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Ohio Valley Conference Preseason Poll and Teams

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — For the second year in a row, Jacksonville State has been picked as the preseason favorite for the nine-team league in a vote of Ohio Valley Conference head baseball coaches. The Gamecocks claimed the 2008 regular season championship with a 23-4 record last season but came up just short in the OVC Tournament. Continue reading

College Baseball Early Signing Period- 11-19-08

Six commit to Virginia Tech baseball in early signing period

The Virginia Tech baseball coaching staff announced on Wednesday the official signing of five players to National Letters of Intent for the 2009-10 school year, as well as the addition of one transfer from an SEC school.

The new signees scheduled to join the Hokies for the 2010 season include outfielder/first baseman Tyler Horan of Boston College High School in Middleboro, Mass., pitcher Joe Mantiply of Tunstall High School in Danville, Va., catcher Chad Morgan of Paul VI Catholic High School in Springfield, Va., pitcher/first baseman Patrick Scoggin of Douglas S. Freeman High School in Richmond, Va., and shortstop/pitcher Brent Zimmerman of Nova High School in Cooper City, Fla. Also joining Tech in 2010 will be shortstop Tim Smalling, a Raleigh, N.C., native who spent the past two seasons starting for the University of Arkansas.
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Austin Peay baseball announces challenging 2009 slate

Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information
Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team should get comfortable in Clarksville, announcing its 2009 schedule which features 28 games to be played at Raymond C. Hand Park, along with a pair of eight-game home stands on tap.

Austin Peay finished 2008 two games under .500 at 27-29 overall with a 14-12 Ohio Valley Conference mark. Head coach Gary McClure returns four position starters along with seven pitchers and will be looking to make a postseason run. To set up his team for success and prepare them for a tough conference slate, McClure has arranged for a tough non-conference schedule, but a heavy dose of home games.
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Austin Peay Fall World Series Update

Governors baseball held its annual Red-White World Series. Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information
Governors baseball held its annual Red-White World Series. Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

Austin Peay State University’s baseball team played its annual Red-White World Series, Oct. 17-23, at Raymond C. Hand Park. The Red team won the five-game series, 3-2.

The Red team was led by pitchers junior Stephen Huff (eight innings pitched with nine strikeouts), sophomore Ryne Harper (5.2 innings pitched with seven strikeouts), senior David Vicini (8.1 innings pitched with 5 strikeouts) and freshman Jeremy Dobbs (2.1 innings pitched with seven strikeouts). The pitching staff for the Red team, which also included junior Scott Kuhns and Chuck Edlin, only gave up eight runs in the five-game series.
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Vandy leads Volunteer State

Courtesy of Vanderbilt Media Relations

Kendall Rogers has written a great article about the baseball programs in the state of Tennessee. He ranks all the schools with the Vanderbilt Commodores as the best program but we all know that isn’t a real surprise. Corbin has really developed a solid program in Nashville and keeps bringing in some great recruits.The University of Tennessee comes in at the runners up spot under second year head coach Todd Raleigh. The rest of the top ten is listed below.
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Jacksonville State picked to win OVC

FROM CONFERENCE PRESS RELEASE
NASHVILLE – In a vote of Ohio Valley Conference head baseball coaches, Jacksonville State was picked as the 2008 preseason favorite in the 10-team league. The Gamecocks finished second in both the regular season and tournament last season. In additional voting, JSU senior outfielder Clay Whittemore was picked as the Preseason Player of the Year while Eastern Kentucky junior left-handed pitcher Christian Friedrich was named the Preseason Pitcher of the Year. Continue reading

CSTV Season Previews for Feb. 18th

Eric Sorensen continues his season previews today for February 18th checking in on six conferences over the last two days. He checked in on the MEAC, MAC, Mountain West,  Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley, and the Northeast conferences. Continue reading

2008 Indiana Baseball Schedule Released

The Indiana Hoosiers have released their 2008 schedule which is highlighted with the opening series at LSU, taking part in the Austin Peay tournament, and heading to Fresno State over spring break to play six games. They will play a full Big Ten schedule this year missing out on a series with Ohio State which should bode well since Ohio State made the NCAA tournament in 2007. The full schedule is available here.

