Eastern Michigan new head coach Mark Van Ameyde recently sat down with EMU Media Relations staff to talk about his first months on the job, the coaching staff, and how the fall season went. You can check out the video interview below. Continue reading
Kent State dedicated the David and Peggy Edmonds Baseball and Softball Training Facility on Saturday afternoon. You can check out the new facility in the video below. Continue reading
OXFORD, Ohio – Miami University baseball head coach Danny Hayden has announced the schedule for the 2015 season, his second at the helm. The schedule features 21 games at McKie Field at Hayden Park where the team compiled a 12-9 record in route to a Mid-American Conference East Division title last season.
The Red and White will plays its first 18 games on the road starting with a tournament in Starkville, Miss. on Feb. 13-15, the opponents in the four-game tournament hosted by Mississippi State are still to be determined. The following weekend the team will take part in another tournament against USC Upstate, Pitt and host Wofford in Spartanburg, S.C. The tough slate continues the next two weekends in three-game series against two 2014 NCAA Tournament qualifiers beginning with defending Big South Champion Campbell (Feb. 27-March 1) before a trip to face South Carolina (March 6-8). The final non-conference weekend series comes at East Tennessee State on March 13-15. Continue reading
YPSILANTI, Mich. – The Eastern Michigan University baseball team released its schedule for the 2015 campaign, Sept. 10. The Eagles will play a 53-game schedule that includes 18 contests at Oestrike Stadium. Eastern will also open up the regular season with three-game series at Arizona, Feb. 13-15, starting off a new era of EMU baseball under first year Head Coach Mark Van Ameyde.
While winter is still in full force throughout Ypsilanti, the Eagles begin the 2014 campaign with 15-straight road contests in historically warmer climates. After kicking off the season against the Wildcats, Eastern heads to the Golden State for 10 games against three California-based foes: St. Mary’s, UC Davis and Santa Clara. Wrapping up the road trip, EMU faces Georgia State for a weekend series, March 6-8. Continue reading
Luke Martin of Ball State sat down with the incoming Ball State players for the 2014-2015 season. The Cardinals are coming off a 39-18 campaign which saw them go 22-4 in the MAC while having an outstanding home record of 13-2. You can check out the full audio interview below. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily has learned that Eastern Michigan will hire current Michigan State assistant coach Mark Van Ameyde as head coach. Van Ameyde joined the Spartans program in June 2008 as the pitching coach and was elevated as to Associate Head Coach in 2011. Before joining the Michigan State staff, he spent a season as an assistant at Eastern Michigan. He also has coaching stops at Georgetown and Detroit-Mercy. Continue reading
Kentucky 4 Kent State 2
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Thomas Bernal dropped a two-RBI double down the leftfield line to score the game-tying and go-ahead runs to cap a dramatic 4-2 comeback win for No. 22 Kentucky over Kent State, on a hot Saturday afternoon, in front of 2,258 at Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium. Continue reading
Kansas 10 Kentucky 6
Louisville, Ky. – Three hours and 22 minutes of weather delays didn’t faze the Jayhawks as the Kansas baseball team beat Kentucky at its own game, 10-6, using its big-time offense to silence the Wildcats Friday evening at Jim Patterson Stadium in game one of the NCAA Louisville Regional.
Kansas (35-24) faced a 20 minute lightning delay prior to first pitch, an hour suspension of play with two outs in the first inning and then a two hour and two minute postponement in the bottom of the fifth to tack on an extra three hours and 22 minutes against Kentucky (35-24) in an already three hour and 14 minute contest.
“That was one of the most unusual games I’ve ever been involved in,” Kansas head coach Ritch Price said. “I don’t know if I’ve seen two delays as long as those two were, and I was really proud of the toughness our team showed and the competitiveness they showed to be able to fight through those delays and execute offensively.”
The Louisville Cardinals will host the Kentucky Wildcats, Kansas Jayhawks and the Kent State Golden Flashes this weekend as the Road to Omaha begins. Continue reading