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Cape Cod Players of the Week (August 14th)

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COCA COLA PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Mark Appel, Y-D RHP

One of the most impressive pitching performances of this year’s playoffs has earned Mark Appel (Stanford) the final Coca Cola Pitcher of the Week award of the 2011 Cape Cod Baseball League season. Appel started Game 1 of Y-D’s opening round series versus Falmouth and completely shut down the Orleans offense, to the tune of eight shutout innings and 10 strikeouts. Continue reading

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2011 NECBL All-Star Game Quick Thoughts

CBD Senior Writer Kat Cornetta and CBD Editor Brian Foley were both able to take in the 2011 NECBL All-Star game on Wednesday evening at Fraser Field in Lynn, Massachusetts. The Eastern Division picked up the 3-1 victory over the Western Division as the game only featured 12 hits between the two squads. Here are our five quick takes from the game on Wednesday night. We will have a much longer post in the coming days with more in-depth analysis.  Continue reading

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2011 NCAA Charlottesville Regional: Day 3 Recap

By: Greg Waters
The University of Virginia used a 31-run and 41-hit offensive explosion to cruise through the Charlottesville Regional winning its three games by an average score of 10.1 to 1.

The offense was strong but the Cavalier pitching was superb. Cavalier hurlers yielded only three runs during the entire regional a mark which ties the record for the second-fewest number of runs allowed in an NCAA regional since the tournament went to a 64-team format in 1999, matching Arizona State in 2003. Continue reading

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2011 NCAA Charlottesville Regional: Day 2 Recap

By: Greg Waters

Charlottesville, VA.-  The Navy Midshipmen were the first to depart falling in the first elimination game of the Regional on Saturday. East Carolina kept in season alive with the 6-1 win over Navy and will face St. John’s in the second elimination game Sunday at 1:00 PM. The Cavaliers improve to 2-0 in the Regional based on back-to-back solid pitching performances by Will Roberts and Danny Hultzen. In the first two games of the tournament the Hoos have fanned 27 of the 63 batters they’ve faced.  Continue reading

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2011 NCAA Charlottesville Regional: Day 1 Recap

By: Greg Waters

#1 Virginia 6 #4 Navy 0

Charlottesville, VA – Will Roberts (11-1) went nine shutout innings, scattering fours hits and setting down a career high 14 via the strikeout as the Virginia Cavaliers (50-9) took the opening game of the Charlottesville Regional. Designated hitter Danny Hultzen provide the offensive firepower going 3-for-4 including a triple and two singles and knocking in three Virginia base runners as the Hoos blanked Navy (33-24-1) 6-0. Continue reading

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2011 NCAA Regional Preview: Charlottesville

By: Greg Waters
Several interesting story lines mark the 2011 Charlottesville Regional. St John’s is returning to Charlottesville where they almost pulled the upset last season forcing the 5th overall national seed Virginia to an elimination game. The ECU Pirates return to Charlottesville where they played the Cavaliers tough in a three game series the second week of the season, losing the three game set 2-1, including a one-run loss on Saturday. Navy will be making its first appearance in Charlottesville since a 17-1 loss back in March of 2009. This will be Virginia’s fifth time hosting an NCAA Regional since 2004. Continue reading

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2011 CBD Conference USA Awards

By: John Lockwood
2011 CUSA Player of the Year – Chad Zurcher, Memphis

In a year when offensive numbers across the country plummeted—and the name “BBCOR” became commonly uttered next to any manner of expletive—Memphis’ Chad Zurcher didn’t seem to get the memo. The junior from Knoxville finished the season with an NCAA-best .443 batting average, and his .455 average to finish the regular season was eight points higher than the CUSA single-season record set by UCF’s Chris Duffy in 2010. Zurcher was a large reason that Memphis finished the season with the best team batting average in the conference, as he led the league in multi-hit games (28). As well, Zurcher displayed an uncanny knack for getting on base as his 33 walks to just 17 strikeouts added up to a league-best (and nation-best) .547 on-base-percentage. Continue reading

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2011 Conference USA Tournament Recap for May 27th

Here is your Conference USA Recap for May 27th, courtesy of Conference USA:

#5 Memphis 5 – #8 UAB 4

Tigers hurler Ryan Holland struck out a career-high 11 batters and right fielder Robby Graham broke a 4-4 deadlock with an RBI-single in the bottom of the eighth as fifth-seeded Memphis defeated No. 8 seed UAB, 5-4, to open day three of the 2011 Conference USA Baseball Championship sponsored by Trustmark Friday morning at Trustmark Park. Continue reading

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Conference USA Day 2 Tournament Recap

Our Conference USA recap is courtesy of John Lockwood. Thanks, John!

#4 UCF 6 – #8 UAB 4

For 117 pitches, UAB hurler Dillon Napoleon was nearly flawless. On his 118th offering to the plate, however, UCF first baseman Jonathan Griffin sent the recently appointed Conference USA Newcomer of the Year to the bench and turned a 4-3 deficit into a two-run lead as the Knights defeated the Blazers 6-4 in day two of the 2011 C-USA Baseball Championship sponsored by Trustmark Thursday morning at Trustmark Park. Continue reading

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Conference USA Day 1 Recap

Here is your recap for the first day’s action of the Conference USA tournament.

#4 UCF 16 – # 5 Memphis 9

A trio of Knights’ batters tallied three-hit performances and southpaw Johnny Sedlock tossed 4.2 innings of solid relief as fourth-seeded UCF defeated No. 5 seed Memphis in a slugfest, 16-9, in the opening game of the 2011 Conference USA Baseball Championship presented by Trustmark Wednesday morning at Trustmark Park. Continue reading