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2010 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game Recap

The Cape Cod Baseball League hosted the 2010 All-Star Game at Fenway Park on Wednesday evening. The Western Division picked up a 5-0 victory over the East behind a strong pitching performance from the Western Division All-Stars. (We ran a Live Blog from the game which can be checked out by clicking here.)

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USA Baseball announces Golden Spikes Award Finalists


DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball announced Tuesday the names of the five finalists for the 2010 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award (GSA).  This year will mark the 33rd consecutive year that the Golden Spikes Award will be presented to the nation’s premier amateur baseball player.

Chris Duffy, IF/OF, Central Florida; Yasmani Grandal, C, Miami (Fla.); Bryce Harper, C/IF/OF, Southern Nevada; Drew Pomeranz, LHP, Mississippi; and Chris Sale, LHP, Florida Gulf Coast round out the five finalists.

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Conference USA releases 2010 TV Schedule


ConferenceUSA Conference USA has announced its preliminary baseball television schedule for the 2010 season. The schedule currently features games to appear nationally on CBS College Sports as well as regionally on Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS), Bright House Networks and Cox Sports Television. Additional games remain a possibility and will be announced at a later date.

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Baseball America releases 2010 Recruting Class Rankings

AustinMaddoxBaseballAmerica Baseball America has put out their incoming 2010 Recruiting Class Rankings which are led by the University of Florida. Stanford comes in at the runner up spot with Arizona State, TCU, and Cal-State Fullerton completing the Top 5.

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College Baseball News and Notes 09/28

Courtesey UCF Baseball
Courtesy UCF Baseball

Week Two Underway for the UCF Baseball Team

Fall practices continued to roll on for the UCF baseball team as it opened up its second week on the diamond Sunday. Week one consisted of scrimmages on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, while the remaining practices featured team fundamentals, including team defense and batting practice.

“I thought the energy and intensity was very good early in the week,” said assistant coach Cliff Godwin. “We lost a little bit of focus later in the week but we got it back on Friday. The scrimmages helped our pitchers get their work in, while we are trying to teach the guys how we want them to play the game, and that’s with a lot of enthusiasm and energy.”
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This is the UCF Baseball Coaching Staff – Part Four with Terry Rooney

Terry Rooney- Head Coach University of Central Florida
Terry Rooney- Head Coach University of Central Florida


ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) – Every journey has its starting point. Even in life, when you’re thirsty for a refreshing beverage, you need to plan a trip in order to acquire what you’re looking for. Well, that might not be the most important event in a person’s life, but it sets the stage for how Terry Rooney evolved into UCF’s fifth head baseball coach since the program’s inception in 1973.

Rooney’s path growing up seemed to have one road with a sign that read “Baseball” and it pointed straight ahead. A New England boy born into a family that already included two brothers and a sister, baseball seemed to fill the little tike’s need for enjoyment perfectly.

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This is the UCF Baseball Coaching Staff – Part Three with Cliff Godwin

Asst. Coach  University of Central Florida
Asst. Coach Cliff Goodwin University of Central Florida


ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) – College basketball is fast approaching. Players across the country have been hitting the courts daily to prepare for preseason practices. And fans are eager to check out their school’s new recruits in action. One of those fans is UCF assistant baseball coach Cliff Godwin.

Coming over from LSU where he was the Tigers hitting coach, Godwin is now serving as the Knights’ hitting coach while also leading up the program’s recruiting efforts. A graduate of East Carolina University, Godwin grew up in the heart of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry. With no Major League clubs located in the state and his family already involved in basketball, it is no wonder why he has a love of the hard courts.

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College Baseball News and Notes 08/05


Furman Head Baseball Coach
Furman Head Baseball Coach- Ron Smith

Furman Baseball Adds Right-handed Pitcher

Furman baseball coach Ron Smith announced today the signing of pitcher Mike Waller to a national letter of intent. FULL STORY

This is the UCF Baseball Coaching Staff – Part Two with Jeff Palumbo

8/4/2008 – It’s August. At this point of the year, several Major League Baseball clubs are already out of the race. In the American League East, the last 10 years have been dominated by the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox as they have finished first and second in nine of those seasons. So boy it must be tough for Baltimore native and UCF assistant baseball coach Jeff Palumbo. FULL STORY

Baseball Names Conner Director of Baseball Operations

Marshall University head baseball coach Jeff Waggoner recently named Chad Conner the Director of Baseball Operations for the 2009 season