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CAA Tournament Preview

The CAA starts tournament play in the final year of the six team format. The conference will cut the number of playoff teams to four next season, which is a shame given the parity this year. Entering the final weekend of play, only two teams had locked up spots, and five teams were battling for the remaining three spots on the final day of the season.

James Madison, which won the tournament last season, was knocked out of the playoffs by George Mason in the final weekend and became the first team with a winning CAA record not to make the six team tournament. UNC Wilmington, last season’s regular season champion, will be a three seed heading into the playoffs.

The double elimination tournament starts at noon Wednesday at Brooks Field in Wilmington, N.C. when top seeded George Mason takes on sixth seeded Delaware. Here’s a rundown of each of the six teams. Continue reading

CAA Weekend Recap and Players of the Week

Mike Rooney

Mike Rooney

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CAA BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:

Mike Rooney, UNC Wilmington

Jr., SS, Cary, N.C./Cary

Rooney batted .556 with six runs scored and five RBI in UNCW’s four games last week. In the Seahawks’ two victories at Old Dominion that clinched a CAA Tournament berth, the junior shortstop went 8-for-10 and scored four times. Rooney is batting .331 for the season.

CAA BASEBALL Co-PITCHER OF THE WEEK:

Rob Kumbatovic, Hofstra

Jr., RHP, Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough

Kumbatovic allowed just four singles and no runs over seven innings as Hofstra blanked William & Mary 3-0 on Saturday. The junior right-hander fanned four and combined with Jeff Guthridge for the Pride’s first shutout since 2007. He earned his team-high fourth win. Continue reading

ACC Recap for May 12th

Here is your ACC Recap for May 12th.

North Carolina 4 Charlotte 1

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – All-America Dustin Ackley was 2-for-3 with a two-run single in the fifth inning, and No. 4 North Carolina’s bullpen went seven strong innings to lead the Tar Heels to a 4-1 win over Charlotte Tuesday at Hayes Stadium. Continue reading

CAA Weekend Recap and Players of the Week

Jeff Thomson struck out a career best 11 batters on NUs Senior Day.

Jeff Thomson struck out a career best 11 batters on NU's Senior Day.

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CAA BASEBALL Co-PLAYER OF THE WEEK:

Jake McAloose, Old Dominion

Jr., 3B, Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne

McAloose batted .778 (7-9) with two doubles, a triple and seven RBI in the final two games of the VCU series after missing the opener due to injury. In Sunday’s 28-9 victory over the Rams, the junior third baseman was 5-for-6 with five runs scored and six RBI. Continue reading

CAA Weekend Preview

With two weekends left, the playoff picture hasn’t become any clearer in the Colonial. No. 27 George Mason clinched the top seed in the conference with a sweep of Northeastern last weekend. The Patriots, along with third place James Madison, are off this weekend. Here’s a glance at the other teams in action.
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Delaware at UNC-Wilmington Cancelled

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Ben Thielsen (Courtesy of UNCW Media Relations)

The CAA weekend series between Delaware and UNC-Wilmington has been cancelled due to fears of the Swine flu that has been reported on the Delaware campus and baseball program. According to a press release by the CAA, one of the Delaware players has fallen ill with the suspected Swine flu virus that has also cancelled high school games in Texas and Alabama. You can check out the CAA press release below. Continue reading

CAA Weekend Recap and Players of the Week

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CAA BASEBALL Co-PLAYER OF THE WEEK:

Chris Henderson, George Mason

Jr., C, Marlton, N.J./Cherokee

Henderson batted .640 (16-25) with a homer, five doubles, six RBI and eight runs scored in Mason’s 4-1 week. The junior catcher hit .733 (11-15) in a three-game sweep of Hofstra, while driving in and scoring five. Henderson leads the CAA with a .436 average.
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CAA Recap and Players of the Week

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CAA BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:

Scott Krieger, George Mason

Sr., OF, Towson, Md./Calvert Hall

Krieger batted .692 (9-13) with a homer, two triples, five runs scored and seven RBI as George Mason won two of three at VCU last weekend. The senior outfielder had at least two hits and two RBI in each game, including a 4-for-5 performance with three RBI on Saturday.

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CAA Weekend Preview

Georgia State (23-13, 6-3) at Northeastern (18-12, 5-4)
This is an important series for the Huskies. The Panthers are probably the best CAA team NU has faced up to this point. Winning the weekend would be a huge boost going forward for Northeastern. Freshman lefty Andrew Leenhouts (0-1, 1.04) shined on the big stage at Fenway Park during the Beanpot championship game Monday, striking out six in 3 and 2/3 innings. Dan Zehr has also been a key piece in a talented Husky ‘pen. The senior lefthander leads the team with 15 appearances and has a 2-1 record with a 2.16 ERA. Offensively, outfielder Frank Compagnone (.340-1-8) appears to be fully recovered from a knee injury which shelved him for the early going. The junior has slid up to the No. 2 spot in the order and has been red hot the past week.
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CAA Weekend Recap and Players of the Week

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE:

CAA BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:

Trevor Knight, James Madison

So., 1B/P, Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne’s-Belfield

Knight excelled with the bat and on the mound in JMU’s five games last week. At the plate, Knight batted .600 (15-25) with a double, two triples, four homers, 12 runs scored and 13 RBI. He drove in at least two runs in all five contests and hit .667 as the Dukes won two of three at VCU. Knight also made his first career pitching start on Sunday and allowed just three hits over six shutout innings while fanning six.

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