Sophomore Brian Johnson (Cocoa Beach, Fla.) threw five scoreless innings and No. 1 Florida (8-1) raced out to an 8-0 lead through four innings on its way to an 8-3 victory over No. 24 Miami (4-5) on Friday night in front of 4,587 fans at McKethan Stadium. It was the opener of the teams’ weekend three-game series. Continue reading →
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE Edison, N.J. – Rider University has been chosen as the favorite to win the 2011 MAAC Baseball Championship, according to a preseason poll voted on by the league’s head coaches.
Rider, the defending MAAC Champion, finished with 73 points in the poll, while Marist College finished second (67). Canisius College placed third with 65 points. Manhattan College placed fourth (56), followed by Siena College (51), Niagara University (28), Fairfield University (27), Saint Peter’s College (20), and Iona College (18). Continue reading →
The MAAC conference in 2010 was won by Canisius in the regular season with a 19-5 conference record. Marist came in second with a 16-8 record while Rider and Manhattan tied for third place with 15-7 records. Siena and Niagara tied for fifth place with 13-11 records. Fairfield finished in seventh with a 8-16 record while St. Peter’s finished in eighth with a 6-18 record and Iona finished last with a 3-21 conference mark.
Here is your NECBL Playoffs Recap for August 2nd. There are four series with North Shore Navigators facing off against Sanford, Newport playing Laconia, Keene playing North Adams, and Bristol playing Danbury.
The College Baseball Blog continues our tradition of naming National Player and Pitcher of the Week. This week we honor Canisius first baseman Brian Burton as our Player of the Week while Lehigh’s Greg Angelo and Fresno State’s Greg Gonzalez are out Co-Pitchers of the Week.
Edison, N.J. – Manhattan College has been chosen as the favorite to take the 2010 MAAC Baseball title, according to a preseason poll voted on by the league’s head coaches.
Manhattan finished with 79 points in the poll, while Marist College finished second (71). Canisius College placed third with 65 points. Rider University placed fourth (43), followed by Siena College (42), Fairfield University (40), Niagara University (29), Saint Peter’s College (20), and Iona College (16).
There was nothing provisional about the swing of third baseman Jesse Sawyer.
Playing his first year of college ball south of the border, Sawyer hit .346 with 19 homers and 58 RBIs in 56 games for the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.
A product of the Prairie Baseball Academy and coach Blair Kubicek, Sawyer had one stretch where he homered in 11 of 13 games for SDSU, in its second season as a provisional NCAA Division I school.
When Atlanta Braves starter Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine filmed the NIKE commercial the key line was delivered by Maddux who said “chicks dig the long ball.”
And so do voters.
Sawyer’s 19 homers led the 711 Canadians playing south of the border in 2009 and he also led all vote getters in balloting for the 10th annual All-Canadian College Team. Sawyer had 33 first-place votes and was named on 43 of 49 ballots to win our unofficial player of the year award.
The Warning Track with Brian Foley checks in today with some of the best action from Friday night.
The first story of the night was Kent State’s Brad Stillings (TCBB 40th Best Player) twirling a nine inning no-hitter against Toledo as the Golden Flashes picked up a 1-0 victory over MAC rival Toledo. Stillings went nine innings without walking anyone and only a second inning error kept him from getting a perfect game. This game was only the 10th no-hitter in Golden Flash history.Full Recap of the game is available by clicking here. Continue reading →
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE Player of the Week
Ian Choy, Canisius
Junior, OF, 5-9/171, Mississauga, Ontario/Rick Hansen Secondary
Choy continued to stay hot for the Golden Griffins as the junior outfielder was 8-for-12 with two doubles, three home runs and five RBIs. He reached base in 12 of his 16 plate appearances while slugging 1.583 in four Canisius games. Choy entered the week with four home runs in his career, hitting three in the weekend series at Rider. Since March 16, Choy is 22-for-42, raising his average more than 200 points. Continue reading →
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Right-hander Bryant Gaines tossed 5 2/3 shutout innings, and Levi Michael and Mark Fleury each homered to lift No. 1 North Carolina to a two-game sweep of Princeton, 6-1, Wednesday at Boshamer Stadium. With the victory, the Tar Heels (16-2) extended their season-best winning streak to eight games. Continue reading →