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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – University of Illinois head coach Dan Hartleb announced the hiring of former Illini pitcher and volunteer assistant coach Drew Dickinson as the pitching coach for the Orange and Blue on Wednesday. A two-time All-American and Big Ten Pitcher of the Year as a player, Dickinson was Illinois’ volunteer assistant in 2009 and 2011 after a seven-year professional career. Continue reading Illinois names Drew Dickinson Pitching Coach
According to sources close to the Illinois program, Illini pitching coach Ken Westray has retired. He completed his fifth season with the school helping lead the team to the Regional Final against Stanford in the Cal-State Fullerton Regional. The pitching staff finished with a 4.97 ERA.
College Baseball Daily throughout the season will be providing our Quick Hits on games throughout the country. Special thanks to William Knox and Mark Rafferty for contributing to this report. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for instant reaction and the best up to minute coverage on college baseball in the country. We also have a Facebook page which can be joined by clicking here.We have put up recaps from every single Regional. You can check them out at the links below. Continue reading CBD Quick Hits for June 5th
Here is your 2011 NCAA Fullerton Regional Day 3 Recap.
Illinois 7 Cal-State Fullerton 5
FULLERTON, CA – Matt Dittman’s two-out single in the eighth drove home Brandon Hohl with the go-ahead run and Davis Hendrickson followed with a two-run double two batters later as fourth-seeded Illinois scored six times in the final three innings to eliminate host and top-seeded Cal State Fullerton, 7-5, in game five of the 2011 NCAA Baseball Regionals on Sunday evening at Goodwin Field. Continue reading 2011 NCAA Fullerton Regional: Day 3 Recap
Here is your 2011 NCAA Fullerton Regional Day 2 Recap.
Illinois 5 Kansas State 3
FULLERTON, Calif. – Senior pitcher John Anderson pitched into the ninth inning, allowing only one earned run on seven hits and a walk, and shortstop Josh Parr drove in three runs to lift the fourth-seeded Illini over No. 3 seed Kansas State, 5-3, in an elimination game at the NCAA Tournament’s Fullerton Regional on Saturday. Anderson stymied a potent Wildcat offense in his 110-pitch effort and eight of nine Illinois starters recorded a hit as the Illini advance to face the winner of the Cal State Fullerton/Stanford game at 6 p.m. CT on Sunday. Continue reading 2011 NCAA Fullerton Regional: Day 2 Recap
Here is your 2011 NCAA Fullerton Regional Day 1 Recap.
Stanford 10 Kansas State 3
FULLERTON, Calif.– Mark Appel (6-6) pitched a seven-hitter with eight strikeouts as No. 21-ranked Stanford (33-20) won its opening round game at the Fullerton Regional, 10-3, over third-seeded Kansas State (36-24). Continue reading 2011 NCAA Fullerton Regional: Day 1 Recap
After shuffling their lineup throughout the season due to injury (15 batters started in 14 games or more), the Fullerton Titans are primed for a postseason run and attempt to make it to their 6th College World Series in the last decade. The Titans have sent out a ton of inexperienced players this season, yet finished the year with a 40-15 record and won the Big West yet again at a 19-5 clip. Even though he had a down year power wise this year, Nick Ramirez turned it on in Big West play to finish the year with 9 HR and a .285 batting average. Continue reading 2011 NCAA Regional Preview: Fullerton
By: John Lockwood
Oh, the Midwest in March. As the teams of the Missouri Valley Conference entered their second-to-last weekend series before conference play, they received a less-than-warm welcome from a frigid cold front sweeping across the region. As a result, many teams saw their series cut-short (Creighton didn’t even play a game), leaving them to gear up for their mid-week games and—hopefully—warmer temperatures. The notable exception was Wichita State who traveled to #24 Oregon for a four game series. Wichita split the opening double-header, dropping the first game 2-1, yet scored two runs in the top of the ninth to win game two by a score of 6-4. Saturday night, Wichita played the longest game in Shockers history, winning a grueling 17-inning ordeal 6-5. However, the Shockers dropped the series finale 6-1 to ultimately split the series at 2 games apiece. Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (March 25th-27th)
The first day of College Baseball is in the books with some interesting results. The season isn’t a sprint but a bad start to the season could always affect your chances at making the NCAA Baseball Tournament in May. All of the top 35 teams were scheduled to be in action but number nine ranked Cal-State Fullerton was rained out at Long Beach State. The only ranked matchup was between the Stanford Cardinal who visited the Rice Owls. Here are some of my thoughts on the first night of action in College Baseball. I will try to do these every night throughout the season especially on weekends. If I missed a great performance or a great storyline please leave your comments below. Continue reading Foley’s Quick Hits from Feb. 18th
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PARK RIDGE, Ill. – After winning the Big Ten’s regular-season and tournament titles last season, Minnesota has been named the conference favorite for 2011, the Big Ten announced on Tuesday. For the first time in conference history, the Big Ten baseball coaches voted on the top six teams and also selected three players from their teams for a Players to Watch list. Also among the top six projected finishers for the season were No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Indiana, No. 4 Michigan State, No. 5 Iowa and No. 6 Ohio State. Continue reading 2011 Big Ten Preseason Coaches Poll