The 2014 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Louisville Slugger have announced their 2014 Preseason All-American Teams. NC State junior LHP Carlos Rodon is projected by them to be the National Player of the Year while being a first team Preseason All-American. You can check out the full listing by clicking on the image below. Continue reading
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TUCSON, Ariz. — With possibly the top pitching staff in the nation, Cal. St. Fullerton is ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball’s Fabulous 40 NCAA Division I pre-season baseball poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.
The Titans, which finished second at the Fullerton Super Regional last season to eventual national champion UCLA after posting an overall 51-10 record, will be gunning for their fifth national title. Continue reading
FROM COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER
The pre-season pick as National Player of The Year is RHP Anthony Ranaudo of Louisiana St. The 6-foot-7, 231-pounder is expected to be a high first round pick in next June’s Free Agent Draft after striking out 159 batters in 124 1/3 innings last season with only 50 walks as he posted a 12-3 record and a 3.04 ERA.
The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper has put out their 2009 Preseason Division 3 Poll. It is led by Cortland State from the SUNYAC. They finished last season with a 42-5 record and an appearance in the Division 3 College World Series. They also had a school record 38 game winning streak under 10th year head coach Joe Brown. Chapman CA (40-5), Adrian MI (36-13), Kean NJ (39-11), and Southern Maine (36-14) round out the top five. (We spoke with Southern Maine head coach Ed Flaherty during the offseason and you can check out Part 1 and Part 2). National Champion Trinity from Connecticut is ranked sixth while the NCAA runner-up Johns Hopkins comes in at number 7. Continue reading
The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper has put out their Preseason Division 2 Poll. They have defending national champion Mount Olive (58-6) in the top spot. They are followed by the Tampa Spartans (42-11-1) who made the Division 2 College World Series last year before being eliminated by Ouachita Baptist. Tampa won the Division 2 title in 2006 and 2007. The rest of the top five is rounded out by Central Missouri (47-17), UC San Diego (43-18), and Columbus State. Continue reading
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TUCSON, Ariz. — Louisiana State University has been ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball newspaper’s Fabulous 40 pre-season NCAA Division I baseball poll.
Not since Louisiana State put together a run of five national championships from 1991-2000 have the Tigers been this loaded with talent. LSU features five Louisville Slugger pre-season All-Americans from a team that finished fifth at the College World Series last season. The players include: