When Dartmouth faces Columbia in the Ivy League Championships this weekend, pitching may be important, but Lions Coach Brett Boretti knows what the difference maker will be.
“I think offense, in the post season, is the difference maker,” claimed Boretti in a chat this week. “It is tough for both teams to get started offensively.”
The Big Green (23-15, 13-7) and Lions (25-19, 14-6) both are chock-filled of new players on offense, and when they faced each other in April, they played two very similar games, according to Boretti. “We both evenly played a day of baseball,” he said of the split. “We had one big inning one day, they had one big inning the next. Otherwise, it was even.”
I have been hearing all the national media praising Drew Pomeranz for his strong start to the season but has anyone flown under the radar more then Chris Sale from Florida Gulf Coast. Sale picked up a 4-2 victory over Clemson on Saturday where he went eight strong innings allowing only four hits and two runs. Continue reading Random Thoughts: 30 Days to Selection Monday→
Game 1: Columbia 7 Brown 0 Game 2: Brown 6 Columbia 5
New York, NY – Brown earned its second consecutive Ivy split on Sunday afternoon, taking one of two against Columbia behind a strong start from junior Matt Kimball. Kimball, who set a new single season record for saves in 2009 as the closer for the Bears, gave up just one run in six innings in his first start for Brown in nearly two years.
Philadelphia, PA – The Brown baseball team kicked off its Ivy League season on Saturday afternoon, earning a road split against Penn, winning the second game 11-5 after dropping a tough 8-6 opener. Sophomore Mike DiBiase had a big day at the plate, going 5-6 with three RBI’s and two walks over the doubleheader.
NEW YORK – After a semester-long partnership with the WHEELS middle school in Washington Heights, Columbia’s baseball team hosted a clinic in the University Gym in December, teaching the youngsters the finer points of the game.
Hitting, pitching and fielding were each on display during the clinic as a number of the Lions chipped in to share their skills with the kids. After cancelling a clinic earlier in the year due to rain, Columbia head coach Brett Boretti offered to set up a date indoors that would let the kids bat in the cages and hang out with their college friends one more time before the holidays.
NEW YORK – During the fall semester, the Columbia Baseball team has spent its Thursday afternoons with sixth-graders at the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS), just a quick subway ride away from the Morningside Heights campus.
Each week, the team was given a general lesson plan that included sharing career and personal goals. The players also talked baseball, including how to show good sportsmanship and the nuances of the game, such as how many fingers a catcher signals to a pitcher for a fastball or a curveball.
NEW YORK – As Major League Baseball’s playoff season is just beginning, Columbia’s own fall season is winding down and the Lions are looking ahead to the spring, when they will begin the 2010 season on March 5 in Las Vegas against UNLV.
The Cal Golden Bears have unveiled their 2010 schedule. The season will begin with a four games in Berkeley against Southern Utah (Feb. 19-21) and UC Davis (Feb. 23) before the Golden Bears take part in the Cal State Bakersfield Tournament (Feb. 26-28). Also highlighting the non-conference schedule for the Bears is a four game weekend series at Rice (March 11-14) and a three game set at Cal Poly (March 19-21) as well as a home series against the Arkansas Razorbacks (March 5-7).
I have slacked over the past month in putting up some press releases for the incoming players for the 2010 season. We have found releases on Auburn, Mississippi State, Pacific, and Columbia who have all announced additions to their 2010 squads. As always, if you see news or notes that I might have missed feel free to shoot me an email by clicking here. Continue reading 2010 Recruiting News→
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PRINCETON, N.J. — It has been since the late 1980s that Dartmouth hoisted a championship in Baseball. In 1987, the Big Green, led by star pitcher Mike Remlinger, brought the old EIBL championship to the friendly confines of Hanover, N.H. Since then, six other Ivy League teams have won the title as the Big Green waited for another shot at glory. That all changed in 2009 as Bob Whalen’s squad emerged to take the Ivy League Baseball Championship in the rubber match of a three-game series with Bill Walkenbach’s Cornell squad, all the while ending the 22-year drought. Continue reading 2009 Ivy League Season Awards→