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.
Here is your ACC Recap for March 17th.
#1 Virginia 6 James Madison 3
HARRISONBURG, Va. - The top-ranked Virginia baseball team captured a 6-3 victory over James Madison Wednesday night in front of a Dukes’ home record crowd of 1,815 at Veterans Memorial Park in Harrisonburg, Va.
Virginia’s five pitchers limited James Madison to four hits. Virginia starting pitcher Branden Kline (Fr., Frederick, Md.) worked into the sixth inning and allowed just two hits and two runs (one earned). In all, Kline (1-0) pitched five innings, walked three and struck out three as he notched his first college win.
Here is your ACC Recap for February 27th.
Game 1: #2 Florida State 13 Hofstra 0
Game 2: #2 Florida State 13 Hofstra 1
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 2 Florida State (5-0) completed the sweep of Saturday’s doubleheader blanking Hofstra (0-5) 13-0 in game two Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles scored 13 runs for the second straight game and have now reached double-digit runs and hits in all five games this year.
Three Seminole pitchers combined for the two-hit shutout as the Garnet and Gold kept an opponent off the scoreboard for the first time since blanking NC State 1-0 back on May 16, 2008.
Here is your ACC Weekend Preview for February 26th-28th. I will have much more in-depth previews once we enter the conference portion of the schedule. The ACC teams have a fairly easy slate this week with Boston College and NC State facing the most difficult opponents. The Eagles head down to Auburn to play the host Tigers, Missouri and Florida Atlantic while NC State takes part in the “Baseball at the Beach” tourney which features James Madison and nationally ranked squads in Coastal Carolina and UC-Irvine. Besides those two ACC teams, the rest of the conference has fairly easy matchups with Florida State hosting Hofstra, Rhode Island heading to Virginia, Xavier going to Georgia Tech, Manhattan taking on the Hurricanes, Maine and North Carolina facing off, Wright State at Clemson, Delaware at Maryland, Fordham at Duke, Kent State at Wake Forest, and Virginia Tech heading to Charleston Southern.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Forgive Justin Brown if his loyalties to a sports team run a little deeper than your average seven-year old. While many children his age might be quick to become attached to a professional or college team, for Justin it’s actually the Diamond Dukes of James Madison who have become quite attached to him.
“Justin has shown us that we can get through anything,” commented sophomore catcher Jake Lowery. “Getting through a tough workout is nothing compared to him fighting for his life. We are so fortunate to have the presence of Justin in our lives.”
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
HARRISONBURG, Va., Feb. 12, 2010 – Due to the recent heavy snowfalls in the Shenandoah Valley, James Madison has cancelled its season-opening baseball series scheduled for next weekend, Feb. 19-21, at Veterans Memorial Park. The games are unlikely to be rescheduled.
FROM NCBWA RELEASE
Irvine, Calif. (NCBWA) — Forty players have been named to the initial watch list for the sixth 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 Thursday.
Last year’s Stopper of the Year winner, Addison Reed of San Diego State, headlines the list of preseason nominees for the 2010 award. Reed recorded a nation-leading 20 saves in 20 opportunities last season, finished the year with a microscopic 0.65 earned run average and 38 strikeouts over his 27.2 innings of work. He allowed only seven walks, with two of those being intentional passes and his save total was a new San Diego State and Mountain West Conference season record.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
RICHMOND, Va. (January 19, 2010) – James Madison, which returns its entire starting lineup from a year ago, has been picked to win CAA baseball championship in 2010 according to a vote of the league’s head baseball coaches.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
HARRISONBURG, Va., Nov. 13, 2009 – James Madison baseball head coach Spanky McFarland announced today the signing of seven student-athletes to national letters of intent to join the Diamond Dukes for the 2010-2011 academic year.
“We’re extremely happy with the guys we’re bringing in this year,” commented McFarland, who will coach his 13th season at JMU in 2010. “They fit the general qualities that we look for in our players. They’re all athletic. They come from winning programs. They’re all leaders in their schools and in their communities. They are the type of people that we like here with JMU baseball.”
Here are the releases of 2011 Early Signings Day for November 13th.
Utah signs Eight for 2011
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg announced the signing of eight student-athletes to National Letters of Intent. Five high school players and three junior college transfers will join the Utes next season. Coming from high school are Trey Nielsen (3B, Skyline HS, Utah), Cory Hunt (2B, Jordan HS, Utah), Ben Mordini (RHP, Cherry Creek HS, Colo.), Luke West (RHP, Juan Diego Catholic HS, Utah), Josh Alexander (OF, Mountain Pointe HS, Arizona) while James Brooks (SS/Utility, Cochise College, Arizona), Derek Christensen (RHP, SLCC, Utah) and Dustin Hobbs (RHP/Yavapai College) are the junior college transfers.