By Chris Toman, Canadian Baseball Network
If the University of Maine Black Bears are going to build off the success they had in 2011, expect Canadian Jeff Gibbs to be a big reason why.
Last year, the Black Bears were crowned America East champions and earned a berth in the NCAA regionals with Gibbs anchoring the staff. Head coach Steve Trimper is expecting him to thrive in that role again in 2012. Continue reading
ORONO, Maine– The University of Maine baseball team, the defending 2011 America East Champions, released its 2012 schedule on Thursday, Oct. 27. Trips to Clemson and Florida State highlight the non-conference slate. The Black Bears will also have the traditionally challenging America East schedule. Continue reading
CBD Senior Writer Kat Cornetta and CBD Editor Brian Foley were both able to take in the 2011 NECBL All-Star game on Wednesday evening at Fraser Field in Lynn, Massachusetts. The Eastern Division picked up the 3-1 victory over the Western Division as the game only featured 12 hits between the two squads. Here are our five quick takes from the game on Wednesday night. We will have a much longer post in the coming days with more in-depth analysis. Continue reading
Here is your 2011 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional Day 3 Recap.
James Madison 5 Maine 2
CHAPEL HILL, Maine, June 5, 2011 – Junior right-hander Evan Scott (Haymarket, Va./Battlefield) worked 7 1/3 innings and James Madison used a four-run second inning to defeat Maine 5-2 and advance to the championship round of the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional on Sunday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Continue reading
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.