DALLAS, Texas – In a game that had six lead changes, a six-run seventh put the game out of reach for HBU as the Huskies suffered a 14-8 loss to Dallas Baptist to end a three-game series at Patriot Field on Saturday afternoon.
In the top of the first, freshman Travis Fuquay drew a leadoff walk and then stole second with one out. Then, with two outs, Andrew Taccolini singled in Fuquay followed by a single off the bat of Johnathon Moore. Taccolini also scored in the inning thanks to a wild pitch to make it a 2-0 Husky lead. In the bottom of the inning, DBU took advantage of a hit batter and an error to push across one run. Continue reading →
Freshman Austin Dicharry earned his first career victory and combined with senior Keith Shinaberry and sophomore Chance Ruffin to pitch a shutout in the No. 9 Texas Longhorns 3-0 win over the Dallas Baptist Patriots at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday evening. Continue reading →
The DBU Baseball Program has taken an active role in supporting the University’s mission of developing servant leaders through participation in numerous volunteer and service projects throughout the Dallas/ Ft Worth community. The players and coaches have served the community by volunteering at the Special Olympics of Texas State Track and Field Meet, helping with Habitat for Humanity and by reaching out to children in the Dallas area as they partnered with “Our Hands His Love” to put on a free baseball clinic. Continue reading →
The 2009 Dallas Baptist University Patriots Baseball schedule was released on Monday, November 10, by Head Coach Dan Heefner. The Patriots will open up their season at home, when they welcome Binghamton University to Patriot Field on February 20, for a 3:00 p.m. game. Continue reading →
Florida State Baseball Announces 2009-10 Signing Class
Florida State baseball and head coach Mike Martin announced the signing of seven student-athletes to National Letters of Intent as of November 13, 2008. The 2009-10 class features six players from the state of Florida and one from Maryland. The signees include 3B David Boyd, SS/2B Ryan Gennett, INF Justin Gonzalez, INF/RHP Tyler Hibbs, LHP Brett Lee, C/1B Stephen McGee, 2B Devon Travis. Continue reading →
Mississippi State Baseball Alumni Gather Next Weekend On Campus
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Plans are moving forward for the 13th alumni baseball weekend next week at Mississippi State. The biennial event, scheduled October 18-19, is expected to draw more than 50 former baseball players and managers representing teams spanning eight decades of Mississippi State baseball to the MSU campus.
The weekend schedule kicks off Saturday at 1 p.m. with an alumni golf tournament at the MSU Golf Course, followed by a dinner in the Bryan Athletic Administration Building. Capping the weekend will be the 2008 alumni baseball game, with Diamond Dogs of the past teaming with members of the 2009 Mississippi State team in a Maroon/White game at Dudy Noble Field. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. and is open to the public with no charge for admission. Continue reading →
The Dallas Baptist University Baseball Team held their first annual Alumni Weekend on October 3 and 4. The weekend started with a golf tournament that was held on October 3, at the Golf Club of Dallas, then a Home Run Derby on the morning of October 4, which was followed by the Alumni vs. 2008 DBU Baseball Team game.
The golf tournament proved to be a success with over 12 teams of foursomes hitting the course on Friday afternoon. The teams were competing for the lowest score, while individuals each had a chance to win on the longest drive and two closest to the pin contests. Directly following the tournament the participants were served dinner at the Golf Club of Dallas, along with an award ceremony for all the winners from the golf tournament. Continue reading →
This story originally appeared in the Dallas Morning News and is being re-publish with the permission of the Author Brian Davis.
For years, college baseball coaches have divvied up an NCAA-maximum 11.7 scholarships among 30 to 40 players. Learning how coaches manage those scholarships can be sobering for parents who believe their son is a future star.
“As far as the numbers go, with 11.7 scholarships, it doesn’t go very far,” Texas coach Augie Garrido said.
As one might expect, better recruits get more scholarship money. A coach may offer a top recruit thousands for tuition, room and board, a figure that could be 70 to 80 percent of a full scholarship.
Dallas Baptist University Head Baseball Coach, Dan Heefner, has been named the 2008 ABCA Midwest Baseball Coach of the Year. Heefner, who was also named NCAA Division Independent Coach of the Year, led the Patriots to their best season as a NCAA Division I competitor.
Director of Athletics, Ryan Erwin said, “Dan is more than deserving of this honor. He stepped right into the head position this year with a plan and executed it. The next few years watching Dan and his coaching staff continue to build the program into one of the top in the country is going to be fun to watch.”