continue reading
Here is your SEC Recap for May 21st.
#2 South Carolina 3 Alabama 2
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – SEC CHAMPS!!! Second ranked South Carolina (44-12, 22-8 SEC) broke out of the gates with an early two-run lead and behind solid work from starter Colby Holmes and three relievers the Gamecocks defeated Alabama (32-24, 14-16) 3-2 on Saturday afternoon to claim at least a share of the SEC Championship. It is the school’s third SEC Championship in baseball and the first since the 2002 regular season. Carolina also claims at least a share of the SEC Eastern Division title, the school’s fifth (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2011). South Carolina heads to Hoover, Ala. for the SEC Tournament as the No. 1 seed and will face the No. 8 seed Auburn at 5:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday May 25 at Regions Park. Continue reading
Here is your SEC Recap for May 20th.
#2 South Carolina 6 Alabama 3
Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Christian Walker drove in three runs and Peter Mooney, Scott Wingo and Evan Marzilli were a combined 9-for-14 with four runs scored and a pair of RBI as second ranked South Carolina bounced back with a 6-3 win over Alabama on Friday evening in SEC baseball action. Carolina is 43-12 and 21-8 in the SEC, tied for first place with Florida and Vanderbilt going into the final day of action in league play. Alabama is 32-23 and 14-15 in the SEC. The rubber game of the series is set for 1 p.m. ET and will be televised live on CSS as well as on Time Warner Cable channel 506 in Columbia. It can also be heard on the Gamecock Radio Network. Continue reading
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WICHITA, KANSAS – The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced today the thirteen semifinalists for the 2011 Coleman Company-Johnny Bench Award delivered by Papa John’s Pizza.
The Coleman Company-Johnny Bench Award semifinalists are (in alphabetical order): Continue reading
Here is your SEC Recap for May 19th.
Alabama 2 #2 South Carolina 1
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Senior right hander Nathan Kilcrease held No. 2 South Carolina to a season-low five hits, pitching a complete game while allowing just one run to propel the Alabama baseball team to a 2-1 victory over the Gamecocks on Thursday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Continue reading