No. 7 Florida (2-0) clinched its season-opening weekend series with a 9-1 victory over USF (0-2) on Saturday afternoon before a crowd of 3,723 fans at McKethan Stadium. Freshman left-hander Brian Johnson (Cocoa Beach, Fla.) tossed 5.2 scoreless innings in his collegiate debut to pick up the win, while sophomore Tyler Thompson (Tequesta, Fla.) (2-for-5)had a career-high four RBI, highlighted by a bases-clearing double in the eighth inning. Freshmen Kamm Washington (Boynton Beach, Fla.) and Austin Maddox (Jacksonville,Fla.) belted solo homers in the triumph for the Orange and Blue.
Gainesville, FL- Junior Josh Adams (Jacksonville, Fla.) powered No. 7 Florida to a 6-2 victory over USF in front of 3,309 fans at McKethan Stadium in the season opener for both teams on Friday. The two-time All-SEC second baseman was a perfect 3-for-3 with four RBI, a pair of home runs and a double. In his collegiate debut, freshman Austin Maddox (Jacksonville, Fla.) went 2-for-4 and blasted a two-run homer on the first swing of his Gator career. Making his return to the lineup after missing the 2009 campaign, redshirt sophomore right-hander Tommy Toledo (Tampa, Fla.) scattered three hits, registered four strikeouts and allowed an unearned run in 3.1 innings.
The College Baseball Blog continues our series of conference previews today with the Big East Conference. Louisville won the conference regular season and postseason titles in 2009 with a 47-18 overall record while going 19-7 in Big East play. The Cardinals were the only team selected to play in the 2009 NCAA Tourney out of the Big East where they won the Louisville Regional before losing to Cal-State Fullerton. Continue reading 2010 CBB Season Preview: Big East→
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On the heels of a 47-win season that included a sweep of the BIG EAST regular-season and tournament championships, Louisville has been chosen as the favorite to take the 2010 title in the BIG EAST preseason baseball coaches’ poll.
Washington, D.C. – Recently the Georgetown University baseball team participated in the American Heart Association’s 2009 Start! Greater Washington Heart Walk. The student athletes were placed along the 2.9-mile muddy loop that circled the National Mall. The team braved cold temperatures to volunteer and help raise funds and awareness in the fight against the nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers-heart disease and stroke. They joined a large gathering of other participants and helped the event raise over a million dollars in donations.
I came across this interesting story from Georgetown Media Relations about former Hoya pitcher Tom Braun who took part in the Florida Ironman recently. You can check out the full article below.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Washington, D.C. – Former Georgetown baseball player Tom Braun recently competed in the Florida Ironman, a 140.6-mile triathlon held every November in Panama City Beach, Fla. What would possess someone who works in institutional equity sales and trading for a top-tier investment bank to participate in an event that features a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run?
Washington, D.C. – The Georgetown University baseball team announced their 2010 schedule on Monday afternoon. The Hoyas will play nine BIG EAST series this season, five at Shirley Povich Field. GU will also take on the top six teams in the BIG EAST standings from 2009 and national power Virginia.
Kendall Rogers of Rivals continues his series of conference previews heading into fall ball today with the Big East Conference. He believes that the conference needs to take a massive step forward after the top three teams in St. John’s, Louisville, and Notre Dame in competing for a CWS title. Of course, the Big East has a major disadvantage as many of the schools in the conference have substandard facilities and poor weather which affects early season workouts.
The Georgetown Athletic Department was placed on three years probation after an internal investigation discovered irregularities within the baseball program. The investigation focused on how 26 Georgetown student-athletes were members of a Work-Study program from the 2000-2001 to the 2006-2007 school years. Each of the student-athletes played for the baseball program while also working for the team doing various tasks, from laundry to trash pick-up or field preparations. The players were told by an assistant coach to fill out their time cards for blocks of time instead of the actual hours they worked. Of course, some of the time which the players were compensated for was never actually worked.
Washington, D.C. – Georgetown Baseball Head Coach Pete Wilk announced that the Hoyas will be welcoming 10 new players to the fold this upcoming season. Corbin Blakey, Paul Bello, Chris Casale, Neal Dennison, Mike Garza, James Heine, Justin Leeson, Thomas Polus, Danny Poplawski and Charlie Steinman comprise the incoming class for the Blue & Gray. Continue reading Georgetown Baseball Announces Incoming 2010 Recruiting Class→