We head into the final weekend of action in nearly every conference either as they come to the end of the regular season or play in their conference tournaments. Here are College Baseball Daily’s Top 10 stories of the upcoming weekend to follow. Continue reading
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Here is some of our thoughts for games played on March 26th. Continue reading
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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – With the first pitch of the 2011 season barely a week away, the University of San Diego is a unanimous selection to repeat as the West Coast Conference champions, garnering all seven possible first place votes and 49 points in a preseason poll of the eight WCC head coaches, announced Thursday. The conference also announced its preseason all-conference team, as voted on by the head coaches. Continue reading
The West Coast Conference was dominated in 2010 by the San Diego Toreros who has a 19-2 conference record as they got the conference’s automatic bid into the postseason. They ended up getting sent to the Arizona State Regional where they went a disappointing 1-2 with both losses to Hawaii and the victory coming over Milwaukee. Portland came in second place in the conference with a 14-7 record while Pepperdine came in third at 12-9. San Francisco came in fourth at 10-11. There was a three way tie at fifth place at 8-13 with Santa Clara, Saint Mary’s and Gonzaga. Rounding out the conference was Loyola Marymount who went 5-16.
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SPOKANE, Wash. – Members of the Gonzaga University baseball team volunteered at the Annual Christmas Reunion held at Valley Real Life in Spokane on Dec. 4. The event benefited the American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest, formerly known as Candlelighters of the Inland Northwest. The Annual Christmas Reunion helped raise awareness about childhood cancer in the Spokane community and raise money to support programs and services that benefits children with cancer and their families. Continue reading
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SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga University baseball team will have a challenging, but exciting, year come 2011 as Mark Machtolf, entering his eighth season at the helm of the Bulldogs, announced the club’s schedule Thursday.
The 2011 slate features seven schools that participated in last year’s NCAA Baseball Championship and will face teams from the Big West, Pacific-10, Big 12, Big Ten, Mountain West and Western Athletic conferences.
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 69 with Gonzaga junior LHP Ryan Carpenter. Carpenter starred at Cactus High School in Peoria, Arizona, where he was a 4-time letter winner and was named to the All-State team his Senior season. He struck out 119 batters in 73 innings in 2008, racking up a 10-2 record with a 1.20 ERA. During that season, he threw 2 no-hitters and a one-hitter. He was selected in the 21st round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays, but elected to go to school.
FROM NCBWA RELEASE
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 March 28, today. Gonzaga senior outfielder Mark Castellitto was named National Hitter of the Week, while South Florida junior Randy Fontanez was named National Pitcher of the Week. This marks the second week that a USF pitcher has earned the national recognition. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.