The Cougars received all 10 possible first-place votes and 100 points in the coaches’ balloting, as coaches were not permitted to vote for their own teams. CofC also grabbed 19 of 22 first-place votes and 239 points in the media poll. Coach Monte Lee’s team returns six of nine starters in the field as well as a pair of weekend starting pitchers from the 2010 team that was 44-19 overall and finished second in the NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional. Continue reading 2011 Southern Conference Preseason Poll
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Wichita, Kan. (NCBWA) — Forty-five players have been named to the initial watch list for the seventh annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball, as announced by the association Tuesday.
Continue reading NCBWA Releases 2011 Stopper of the Year Watch List
The 2010 season was a historic season for the Southern Conference. After getting 2 teams in Regionals in 5 of 6 previous years, along with the SOCON tourney champion and regular season champion(The Citadel) 2 teams, College of Charleston and Elon earned an at-large bid putting 3 SOCON teams in NCAA postseason for the first time in history of the league. In 2010 the SOCON finished the season with 7 teams with RPI in the top 75. Continue reading 2011 CBD Season Preview: Southern Conference
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ELON, N.C. — Riding a three-year streak of NCAA Regional appearances, Mike Kennedy’s Elon Phoenix baseball squad has announced its slate of games for the 2011 season. The Phoenix is scheduled to play 12 games against teams that participated in the 2010 NCAA Regionals, including a two-game set at Clemson which advanced to the College World Series last season. Continue reading Elon releases 2011 Schedule
Here are the Top Performers in the Cape Cod Baseball League for July 25th. There was only three games played including one doubleheader between Orleans and Falmouth. The other three games on the evening that were rained out will be made up in the near future.
Georgia Tech 5 Alabama 2
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech starter Deck McGuire allowed just two runs in eight innings and Chase Burnette collected three hits, including a record-tying home run, leading the Yellow Jackets past Alabama 5-2 Saturday night in the winner’s bracket game of the NCAA Baseball Atlanta Regional.
A capacity crowd of 4,157 packed into Russ Chandler Stadium to watch McGuire (9-4) pitch against Alabama’s Jimmy Nelson (8-3) in a battle of two of the top aces in the Southeast. Tech’s Andrew Robinson pitched the ninth inning to record his eighth save.
"This was a really good college baseball game," said Georgia Tech coach Danny Hall. "I told my guys after the game that it was probably the best game that we have played all year long – pitching, hitting, defense.
Here is your Atlanta Regional Recap for Day 1.
Georgia Tech 10 Mercer 0
ATLANTA – Sophomore Mark Pope pitched Georgia Tech’s first complete game shutout since 2007 and senior Tony Plagman went 5-for-5 at the plate, including a pair of home runs, as Georgia Tech blanked Mercer 10-0 in the opening round of the NCAA Baseball Atlanta Regional Friday night.
The top-seeded Yellow Jackets (46-13) will play No. 2 seed Alabama Saturday at 7 p.m. Mercer (37-23) will face Elon Saturday at 3 p.m. in an elimination game.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be hosting a regional this year which features Alabama, Elon, and Mercer. The first games of the tournament feature number 2 seeded Alabama facing off against number 3 seeded Elon. Georgia Tech and Mercer will face off in the second game on Friday night at 7pm.
The Elon Phoenix and The Citadel were involved in a fight on Thursday night. Two Elon players and Two Citadel players were ejected from the game. The two Elon players ejected were third baseman Scott Riddle and pitcher Jared Kernodle. The two Bulldogs that were ejected are catcher Ben Carr and pitcher Nick Sprowls. All four players will face three game suspensions which will carry over to the NCAA Tourney. I have posted the video of the fight below.