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2013 CBD Season Preview: SEC East

SEC Circle Gold Letters on White BackgroundThe South Carolina streak came to an end last season as the Arizona Wildcats overpowered Ray Tanner’s squad en route to a national championship, booting the SEC from the spotlight of college baseball. The East is stacked again this year though, with Vanderbilt, Carolina, Kentucky, and Florida all in the top 15. Continue reading


Top 100 Countdown: 58. Jonathon Crawford (Florida)

JonathanCrawfordFloridaPhotoCollege Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be counting down the players day-by-day until we reach number 1.

Number 58 on our Top 100 Countdown is Florida’s Jonathon Crawford. The 6’1 right-handed pitcher from Okeechobee, Florida was a 42nd-round draft pick by the Marlins in 2010. Continue reading


Florida’s Tyler Thompson will not play in 2013 Season

FloridaLogoThe University of Florida baseball program announced on Wednesday that outfielder Tyler Thompson (Tequesta, Fla.) will not play for the Gators during the 2013 season.

Thompson would have been a redshirt senior after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the SEC opener against Vanderbilt last March. It was the second time he had torn an ACL in his career. Continue reading


Florida releases 2013 Schedule

The University of Florida baseball program and sixth-year head coach Kevin O’Sullivan announced its 2013 schedule on Monday. The Gators’ 56-game schedule features 36 games within the friendly confines of McKethan Stadium at Perry Field, where the squad registered a 31-8 (.795) mark last season and is 155-34 (.820) during O’Sullivan’s tenure. Continue reading


Boldt Leads West to 7-6 Victory in All-American Classic

Ryan Boldt slides into third base.SAN DIEGO — Ryan Boldt didn’t have much to say Sunday night when San Diego Padre great Trevor Hoffman presented him with the 2012 Perfect Game All-American Classic MVP Award. It didn’t matter; his play had already said plenty.

The lanky 6-foot-1 centerfielder from Red Wing, Minnesota finished 2-for-3 with a triple to help the West squad secure a come-from-behind 7-6 victory at Petco Park Sunday night.

Boldt showed off his wheels roaming the spacious Petco outfield and when he slid into third base (pictured above) with an easy triple on a smash down the left field line.

“I try to use my speed as much as I can,” the Nebraska commit said. “I just try to put the ball in play and run as much as I can.” Continue reading


Mike Zunino named 2012 Golden Spikes Award Winner

SECAUCUS, N.J. — USA Baseball announced Friday the selection of Florida’s Mike Zunino as the recipient of the 2012 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award (GSA). The prestigious award, now in its 35th year of recognizing the nation’s top amateur baseball player, was presented live on MLB Network. Continue reading


CBD Column: 2012 Gainesville Super Regional

NC State plays its first Super Regional game since 2008 on Saturday, but they face an extremely tough foe in No. 1 seed Florida.

But the No. 16 Wolfpack (43-18) still have a legitimate chance to advance to the College World Series, thanks to the arm of Carlos Rodon. On Wednesday, the freshman left hander was named the National Freshman Pitcher of the Year on Wednesday by Collegiate Baseball. He comes into the weekend with a 9-0 record, and a 1.61 ERA. Unfortunately, some of Rodon’s finest performances have come in games where his teammates could not find their niche at the plate. Continue reading


Kallunki, Rhymes, Zunino Tabbed as Finalists for 2012 Dick Howser Trophy


DALLAS – Three first team All-Americans, including two standouts who have led their respective teams to this week’s NCAA Super Regionals, have been named as finalists for the 2012 Dick Howser Trophy presented by Easton Foundations. Balloting was conducted by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in conjunction with the College Baseball Foundation, the Dick Howser Trophy committee and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading