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2014 Preseason Southern Conference Coaches and Media Poll

SoConLogoSPARTANBURG, S.C. – 2013 regular-season Southern Conference champion Western Carolina has been picked to defend its crown in 2014 in balloting of the league’s media and 10 head coaches.

The Catamounts, who went 39-20 overall and 23-7 in the league last season, picked up seven first-place votes and 78 points from the coaches, who could not vote for their own teams. WCU edged The Citadel, which earned 75 points and the remaining three first-place votes in the coaches’ poll. Western Carolina earned 167 points and 13 first-place votes from the media. Continue reading

Southern Conference Tournament Day 3 Recap

By: Drake Browne

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Southern Conference Tournament Day 3 Recap

Georgia Southern and Samford, both 2-0, took the day off as the remaining one-loss teams battled for the right to move on in tournament play.  The way the tournament is set up, both of the 2-0 teams will have to be defeated twice on Saturday, with the winners of each separate bracket facing off in Sunday’s championship game.
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CBD Journal with Drake Browne (May 25th)

Judging by the fact that this is a baseball website, I feel that it is safe to assume that you all have been to your fair share of baseball games. I would also assume that at those games, no matter what was happening on the field, your experience as a spectator was either ruined or significantly enriched by the music that was played during the game. There is no sport that has more downtime than baseball, so even if I am exaggerating a little, it is safe to say that ballpark music is a key element of creating a fun stadium atmosphere. Continue reading

CBD Journal with Drake Brown (April 11th)

At the beginning of the year, most college baseball teams get together to come up with a motto for the upcoming season. “ONE HEARTBEAT,” “We’re busting ours to kick yours” and “UNCAGED” (College of Charleston) are prime examples of such proverbs that could only be created by the brilliant minds of your favorite student-athletes. Continue reading

CBD Journal with Drake Browne (April 6th)

After losing my battle with the wonky elbow and having to undergo surgery, I faced the harsh reality of not being able to play my junior season. I’m not going to lie, it’s been really tough, but I am thankful for the loving support of my family, friends, coaches and physical therapists. While it is nothing compared to being able to play, my teammates showed me that one positive to the situation was that I would actually have a Spring Break. Continue reading


CBD Journal with Drake Browne (Feb. 29th)

Hello again. The baseball season is officially underway. It is an exciting time of the year, and it has been a lot of fun watching our team in action. Before I start writing about our ongoing season, I would like to finish what I had started a few weeks ago, with my preview of the Southern Conference. As you recall from my previous post, I was able to compile a list of six hitters to look out for in the SoCon by looking back on my personal experience in the league. Continue reading

CBD Journal with Drake Brown (Feb. 13th)

In anticipation of the 2012 season, college baseball websites around the country are starting to make predictions and give away pre-season awards. So, I feel compelled to do the same. Not only was I able to look at statistics from 2011, but I also thought back on my personal SoCon battles in order to create Drake Browne’s 2012 watch list. Enjoy! Continue reading


2012 CBD Season Preview: Southern Conference

By: Aaron Kirby
2011 Season Review:

  • Tournament Champion: Georgia Southern
  • Regular Season Champion: Elon
  • Conference RPI: #15
  • Conference ISR: #16

In 2010 the Southern Conference had a conference record 3 teams (Citadel, CofC and Elon) get in a regional. However, in 2011 only the tournament champion Georgia Southern (36-26 overall and 18-12 SOCON) received a NCAA bid. Regular season champion Elon (36-21 overall and 23-7 SOCON) along with CofC (39-22 overall and 18-12 SOCON), and Samford (37-23 overall and 18-12 SOCON) came up just short of a regional. UNCG who won just 7 conference games in 2010 finished just one game behind Elon in regular season at 22-8 in conference and 34-20 overall. +14 games overall and an amazing +15 in conference. Continue reading