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Opening Weekend Recap: Sunbelt Conference

Weekend Winners:  Middle Tennessee State was the big weekend winner, as they swept a three game home series with Missouri State.  Also posting impressive weekends were UALR, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisiana-Monroe, New Orleans, Troy, and Western Kentucky.  UALR took two of three games at home against Northern Iowa, and just missed a sweep with a one run loss on Saturday.  Florida Atlantic finished the weekend with a 2-1 series record against Fordham.  Florida International posted a 20 run Saturday in route to a two games to one series victory over Jacksonville.  Louisiana-Monroe hosted the ULM  and ended the weekend with a 2-1 record.  New Orleans won the first three games of their home series against Towson before losing the Sunday finale to open the season 3-1.  Troy lost a Friday contest against Kentucky in the Caravelle Resort Invitational before winning their next three games to end the tournament at a very solid 3-1.   Western Kentucky took a single game from Toledo on Friday night, but the Saturday and Sunday meetings were canceled due to inclement weather. Continue reading

2009 Sun Belt Preseason Poll and Teams

NEW ORLEANS – After winning its second tournament title and making its second appearance in the NCAA Tournament in five seasons, along with the majority of its line-up returning, Western Kentucky University is expected to top the Sun Belt Conference in 2009, according to a vote by the league’s 11 head coaches. The Hilltoppers veteran ace Matt Ridings has been tabbed Preseason Pitcher of the Year, while ULM’s shortstop Ben Soignier has been selected as the Preseason Player of the Year. Continue reading

College Baseball News and Notes 09/26

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations  ORU senior first baseman Mike Notaro
Courtesy: ORU Media Relations ORU senior first baseman Mike Notaro

Golden Eagles Begin Fall Practice

The Oral Roberts University baseball team has begun fall practice in preparation for the 2009 season, where the Golden Eagles look to claim their 12th consecutive conference championship.

ORU’s fall practice runs through mid-October, with intrasquad scrimmages at J.L. Johnson Stadium held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The scrimmages are free and open to the public.
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FAU Baseball Names Jason Jackson as Pitching Coach

Jason Jackson
Jason Jackson


July 30, 2008

BOCA RATON, FL – Florida Atlantic University has named Jason Jackson as its baseball team’s pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.

“With his experience in college baseball and within the Sun Belt Conference, we expect Jason to pay immediate dividends to our program,” said John McCormack, FAU head baseball coach. “Not only has he proven to be an excellent coach, but he is a good person who will represent the university with class and dignity.”

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Louisville, South Florida, Coastal Carolina, and Nova pick up Wins


Louisville 6 Kentucky 5

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Third baseman Chris Dominguez drilled a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to give the University of Louisville baseball team a 6-5 walk-off win over rival No. 17 Kentucky snapping a 22-game non-conference winning streak, in front of a regular season record crowd of 3,652 fans that packed Jim Patterson Stadium Tuesday night. Continue reading

ACC Recap for 4/16


Miami (FL) 12 FAU 10

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Junior first baseman Yonder Alonso blasted a two-out two-run ninth inning home run and No. 1 Miami overcame a seven-run deficit to rally past Florida Atlantic, 12-10, Wednesday night at FAU Stadium in front of 2,348 fans. Junior closer Carlos Gutierrez (2-1) picked up his second win for the Hurricanes (31-3), who won the season series over the Owls (21-13). Continue reading

ACC Recap for 4/9


FAU 6 Miami (FL) 3

CORAL GABLES, FL – Florida Atlantic right-hander Michael Obradovich struck out a season-best seven batters, allowing just three runs in eight outstanding innings and All-America candidate William Block hit two home runs in the Owls’ 6-3 win over No. 1 Miami.

Florida Atlantic (19-11) bolstered its 2008 resume with a road win over the nation’s best team. FAU is averaging 41 victories per season since 1999, during that span the Owls have qualified for NCAA Regional play six times. Continue reading

NCBWA names Pro-Line Athletic Players of the Week for March 25th

DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending March 25, today. Florida Atlantic senior outfielder Mike McKenna was named National Hitter of the Week, while Missouri junior right-hander Aaron Crow 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. Continue reading

Bulls Run by Owls and Ole Miss Crushes the ‘Toppers of Western Kentucky

South Florida 7, Florida Atlantic 6

FAU's William Block finished 2-for-4 in the loss.A sacrifice fly from Brandon Smith in the bottom of the seventh inning broke a 6-6 tie as University of South Florida defeated Florida Atlantic University (7-5) 7-6 at Red McEwen Field in Tampa Tuesday night.

USF got to Florida Atlantic starter Brandon Kloess in the second inning scoring five runs on five hits. The first fout batters of the inning singled off of Kloess and a walk and hit batter. After manufacturing three runs, Freshman Ryan Lockwood stroked a single to center field with the bases loaded that plated two more runs making it a 5-0 advantage for the Bulls.

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Sun Belt Weekend Re-Cap: Ragin Cajuns Continue Downward Spiral

After going 2-6 in their last 8 games, the formerly Top 25 ranked Ragin’ Cajuns (4-9) looked to get back to their winning ways with a three game series against Sun Belt opponent Arkansas State (8-4).

But the Indians would have none of that as they pulled off an impressive three game sweep over Cajuns at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field in Lafayette, Louisiana this weekend.

Due to inclement weather, the teams played a doubleheader on Saturday with ASU winning 3-0 and 9-5 respectively. Continue reading