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ST. LOUIS – Missouri State, which returns a dominating young pitching staff and a wealth of depth from last year’s squad, has been tabbed as the league favorite in the annual coaches’ preseason poll, receiving five of eight first-place votes. Continue reading
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Wichita, Kan. (NCBWA) — Forty-five players have been named to the initial watch list for the eighth 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 Wednesday. Continue reading
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NORMAL, Ill. – Six 2011 NCAA Division I Tournament participants and 11 teams that won 30 or more games highlight the 52-game 2012 Illinois State baseball schedule released by head coach Mark Kingston Monday. The ISU Athletics Department also announced that admission will be free to all 17 home games played at Duffy Bass Field. Continue reading
Here is your October 23rd Fall Ball Update.
Cal-State Fullerton 10 Vanderbilt 8
Nashville, Tenn. – Greg Velazquez had two hits and three RBI and Austin Kingsolver had three hits and drove in two as Cal State Fullerton beat Vanderbilt, 10-8, in a nine-inning fall scrimmage Saturday morning at Hawkins Field.
The Titans are midway through their official fall workout period and made the trip to Nashville, Tenn., for a two-game practice series with the Commodores. Vanderbilt is wrapping up their official practice schedule this weekend with the Titans. Continue reading
Here is your Fall Ball Update for October 19th.
Washington: Gold 12 Purple 7
SEATTLE – The Gold Squad won game one, 12-7, as the Husky baseball team opened its annual Fall World Series Tuesday night at Husky Ballpark.
Freshmen Michael Camporeale and Robert Pehl each drove in three runs for the victorious Gold team. Junior college transfer Mac Acker picked up the win, going four innings and allowing four hits while striking out four. Austin Voth came on in the sixth inning of the seven-inning game and got the final out to preserve a 9-7 lead and Josh Fedendall closed it out in the seventh. Continue reading
Here is your Fall Ball Recap for October 16th.
Indiana: Cream 11 Crimson 1
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The 2011 IU Baseball Cream vs. Crimson Fall Series will go to a game five as the Cream Squad blasted Crimson, 11-1, on Saturday. Chad Martin delivered five shutout innings on the mound for the second time in the series, striking out eight batters in game four. Continue reading
Here is your October 14th Fall Ball Update
Illinois State: Black 13 Red 8
NORMAL, Ill. – Eric Aguilera and Mike Hollenbeck each went 3-for-4, and Ty Wiesemeyer drove in a team-high four runs, as the black team beat the red team, 13-8, in game two of the Illinois State baseball team’s Fall World Series Thursday afternoon at Duffy Bass Field. The black team now leads the intrasquad set, 2-0. Continue reading
Here is your October 12th Fall Ball Recap.
HOUSTON - The University of Houston baseball team competed against the Rice Owls Tuesday night in a 14-inning scrimmage at Cougar Field.
The extended scrimmage was a chance for head coach Todd Whitting to evaluate his squad, which has been holding fall practices since Sept. 6. Continue reading
By: John Lockwood
2011 College Baseball Daily MVC Player of the Year – Chris O’Brien, Wichita State
Chris O’Brien of Wichita State is 2011 CBD Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year. The junior catcher from Tulsa, OK, absolutely knocked the cover off the ball in his first full season of duty, hitting .410, tallying 100 hits and 25 doubles, while managing a .495 on-base-percentage—all league bests. His 100 hits were also good for second-most in the nation. O’Brien placed in to the top 3 in the Valley in homeruns (10), RBI (70), and runs scored (56). O’Brien, who hit above .500 for the majority of conference-play, also led the conference with 31 multi-hit games and finishes the season on a career-best 29-game hitting streak. He is a finalist for both the Johnny Bench (best collegiate catcher) and Dick Howser (top collegiate player as voted on by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association) awards. Continue reading
Here is your Missouri Valley Conference Recap for May 26th.
#7 Indiana State 7 #3 Illinois State 6
OMAHA, Neb. – An eighth-inning sacrifice fly from sophomore Robby Ort gave the Indiana State baseball team a late one-run lead and senior Blake Drake picked up his 10th save of the season in the ninth, leading the Sycamores past the Illinois State Redbirds in an elimination game from the 2011 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. Continue reading