FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
The seventh-ranked University of Texas at Tyler baseball team avenged and early season away loss to Hardin-Simmons in a big way on Tuesday night at Irwin Field, by downing the Cowboys, 17-6.
It was a big night offensively for UT Tyler, as they out hit Hardin-Simmons 25-to-10 and scored in every inning but the final one. Senior Clay Baker (Henderson, Texas) and junior Jared Hood (Marshall, Texas) both hit homeruns on the evening. Junior Joe Towns (Carrollton, Texas) went 5-for-6 with three runs, three doubles and two RBIs, while junior Kendall Fox (Carrollton, Texas) went 2-for-3 with three walks and two runs.
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RICHARDSON, Texas – Junior right-hander Brett Holland (Lindale, Texas) was named East Division Pitcher of the Week for games played between March 17 and March 23 by the American Southwest Conference on Monday afternoon.
Gotham Baseball Magazine recently posted an article previewing the New Jersey Athletic Conference which is a very strong Division 3 conference. They preview every team in the conference that is in the Gotham area which looks at some of the best players and teams. The full article is available here.
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Rk School (first) Rec. Pts
1 Chapman (10) 10-2 566
2 Wooster (6) 0-0 558
3 Cortland State (6) 2-1 551
4 UW-Stevens Point 0-0 501
5 Johns Hopkins 0-0 500 Continue reading
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BEVERLY, Mass. – Endicott College has announced the appointment of Bryan Haley as the new head baseball coach. Bryan will also work in the admission office in the capacity as Assistant Director.
Bryan comes to Endicott with an extensive coaching background having served as the assistant coach at his alma mater, Brandeis University, in 2000 and 2002. While at Brandeis, Haley coached a pitching staff that ranked 16th in the nation with a 3.41 ERA and earned an NCAA New England Regional Tournament bid. Three of Haley’s pitchers at Brandeis went on to sign professional contracts. Continue reading
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DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA polls with the inaugural NCBWA-D3baseball.com Preseason Division III Poll. Weekly polls will start on February 25 and continue through June 2, following the NCAA Division III Championship in Grand Chute, Wisconsin. Continue reading
The College Baseball News has put out their 2008 Preseason Poll for Division 2. They have put the two time defending national champion Tampa in the top spot. They went 53-10 in 2007 and return a strong squad in their hunt for their third straight national championship. Columbus State, Florida Southern, Mesa State, and Abilene Christian round out the top 5. The full poll is available here.
The College Baseball News has also put out their 2008 Preseason Poll for Division 3. The publication puts Wooster (OH) in the top spot with Cortland State coming up in the second spot. The top five is filled out by Kean (NJ), Chapman (CA), and Emory (GA). The full poll is available here.
The Endicott College, a Division 3 school in Beverly MA, announced that Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach Larry Hiser has resigned effective January 31st to become the AD at Marietta College in Ohio. Hiser was the first and only baseball coach in the school’s history starting out in 1994. He accumulated a 263-216 record including four Commonwealth Coast Conference titles. In 2005, two of his players have become professional players including one getting drafted in 2005. The full press release from Endicott College is available here. Endicott has not announced yet who will take over the baseball program during the 2008 season.
The NCAA has released both its Division 2 and Division 3 brackets. The CBB will be attending a few games up at the Division 2 regional hosted by the Franklin Pierce Ravens who won the Northeast 10 conference. There will also be a Division 3 regional in Harwich MA in which Wheaton is the number 1 seeded team.
Division 2 Bracket
Division 3 Bracket
Bridgewater State College of Massachusetts squeaked by Newbury College 57-1 on Monday. They set new NCAA records for runs and margin of victory in victory. They also set records with 54 RBIs and 42 hits. Junior left fielder Steve Smith had seven hits, seven runs scored, and drove in ten runs to lead the Bears to victory.
Bridgewater State Recap