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2010 CAA Preseason Poll

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

OldDominion RICHMOND, Va. (January 19, 2010) – James Madison, which returns its entire starting lineup from a year ago, has been picked to win CAA baseball championship in 2010 according to a vote of the league’s head baseball coaches.

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George Mason, Longwood Announce 2010 Schedules

Washington Post Photo Head coach Bill Brown has released the 2010 George Mason baseball schedule.  The Patriots will play thirty one home games at Spuhler Field this season, including twelve CAA contests.

George Mason will begin the season in Rock Hill, South Carolina, as they play a double round robin tournament with Northwestern and Winthrop (Feb. 19-21).  The following weekend the Patriots will have their home opener, as they host Monmouth (Feb. 26-28) for a three game set. 

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J.T. Wise wins 2009 Johnny Bench Award

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J.T. Wise wins 2009 Johnny Bench Award (Courtesy of Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission)

J.T. Wise wins 2009 Johnny Bench Award (Courtesy of Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission)

WICHITA, KANSAS – Another successful Greater Wichita Sports Banquet has come to a close for the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission. The 12th annual event featured Johnny Bench, former Cincinnati Reds catcher and Hall of Famer, as he presented the Coleman Company-Johnny Bench Award to University of Oklahoma catcher, J.T. Wise. Continue reading

2009 ABCA/Rawlings Division I All-American Teams Announced

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abca_BGOMAHA, Neb. – The American Baseball Coaches Association announced the ABCA/Rawlings Sporting Goods All-American teams on Wednesday, June 17.

Among the First Team honorees are six players participating in this year’s College World Series including Arizona State starting pitcher Mike Leake, LSU starting pitcher Louis Coleman, Arizona State catcher Carlos Ramirez, UNC first baseman Dustin Ackley, ASU outfielder Jason Kipnis and Virginia utility player Danny Hultzen. Continue reading

CAA Baseball Tournament Returning To UNCW’s Brooks Field

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Courtesy: Jamie Moncrief

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WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Colonial Athletic Association has awarded its 2010 and 2011 baseball championships to UNC Wilmington, extending the school’s run of hosting the event to eight consecutive seasons and 10 times overall.

The decision was made late last week during the league’s summer meeting in Hilton Head, S.C., and announced Monday. Continue reading

Greenville Regional- Day 2 Recap

South Carolina moved into the championship round of the Greenville Regional with a 12-2 win over host East Carolina Saturday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

The Pirates, who beat Binghamton earlier Saturday, 11-7, in a first-round game postponed from Friday, meet Binghamton again at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the winner advancing to face the Gamecocks at 6 p.m. USC can advance to the Super Regionals with a win either Sunday or Monday night. Continue reading

Greenville Regional- Day 1 Recap

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South Carolina won its opener over George Mason, but East Carolina and Binghamton were rained out in the second game Friday in the Greenville Regional at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

Lightning and rain interrupted the USC-George Mason for 80 minutes in the seventh inning, then delayed and finally washed out the ECU-Binghamton game. Continue reading

2009 NCAA Regional Preview: Greenville

Ryan Wood and East Carolina host the 2009 Greenville Regional. (East Carolina Photo)

Ryan Wood and East Carolina host the 2009 Greenville Regional. (East Carolina Photo)

East Carolina will host the 2009 Greenville Regional at Clark-LeClair Stadium.  The first game of the regional will be between the two seed, South Carolina Gamecocks, and the three seed, George Mason Patriots, at 3 p.m. ET on Friday.  The host team and one seed, East Carolina, will then take on Binghamton at 7 p.m ET.

The first elimination game is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, and the winner’s bracket championship will be that night at 6 p.m. ET.  The loser’s bracket championship will be Sunday at 2 p.m. ET with the first championship game to follow that evening at 6 p.m. ET.  If necessary, the decisive game seven will be at 6 p.m. ET on Monday. Continue reading

CAA Tournament Preview

The CAA starts tournament play in the final year of the six team format. The conference will cut the number of playoff teams to four next season, which is a shame given the parity this year. Entering the final weekend of play, only two teams had locked up spots, and five teams were battling for the remaining three spots on the final day of the season.

James Madison, which won the tournament last season, was knocked out of the playoffs by George Mason in the final weekend and became the first team with a winning CAA record not to make the six team tournament. UNC Wilmington, last season’s regular season champion, will be a three seed heading into the playoffs.

The double elimination tournament starts at noon Wednesday at Brooks Field in Wilmington, N.C. when top seeded George Mason takes on sixth seeded Delaware. Here’s a rundown of each of the six teams. Continue reading

CAA Weekend Recap and Players of the Week

Mike Rooney

Mike Rooney

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CAA BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:

Mike Rooney, UNC Wilmington

Jr., SS, Cary, N.C./Cary

Rooney batted .556 with six runs scored and five RBI in UNCW’s four games last week. In the Seahawks’ two victories at Old Dominion that clinched a CAA Tournament berth, the junior shortstop went 8-for-10 and scored four times. Rooney is batting .331 for the season.

CAA BASEBALL Co-PITCHER OF THE WEEK:

Rob Kumbatovic, Hofstra

Jr., RHP, Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough

Kumbatovic allowed just four singles and no runs over seven innings as Hofstra blanked William & Mary 3-0 on Saturday. The junior right-hander fanned four and combined with Jeff Guthridge for the Pride’s first shutout since 2007. He earned his team-high fourth win. Continue reading