Nashville Regional Day 3 Recap


Vanderbilt 11 Austin Peay 5

The Vanderbilt Commodores stayed alive in the NCAA Tournament with a tough 11-5 victory over the Governors from Austin Peay. The Commodores returned to action later in the evening to face Michigan in the Regional Championship. Austin Peay finishes with a

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Vanderbilt 10 Michigan 7

Vanderbilt forced a winner take all game on Monday by knocking off the Michigan Wolverines 10-7 on Sunday evening at Hawkins Field. According to my sources, Michigan will send Chris Fetter (6-3, 4.71 ERA) to the mound to face Tyler Rhoden (4-0, 5.66 ERA).

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Nashville Regional Day 3 Preview

From Guest Contributor NYDore of VandySports

The West End Word predicted four pitchers to watch on Monday. Those four (David Price and Mikie Minor of Vanderbilt, Shawn Kelley of APSU and Mike Wilson of Michigan) have been brilliant in Vanderbilt’s first two games of the Regional. Unfortunately for Commodore fans, Mikie Minor’s one poor inning against Michigan and a largely flaccid offense has left Vandy in the loser’s bracket, needing to win three straight to get to the Super Regional.

Vanderbilt is not the only top seed to lose one of its first two, and its current fate is far better than of fellow National Seed San Diego, who was eliminated in its first two games. Nevertheless, Tim Corbin faces the unenviable task of needing to win out in its second consecutive double elimination tournament. Vandy achieved that feat in Hoover, taking the SEC Tournament crown. To do so now, they will need to knock off teams whose pitching depth does not run as deep as Ole Miss and Arkansas.

In the early game, Vandy will likely face Ryne Mantooth, who did not, contrary to popular belief, appear in any X-Men films. In two innings of work against the Dores on Feburary 27, Mantooth surrendered 2 hits and an earned run, striking out three. But Vandy would be blessed to face Mantooth, as waiting in the wings is Mike Dunn, who 3-hit the Commodores over 7 innings on April 9. Peay is in the very difficult position of having burned its stopper for the weekend (10 IP by Kelley), lost its #2 guy (Matt Reynolds) to a rain delay after three innings, used almost 5 innings from a key reliever (Jeff Lykins) and having potentially three games remaining in the regional. Look for Coach McClure to try to stretch Mantooth today.

Vandy, meanwhile, is in relatively excellent pitching position. Coach Corbin will almost certainly throw Cody Crowell in the morning session, holding big righty Ty Davis for the right handed hitters of Michigan in the nightcap. Crowell is coming off a complete game against Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament, and the Commodores could use more of the same, today. Cody tossed one perfect inning against Peay on February 27, but allowed a run on two hits and two walks in the April 9 game. That run and the Tyler Farrar homer against David Price Friday night account for the only two runs that APSU has managed in 29 innings against Derek Johnson’s pitching staff this year.
In the nightcap, if Vandy is to advance, they will face a Michigan team that has to be feeling good. Like Vandy, the Wolverines have only used five pitcher (ace Zach Putnam, Wilson, reliever Michael Powers and 3B Adam Abraham). They will likely throw Chris Fetter in the nightcap. Fetter will be the first pitcher Vandy has faced with less than stellar statistics and could be a welcome respite should the Dores advance. On the year, Fetter has given up his fair share of hits, but has very good control (only 17 walks). Tim Corbin will turn to either Ty Davis (and his .196 BAA) or former Sunday starter Nick Christiani (whose lethal fastball is sometimes erratic). The Wolverines pen will likely have Abraham (2.97 ERA in 30.1 IP), closer Ben Jensen (4.54, 33.2, 5 saves), and Eric Katsman (6.14, 22, 0) available, with arm-fatigued Andrew Hess (3.76, 64.2) held for a potential rematch on Monday.

With the loss last night, the Commodore home record fell to 33-3. Vandy has lost consecutive games just once this year and would likely be favored in each of the remaining games of this Regional. Nevertheless, winning three in a row will be a challenge, despite the quiet confidence that Vandy carries, even when trailing. To win out, Vandy will need their anemic bats to come to life. So far, Vandy has managed only 5 runs, to APSU’s 19, Memphis’ 14, and Michigan’s 14.