CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The fourth-ranked Virginia baseball team was solid in all phases of the game in a 12-2 win over Radford Wednesday night at Davenport Field. Virginia racked up 16 hits in the victory, while the pitching staff limited Radford to just four hits and seven baserunners.
Whit Mayberry (Fr., Alexandria, Va.) made his first start at Virginia and earned his first career win. Mayberry (1-1) pitched five strong innings, allowing one earned run, three hits and one walk while striking out a pair. UVa’s bullpen – Chad O’Connor (R-Fr., Chesapeake, Va.), Tyler Wilson (Jr., Midlothian, Va.),Branden Kline (Fr., Frederick, Md.) and Neal Davis (Sr., Baltimore, Md.) – held the Highlanders to one hit and three baserunners over the final four innings.
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.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) – High Point’s Matt Gantner has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels baseball Player of the Week, while Tyler Thornburg from Charleston Southern was tabbed The CRONS Brand Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games played March 22-28, it was announced today by the League office.
ATLANTA - The third-ranked Georgia Tech baseball team (18-2, 5-1 ACC) scored double digit runs for the fourth straight game, and 12 different players registered a hit in a 19-4 win over Mercer (14-9, 2-1 A-Sun) Wednesday night at Russ Chandler Stadium.
"We’ve had contributions from a lot of different guys," head coach Danny Hall said. "I think as a team we’ve swung the bat real well, which is a good sign. We’ve got [Jay] Dantzler down a little bit right now, and Brandon Thomas steps in there and has hit the ball real well for us. So that’s good to see."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) – For the third consecutive year, Coastal Carolina University‘s baseball team has been voted the Big South Conference’s preseason favorite by the League’s Head Baseball Coaches, it was announced today by the Conference office. In addition, the coaches voted Chanticleers’ junior outfielder Rico Noel (Lawton, Okla.) the Conference’s Preseason Player of the Year and Coastal Carolina junior Cody Wheeler (Spotsylvania, Va.) the League’s Preseason Pitcher of the Year.
The High Point University baseball team will conclude the fall practice season with the 2009 Purple and Black World Series Sunday Nov. 22-Tuesday Nov. 24 at Williard Stadium.
The intrasquad series will get underway on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. The second game will be held Monday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. and the final game of the series will be on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. All three contests will be played at Williard Stadium.
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds have released the schedule for their 2010 campaign. The team will begin the season with a mid-week road game against UNLV (Feb. 23) before the home opener against Utah Valley (Feb. 26-27). The Thunderbirds then travel to Lewiston, Idaho, to take part in the Banana Belt Tournament (March 4-7). The team returns home for a weekend set against Kennesaw State (March 12-13) which will be followed by a season long ten game road trip where Southern Utah will take on San Diego State (March 16-17), Oregon State (March 25), Portland (March 26-28), Oregon (March 30), and Utah Valley (April 2-3).
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The bats of the No. 11 Miami Hurricanes were stifled by six University of North Florida pitchers Tuesday night, while the Ospreys exploded for 15 hits in a 10-1 upset, marking the first time in program history UNF has knocked off Miami, Florida, and Florida State in the same season. Continue reading →
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Dustin Ackley and Mark Fleury connected on three-run home runs in the fifth inning for just about all the offense No. 1 North Carolina would need in a 7-5 win over UNC Wilmington Tuesday at Boshamer Stadium. Down 4-0 before the pair of homers, the Tar Heels (32-10) rallied for their largest come-from-behind victory of the season and their ninth straight over the Seahawks (21-15). Continue reading →
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – High Point senior shortstop Alfie Wheeler (Manteo, N.C.) and Gardner-Webb senior Devin Campbell (Greenville, S.C.) have been named the Choice Hotels Player of the Week and New Balance Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games played April 13-19, it was announced today by the League office. Continue reading →