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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Ted Silva has been hired and brought into the LMU baseball program as the team’s pitching coach, it was announced by head coach Jason Gill on Monday. Silva comes to the bluff after serving three successful seasons as the pitching coach for UC Irvine, a perennial powerhouse in Division I baseball out of the Big West Conference.
"We feel extremely fortunate to have Ted Silva come in as our pitching coach," Gill said. "Ted is considered one of the best pitching minds in the country, and has a winning attitude from which we can all benefit. He has the ability to get the most out of his players, and is recognized for his knack to develop not only quality pitchers, but also pitching staffs as a whole. Off the diamond, his connections in California will help us in our recruiting efforts to bring in top-end student-athletes. It is clear through the new athletic facilities that are being built, and a commitment from the entire campus, that LMU is moving in the direction of building championships. With the acquisition of Ted Silva in our baseball program, we are one step closer to that goal."
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The 2010 College Baseball season ended on Wednesday night so it is now time to turn the page and focus on the 2011 season. Fanhouse.com MLB Draft guru Frankie Piliere has put out his first 2011 MLB Draft Follow List. The list includes his top 50 players that he has seen that are eligible for the draft next season. This means that you will not see a couple of big names on the list like UCLA’s Gerrit Cole and Vanderbilt’s Sonny Gray to name a few. He plans on updating his rankings in the coming months as he seems more of these guys play. The listings today has high school LHP Daniel Norris as his top ranked player with UConn’s Matt Barnes in the runner up spot. Alex Dickerson from Indiana checks in at number 3 behind Barnes while Travis Harrison and George Springer are fourth and fifth respectively. The rest of the top ten is Brett Mooneyham from Stanford, Dylan Davis from Redmond WA, Phil Evan from LaCosta Canyon in California, Josh Tobias of SE Guilford High School in North Carolina, and Hudson Boyd is tenth out of South Fort Myers High School. A couple other names of interest is Jason Esposito of Vanderbilt checking in at 17th while Kolten Wong is at 49 on the countdown. You can check out the full list below.
The Cape Cod Baseball League had a great pitching matchup on Saturday June 26th with LSU junior RHP Anthony Ranaudo facing off against UConn sophomore RHP Matt Barnes. Ranaudo’s Brewster Whitecaps picked up a 5-3 victory over the Barnes’ Wareham Gatemen. Ranaudo went 6.2 innings while letting up only one hit and one walk while striking out eight batters. Matt Barnes ended up going seven innings allowing four hits while giving up one run and striking out 14 batters. The other interesting piece of news is that Arizona State LHP Josh Spence continued his run in the CCBL by pitching three innings giving up three hits while giving up one earned run. He spoke with us after his start last week and it can be checked out by clicking here.
The Easton California College Baseball Media Days were recently held on January 22nd in Southern California and January 26th in Northern California. Each coach who attended did an interview with CollegeBaseballToday.com’s Eric Sorenson to discuss the upcoming season. Click on the respective coach to listen to the full interview from the events.
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San Diego was picked as the favorite to win this year’s WCC regular season title in the 2010 preseason baseball poll, as voted on by the head coaches in the conference. The Toreros received six first place votes for a total of 48 points and are ranked 24th in Collegiate Baseball’s preseason poll. Pepperdine was picked second with 38 points and is also receiving national recognition, ranked 34th in the Collegiate Baseball’s preseason poll. San Francisco totaled 33 points for third, while 2009 WCC Champion Gonzaga got one first place vote for 29 points to finish fourth, just edging out 2009 runner-up Loyola Marymount, which received 28 points for fifth. Rounding out this year’s preseason poll are Santa Clara, which received the last first place vote with 20 points, Saint Mary’s with 17 points, and Portland with 11 points.
Rutgers Baseball Announces 2010-2011 Recruiting Class
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (November 19, 2009) – Rutgers head baseball coach Fred Hill has announced the signing of seven scholastic standouts to National Letters of Intent.
The group includes infielder Nick Favatella (Washington Township, N.J.), outfielders Joseph D’Annunzio (Scotch Plains, N.J.) and Brian O’Grady (Warminster, Pa.), catcher Michael Zavala (Randolph, N.J.) and pitchers Charlie Lasky (Freehold, N.J.), Slater McCue (Radnor, Pa.) and Andrew Sullivan (Monroe, N.J.).
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Second-year Head Coach Jason Gill has announced a 2010 Loyola Marymount University baseball schedule that features 16 games against 2009 NCAA Regional teams, including a home-and-home two-game series against 2009 College World Series qualifier Cal State Fullerton. In just his first season as a Division I Head Coach last year, Gill guided LMU to its first West Coast Conference Championship appearance since 2005.
Kendall Rogers of Rivals continues his series of articles previewing teams heading into fall ball with the West Coast Conference. The Gonzaga Bulldogs won the conference’s regular season and the subsequent post-season championship series to make the NCAA Tourney before bowing out after three games in the Fullerton regional.
Orleans defeated Brewster 8-2 with the key hit being a Matt Koch (Loyola Marymount) pinch hit sixth inning grand slam. Box Score
Chatham defeated Harwich 4-3 in eleven innings. Mike Murray (Wake Forest) went 3-5 with 2 RBI including the game winning RBI in the bottom of the eleventh to lead the Anglers to the victory. Continue reading