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ACC Recap for March 30th

O-GradyDuke Here is your ACC Recap for March 30th.

#2 Virginia 8 Towson 5

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The top-ranked Virginia baseball team scored an 8-5 win over Towson Tuesday at Davenport Field. Kenny Swab (Jr., Kernersville, N.C.) went 3-for-3 and reached base safely in all five of his trips to the plate, while the Cavaliers’ bullpen buckled down to retire 14 of the final 15 Towson batters to seal the win.

Shane Halley (So., Burke, Va.), the first of three UVa relievers, pitched three innings to earn the win and improve to 1-0 this season. Justin Thompson (So., Danville, Va.) pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts before Kevin Arico (Jr., Flemington, N.J.) tossed a scoreless ninth inning to notch his ACC-best ninth save of the season.

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My Sunday Thoughts

NCAA Baseball vs. Coastal Carolina Here are a couple of my thoughts from the games over the weekend.

Ritch Price of Kansas has to be happy to head down to Baton Rouge and pick up a series victory over the number 1 ranked LSU Tigers. His son Robby Price lead the Jayhawks attack on Friday night by having three hits and two RBI. On Sunday, Robby continued his strong hitting by going 3-5 with an RBI.

Alex Wimmers of Ohio State pitched eight strong innings on Sunday as he led the Buckeyes to a 2-0 victory over Tennessee. He is now 3-0 on the year with an ERA of 2.84 while striking out 23 batters in 19 innings pitched.

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ACC Recap for February 21st

Here is your ACC Recap for February 21st.

Virginia 14 East Carolina 11

StevenProsciaUVA GREENVILLE, N.C. – The No. 2 Virginia baseball team held off a late East Carolina rally in posting a 14-11 victory over the No. 11 Pirates Sunday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, N.C. UVa picked up a 2-1 series win.

The wild contest featured 30 hits and 37 players, including 13 pitchers, while lasting four hours and 11 minutes. Every Virginia starter recorded at least one hit, with seven posting at least two. Keith Werman (So., Vienna, Va.) and Dan Grovatt (Jr., Tabernacle, N.J.) each had three hits for the Cavaliers, who finished with 19 hits. Phil Gosselin (Jr., West Chester, Pa.) homered and scored three times for the Cavaliers. UVa had plenty of opportunities to tack on more runs, but left 17 runners on base.

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ACC Recap for February 20th

StephernCardullo Here is your ACC Recap for February 20th.

#16 East Carolina 6 #3 Virginia 1

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Sophomore Kevin Brandt allowed one run on five hits over 6 2/3 innings, while freshman John Wooten went 2-for-4 from the plate with two RBI in No. 11 East Carolina’s 6-1 win over No. 2 Virginia Saturday afternoon at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.

The lefty from Fuquay Varina walked three and fanned four in his first action of the 2010 season and improved his career record to 10-2. Mike Wright (1.1 IP, 1 K) and Seth Simmons (1.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 K) closed out the final 2.1 innings securing the Pirates 10th win over a Top 5 program in school history.

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ACC Recap for February 19th

Here is your ACC Recap for February 19th.

#3 Virginia 6 #16 East Carolina 2

DannyHultzenUVA GREENVILLE, N.C. – The No. 2 Virginia baseball team opened the 2010 season strong with a 6-2 victory over No. 11 East Carolina Friday afternoon in front of 5,012 fans at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, N.C. After falling behind 2-0 in the first inning, the Cavaliers rallied by scoring six unanswered runs over the final six innings.

Danny Hultzen (So., Bethesda, Md.) had a big day at the plate and on the mound for Virginia. Hultzen earned the win and went six strong innings as UVa’s starting pitcher, allowing two earned runs, four hits and three walks while striking out four. After a shaky opening inning where he allowed both runs as well as two walks, Hultzen settled down to surrender just two hits and a walk over the final five innings. At the plate, Hultzen added two hits, including a double, and scored twice.

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ACC Weekend Preview (Feb. 19th-21st)

ACCLogo Here is your ACC Weekend Preview for games played February 19th through the 21st. I am not going to go into depth as you can check out my Atlantic Division preview by clicking here and my Coastal Division preview by clicking here. Starting next week, you will get a full preview of weekend action as we will already have a week in the books to start to see some trends. Remember to join me tomorrow at 12 noon for a Live Chat to discuss the games across the country. I have included picks from The Diamondback baseball beat writer Michael Lemaire and Georgia Tech student radio broadcaster Kyle Tait. I have also included a fan’s picks this year who will be picking under Skip McCarthy. You can leave your predications in the comment section at the bottom of the article.

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NCBWA Names Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List

FROM NCBWA RELEASE

STOPPEROFTHEYEAR Irvine, Calif. (NCBWA) — Forty players have been named to the initial watch list for the sixth annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball, as announced by the association Thursday.

Last year’s Stopper of the Year winner, Addison Reed of San Diego State, headlines the list of preseason nominees for the 2010 award. Reed recorded a nation-leading 20 saves in 20 opportunities last season, finished the year with a microscopic 0.65 earned run average and 38 strikeouts over his 27.2 innings of work. He allowed only seven walks, with two of those being intentional passes and his save total was a new San Diego State and Mountain West Conference season record.

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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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2009 All-Canadian College Team: South Dakota State’s Jesse Sawyer is head of the class

By Bob Elliott, Canadian Baseball Network

JesseSawyerSDSU There was nothing provisional about the swing of third baseman Jesse Sawyer.

Playing his first year of college ball south of the border,  Sawyer hit .346 with 19 homers and 58 RBIs in 56 games for the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.

A product of the Prairie Baseball Academy and coach Blair Kubicek, Sawyer had one stretch where he homered in 11 of 13 games for SDSU, in its second season as a provisional NCAA Division I school.

When Atlanta Braves starter Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine filmed the NIKE commercial the key line was delivered by Maddux who said “chicks dig the long ball.”

And so do voters.

Sawyer’s 19 homers led the 711 Canadians playing south of the border in 2009 and he also led all vote getters in balloting for the 10th annual All-Canadian College Team. Sawyer had 33 first-place votes and was named on 43 of 49 ballots to win our unofficial player of the year award.

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Early Signing Classes for November 19th

RutgersTeamPhoto Here is your Early Signing Classes releases for November 19th.

Rutgers Baseball Announces 2010-2011 Recruiting Class

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (November 19, 2009) – Rutgers head baseball coach Fred Hill has announced the signing of seven scholastic standouts to National Letters of Intent.

The group includes infielder Nick Favatella (Washington Township, N.J.), outfielders Joseph D’Annunzio (Scotch Plains, N.J.) and Brian O’Grady (Warminster, Pa.), catcher Michael Zavala (Randolph, N.J.) and pitchers Charlie Lasky (Freehold, N.J.), Slater McCue (Radnor, Pa.) and Andrew Sullivan (Monroe, N.J.).

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