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Foley’s Quick Hits for Feb. 19th

Another day is in the books as we are now two days into the season as there was several upsets in the NCBWA Top 35.

We will be hosting a full Q and A on Sunday night at 8pm on the site with Brian Foley, William Knox, Mark Rafferty, Kat Cornetta, Ryan Rosenblatt from BruinsNation.com, and a couple of other guests. Remember to sign up for a reminder on the right side for the chat.  Here are some of my thoughts from Day 2 of action around the country.  Continue reading

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Foley’s Quick Hits from Feb. 18th

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

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CBD Interview with Spanky McFarland (James Madison)

College Baseball Daily continues our series of interviews with coaches from across the country today with Spanky McFarland of James Madison who is entering his 14th season with the Dukes as he has a record of 403-330-2 at the school while having a career record of 579-554-3 which includes a two year stint at Kellogg (Mich.) Community College and seven seasons at Northern Illinois University. Continue reading

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2011 CAA Preseason CAA Poll

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
RICHMOND, Va. (January 19, 2011) – James Madison, which returns five starters from last year’s squad that finished atop the CAA baseball regular-season standings, has been picked to win the conference title in 2011 according to a vote of the CAA’s head baseball coaches. Continue reading

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CBD Column: Scheduling Questions?

NCAA-BaseballLogoSmallThe LSU Tigers released their 2011 schedule a few weeks ago, which features your typical 56 games (30 SEC and 26 OOC). The interesting part is that they will only leave Alex Box Stadium for two out of conference road games and one neutral site game at Zephyr Field in Metairie, LA. Is it good for College Baseball to have a marquee program play mostly home games? I thought we would take this time to see how different coaches around the country put together their respective schedules.

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Four-year starter David Herbek returns at shortstop for JMU, shoring up the defense up the middle and providing a steady bat in the heart of the lineup.

James Madison Releases 2011 Schedule

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

JMUSchedulePhotoHARRISONBURG, Va., Oct. 28, 2010 – James Madison baseball head coach Spanky McFarland on Thursday unveiled a 2011 schedule that is highlighted by 30 home games, including 14 at night, five games against Atlantic Coast Conference teams, and a return to playing series against all 10 Colonial Athletic Association teams in league play.

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CBB Column: Ten Series to Watch this Weekend

TravisWhitmorePitt We are heading into the last weekend of conference play for most teams across the country except for the West Coast schools who do not have postseason conference tournament. Here are ten series to watch this upcoming weekend.

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ACC Recap for April 28th

Here is your ACC Recap for April 28th.

PatBlairWF #2 Virginia 10 Georgetown 5

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team matched a season best with its seventh straight win Wednesday, as the Cavaliers recorded a 10-5 victory over Georgetown at Davenport Field.

Phil Gosselin (Jr., West Chester, Pa.) recorded his third career four-hit game, going 4-for-5 with three RBI. Reed Gragnani (Fr., Richmond, Va.) added two hits and two stolen bases. Eight of the nine Cavalier starters posted at least one hit as UVa finished with 13 hits in the game.

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ACC Recap for April 6th

Here is your ACC Recap for April 6th.

MarkPopeGT #2 Georgia Tech 8 Kennesaw State 2

ATLANTA – Mark Pope scattered four hits over eight innings, while Matt Skole and Chase Burnette hit home runs to lead the second-ranked Georgia Tech baseball team (26-3, 11-1 ACC) over Kennesaw State (13-18, 4-5 A-Sun), 8-2, Tuesday night at Russ Chandler Stadium.

The eight innings were a career high for Pope, who improved to 4-0 on the season with the win. The sophomore right-hander struck out six batters, allowing just two runs to cross the plate.

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ACC Recap for March 23rd

DietrichGT Here is your ACC Recap for March 23rd.

#1 Virginia 6 Marshall 3

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Led by a 4-for-4 night from Tyler Cannon (Sr., Pigeon Forge, Tenn.), the top-ranked Virginia baseball team knocked off Marshall, 6-3, Tuesday at Davenport Field. Six Virginia pitchers combined to limit the Thundering Herd to six hits as the Cavaliers won their sixth straight game.

Cannon extended his career-best hitting streak to 13 games. With his first-inning double, Cannon tied the Virginia career record for doubles with 53, matching Brandon Guyer (2005-07). John Barr (Jr., Ivyland, Pa.) and Stephen Bruno (Fr., Audubon, N.J.) each added a pair of hits for UVa.

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