Here is your NECBL Playoffs Recap for August 2nd. There are four series with North Shore Navigators facing off against Sanford, Newport playing Laconia, Keene playing North Adams, and Bristol playing Danbury.
One of my favorite college baseball beat writers in the country Chuck Carree of The StarNews recently had a chance to talk with Duquesne head coach Mike Wilson whose squad will be taking on UNC-Wilmington this weekend. This is an interesting season for Wilson as this will be his 17th and final season on the bench with the Dukes as it will be the last season of baseball at the school. The interesting part of the article is the fact that Wilson has to deal with many different factors that most Division 1 coaches don’t have to deal with like being the team’s grounds keeper, equipment manager and traveling secretary among other things.
Here is your SEC Recap for February 21st
#2 LSU 4 Centenary 0
BATON ROUGE – Home runs by first baseman Blake Dean and catcher Micah Gibbs, along with a brilliant LSU debut by starting pitcher Joey Bourgeois led the second-ranked Tigers to a 4-0 shutout of Centenary Sunday afternoon in Alex Box Stadium.
With the series sweep, the Tigers (3-0) captured their 11th-straight season-opening series victory dating back to 2000. Centenary dropped to 0-3 with the loss.
The Tigers will be back in action Wednesday when they face in-state foe McNeese State at 4 p.m. in Alex Box Stadium.
Here is your SEC Recap for February 20th.
#2 LSU 25 Centenary 8
BATON ROUGE — Led by a two-homer performance by designated hitter Matt Gaudet and a six-RBI evening by first baseman Blake Dean, second-ranked LSU exploded for 23 hits en route to 25-8 victory over Centenary, giving head coach Paul Mainieri his 1,000th career victory Saturday night in Alex Box Stadium.
The Tigers (2-0) scored the most runs of any LSU team since 1999 when they defeated Ohio 26-5. Centenary dropped to 0-2 with Saturday’s loss.
Here is your SEC recap for February 19th.
LSU 5 Centenary 4
BATON ROUGE — A two-RBI performance by shortstop Austin Nola, including the game-winning sacrifice fly, coupled with three runs by left fielder Trey Watkins was enough to earn No. 2 LSU a 5-4 victory in front of a record-breaking crowd of 9,914 Friday night at Alex Box Stadium.
The Tigers (1-0) won their ninth consecutive season opener dating back to 2002. With the loss, Centenary dropped to 0-1 on the season.
John Steigerwald of The Observer-Reporter checked in with an interesting article on Sunday about how Title IX is coming to blame for the elimination of four sports (including baseball) at Duquesne. The article states that Title IX was set up to prevent any person from being excluded on the basis of sex from any educational program or activity receiving federal funding. Is that really what is happening at Duquesne and other schools around the country?
Duquesne University announced today that they will be cutting four men’s varsity sports including the men’s baseball team. This is the third Division 1 baseball team to be cut over the last two seasons joining Vermont and Northern Iowa. I personally find this decision a little shocking as there was no female sports cut at all and Duquesne does not have a scholarship football program. You can check out the full press release below. Continue reading
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - After winning a program-record 38 games and capturing its first-ever regular season crown a year ago, Dayton has been selected to win the 2010 Atlantic 10 baseball title in voting conducted by the league’s head coaches.
Four-time champion Charlotte has been picked second, while defending league champ Xavier is third.
Bradley signs Seven for 2010-2011 Season
PEORIA, Ill. - The Bradley Baseball program took advantage of the early signing period and will welcome seven new Braves to the squad in 2010-11. Of the seven new additions to the program, four are pitchers, three are junior college players and all seven hail from the Land of Lincoln.
The Duquesne Dukes will spend the first six weeks of the season on the road in 2010. The Dukes start the season with a weekend series at South Carolina (Feb. 19-21) before flocking to Winter Haven, Florida, for a Spring Break trip beginning Feb. 27. Duquesne will pick up single games against Central Florida (March 2) and West Virginia (March 9) before traveling to UNC-Wilmington (March12-14). The games away from home continue with a mid-week game at Kent State (March 16) and a spot in the George Mason Tournament (March 19-21). The Dukes then wrap up the road haul with a game at Akron (March 24) followed by the opening weekend of Atlantic 10 play at George Washington (March 26-28).