Despite only losing four conference games and finishing with an overall record of 38-16, the Ball State Cardinals were left out of the postseason last year because they fell to the eventual MAC Conference Champion Kent State in the second round of the tournament. Continue reading 2015 MAC Baseball Preview
Eastern Michigan new head coach Mark Van Ameyde recently sat down with EMU Media Relations staff to talk about his first months on the job, the coaching staff, and how the fall season went. You can check out the video interview below. Continue reading Eastern Michigan Fall Baseball Review
YPSILANTI, Mich. – The Eastern Michigan University baseball team released its schedule for the 2015 campaign, Sept. 10. The Eagles will play a 53-game schedule that includes 18 contests at Oestrike Stadium. Eastern will also open up the regular season with three-game series at Arizona, Feb. 13-15, starting off a new era of EMU baseball under first year Head Coach Mark Van Ameyde.
While winter is still in full force throughout Ypsilanti, the Eagles begin the 2014 campaign with 15-straight road contests in historically warmer climates. After kicking off the season against the Wildcats, Eastern heads to the Golden State for 10 games against three California-based foes: St. Mary’s, UC Davis and Santa Clara. Wrapping up the road trip, EMU faces Georgia State for a weekend series, March 6-8. Continue reading Eastern Michigan releases 2015 Schedule
College Baseball Daily has learned that Eastern Michigan will hire current Michigan State assistant coach Mark Van Ameyde as head coach. Van Ameyde joined the Spartans program in June 2008 as the pitching coach and was elevated as to Associate Head Coach in 2011. Before joining the Michigan State staff, he spent a season as an assistant at Eastern Michigan. He also has coaching stops at Georgetown and Detroit-Mercy. Continue reading Eastern Michigan to name Mark Van Ameyde as Head Coach
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YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) — Eastern Michigan University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Heather Lyke announced today, May 21, that Head Baseball Coach Jay Alexander will not be renewed for the 2015 season.
Alexander spent six seasons at the helm of Eastern Michigan’s baseball program finishing with a 159-182 overall record and a 74-88 mark in Mid-American Conference play.
MAC Series of the Week
Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-4) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (6-2)
Eastern Michigan started out the year on a high note by taking down then ranked #16 Clemson 6-5 before dropping the last two games of the series 5-3 and 9-7. They then went on to take two-out-three from UT-Martin in the second weekend series of the year, and they split against Austin Peay in a double-header earlier this week. Kentucky has won four games in a row, and in their first game of the year they took down #1-ranked Virginia 8-2. Continue reading MAC Weekend Preview (Feb. 28th-March 2nd)
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CLEVELAND, Ohio – 2013 Regular Season Champion Kent State was picked to repeat as MAC East Division & Tournament Champions, the Mid-American Conference announced Wednesday. Ball State, last year’s MAC Tournament runner-up was picked to win the West Division. The Flashes garnered four votes to win this year’s MAC Tournament, while Ball State garnered three votes to win the Tournament crown and NCAA automatic bid. Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Miami and Toledo each received one vote to win the Tournament. The preseason poll was voted on by the league’s 12 Head Coaches. Continue reading 2014 MAC Preseason Coaches Poll
The No. 6 ranked Bruins will travel to Waco, Texas to take on the Baylor Bears this weekend. It will be UCLA’s first visit to Baylor in program history. UCLA (2-1) is coming off a series victory against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Bruins dropped the opener 6-2 in 10 innings Friday night, but rallied on Saturday by defeating the Gophers 14-0. On Sunday, sophomore starter Grant Watson kept the Gophers quiet by throwing six scoreless innings and tallying a career high eight strikeouts. Baylor (1-3) is coming off a win at home Tuesday against Texas State. The Bears were swept on the road at UC Irvine last weekend. Continue reading CBD Column: Pac-12 Weekend Preview
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Cleveland, Ohio – Defending MAC Regular Season and Tournament Champion Kent State and defending MAC West Division Champion Central Michigan have been chosen by the league’s head coaches to win their respective divisions, released today by the league office. The Golden Flashes were also selected by seven of the leagues head coaches to take home the 2012 MAC Tournament title. Continue reading 2012 MAC Preseason Coaches Poll Released
#6 Texas 16 Maryland 0
AUSTIN, Texas — On Sunday afternoon, the No. 6 Texas Longhorns used the momentum of Saturday’s comeback win to take the final game of the four-game series with a 16-0 win at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Continue reading ACC Recap for Feb. 20th