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Ball State releases 2011 Schedule


BallStateScheduleMUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State baseball first-year head coach Alex Marconi announced a 52-game schedule for the 2011 season Tuesday afternoon, including 21 games at Ball Diamond. The Cardinals return 18 letterwinners from last season’s team that posted a 19-8 record in Mid-American Conference play.

The Cardinals open the season February 18 as they begin a three-game series at Kennesaw State in Georgia, marking the first ever games against the Owls. Ball State continues its season-opening 14-game road stretch February 25 with a three-game series at Southeast Missouri.

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Ball State adds Jeremy Plexico to Coaching Staff


PlexicoPhoto MUNCIE, Ind. – First-year Ball State baseball head coach Alex Marconi announced the hiring of Jeremy Plexico as assistant coach/pitching coach for the Cardinals Tuesday afternoon. Plexico joins assistant coach Pete Milas and volunteer assistant coach Eric Van Matre on the staff for the 2011 season.

“I am very excited to have Jeremy join our coaching staff,” Marconi said. “With his playing background both in college and professionally, he has acquired the skill set to be instrumental in our pitchers’ development. He comes highly recommended from many well respected coaches in college baseball, both as a coach and as a person. I am excited to see the development of our pitching staff under his guidance.”

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Pete Milas added to Ball State Coaching Staff


PeteMilasBallState MUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State baseball head coach Alex Marconi announced the hiring of Pete Milas as assistant coach to his staff Tuesday afternoon. Milas spent the past season as the Cardinals’ volunteer assistant coach on Greg Beals’ staff and has been promoted to the full-time position as the second assistant.         

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Ball State names Alex Marconi Head Coach


AlexMarconiBallState Alex Marconi, who has spent the last five years as an assistant baseball coach at Ball State University, has been named the school’s head baseball coach, according to Ball State athletics director Tom Collins.

"We had an outstanding pool of candidates for a very attractive head baseball coaching position at Ball State," Collins say. "Coach Marconi’s knowledge of the program, Ball State University and the Muncie community played a key role in his being named our head coach. He is an outstanding person with great integrity and character who has a tremendous work ethic and desire to be the head baseball coach at Ball State. We welcome Coach Marconi and his family to this new position and look forward to his future with the Cardinals."

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Mike Stafford named Pitching Coach at Ohio State


StaffordBealsOhioState COLUMBUS, Ohio – The coaching team of Greg Beals and Mike Stafford will continue. It’s not as if this comes as too great of a surprise for those in the collegiate baseball circles, and particularly to those who have watched the two succeed along the recruiting trails or between the base paths the past seven seasons instructing, mentoring and coaxing the most out of their student-athletes at Ball State University. But today it became official when Beals, the Springfield, Ohio-native and first-year coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, named Stafford, the former Buckeye reliever, as his pitching coach.

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Greg Beals set to be named head coach at Ohio State

GregBealsBallState Ball State head coach Greg Beals will be named the next head coach at Ohio State according to multiple sources. He has spent the last eight seasons with the Cardinals accumulating a 243-202 record while going 117-80 in MAC play. This past season, the team went 29-29 facing off against the fourth toughest non-conference schedule in the country.  He has also overseen 20 Cardinals being selected in the MLB Draft with Kolbrin Vitek being selected in the first round.

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SEC Recap for February 21st

Here is your SEC Recap for February 21st

#2 LSU 4 Centenary 0

FloridaRecap BATON ROUGE – Home runs by first baseman Blake Dean and catcher Micah Gibbs, along with a brilliant LSU debut by starting pitcher Joey Bourgeois led the second-ranked Tigers to a 4-0 shutout of Centenary Sunday afternoon in Alex Box Stadium.

With the series sweep, the Tigers (3-0) captured their 11th-straight season-opening series victory dating back to 2000. Centenary dropped to 0-3 with the loss.

The Tigers will be back in action Wednesday when they face in-state foe McNeese State at 4 p.m. in Alex Box Stadium.

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SEC Recap for February 20th

Here is your SEC Recap for February 20th.

#2 LSU 25 Centenary 8

MattGaudetLSU BATON ROUGE — Led by a two-homer performance by designated hitter Matt Gaudet and a six-RBI evening by first baseman Blake Dean, second-ranked LSU exploded for 23 hits en route to 25-8 victory over Centenary, giving head coach Paul Mainieri his 1,000th career victory Saturday night in Alex Box Stadium.

The Tigers (2-0) scored the most runs of any LSU team since 1999 when they defeated Ohio 26-5. Centenary dropped to 0-2 with Saturday’s loss.

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SEC Recap for February 19th

Here is your SEC recap for February 19th.

LSU 5 Centenary 4

RanaudoLSU BATON ROUGE — A two-RBI performance by shortstop Austin Nola, including the game-winning sacrifice fly, coupled with three runs by left fielder Trey Watkins was enough to earn No. 2 LSU a 5-4 victory in front of a record-breaking crowd of 9,914 Friday night at Alex Box Stadium.

The Tigers (1-0) won their ninth consecutive season opener dating back to 2002. With the loss, Centenary dropped to 0-1 on the season.

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