Former Boston College baseball and hockey standout Joe Morgan was featured in a recent Boston College magazine article by Dan Barry. Morgan played for the Eagle baseball and hockey programs graduating in 1953 from the school in Chestnut Hill. He decided to pursue a baseball career in which he made his MLB debut in 1959. Morgan ended up playing four years in the Majors with five different teams but never becoming an everyday player. Continue reading
This year, 22 out of the 33 first round picks had not signed heading into the final hour before the deadline. Is this really fair to college baseball coaches to have some of their prized recruits for the next season leave them at the last hour?
Should the deadline be moved to an earlier date for example July 1st or 15th? Continue reading
The MLB Signing Deadline is fast approaching as all teams have until midnight on August 15th to sign their draft picks or they will head to college for the 2012 season. Here is the latest news and notes from around the country. Continue reading
The biggest news last week was that the NCAA Baseball Committee has recommended changing the way the RPI is calculated for the 2013 season. The revised RPI formula will value each road victory as 1.3 instead of 1.0. Each home win will be valued at 0.7 instead of 1.0. Conversely, each home loss will count 1.3 against at team’s RPI and each road loss will count 0.7 against a team. This is similar to the changes made in Division I men’s and women’s basketball where road wins are weighted as 1.4 and home victories are weighted at 0.6. That was based on statistical data that consistently showed home teams in Division I basketball winning about two-thirds of the time.
College Baseball Daily was able to catch up to coaches from around the country to get their thoughts on the new rules and what changes they might have for their 2013 schedules if they are adopted by NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel meeting on August 11th. You can check out the coaches comments below and the NCAA did a study on what the changes would have done for the 2011 season if they were in effect which can be checked out by clicking here. Continue reading
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Clemson junior shortstop Brad Miller and Virginia junior pitcher Danny Hultzen head up the 2011 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.
Miller was selected the ACC Player of the Year in a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches, while Hultzen was named the ACC Pitcher of the Year for the second consecutive season. Continue reading
#14 North Carolina 3 #1 Virginia 2
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – No. 13 North Carolina capped off a three-game series sweep of top-ranked Virginia (44-12, 22-8 ACC) as the Tar Heels (44-12, 20-10 ACC) used a three-run fifth inning en route to a 3-2 win over the Cavaliers Saturday afternoon on senior day at Boshamer Stadium. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily throughout the season will be providing our Quick Hits on games throughout the country. Special thanks to William Knox and Mark Rafferty for contributing to this report. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for instant reaction and the best up to minute coverage on college baseball in the country. We also have a Facebook page which can be joined by clicking here. Continue reading
#14 North Carolina 2 #1 Virginia 1
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Freshman left-hander Kent Emanuel withstood the test from No. 1 Virginia (45-8, 22-7 ACC) Friday night and No. 13 Carolina (43-12, 19-10 ACC) picked up a pair of eighth-inning runs to claim a 2-1 victory over the Cavaliers. Carolina’s two and three hitters, Levi Michael and Colin Moran, each drove in a run in the go-ahead eighth inning. The Cavaliers drop a series for the first time all season and the Tar Heels will look for the sweep on Saturday. Continue reading
#14 North Carolina 6 #1 Virginia 0
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – As was expected a pitcher’s duel broke out Thursday evening at Boshamer Stadium as No. 1 Virginia’s (45-7, 22-6 ACC) Cody Winiarski and North Carolina’s (42-12, 18-10 ACC) Patrick Johnson twirled five innings of shutout ball. Winiarksi would be the first to buckle as the Tar Heels exploded for five runs in the sixth inning to take the lead and Patrick Johnson went on to throw the first complete game shutout by a Tar Heel since Alex White in 2009 as he improved to 10-1 on the year. Continue reading
The ACC enters the tenth and final weekend of conference play this week. The Virginia Cavaliers lead the ACC Coastal Division by two games over second place Georgia Tech. UVA will visit North Carolina to try to wrap up the conference title while Georgia Tech visits Virginia Tech. The Atlantic Division is led by the Florida State Seminoles with a 18-9 conference record as they have a three game led over second place Clemson. The two squads will face off this weekend to determine the division winner. The other conference matchups see Duke visiting Miami (FL), NC State at Boston College, and Wake Forest at Maryland. Continue reading