Here is your 2011 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional Day 2 Recap.
Maine 4 FIU 1
CHAPEL HILL, NC – Jeffrey Gibbs (Toronto, Ontario) allowed just two hits over eight innings, while Tyler Patzalek (Burlington, Ontario) reached base five times as the University of Maine baseball team defeated Florida International University 4-1 in the Chapel Hill Regional off the NCAA baseball tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Black Bears will now face the loser of the #3 UNC vs. James Madison game on Sunday, June 5 at 1 PM. Continue reading
Here is your 2011 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional Day 1 Recap.
James Madison 11 Florida International 7
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 3, 2011 – James Madison charged ahead with a six-run seventh inning and sophomore D.J. Brown (Locust Grove, Va./Orange County) allowed three hits in 7 1/3 innings of relief in an 11-7 victory over FIU on Friday afternoon at North Carolina’s Boshamer Stadium. Continue reading
The Tar Heels (45-14) are a very quiet number 3 overall seed. With much of the national attention swinging toward Virginia and Vanderbilt, North Carolina is making its 26th NCAA appearance, and come into Regionals as one of the top eight seeds for the fourth time in five seasons. Continue reading
Boasting a program best 41 wins this season, Stony Brook will look to defend their America East Baseball Championship as play in the conference tournament begins late Wednesday morning.
The tournament will open with match ups that look quite familiar to the teams involved, as they are all rematches of last weekends season ending series. Regular season champion Stony Brook (41-10 overall, 22-2 America East) will face fourth seeded Albany (19-29, 11-11) at 3pm. The Seawolves swept the Great Danes in their four game series this past weekend, amassing 29 runs and holding Albany to a mere eight. America East Pitcher of the Year Nick Tropeano carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning in the series’ first game, and has a program record 11 wins this season. Tropeano heads into the conference tournament with a 1.91 ERA. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for March 9th.
#5 Florida State 9 Maine 3
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Devon Travis played with one of the best leadoff hitters in Florida State baseball history last season, and is quickly proving he’s a pretty good visual learner.
As the successor to Tyler Holt in the leadoff spot this season for the Seminoles, Travis is off to a torrid start, serving as both the table-setter and a run producer. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for March 8th.
#4 South Carolina 5 #8 Clemson 4
GREENVILLE, S.C. – South Carolina scored five runs in their final two at-bats and held off a furious Clemson rally in the ninth to earn a 5-4 victory in the Reedy River Rivalry game before a crowd of 7,125 at Fluor Field on Tuesday night.
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— The Stony Brook Seawolves are the unanimous picks to win the 2011 America East Baseball Championship according to the preseason coaches’ poll and as voted on by all six of the league’s head coaches. After winning their second tournament title in three years in 2010, the Seawolves received all five possible first-place votes as head coaches were not permitted to vote for their own teams. Continue reading
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
The High Point University baseball team has added Joe Mercurio as a volunteer assistant coach, head coach Craig Cozart announced Monday. Mercurio was an All-Conference catcher at the University of Maine and spent last summer coaching the Glens Fall Golden Eagles in the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
The second day of the NECBL playoffs took place on Tuesday August 3rd with only one series being completed while the other three series will go to a winner take all game 3 on Wednesday night. The Newport Gulls completed the sweep to advance to the NECBL Eastern Division Final with a 3-0 victory over the Laconia Muskrats. They will face the winner of the Sanford Mainers and North Shore Navigators series on Thursday evening in Newport. Sanford forced a deciding Game 3 on Tuesday with a 5-1 victory over North Shore. The Danbury Westerners picked up a 5-3 victory over the Bristol Collegiate Baseball Club while North Adams Steeple Cats picked up a 6-4 victory over the Keene Swamp Bats.
Adam Clark of The Maine Campus has an excellent look at Taylor Lewis of the Black Bears baseball program. Lewis is a sophomore centerfielder who turned down an offer from Boston College to play football to head to Orono to play baseball under Steve Trimper. Lewis has not disappointed yet as he leads the league in batting average (.417), hits (50), runs (38), RBIs (35), triples (9), total bases (88), on-base percentage (.486), slugging percentage (.733) and stolen bases (16). He also ranks near the top in doubles (8 – fourth), walks (15 – fourth) and home runs (4 – sixth).