Tag Archives: General CBB News

Peterson released from Hospital


Steve Peterson (Courtesy of Middle Tennessee Media Relations)
Steve Peterson (Courtesy of Middle Tennessee Media Relations)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee’s head baseball coach Steve Peterson has returned home after open heart surgery last week.

Peterson went home on Saturday and is resting comfortably under his doctor’s care.

“I appreciate all of the thoughts and prayers for me and my family during this time from the Middle Tennessee family and Murfreesboro community,” Peterson said. Continue reading

2009 Mohegan Sun World Baseball Coaches Convention Announced


Trey Hillman highlights 2009 Convention
Trey Hillman highlights 2009 Convention

UNCASVILLE, CT – Kansas City Royals Manager Trey Hillman, Boston Red Sox Pitching Coach John Farrell and Trinity College National Champion Collegiate Coach Bill Decker are three of the nearly 30 featured presenters at the 2009 Mohegan Sun World Baseball & Softball Coaches’ Convention. Continue reading

2008-09 Division I Baseball Recruiting Calendar

As the Recruiting Period winds down the contact period officially end August 31st. Contact Period is permissible for authorized athletic department staff members to make in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts and evaluations. Then the Quiet Period starts up and runs from September 1st until September 11th. Quiet Period means- permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts only on the member institution’s campus.

Then the Contact Period starts back up again and runs from the September 12th all the way through November 9th. Starting on November 10 is the Dead Period(not permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts or evaluations on- or off-campus or permit official or unofficial visits.) This coincide with The Early Signing Period for College Baseball. The early signing period will be from the 12th of November to the 19th of November.

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Deadspin loves College Baseball?

I was shocked to find out that Deadspin.com had linked to some college baseball articles on Monday. The first one revolves around Buzz Bissinger who went to the CWS in Omaha a few weeks ago. He was having a pleasant experience before having a run in with security which left him bloodied and in a heated argument. Continue reading

Wood Bats vs Metal Bats

The Daily Herald out of Everett Washington has put out a very good article about college players adjusting to the wood bats in the lower levels of the minor leagues. They talk with Aaron Cunningham who played for Everett Community College and has become one of the top prospects for the Oakland A’s. The Everett Community College baseball program plays in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges which is a all-wood bat conference. Continue reading

The NCAA Baseball Rules Committee Actions


The NCAA baseball committee sat down and discuss some changes to some rules to help speed up the game and for safety purposes.

  • enforcing time limits (a pitch must be delivered within 20 seconds with no runners on base)
  • the batter’s box rule (the batter must generally keep one foot in the box during an at-bat)
  • handling of conferences (defensive and offensive)
  • speeding the time between innings and during pitching changes were areas the committee identified as areas of possible improvement
  • This season, all base coaches are required to wear a helmet when coaching the bases.
  • The committee also believes that, in some cases, fields are not being lined properly before play begins.

To read the rest of the Article about the NCAA BASEBALL COMMITTEE

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Demarini and Wilson Sponsored Teams dominate the NCAA Division II & III Baseball Championships

HILLSBORO, OR—May 22, 2008— Building off of a 2007 season that saw DeMarini and Wilson sponsored teams winning the Division I, II and III championships, the “Uprising” is again poised for a trifecta. Five out of the eight Division II teams and one of the eight Division III teams remaining are equipped with DeMarini and Wilson products. Continue reading

DeMarini Experience enhances this weekend’s UCF homestand

ORLANDO, FL – APRIL 18TH, 2008 – The University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights are going after the top team in their conference, and one of the top teams in the nation. They’ll have three chances to knock the Rice Owls off their perch atop the Conference USA standings and they’ll be swinging DeMarini bats to do so. Continue reading