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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

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



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.


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

CAA Weekend Recap and Players of the Week

Jeff Thomson struck out a career best 11 batters on NUs Senior Day.
Jeff Thomson struck out a career best 11 batters on NU's Senior Day.


Jake McAloose, Old Dominion

Jr., 3B, Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne

McAloose batted .778 (7-9) with two doubles, a triple and seven RBI in the final two games of the VCU series after missing the opener due to injury. In Sunday’s 28-9 victory over the Rams, the junior third baseman was 5-for-6 with five runs scored and six RBI. Continue reading

Links from Around the Nation

Here are some of the best links from around the nation for today.

The first article comes from WFAA.com which looks at Texas A&M’s Brodie Greene rise after being hit in the head with a 90 MPH fastball. The next article comes from The Birmingham News discusses some of the seedings for the 2009 SEC Tourney. The Star Telegram did a feature on Howard College NJCAA baseball program which is currently 54-0. The next article comes from The San Diego Union Tribune writer Kirk Kenney who does yet another feature on Stephen Strasburg. Kathy Orton of The Washington Post did an excellent feature on CAA leading George Mason. The final article comes from The Auburn Reporter which features former Green River Community College and current New Mexico State Aggie player Bryan Marquez. Continue reading

CAA Weekend Preview

With two weekends left, the playoff picture hasn’t become any clearer in the Colonial. No. 27 George Mason clinched the top seed in the conference with a sweep of Northeastern last weekend. The Patriots, along with third place James Madison, are off this weekend. Here’s a glance at the other teams in action.
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NCBWA Players of the Week

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA)­ released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending May 3, today. George Mason junior first baseman Justin Bour was named National Hitter of the Week, while Ohio State sophomore right-handed pitcher Alex Wimmers 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

CAA Weekend Recap and Players of the Week


Chris Henderson, George Mason

Jr., C, Marlton, N.J./Cherokee

Henderson batted .640 (16-25) with a homer, five doubles, six RBI and eight runs scored in Mason’s 4-1 week. The junior catcher hit .733 (11-15) in a three-game sweep of Hofstra, while driving in and scoring five. Henderson leads the CAA with a .436 average.
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