Rodon overused; Duke defeats NC State 2-0 behind Van Orden
The top story of the night was the absolute criminal overuse of Carlos Rodon by the NC State coaching staff in the Wolfpack’s 2-0 defeat to Duke. Rodon was working on short rest and threw 134 pitches in 7.2 innings. Rodon in the game broke the NC State school record with 391 in the win. Things are not getting better for the Wolfpack as they are now 19-14 overall while being 5-11 in ACC play. Continue reading →
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE IOWA CITY, Iowa — First-year University of Iowa baseball coach Rick Heller announced the details of the 2014 spring schedule Tuesday. The Hawkeyes’ 53-game slate includes 16 contests against 2013 NCAA Tournament teams and 22 games at Banks Field.
Iowa opens the season at Austin Peay for the second-straight season, facing the Governors on Feb. 14-16 in Clarksville, Tenn. Austin Peay posted a 47-15 record in 2013, earning its third-straight Ohio Valley Conference Tournament title and NCAA berth. Continue reading →
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa director of athletics Gary Barta has named Rick Heller as the 20th head coach in UI baseball history. Heller takes over the Iowa program after serving as the head coach at Indiana State the last four seasons. Continue reading →
Update #2: St. Louis head coach Darin Hendrickson removed his name from consideration on Tuesday as he didn’t believe it was the best opportunity for him and his family.
Update #1: St. Louis and Darin Hendrickson are refuting the report but we have spoken to many sources around the Iowa program that Hendrickson will be named the new coach.
College Baseball Daily has learned from sources close to the situation that Iowa will name Darin Hendrickson as the Hawkeyes head coach. Hendrickson led the Billkens to a 41-21 overall record while going 17-7 in Atlantic 10 play. He brought the squad to the NCAA Tournament after winning the 2013 Atlantic 10 postseason tournament but went 0-2 in the Columbia, SC regional with losses to South Carolina and Clemson. He has a career coaching record of 688-323 in 18 years of coaching on the collegiate level which includes stops at Central Missouri, St. Louis Community College Forest Park, and Fontbonne University. Continue reading →
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE IOWA CITY, Iowa — Former 30-year head baseball coach Jim Brownlee has been named the interim pitching coach for the University of Iowa baseball program, head coach Jack Dahm announced Friday.
“I am very excited to have Jim as a part of our staff,” said Dahm. “He is a guy that has 30 years of head coaching experience, so not only is he going to be a positive for us with our pitching staff, but for our program overall. Continue reading →
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa head baseball coach Jack Dahm announced the details of the 2013 spring schedule Monday. The Hawkeyes’ 52-game slate will include 12 games against 2012 NCAA Tournament teams and 24 games at Duane Banks Field. Continue reading →
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE IOWA CITY, Iowa — Zach Dillon has been named an interim assistant coach with the University of Iowa baseball program, UI head coach Jack Dahm announced Monday. Dillon, who served as a volunteer assistant with the Hawkeyes in 2010 and 2011, will be Iowa’s hitting coach, handle the catchers and coach third base. Continue reading →
Park Ridge, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced on Friday the sites for its 2013 and 2014 baseball tournaments. The 2013 Big Ten Baseball Tournament will be held at Target Field in Minneapolis, the home of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins, marking the first time that the event will be held at a Major League Baseball facility. The 2014 tournament will be held at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., the site of the NCAA Division I Men’s College World Series.
The Big Ten Baseball Tournament has been played as a neutral-site event in Columbus, Ohio, since 2009. The event was held at Huntington Park, the home of the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, in 2009 and 2011 and will be played at that ballpark May 23-26, 2012. The tournament was held at Ohio State’s Bill Davis Stadium in 2010. Prior to 2009, the Big Ten Baseball Tournament was played at the site of the regular-season champion or the champion from a pre-selected division, with the exception of 1993 and 1994, when it was held in Battle Creek, Mich. Continue reading →
The Hoosiers dropped two of three games at Cal State Northridge over the weekend. Indiana has lost five of its past six games. Freshman Chad Clark leads the team with a .419 average. Three starters have ERAs below 3.00 and sophomore Matt Dearden leads all hurlers with a 1.50 ERA and 2:1 strikeout to walk ratio. Indiana returns to play with a two-game set at San Diego on Tuesday and Wednesday before playing Loyola Maryland over the weekend. The Hoosiers are in the midst of eight games in California. Continue reading →