The biggest news last week was that the NCAA Baseball Committee has recommended changing the way the RPI is calculated for the 2013 season. The revised RPI formula will value each road victory as 1.3 instead of 1.0. Each home win will be valued at 0.7 instead of 1.0. Conversely, each home loss will count 1.3 against at team’s RPI and each road loss will count 0.7 against a team. This is similar to the changes made in Division I men’s and women’s basketball where road wins are weighted as 1.4 and home victories are weighted at 0.6. That was based on statistical data that consistently showed home teams in Division I basketball winning about two-thirds of the time.
College Baseball Daily was able to catch up to coaches from around the country to get their thoughts on the new rules and what changes they might have for their 2013 schedules if they are adopted by NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel meeting on August 11th. You can check out the coaches comments below and the NCAA did a study on what the changes would have done for the 2011 season if they were in effect which can be checked out by clicking here. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for March 16th.
#5 Virginia 7 James Madison 3
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The No. 5 Virginia Cavaliers recorded their 11th consecutive win as they downed James Madison 7-3 Wednesday before 2,417 fans at Davenport Field. Virginia improves to 17-1 this season, while the Dukes fall to 13-4. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for March 15th.
#2 Florida 5 #4 Florida State 4 (10 innings)
Junior Daniel Pigott (Ormond Beach, Fla.) delivered a walk-off single in the 10th inning that scored sophomore Nolan Fontana (Winter Springs, Fla.) with the winning run as No. 1 Florida (15-2) edged No. 4 Florida State (15-2), 5-4, on Tuesday night in front of a record crowd of 5,930 fans at McKethan Stadium. The Seminoles used a four-run third to grab the lead but were held scoreless for the final seven innings of the contest. The teams have now split two of their four regular-season meetings, with contests remaining in Jacksonville on March 29 and in Tallahassee on April 12. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for March 2nd.
#8 Virginia 7 Niagara 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The eighth-ranked Virginia baseball team used a career-high 7.2 scoreless innings from starter Will Roberts (Jr., Richmond, Va.) in shutting out Niagara, 7-0, Wednesday at Davenport Field. Roberts allowed just three hits and a walk while striking out seven as he earned the win and improved to 1-0 this year. Continue reading
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
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) – For the fourth consecutive year, Coastal Carolina University’s baseball team has been voted the Big South Conference’s preseason favorite by the League’s Head Baseball Coaches, it was announced today by the Conference office. In addition, the coaches voted Chanticleers’ redshirt-junior second baseman Tommy La Stella (Closter, N.J.) the Conference’s Preseason Player of the Year and Coastal Carolina junior Anthony Meo (Cranston, R.I.) the League’s Preseason Pitcher of the Year.
The Big South was dominated last year by the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers as they went a perfect 25-0 on their way to the conference regular season title. The Liberty Flames came in second with a 19-8 conference mark. Radford finished in third place with a 15-11 record in the conference only a ½ game ahead of High Point for third place. VMI and Winthrop tied for fifth place with a 13-14 record while Gardner-Webb and UNC-Asheville tied for seventh with a 10-17 mark. Presbyterian College finished in ninth place with a 7-20 record while Charleston Southern rounded out of the conference with a 6-20 record. Continue reading
Liberty University head baseball coach Jim Toman is planning for the spring season with one overarching goal: “catching up with Coastal.”
Liberty, who went a school record 42-19 last season, finds motivation in Big South conference mate and 2011 Super Regional participant Coastal Carolina. Keeping up with Coastal seems to be a ongoing process for every team in the conference, but Toman is convinced he enters 2011 with the neccessary pieces to do so. Continue reading
The Liberty baseball team has released its 2011 schedule, which includes 11 games against 2010 NCAA Tournament teams and 27 home contests.
The Flames are coming off one of the best seasons in the history of the program, posting a school-record 42 wins in 2010.
Liberty will open its fourth season under head coach Jim Toman with a four-game series at Mercer in Macon, Ga., on Feb. 18. The Bears won the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season.
Here is your Cape Cod Baseball League Recap for August 4th. Wednesday evening was the last night of the regular season as the playoffs start on Friday.