FROM BIG SOUTH RELEASE
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) – For the fourth consecutive season and the fifth time in the last six years, Coastal Carolina is the No. 1 seed in the Royal Purple Big South Baseball Championship, which will be contested May 25-29 at The Winthrop Ballpark in Rock Hill, S.C. The Chanticleers, ranked as high as No. 4 in the nation in three polls this week, won the outright 2010 regular-season championship with a 25-0 Conference mark to become just the second team in Big South history to go undefeated in the Conference season, joining the 1988 Coastal Carolina club that finished 15-0. Coastal Carolina’s 25 Big South wins has set the League’s single-season record, and the Chanticleers have won their fifth regular-season Big South baseball crown in six years and sixth in nine seasons.
We are now only 17 days away from Selection Monday when we will find out the field of 64 teams. Here are some of my random thoughts for the games played on Friday evening. We saw three top ten teams drop their series openers tonight with the biggest victory being the North Carolina State Wolfpack over the Florida State Seminoles.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) – Liberty senior second baseman P.J. Jimenez (Yucaipa, Calif.) has been named the Big South Conference’s Choice Hotels Player of the Week, and Radford freshman Eddie Butler (Chesapeake, Va.) has been named The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week for games played May 3-9, it was announced today by the League office.
Here is your ACC Recap for May 5th.
Boston College 7 Harvard 3
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Senior John Spatola drove in three runs and hit his 12th home run of the season and the bullpen tossed 5.0 shutout innings as the Boston College baseball team defeated Harvard, 7-3, Wednesday afternoon at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field.
Spatola went 3-for-4 in the game with a solo homer and two runs scored. He also stole two bases. Junior Matt Hamlet was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and runs scored and senior Mike Sudol went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Here is your ACC Recap for April 20th
#3 Georgia Tech 6 Georgia Southern 2
ATLANTA -Mark Pope picked up his sixth win of the season, allowing just two runs over 8.0 innings as No. 3 Georgia Tech defeated Georgia Southern, 6-2, Tuesday evening at Russ Chandler Stadium.
With the win, the Jackets improved to 32-5 overall while the Eagles fell to 21-16.
Pope (6-0) joins teammate Brandon Cumpton to give Tech two six-game winners on the season.
Here is your ACC Recap for March 24th.
#3 Georgia Tech 19 Mercer 4
ATLANTA - The third-ranked Georgia Tech baseball team (18-2, 5-1 ACC) scored double digit runs for the fourth straight game, and 12 different players registered a hit in a 19-4 win over Mercer (14-9, 2-1 A-Sun) Wednesday night at Russ Chandler Stadium.
"We’ve had contributions from a lot of different guys," head coach Danny Hall said. "I think as a team we’ve swung the bat real well, which is a good sign. We’ve got [Jay] Dantzler down a little bit right now, and Brandon Thomas steps in there and has hit the ball real well for us. So that’s good to see."
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.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) – For the third 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’ junior outfielder Rico Noel (Lawton, Okla.) the Conference’s Preseason Player of the Year and Coastal Carolina junior Cody Wheeler (Spotsylvania, Va.) the League’s Preseason Pitcher of the Year.
Lynchburg, Va. – The Liberty baseball team will play 25 games against teams which won 30 or more games last season, highlighting the Flames’ 2010 schedule, released today.
The Flames are scheduled to meet George Mason, Elon, Kennesaw State, Duke, Virginia Tech, UNC Wilmington, James Madison, St. John’s, Manhattan, along with Big South members Coastal Carolina and Winthrop, all winners of 30-plus games from a year ago.
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Lynchburg, Va. – Liberty Head Baseball Coach Jim Toman has announced the hiring of Jason Murray as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
Murray replaces former Liberty coach Nick Schnabel, who accepted a similar position at East Carolina earlier this month. Murray will serve as the team’s infield coach and assist with the hitters.
“We are delighted that we were able to hire someone with Jason’s experience,” said Toman. “Not only has Jason worked with several outstanding coaches, but he has also been a head coach in the Big South Conference and was recently the recruiting coordinator at Michigan. As a strong Christian, Jason is a perfect fit for Liberty, and we are extremely excited to have him and his wife, Mindy, join the Liberty family.”