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Rob Curran delivers.

Jim Foster Talks About How Rhode Island is Coping

Rob Curran picked up the win.NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — The Rhode Island Rams won 10-8 Wednesday afternoon at Cal State Northridge’s Matador Field to sweep a two-game midweek set with the Matadors.

For the second straight day, the Rams pounded out double-digit hits and took advantage of four errors by Cal State Northridge.

I talked with Rhode Island head coach Jim Foster after Wednesday’s game. Foster talked about how the offense has found success by simplifying its approach.

Foster and I also discussed how he and the team have been coping with the tragic death of player Joe Ciancola during the fall: Continue reading

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TCBB Roundtable on New Bats

MetalBats Chase Parham last week had an interesting article about how the new bats are changing the college game. (FULL ARTICLE) It has always been an interesting debate on whether the metal bats were juiced too much, causing safety issues and leading to higher scoring games. The early feedback on the new bat standards is that there is much less “pop” in the bat, making scoring much more difficult in the 2011 season.

The College Baseball Blog recently surveyed a smattering of college coaches around the country regarding use of metal bats. The opinions are drastically different depending if you were a power hitting team in the past or a team that believed in good pitching and defense to win ball games. Check out TCBB’s and coaches’ opinions below and feel free to leave your own opinion in the comments section below.

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