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2011 CCBL All-Star Game Recap: East Division defeats West 4-1

The Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star is usually a showcase for the best college baseball talent in the country and this year was more of the same.

Taylor Rogers (Kentucky) picked up the win as he gave up a first inning run as Travis Jankowski (Stony Brook) scored the opening run of the game on a Eric Stamets (Evansville) bunt single. The throw to third base from first baseman Ben Waldrip (Jacksonville State) fly into the stands allowing Jankowski to score from second base. Rogers settled down though to get the next three hitters to keep it 1-0. Continue reading


Mike Murphree Joins Jacksonville State Coaching Staff

JACKSONVILLE – Mike Murphree has been hired as an assistant baseball coach at Jacksonville State University head coach Jim Case announced on Friday.

Murphree spent the last two seasons at Gulf Coast Community College, where he worked primarily with the hitters and also served as the Commodores recruiting coordinator, and helped the team to the 2010 Panhandle Conference Championship. Continue reading


Breaking down the CCBL All-Star Game by Conference/Teams

Since the Cape Cod Baseball League announced their 2011 All-Star Game rosters on Friday, lets take a look at what conferences and college programs have had the most success this summer. The leading conference this year is the Pac-10 conference which features eight players from seven different school. Coming in second place is the SEC which has six players from four different schools. Interesting enough, the ACC and Big East conference both have four players in the game this year which speaks to how strong the the Big East over the last couple of seasons. Continue reading


Jacksonville State’s Ben Waldrip set to sign with Kansas City Royals

Jacksonville State’s first baseman Ben Waldrip will sign with the Kansas City Royals after the Cape Cod All-Star Game on July 29th according to the Cape Cod Times.

The newspaper tweeted out the following on Saturday evening.

Firebirds’ Ben Waldrip will be signing with the Royals after All-Star game, according to Royals director of scouting Lonnie Goldberg.

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Cape Cod Baseball League Players of the Week (June 27th)


Joe Bircher, Falmouth LHP

This week’s pitcher of the week is strikeout machine Joe Bircher (Bradley). The southpaw recorded six innings of one-hit ball in a 6-1 win over Hyannis, allowing only an unearned run. He struck out nine without surrendering a walk over his six innings of work. Continue reading


Foley’s Quick Hits for March 22nd

Here are some of my thoughts from action on March 22nd. Continue reading


Ohio Valley Conference to play Fridays-Sundays in 2012

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference has announced a change to the format of its Conference regular season series for baseball starting with the 2012 season.

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


2011 Ohio Valley Conference Preseason Poll and Team

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

North Shore Navigators edge Danbury 5-4 to win NECBL Title


NorthShoreChampionshipPhoto 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.

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North Shore Navigators take Game 1 of NECBL Championship Series

MelchoindaAnthonyBostonCollege 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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