Here are some of the top performances and highlights on the day. We will be providing daily articles as often as possible this season. If you know of an outstanding performance we might miss, feel free to send us an email by clicking here.
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MACON, Ga. – For the second time in the past three seasons, FGCU and Mercer shared the top spot in the Atlantic Sun Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll. The two teams previously tied in the 2011 poll. The Eagles and Bears both compiled 81 points in the poll with Mercer earning three first-place votes and FGCU receiving two first-place nods. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES — It had already been a rough weekend for the Jacksonville Dolphins after losing the first two games to USC. It only got worse in the bottom of the eighth inning of the series finale Sunday afternoon at Dedeaux Field. With two outs, USC designated hitter Brandon Garcia hit a high pop up to the left side.
Shortstop Ethan Loosen, third baseman Jimmy Appleby and left fielder Jonathan Murphy converged in shallow left field. But instead of a simple third out to the eighth inning, the ball bounced out of Loosen’s glove. It didn’t end there though. The ball was picked up and fired in the direction of first base…where no one was at. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES — The USC Trojans capitalized on several Jacksonville miscues in the season opener at Dedeaux Field to pick up an 8-2 win Friday night in Los Angeles. USC took advantage of six Dolphins errors and got a strong performance from senior starter Andrew Triggs. The right hander pitched six strong innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks. He struck out six. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily has put together with our large staff of College Baseball writers our first annual All-American Team. You can check out the full team below. Continue reading
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MACON, Ga. – Stetson and Jacksonville sit atop the 2012 Atlantic Sun Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll after landing a combined six student-athletes on the all-conference team. The Hatters’ Kurt Schluter earned the Preseason Pitcher of the Year honor, while the Dolphins’ Adam Brett Walker received Player of the Year recognition for the upcoming season. 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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WICHITA, Kan. – One of the youngest groups in the decade-plus history of selections, the 12th annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association preseason All-America team has a strong element of 2011 NCAA World Series returnees and loads of exceptional 2012 season sophomores and juniors.
After back-to-back NCAA titles for South Carolina and numerous defections to the professional ranks in ‘11, the 2012 projected team may be a mini-view of the NCAA World Series next June. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 44 with Jacksonville junior outfielder Adam Brett Walker. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native attended Milwaukee Lutheran High School where he was a three year starter. His senior season saw him named all-state, all-area and all-conference. His junior season saw him earn multiple awards also being named all-state, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel All-Area and first team all-conference after batting a school-record .569 (33-58) with eight home runs and a 1.121 slugging percentage. Continue reading
Miami (FL) 6 Jacksonville 3
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Miami looked to be heading home early Sunday afternoon, but a late rally overcame a three-run deficit to defeat Jacksonville, 6-3, at McKethan Stadium in the Gainesville [Fla.] Regional of the NCAA Baseball Tournament.
The win setup a rematch with No. 1 seed and No. 2 national seed Florida later in the day, and eliminated Jacksonville (37-24) from the regional. Continue reading