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2014 Gainesville Regional Preview

By: Rudy Jones
The teams
No. 1 seed Florida (40-21). 2. Long Beach State (32-24). 3. North Carolina (34-35). 4. College of Charleston (41-17).

  • Florida is making its 30th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, including its seventh straight under coach Kevin O’Sullivan.
  • Long Beach State is making its 20th NCAA Tournament trip, but first since 2008.
  • North Carolina is making its 29th NCAA Tournament appearance.
  • College of Charleston is in the tournament for the sixth time, including the second as an automatic qualifier.

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NCBWA Players of the Week (March 25th)

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NCBWA LogoMORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending March 23 today. William & Mary junior infielder Michael Katz was named National Hitter of the Week, while Stony Brook’s senior right-handed pitcher Frankie Vanderka was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. Continue reading

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2014 CAA Preseason Coaches Poll Released

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CAALogoRICHMOND, Va. (January 22, 2014) – UNCW, which has captured the past two CAA baseball regular-season titles, has been picked to win the conference championship in 2014 according to a vote of the league’s head baseball coaches. Continue reading

Oklahoma names Jamie Pinzino as Pitching Coach

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JamiePinzinoBryant_thumb.jpgNORMAN, Okla. – University of Oklahoma head baseball coach Pete Hughes has named Jamie Pinzino as the program’s new assistant baseball and pitching coach. Pinzino, a 12-year veteran in the collegiate ranks and seven-year head coach, comes to Norman after a one-year stint as head coach at William & Mary, preceded by one year as an assistant for the Tribe.

“We are excited about Jamie, Cheryl and baby Henry joining our Sooner family,” stated Hughes. “With Jamie, we have one of the top young head coaches in the country joining our staff.” Continue reading

William and Mary names Brian Murphy as Head Coach

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BrianMurphyWILLIAMSBURG, Va. – William and Mary Athletics Director Terry Driscoll announced the promotion of Brian Murphy to head coach of the Tribe baseball program on Tuesday.

Murphy takes over after the resignation of Jamie Pinzino, who was named the pitching coaching at the University of Oklahoma. Murphy spent last season as W&M’s top assistant and recruiting coordinator for the Tribe, serving as the Green and Gold’s hitting coach. Continue reading

Hofstra releases 2014 Schedule

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JohnRussoHofstraHempstead, NY – A four-game series with College World Series runner-up Mississippi State University, as well as trips to Grand Canyon University, University of Incarnate Word and Furman University highlight the 2014 Hofstra University baseball schedule, which was released today by Coach John Russo.

The schedule features four NCAA Regional teams from 2013 with Colonial Athletic Association opponents Towson, William & Mary and UNCW joining Mississippi State. Hofstra’s opponents won 613 games a season ago led by Mississippi State’s 51 victories. Continue reading

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 71. Mitchell Aker (William and Mary)

MitchellAkerWe continue the countdown today with number 71, William & Mary RHP Mitchell Aker. In his freshman campaign with the Tribe, Aker made 24 relief appearances while compiling a 1-1 record and posting a 5.26 ERA. The right-hander worked in 25.2 innings in his first college season and racked up 19 strikeouts in the process. Aker also finished the Tribe season with 5 saves which was good for second on the staff. Continue reading

Hofstra Adds Three to Coaching Staff

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JohnRussoHofstraHempstead, NY – Hofstra University Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway today announced the appointments of Rob Cafiero, Kevin Ferrari and Adam Janowski to volunteer coaching positions in the Hofstra Athletics Department.

Cafiero will serve as an assistant baseball coach, Ferrari a women’s soccer assistant and Janowski a men’s soccer assistant. Continue reading