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2010 NCAA Regional Previews: Gainesville

#1 Florida Gators

FloridaBaseball2 The Gators are looking to redeem themselves this season after dropping their Super Regional series to Southern Miss in 2009.  Leading the way offensively is Freshman 3B Austin Maddox, who leads the team with 17 HR and 66 RBI while batting .339.  Maddox shows he hits well in the clutch, with 32 of his 66 RBI coming with two out.  Matt dan Dekker has had half of his 44 RBI come with two outs as well, and also leads the team in stolen bases with 21.  Behind the plate, Freshman C Mike Zunino is reportedly 100% after sitting out during the SEC Tournament with a hand injury.   Last year’s Gator Triple Crown winner Preston Tucker is hitting .389 over his last 10 contests and hopes to ride the hot streak all the way through the Super Regionals.

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Florida Head Coach Kevin O’Sullivan Reacts to Regional Announcement

The Florida Gators were rewarded for their 42-15 record and SEC East regular season title with the #3 national seed. They will be matched up with Florida Atlantic, Oregon State and Bethune Cookman in the Gainesville Regional, and are paired up across the board with the Miami Regional. Head Coach Kevin O’Sullivan spoke with the media after the announcements were made this morning. The entire video is after the jump, provided by GatorVision.TV

Amongst other topics, O’Sullivan discusses the health of catcher Mike Zunino, as well as question marks for this team going into the NCAA Tournament regarding starting rotation order, the SEC in general, his fabulous freshmen, and acknowledges the struggles the Gators had with Bethune-Cookman in last year’s regional.

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SEC Recap for May 4th

Here is your SEC Recap for May 4th.

BlakeDeanLSU #17 LSU 9 Southeastern Louisiana 5

BATON ROUGE, La. -  Homers by right fielder Mikie Mahtook and first baseman Blake Dean erased a 5-4 deficit in the sixth inning and powered No. 15 LSU to a 9-5 victory over Southeastern Louisiana Tuesday night in Alex Box Stadium.

With the win, the Tigers (33-13) snapped a seven-game losing skid and improved to 10-1 this season in mid-week contests. Southeastern dropped to 33-14 with the loss.

LSU will be back in action this weekend when it hosts SEC foe Vanderbilt in a three-game series beginning Friday at 7 p.m., in Alex Box Stadium.

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ACC Recap for April 20th

Here is your ACC Recap for April 20th

MarkPope #3 Georgia Tech 6 Georgia Southern 2

ATLANTA -Mark Pope picked up his sixth win of the season, allowing just two runs over 8.0 innings as No. 3 Georgia Tech defeated Georgia Southern, 6-2, Tuesday evening at Russ Chandler Stadium.

With the win, the Jackets improved to 32-5 overall while the Eagles fell to 21-16.

Pope (6-0) joins teammate Brandon Cumpton to give Tech two six-game winners on the season.

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2010 MEAC Preseason Coaches Poll


MEACLogo The MEAC Conference announced its 2010 pre-season baseball award winners on Wednesday. The B-CU Wildcats were named the unanimous pick to win the team championship for a fifth straight season.

Wildcat sophomore LHP Ali Simpson was named the pre-season pitcher of the year and senior C. J. Lauriello was named the co-player of the year in the voting by conference head baseball coaches and sports information directors.

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Early Signings for November 17th

GeneStephensonWichitaState Here are your listings of Early Signings from November 17th. Click on the respective link for the full article.

Wichita State signs Seven for 2011

WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita State has received a national letter-of-intent from seven baseball players in the early signing period, Head Coach Gene Stephenson announced Nov. 17.

Bob Arens, a catcher from Northwest High School in Wichita, Kan.; Zach Beringer, a right-handed pitcher form Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg, Mo.; Cale Elam, a right-handed pitcher and infielder from Oktaha High School in Oktaha, Okla.; Kris Gardner, a left-handed pitcher from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas; Josh Halbert, an infielder from Choctaw High School in Choctaw, Okla.; Albert Minnis, a left-handed pitcher from Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kan.; and Dayne Parker, a shortstop from Roff High School in Roff, Okla., have signed national letters-of-intent with the Shockers.

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CBB Top 100 Countdown: Number 81 Ali Simpson (Bethune-Cookman)

AliSimpsonBethuneCookman The CBB continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 81 in our countdown with sophomore LHP Ali Simpson. He is a 6-3 lefty out of Campbell River, British Columbia and attended Carihi Secondary High School. He had a solid high school career as he had 1.21 ERA in 79 innings pitched.

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Texas Tech announces Brooks Wallace Memorial Classic


TexasTechBaseball LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech Department of Athletics along with head baseball coach Dan Spencer announced the creation of the Brooks Wallace Memorial Classic, an annual college baseball tournament that will be held at Dan Law Field beginning in 2010.

"This is an exciting opportunity for our program as we get to honor the memory of a really great person and baseball player in Brooks Wallace," said Spencer. "The College Baseball Foundation has made him a national figure in our sport in terms of the Wallace Award and we felt that it was time for our program to do something to honor his memory. Brooks was a Red Raider and we are very proud of that."

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Bethune-Cookman, Wofford Unveil 2010 Schedules

bcu_thumb Bethune-Cookman has released its tentative 2010 schedule.  BCU will begin the campaign by taking part in the MLB Urban Classic Tournament (Feb. 19-21) with games against UCLA, Loyola Marymount, and Southern.  From there, the team will travel to Jacksonville (Feb. 23) for a mid-week contest before visiting Lubbock, Texas, for a double round robin tournament with Texas Tech and Washington State (Feb. 26-28).

BCU will then face off against Stetson (March 2) and Jacksonville (March 3) at home before heading to Troy (March 5-7) for a weekend series.  Before opening conference play at Florida A&M (March 20-21), Bethune-Cookman will have home games against Wagner (March 9-10, March 12), USF (March 14), VCU (March 14), and Stetson (March 16).

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Gainesville Regional- Day 2 Recap

Here is your Day 2 recap of the Gainesville Regional.

Jacksonville 8 Bethune-Cookman 7

Sophomore second baseman Chuck Opachich hit the go-ahead home run in the eighth while sophomore Chris Kaminski and junior Kyle Kriech teamed up to lead the JU baseball team to an 8-7 win over Bethune-Cookman, Saturday afternoon in the second day of the NCAA Gainesville Regional at McKethan Stadium. Continue reading