The Minnesota Vikings are currently in negotiations to build a new stadium to replace the aging Metrodome. Currently, during the winter months the Metrodome serves as the home of the University of Minnesota baseball program and many other smaller college and high schools. Continue reading Is College Baseball in Minnesota on Life Support?
With snow on the ground it means only one thing…baseball season is upon us. Welcome back everyone for another year of my College Baseball Daily Blog. For those of you who might have forgotten or at least tried to forget me this is Ray Ricker I am in my sixth season as Associate Head Baseball at Division 2 Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut. We are in an all wood bat conference the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (C.A.C.C.) we have typically been a very strong in the conference and region. I say typically because last year was our first slip up since I have been here, for all the coaches out there who go through a down year only one thing has been on the coaching staff, returning players, and incoming players mind is erase the taste out of our mouths from last year’s mistakes. Since the first day of fall practice this has been a hard working bunch. We saw increase in size and strength in the weight room, extra swings in the cage, and more importantly a dedication in the classroom. I feel that there is a direct correlation between doing well in the classroom and how it affects you on the field. We had a very strong showing with our team grade point average and gave us hope coming into the spring season that we are back on track to where we need to be. Continue reading CBD Journal with Post University’s Ray Ricker (Jan. 24th)
Collegiate Baseball News released their Division 2 Preseason Poll recently with West Chester coming in at number one. Delta State came in second with traditional power Mount Olive at third. Rounding out the Top 5 is Central Missouri and St. Mary’s Texas. You can check out the rest of the Top 40 below. Continue reading 2013 Division 2 Preseason Poll
College Baseball Daily kicks off our countdown to the start of the 2013 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
The first player on the list checking in at number 100 is Seton Hill junior left handed pitcher Alex Haines. The Greensburg, Pennsylvania native attended Hempfield High School before attending Seton Hill. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 100. Alex Haines (Seton Hill)
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HYANNIS, Mass. – Most Valuable Player Phil Ervin (Samford), Top Pitcher and Outstanding Pro Prospect Sean Manaea (Indiana St.) and Batting Champion Patrick Biondi (Michigan) top the list of players selected to the Cape Cod Baseball League Post-Season All-League Team. Continue reading 2012 All-Cape League Team Announced
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FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and the University of the Incarnate Word announced Monday afternoon that the institution will become a member of the league, effective July 1, 2013. The membership will coincide with the San Antonio-based institution’s four-year transition to NCAA Division I. Continue reading Southland Conference adds Incarnate Word
It wasn’t players, nor equipment, nor the fans (several hundred, if not a thousand, came out.) It wasn’t runs – though those did take a while to show up, as the Abbot Financial Management team overcame five scoreless innings to win the 19th edition of the charity game, 6-0. Continue reading Oldtime Baseball Game Full Of Remembrance And Hope
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HYANNIS, Mass. – With summer coming to a close and the playoffs underway, southpaw Matt Boyd (Oregon) helped carry the Orleans Firebirds into the next round with one of his best outings that earned him this season’s final Coca Cola Pitcher of the Week.
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Newport OF Yale Rosen (Washington State/freshman) won the NECBL’s Player of the Week for the period ending on Saturday, July 7th. Vermont southpaw Alex Haines (Seton Hill/sophomore) earned the League’s Pitcher of the Week honor during the same span. Continue reading NECBL Players of the Week
The championship provides for eight regional sites – six sites will host six teams, the west region will host four teams and the south region will host eight teams. All regionals are double-elimination tournaments and will be played May 17-21. Regional champions will advance to the double-elimination championship finals May 26-June 2 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. The finals will be hosted by Mount Olive and the town of Cary, N.C. Continue reading 2012 NCAA Division 2 Bracket Announced