Two of the nation’s most prominent collegiate athletic conferences have come to an agreement to participate in a unique and ground-breaking season-opening baseball tournament in Florida. The inaugural BIG EAST/Big Ten Baseball Challenge, hosted by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission, will feature 27 games February 20-22, 2009, at various spring training venues in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, API Marketing announced today.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior shortstop Jeff Grantham of St. John’s has been named BIG EAST Player of the Week, while junior RHP Michael Hill of Cincinnati has been named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week.
Grantham was 10-for-19 (.526) in a 4-1 week for the Red Storm. He scored four times and drove in seven on the strength of three doubles and a home run. In Game 2 against USF, Gratham led off the 10th inning with a walk-off home run, giving STJ a 4-3 win.
Hill hurled a three-hit complete game in leading the Bearcats to a 7-1 win over Seton Hall. He surrendered only three singles and one run, while striking out a career-high 10 batters. Hill retired the final 13 Pirates he faced. He also became the first UC pitcher since 1999 to strike out four batters in one inning. Continue reading Grantham, Hill Claim Weekly Baseball Honors for May 12th→
Norfolk, Va. – Junior right-hander Dan Hudson struck out 11 in just over seven innings of work and the Monarchs of Old Dominion scored 13 runs on 16 hits to shutout the Huskies of Northeastern 13-0 at Bud Metheny Baseball Complex Saturday afternoon. Nine of the Monarchs 16 hits went for extra bases, including two doubles, three triples and four home runs.
With the game scoreless heading into the bottom of the fifth, ODU shortstop Gerard Hall took it upon himself to get the Monarchs on the board. Hall opened the inning with a single to right and promptly stole second and third base. Northeastern starter Les Williams struck out the next two Monarch batters, but with Williams pitching from the windup and with right-handed batter Jimmy Miles in the box, Hall stole home sliding up under the tag of NU catcher Frank Pesanello. Continue reading ODU, Kentucky, South Florida, Louisville, and Bama pick up wins→
CINCINNATI, Ohio. — Collin Cowgill’s 2-for-3, four RBI day – highlighted by his 13th home run of the season – boosted No. 17 Kentucky to a 9-4 mid-week win over the Cincinnati Bearcats, marking its 20th consecutive non-conference victory, in front of a season-high 1,094 fans at Marge Schott Stadium. Continue reading Kentucky and Louisville pick up wins→
Game 1: Cincinnati 6 USF 1 Game 2: Cincinnati 5 USF 4
CINCINNATI– The University of Cincinnati baseball team used two of its top performances by its pitching staff to second a BIG EAST doubleheader sweep against USF, 6-1 and 5-4 at Marge Schott Stadium. Michael Hill struck out seven and yielded four hits on his way to a complete game victory in Game One, while Billy Welsh shut out USF over three and two-thirds innings of relief to lead UC to the win in Game Two. Continue reading Cincy sweeps South Florida→
Here is you ACC Recap for 2/24. We had 15 games involving ACC teams on Sunday.
Georgia Southern 18 Boston College 6
STATESBORO, Ga. – The Boston College (2-1, 0-0 ACC) baseball team dropped the final game of a three-game series to Georgia Southern (1-2, 0-0 SoCon), 18-6, Sunday afternoon at J.I. Clements Stadium. Barry Butera was the bright spot offensively for the Eagles. The second baseman registered a 3-for-5 day with a 2-run homer and three RBIs. Continue reading ACC Recap for 2/24→
The College Baseball Blog continues our tradition of bringing our readers a daily recap on ACC action. All the schools were in action on Saturday with a total of 19 games taking place. Continue reading ACC Recap for 2/23→
The College Baseball Blog continues our tradition of bringing our readers a daily recap on ACC action. There was only three games on Friday with five games postponed because of bad weather. All the recaps come from the respective schools Press Releases.
North Carolina 7 FAU 1
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Senior center fielder Seth Williams and sophomore left fielder Dustin Ackley hit two home runs apiece to lead No. 2 North Carolina to a 7-1 season-opening win over Florida Atlantic Friday at FAU Stadium. Sophomore right-hander Alex White picked up the victory for the Tar Heels, who improved to 10-0 in season openers under head coach Mike Fox. Continue reading ACC Recap for 2/22→
We enter the opening weekend of the College Baseball season. We will be bringing you an ACC weekend preview throughout the regular season and during the postseason will have previews of every regional. The biggest highlight of the weekend is Wake Forest heading out to Pepperdine for a three game set. We have a great preview on every ACC in our conference preview section broken off by divisions. The Atlantic Division preview is available here and the Coastal Division is available here. I will be updating this post as more information becomes available.Continue reading ACC Weekend Preview for Feb. 22nd-24th→