Collegiate Baseball has put out their 2010-2011 Top 40 Recruiting Classes. Leading the way is LSU with the San Diego Toreros coming in at the runners up spot. The Oregon Ducks come in at the third spot while CWS Finalist UCLA comes in at number four. Florida rounds out the top five with another strong class coming in. You can check out the full top 40 below.
Indiana Media Relations continues their series of interview with Indiana head coach Tracy Smith before the start of fall practice. The Hoosiers open up fall practice this Sunday and will hold their first intersquad scrimmage on Thursday. He also talks about how the new bat standards will affect the game and takes a look at some of the old faces. The full video is below.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – First-year Ohio State baseball head coach Greg Beals announced the team’s 2011 schedule today. Highlights include home Big Ten series against Michigan, Iowa, Michigan State and Northwestern, a first-ever appearance at Bill Davis Stadium by Oklahoma State for a two-game series, and three games as part of the Big Ten/Big East Challenge to open the season.
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Mercer will work with the Wolverines’ catchers and outfielders as well as helping out with the day-to-day operations of the Michigan baseball program.
Indiana Media Relations continues their series of video interviews with the most recent one with head coach Tracy Smith. He talks about how the first week of conditioning has gone for the incoming freshmen and the returnees. He also discusses how the addition of Nebraska will help change the Big Ten conference. Finally, he talks about the Indiana football program and how a couple of the baseball players contributed to the Hoosiers victory last weekend over Towson. You can check out the full interview below.
Frankie Pilere of Fanhouse.com continues to update his top prospects for the 2011 MLB Draft. He checks in today with his top 115 players that he believes has top four round talent. This is his list of player he has seen with his own eyes so there will be additions to the list in the coming months. He has put out two previous updates from July 3rd (FULL ARTICLE) and July 24th (FULL ARTICLE). You can check out the full list below. Frankie also includes comments on each player on his site which can be read by clicking here.
All-American Alex Dickerson recently sat down with the Indiana Media Relations staff to discuss his Team USA experience this summer, his teammates and the upcoming fall. Dickerson was named an All-American in several publications in 2010 after hitting .419 with 24 homers and 75 RBI. You can check out the full interview with Alex below.
Indiana baseball head coach Tracy Smith recently sat down with IUHoosiers to update his players progress this summer. The Hoosiers are coming off a 28-27 season in 2010 where they went .500 in Big Ten play with a 12-12 record. They will be led next season by 2010 Big Ten Player of the Year Alex Dickerson who hit .419 with 24 homers and 75 RBI. He spent the summer with the 2010 USA Collegiate National Team where he appeared in 14 games (10 starts) while hitting .250 with a homer and eight RBI. He started the summer with the Wareham Gatemen in the Cape Cod Baseball League which he played nine games hitting .500 with a homer and seven RBI.
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“We didn’t know what would happen,” Y-D field manager Scott Pickler said. “That was our goal, just to score the first run. That’s a very good team in the other dugout.”
After falling behind early, 2-0, the Ripken Leaguers got a double from Matt Marquis (University of Maryland/Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts) in the fourth inning and a painful RBI-hit-by-pitch from Cory Jensen (Florida Southern University/Baltimore Redbirds). Meanwhile, starter Cameron Love (University of San Francisco/Bethesda Big Train) struck out ten batters in four innings before giving way to Dustin Herbert (Salisbury University/Southern Maryland Nationals), who struck out seven more in four innings of his own.