We start up the 2011 season today with all 12 ACC teams in action with most of the top teams facing weaker competition. The best two non-conference matchups this weekend is the Virginia Cavaliers taking part in the Auburn Tigers tourney while North Carolina heads to Southern California to take part in the USC Tournament while slipping in a game with Cal-State Fullerton on Saturday. You can check out our ACC Atlantic Division and Coastal Division previews to get a full rundown on the conference teams heading into the opening weekend. We have also included our picks from some of our good friends around the country who will be joining us throughout the 2011 season. Continue reading →
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE Cleveland, Ohio – Defending MAC Tournament Champion Kent State and defending MAC Regular Season 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 five of the leagues head coaches to take home the 2011 MAC Tournament title. Continue reading →
YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) – Eastern Michigan University Head Baseball Coach Jay Alexander has announced his team’s schedule for the 2011 season which will feature three national qualifiers including one finalist from 2010. The challenging schedule will begin with a three-game series against 2010 College World Series participant, Clemson, Feb. 18-20, in Clemson, S.C. Continue reading →
MORGANTOWN, W.Va - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending April 25, today. North Dakota junior first baseman Jake Magner was named National Hitter of the Week, while Eastern Michigan sophomore right-handed pitcher Kendall Lewis was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.
Fresno, Calif. – Freshmen Tom Lemke and Kurt Giller held a potent Fresno State in check, as Nebraska won the final game of the four-game series by a score of 4-1 Monday night at Beiden Field.
Lemke (1-0) tossed five shutout innings for his first career win, as the right-hander scattered five hits and struck out six in his Husker debut. Giller closed the door on NU’s first win of the season, going the final four innings for his first save, as he allowed one run on four hits.
Cleveland, Ohio – Defending MAC Regular Season Champion Bowling Green and defending West Division Champion Ball State have been chosen by the league’s head coaches to win their respective divisions, released today by the league office. The Cardinals were also selected by six of the leagues head coaches to take home the 2010 MAC Tournament title.
The Falcons were followed by 2009 MAC Tournament Champion Kent State in the East, while Ohio was picked to finish third. Miami was selected to finish in fourth place, while Akron was tabbed to place fifth. Buffalo rounded out this year’s East Division predictions.
Here are your Early Signing Day Releases for November 30th.
Oregon State Signee Showcase: Brian Pointer
Brian Pointer recently signed his national letter of intent to join the Oregon State baseball team for the 2011 season. He is a native of Reno, Nev., and attends Galena High School.
As a junior, he posted 11 home runs, 41 walks, 14 stolen bases and 33 RBI. He was named first-team all-league after last season, also earning first-team all-league honors his sophomore season. Pointer is related to Allie Reynolds, who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1942-54 with the New York Yankees. His grandfather, Arnold, played football and baseball at Oklahoma.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE MAC East Division Player of the Week
Ryan Schlater, Bowling Green, Catcher
Sophomore, St. Paris, Ohio (St. Paris Graham)
Green catcher had his best week and weekend of the season hitting safely in all four games as the Falcons took two of three games from Akron to win the league title after having played Oakland mid-week. Schlater played the last two innings of the Oakland game and had one hit, a single, in two at-bats. Continue reading →