Aaron Kirby released put together this extensive preview of the Southern Conference for College Baseball Daily. You can check out the full preview by clicking on the image below. Continue reading
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – 2013 regular-season Southern Conference champion Western Carolina has been picked to defend its crown in 2014 in balloting of the league’s media and 10 head coaches.
The Catamounts, who went 39-20 overall and 23-7 in the league last season, picked up seven first-place votes and 78 points from the coaches, who could not vote for their own teams. WCU edged The Citadel, which earned 75 points and the remaining three first-place votes in the coaches’ poll. Western Carolina earned 167 points and 13 first-place votes from the media. Continue reading
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Davidson baseball coach Dick Cooke was seriously injured in a car accident on Tuesday night according to a report by WBTV.com. The report states Cooke was driving Interstate 77 in Charlotte, NC which sent two vehicles off the road including Cooke’s into a wooded area. Cooke was reportedly struck from behind from the speeding vehicle which caused him to lose control of his car. Continue reading
FROM NCBWA RELEASE
MORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending April 15, today. UCLA junior center fielder Beau Amaral was named National Hitter of the Week, while Davidson freshman left-hander Henry Sisson was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. Continue reading
- Tournament Champion: Georgia Southern
- Regular Season Champion: Elon
- Conference RPI: #15
- Conference ISR: #16
In 2010 the Southern Conference had a conference record 3 teams (Citadel, CofC and Elon) get in a regional. However, in 2011 only the tournament champion Georgia Southern (36-26 overall and 18-12 SOCON) received a NCAA bid. Regular season champion Elon (36-21 overall and 23-7 SOCON) along with CofC (39-22 overall and 18-12 SOCON), and Samford (37-23 overall and 18-12 SOCON) came up just short of a regional. UNCG who won just 7 conference games in 2010 finished just one game behind Elon in regular season at 22-8 in conference and 34-20 overall. +14 games overall and an amazing +15 in conference. Continue reading
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference baseball coaches have selected College of Charleston as the preseason favorite to win the league championship in 2012 while the media representatives who cover the league have chosen Georgia Southern as the conference favorite. Continue reading
The Clemson and Davidson baseball teams provided some entertainment for fans that remained at Kingsmore Stadium during the two hour and seven minute rain delay on Tuesday, May 17. Click through to find out if it was better entertainment than the jousting match between Radford and High Point
#12 Clemson 19 Davidson 0
Clemson, SC – Will Lamb had five of the Tigers’ season-high 23 hits in #15 Clemson’s 19-0 victory over Davidson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night. In their last regular-season home game, the Tigers improved to 37-16 on the season. The Wildcats ended their season with an 18-30 record.
The Tigers put on an offensive show, as Clemson tied its season high for runs and tied a school record with a .523 batting average (23-for-44) in the game. It tied Clemson’s performance against Georgia Southern on March 12, 2002, when the Tigers were also 23-for-44 that day. The Tigers scored at least one run in all eight innings in which they batted as well. Continue reading
#15 North Carolina 5 #29 East Carolina 4
GREENVILLE, N.C. – Carolina was down to its final out Wednesday night against No. 29 East Carolina in Greenville, N.C. but staged a dramatic comeback in the top of the ninth inning to take a 5-4 win over the Pirates. Jesse Wierzbicki came through with the clutch hit driving in a pair of runs when he singled to left with two down in the ninth. Carolina will have the next five days off for exams before returning home to take on Gardner-Webb on Tuesday, May 3. Continue reading