Here are some of my thoughts from action on March 22nd. Continue reading
Currently the OVC plays a three-game series spread over two days, with the teams playing a doubleheader on Saturday (with one of those games being a 7-inning game, the other a 9-inning affair) and a single 9-inning game on Sunday. Continue reading
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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – A season after claiming the 2010 OVC Tournament Championship, Jacksonville State has been tabbed the 2011 preseason favorite for the nine-team league in a vote of Ohio Valley Conference head baseball coaches. In additional voting Tennessee Tech senior All-American outfielder Chad Oberacker was named OVC Preseason Player of the Year while Eastern Illinois junior hurler Mike Hoekstra was tabbed OVC Preseason Pitcher of the Year. Continue reading
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
LYNN – After 42 regular season games and an additional nine playoff contests, the North Shore Navigators battled their way to a second place finish in the division, defeated the defending champion Newport Gulls in the playoffs, and in the end won their first ever NECBL championship after they prevailed in an unforgettable 5-4 win in the NECBL finals last night at Fraser Field.
The North Shore Navigators got two runs in the first inning on a Matt Hamlet (Boston College) double and an RBI single from Anthony Melchionda (Boston College) as they picked up a 2-0 win over the Danbury Westerners in the first game of the NECBL Championship Series.
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At Estadio Jose Pepito Bonano in Guaynabo, the Ripken League Stars played to a 4-4 tie after ten innings with the Juncos, a team of college, junior college, and Puerto Rican Double-A ballplayers, when the Juncos ran out of pitchers for the game.
Down 1-0, Alex Frederick (University of North Carolina-Greensboro/Baltimore Redbirds) doubled home Stuart MacInnes (University of Texas-Pan American/Rockville Express), who tripled with two outs in the second inning, to tie the game.
Clemson 5 Auburn 2
Auburn, AL – Junior lefthander Casey Harman pitched a complete-game five-hitter to lead #16 Clemson to a 5-2 victory over #14 Auburn in the Auburn Regional in front of 4,096 fans at Plainsman Park on Saturday night. Clemson, who improved to 2-0 in the regional, upped its record to 40-21 on the season. It marked the 24th season that Clemson reached the 40-win mark. Auburn, who fell to 1-1 in the regional, dropped to 41-20 in 2010.
Here is your Auburn Regional Recap for Day 1.
Auburn 9 Jacksonville State 7
AUBURN, Ala. – Playing in front of a jam-packed Plainsman Park, Auburn used three home runs and the reliable relief pitching of Slade Smith and Austin Hubbard to pick up a 9-7 win over Jacksonville State in Auburn’s NCAA Regional opening game on Friday night. The win pushed top-seeded Auburn into the winner’s bracket, where it will face second-seeded Clemson at 6pm CT on Saturday.
The Auburn Tigers will be hosting an NCAA Regional this season which features the number 1 seeded Auburn Tigers, number 2 seeded Clemson Tigers, number 3 seeded Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, and number 4 seeded Jacksonville State Gamecocks.
Here is your SEC Recap for May 18th.
Freshman Austin Maddox (Jacksonville, Fla.) went 4-for-4 and drove in five runs to lead No. 4 Florida (38-12) to a 9-3 victory over UNF (29-23) on Tuesday night in front of 3,314 fans at McKethan Stadium. In addition, the rookie belted his team-leading 17th homer, a two-run shot in the fifth, to establish a Gator freshman single-season record. UF extended its winning streak to five games and has captured 12 of its last 13 outings.
“We got a really good start from Tommy Toledo and North Florida has always played us tough,” head coach Kevin O’Sullivan. “They’re scrappy and they’re well coached by Dusty Rhodes. It was good to get on the board early and get a 5-0 lead. I thought it gave us a little cushion and it was great to get a lot of players in there tonight. Overall, it was a great team effort and a positive way to end the regular season here at home.”