FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE MONROE, La.—The ULM baseball team will have one of the top pitching coaches in the country in its dugout next season as head coach Jeff Schexnaider announced the hiring of Lantz Wheeler as the Warhawks’ new assistant coach. His hire is pending final approval by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. Continue reading →
Following the Lipscomb Bisons’ upset over Southeastern Conference powerhouse Kentucky on Tuesday, the Brazos Valley Bombers announced the signing of two Lipscomb freshmen to bolster the pitching rotation.
Martin Grude and Josh Cotham are shaping up to be vital pieces of the Bombers’ bullpen, which will have more depth than either of the two previous seasons. The pair of right-handed freshman have combined to pitch over 29 innings in relief this season, with Grude also starting one game. Continue reading →
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With two of the best pitchers in the Atlantic Sun Conference on the mound, Saturday afternoon’s game between the raindrops at Ken Dugan Field was even better than advertised. Nine hits. 20 strikeouts. Only three runners got past second base.
Unfortunately for the USC Upstate baseball team, all three runners scored for Lipscomb in the bottom of the sixth innings, as the Bisons survived Upstate’s second straight five-hitter to win, 3-0, in the opener of the three-game conference set.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – All-America Dustin Ackley had a career-best five hits and right-hander Matt Harvey struck out 11 batters to lift No. 1 North Carolina to an 11-3 win over VMI Sunday at Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium. With Sunday’s victory, the Tar Heels (3-0) swept their season-opening series for the seventh straight season. Continue reading →
Here is your ACC Recap for February 21st. We saw the NC State Wolfpack continue with their early season struggles with another loss to Atlantic 10 member Xavier. UNC, FSU, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Wake Forest, Boston College, Virginia, and Virginia Tech continued with their perfect records.
North Carolina 6 VMI 0
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Senior right-hander Adam Warren and three relievers combined on a four-hit shutout Saturday in No. 1 North Carolina’s 6-0 win over VMI at Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels (2-0) scored four runs over their final two trips to the plate pull away from the Keydets (0-2) late. Continue reading →
Here is your ACC recap for Febraury 20th. We saw the North Carolina Tar Heels jump off to a great start to the season with a 13-3 victory over VMI. The ACC had a strong day which saw them win 9 games while dropping only three games.
North Carolina 13 VMI 3
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Garrett Gore and Mark Fleury each drove in three runs as No. 1 North Carolina broke open a tight game with a six-run fifth inning to claim a 13-3 win over VMI Friday at Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium. All-America right-hander Alex White opened the Tar Heels’ brand-new facility in style with nine strikeouts over five innings to record his 20th career victory. Continue reading →
I will be covering the ACC in depth this season with weekly previews of the weekend ahead. I believe that the ACC is one of the premier conferences in the country even though no team in the conference has won the national championship since 1955 when Wake Forest grabbed the title. The ACC is expected to be won by the North Carolina Tar Heels who are led by two of the best pitchers in the conference with Alex White and Matt Harvey. The North Carolina offense is led by junior Dustin Ackley who has been one of the best hitters in the country for the last two seasons. Continue reading →
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
MACON, Ga. – In each of its first three years in the Atlantic Sun, Kennesaw State has improved its standing and on the heels of its runner-up finish in 2008, the A-Sun coaches have installed the Owls as the preseason favorite, the conference office announced on Thursday.
Led by the Preseason Pitcher of the Year, Kyle Heckathorn, the Owls received six of the 11 first-place votes outdistancing themselves from a bunched pack of Lipscomb, the 2008 conference champion, FGCU, the 2008 regular-season champion and Stetson. Lipscomb earned three first-place votes, FGCU and Jacksonville, slotted fifth, split the remaining two votes. Continue reading →
When Lipscomb University baseball coach Jeff Forehand looks at his 2009 recruiting class the only phrase he can use to describe them is a “perfect” 10
Forehand credits assistant coach Chris Collins, along with pitching coach Lantz Wheeler and Brian Ryman, director of baseball operations, for helping to bring the class together. Collins, in his first year as an assistant at Lipscomb after serving last season as head coach at Trevecca Nazarene oversaw the recruiting efforts of the staff. Continue reading →
Kendall Rogers has written a great article about the baseball programs in the state of Tennessee. He ranks all the schools with the Vanderbilt Commodores as the best program but we all know that isn’t a real surprise. Corbin has really developed a solid program in Nashville and keeps bringing in some great recruits.The University of Tennessee comes in at the runners up spot under second year head coach Todd Raleigh. The rest of the top ten is listed below. Continue reading →